[argh, lost the post after I wrote it. will try to reconstruct]
10 miles yesterday, 60 degrees and sunny low wind, kinda perfect. Kept the pace tight on my 10:30 LR jam, but sometimes (after a bathroom/water break, that would slide to 10:50, which annoyed me. So then I'd do a 10:18 or two.) Still loving my watch!
I've run 10 on Saturday for the past four weeks in a row. This week was 27 miles total, and I think I've been 20-25 average for the past three weeks before that. I'm feeling good about my base phase. Keeping the emphasis on easy miles, with two other runs of quality per week - one LR and one medium-intensity tempo/hills/interval day. I think I will bring it to 30 mpw in June, to get ready to start training for real (oh shit HANSON'S) on July 1.
I'm in a bit of a love affair with running right now. Just feeling very healthy and happy, glad to get out there in this spring gorgeousness. No tweaks or pains at the moment (knock on wood) and just a lot of comfort and good vibes. I even would like to kick it up a notch, but am holding back in fear or injuries or burnout. I know things will ramp up hard toward the end of the summer and I will be really dragging, so I plan to just keep it rolling easy in June. But I'm a happy runner now.
Podcast-powered by this URP interview with Sarah Lavender Smith about her recent multi-day self-supported stage race in Hawaii. My takeaway: running on lava sounds hard and painful. I also just got Smith's new book, The Trail Runner's Companion (because I am a wanna-be trail runner) and now I'm dreaming of hydration vests and getting lots of "vert." Sigh. Not easy for us flat-landers.
Music-powered by the Dan: