This was a recovery week for me. After running 51 miles and back-to-back HM's last week, my body was speaking to me loud and clear. I had already scheduled Monday as an off day and was running an easy 4 on Tuesday. Depending on how my body felt by that point, I thought I'd pencil in my first 20-miler for Wednesday. Thank goodness for erasers. I ended up running short and slow all week, and could tell that I needed it. I haven't had a "back-off" week in 9 weeks, so I was due anyway.
Here are this week's numbers:
Long: 8 (twice)
Miles, YTD: 497.1
My weight also dropped just under the low end of my "range" this week, so I upped my calories a little. This will be a challenge the next few weeks as my 20 milers start kicking in, along with my weekly mileage back up into the low 50's. I'll just have to eat more, darn it.
Speaking of 20-milers, I'll be running my first one on Monday. The forecast says 100% chance of rain. Lovely. I'll have a change of dry clothes in my truck...which will be coming right off when I get home so I can sit down into a tub of cold water and ice cubes. Ah, the simple (somewhat psychotic) joys of distance running.
Have a great week everyone!