So - third week on this training cycle is done. Went out on a 4 mile recovery run late yesterday. It lived up to my expectations - steady but slow. I was still sore and physically tired from Saturday's 12 miler, so I wasn't expecting an earth shattering run. I did a normal two mile out and back along the Newport Back Bay. I managed to keep my heart rate down (72% of max, 133 bpm) which is all I was really targeting. I was going to hit the gym for some stretching and core work. But, I got a late start on my run (isn't daylight savings great?), so by the time I got to the gym, it was going to be an 8 PM finish. I decided to pass on the gym and get some dinner instead.
So - that wrapped up week 3. Ended up at 35 miles for the week. Whew - back to back 30+mile weeks. I'm a little sore here and there, but otherwise doing okay. On tap this week is a couple mile rollback - 32.5 miles:
Monday - 4 mile easy run; stretching and core work
Tuesday - 7 miles - intervals
Wednesday - 4 mile recovery run; stretching and core work
Thursday - 45 minute tempo
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 9 mile 3/1 run
Sunday - 4 miles at HMP; stretching and core work
Onward to week 4!