Trying to make last minute preparations for Al's run. I made the decision a couple weeks back there was no way to functionally train for the Glacial Trail 50 mile on October 9th and Al's for September 17th. Besides, I was just too tired to try and keep the mileage between 50-60, get the long trail run in, and attempt shorter type speed sessions. So after thinking about it a bit I can to the conclusion, "who cares." Woody will still love me like a brother regardless of any outcome. With this wisdom I then figured I would much rather try and sharpen for Al's and let the 50 mile just happen.
I will say after a couple low mileage weeks my countenance has come around and I feel a bit chipper. I do wish I would have started the faster stuff 2-3 weeks earlier, but it is what it is. It is taking a lot more time to bring the ship around. I feel like I'm motoring (P-funking), but the swatch don't lie. Some of the changes I've made may have an impact on how I train for the future. Looking to still run about every day, but incorporate faster stuff. Let some of the long slow stuff go.
9/3 - 6.0 w/ 2.0 in 13:07 (6:31, 6:36)
9/3 - 1.5 walk 23:25 (15:37)
9/4 - Off
Week = 31.9
9/5 - 6.0 w/ 5k in 21:21 (6;57, 6:53, 6:52, :39)
9/6 - 7.0 (9:53) Menomonee Park w/ Dewey, Tim, and Mike
9/7 - Off
9/8 - 5.0 w/ 5 x 3:00 w/ 1:30 jog
9/9 - 6.0 (9:05)
9/10 - 5.5 w/ 3.15 in 20:46 (6:35, 6:40, 6:36, :55)
Major kudos to my pals Andrea 17:24 and Dean 17:39 finishes at the Lost Souls 100km this morning. They needed to break 21:00 to qualify for Western and they blew it away. They had good wing people in Greg and Mary! Awesome result. Best to Greg in the 50km today.