My legs felt thrashed all day Friday after my 6 mile tempo run and I was a little reticent heading out on Saturday morning for my long run. I took an easy 8 minute plus pace to begin with and felt more comfortable as the run went on.
However none of the 07:30 pacing of last weeks long run as I wasn't feeling as fresh. I also took a less hilly route, running into town, along the quays and back out via Sunday's Well. I did a loop of the regional park in order to get 20 miles in. A snooze on the couch in the afternoon while the kids played on the Wii next to me was sufficient to recharge the batteries.
Today was a running rest day as I opted for the 2 wheels over a hilly loop to Crossbarry.
Sat 11th Apr
20 miles in 02:37:15 (07:52 pace @ 129 HR)
Marathon Peak Week #2 (Run 78.5 miles, Bike 32.8 miles, Swim 3000m)
I started running shortly after my 40th birthday to train for the "once in a lifetime marathon" (mid-life crisis and all that) and haven't been able to stop since. This blog charts my progress as I attempt to go farther and faster than I have ever gone before.