6 Weeks to go…
Definitely not the kind of recap that I would like to be posting at 6 weeks out. Training started slowly in the early weeks and just as I was gaining confidence and building to where I felt like I should be, things came crashing down.
Monday – Tempo 4 @ 7:10: 5.5M, 7:51 min/mile
Ahh. The heartbreaking run.
1:20 min Easy OFF
Long day of meetings at O’Hare, then a flight out of Midway that night. I really could have used some miles to start this crazy and stressful day.
Speed: 10×400 @ 5k pace OFF
All the wine…
1 hr Easy OFF
Drive from Napa to Carmel, then along Hwy 1. on the coast down to Big Sur.
OFF 30 min recumbent bike + 30 min elliptical
I started on the bike, just to warm up the calf and in case the elliptical bothered it at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had zero pain on either.
Followed the solid sweat session up with more wine tastings at a wine walk with the bride & groom and family in Carmel.
2:10, w/last 2 Tempo 2:10 elliptical
Not ideal, but also better than nothing, right?
Followed by dancing at the beach at the wedding reception all afternoon…
Sunday - 40 min Easy, 4M, ~9:00 min/mile
The first 2 miles were great. The second 2 not so much. But at least I got to explore California on foot once before I left.
Totals: 9.5 miles (womp, womp)