The Return

Just like the swallows returning to the Mission at San Juan Capistrano, I know it is “officially” Spring when the water fountains return to Crockett Park! I’ know it is not the same but sometimes, it is the little things that matter.

Training this week was over shadowed by recovery from last Saturday’s Tom King Half Marathon. I cut back a little on the running and a lot on the cross training.

Monday, ran 5 miles watching my heart rate.  I wanted to keep it in the “recovery zone”.

Tuesday’s schedule called for intervals, 5 x 1000m.  I went to spin class at noon but tried to take it easy, if that is possible.  I knew the run would be a stretch, but I decided to do what I could.  Ran the first two in  7:26 and 7:28 but know at that point if I wanted to get in the total 9 miles, that I was going to have to drop the intervals and save my legs for another day.

Thursday, ran 12 miles.

Friday, the schedule called for 5 miles but I opted to go with Gayle to Laura Anne’s rugby game.

Saturday morning, I ran 17 miles.  It was one of the slowest long runs I have had in some time.  But I remember what a struggle I had last year with the long run the week after Tom King.  I was just glad to not be wasted.

Training for the week
Sun: Rest
Mon: 5 miles – 44:58, 9:00 pace
Tues: 9.04 miles w/ 5 x 1000m – 1:20:17, 8:53 pace/Spin class
Wed: Rest
Thur: 12 miles – 1:48:50, 9:04 pace
Fri: Rest
Sat: 17 miles – 2:44:35, 9:41 pace

Total for the week: 43 miles

3 Responses to “The Return”

  1. Joe Says:

    Shoot, I’m just trying to comprehend watching a daughter playing rugby….

    Yeah a week after a good HM will still have your legs a bit heavy. Doing this level of miles is good, though, David.

    You’re doing fine!

  2. darrell Says:

    That’s not much rest if you ask me. You are a running machine, for sure.

    Thanks for the great comment on my It Is Well post. Knowing the history or the song certainly puts my troubles in perspective.

  3. Bob Allen Says:

    Recovery? Ha! I think you need to look up the definition of that term! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouragement. I wish I could run as **far** as you do.

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