What a great day for a run — it was 40 degrees outside when I stepped out the door with Oakley to run his warmup of 3 miles…. It was a bit chilly inside the house, but I warmed up enough to take off my fleece vest and continue my run after a short break to fuel up at home. I headed out remembering my long runs in prep for MCM and took the route to Ludlow, my normal commute to BDL and then looped back home. It was a bit hilly and my legs felt worn out for some reason, so the pace time is not as great as I hoped. Thinking my sneakers are not great for my stride and structure of running causing my right knee pain. Time to CHANGE! I had hoped to get in 20, but I left at almost 11 with no breakfast (which may also be the reason for slowness), so at the 15 mile mark I decided to head home instead of over Harris Mountain Road. Great to get it in — not sure if another 20 is in store, but thinking that it is time to put in some speedwork, maybe a semi long and then taper. I will look at the Hal Higdon emails I get from the Determination program – – and hope that they may fit my schedule now that the ski season is complete for me coaching on the weekend.
Plan for the rest of the week – run long in the morning for a back to back blast. One more long run next week – depending on logistics flying to St. Louis
Fuel: Met-RX Powerbar (Steve’s favorite bar), 1 GU and Shaklee Performance
Recovery: Pineapple juice, OJ, Frozen Strawberries & Mango, Performance & Physique with ice in the vita mix. Banana & PB!
Powersong: “Naturally” by Selena Gomez
34 days to go to BOSTON!
1 more long run (next week!) then taper!
$910 raised — only $90 to meet my goal for ACS Determination!
Please support my efforts. I am now #7 in the rankings! 🙁
“Keep on running…”