Training continues to progress. A couple short runs, with a quality long run and cross-training continues to be the theme.
What is amazing to me is that I am already at my "rest week." I will only have a long run of 10 miles this week.
I had a fairly good week of workouts, though I took some days off because of work:
Tuesday: Plyometrics Sports Rehab (30 minutes) and 4 mile run
Wednesday: 2 mile jog with the dog and Plyometrics Sports Rehab (30 minutes)
Thursday: Worked LATE
Saturday: 16 miles
Sunday: 4 miles, some trail running
The 16 miler went okay. It was about 74 degrees and 84% humidity when we started at 5 AM and got worse from there as the son came up. Andrew dropped pretty early this time. He was going slower than usual from the start and dropped back around mile 5 to rest and head back.
Everything was going well for me until about mile 14 or so. If you look at my 14 mile run last week (top) which I felt pretty good about to this week's (bottom) first 14 miles, you see that blue line fading. The first big dip was hanging with Andrew before he dropped, then about back to usual, then it drops... now, going out further on this route (turned back at 6.5 miles then did 1 when I got back vs 8 this week) meant some more hills.I also meant to bring 2 gels with me -1 GU and 1 HoneyStinger. I accidentally left the honey stinger at home. At about mile 8 I was getting pretty hungry, so I took the GU and felt great. At about mile 12, I think my blood sugar spike from the GU dropped and I began to feel it and by 14 was getting sick to my stomach. I suddenly felt weak. My muscles felt fine and I was fine the rest of the day after I ate. I think once I take something like a GU in, I have to account for that spike and drop. It is almost better not to eat anything if you can't get another one in.
The shoe bracket is on hold. I loved the idea, but my brain is fried. Session will be over soon. Maybe something like that and more thought out blog updates will happen then. Maybe not.