Back from vacation and an incredibly busy week at work playing catch up. I used vacation as a cutback week and only put in 31m. I did the same last year, however, this year I added a trail half marathon. The Bear Cupboard Run which benefits the local food pantry. The Bearskin Trail was not technical by any means but the surface was packed sand/gravel. Final time was 1:41 flat. I did get 2nd in AG but feel iffy about my time. I do not run many trails so not sure how the surface impacted my time. I
Mile paces: 7:45, 7:43, 7:25, 7:35, 7:31, 7:45, 7:43, 7:30, 8:38, 7:56, 7:23, 7:41, 7:42
|Age Group award compared to my keyboard|
I’m so tired and feel beat up on every run after 5m since then. Paces have fallen off in the second half of my runs with paces near 9:20. I realize it takes about 2 weeks to fully recover. I do tend to overdo it on vacation with fishing etc also.
|It’s relaxing but I tend to overdo it|
A look at my easy pace runs from last year show roughly a 8:58-9:00 so I don’t think there is any reason for concern. I may move my 3rd 20m for this cycle to Monday and use tomorrow as a rest day. Some additional sleep wouldn’t hurt either.