Musing about recovery
Just two more days of easy running before the 7 mile race. Then I get to climb back up to some proper mileage. With the extra three days of embedded recovery I’ll hit a weekly low around 40 miles I think. My last low was 55 miles. I’m feeling fresh now and I’m hoping that by Sunday all systems will be go.
After that I embark on 35 days of training before the next scheduled cutback. No doubt I’ll throw a couple of recovery days in there after a hard workout. Plus I might extend the race taper to a full 7 days instead of the 4 days I had written into schedule - like I did with this race. With some of this quality work I need a bit more than I had envisioned. And this has got me thinking about the marathon taper. I’ll need to think this one through so I’m fully rested and fresh when I get to the starting line. So far the written schedule is conducive for a good taper. I’ve written in no workouts for the three weeks prior to the race. Instead, I intend on really focusing on what I need at that point (rest, sharpening, other?).
5 miles this morning with Eric. Easy @ 9:26 pace. Legs were tight from two awful Charlie horses that woke me up last night but by the time the run was over I felt fine.