Ragnar/Eugene training plan had 15 miles listed as my step-back long run this week. Due to some (soon-to-be revealed) exciting weekend plans, I had to get it out of the way last night.
After “excessively” carb-loading all day, I headed out to one of my old favorite trails for an easy/MGP/progression run. What? That doesn’t make sense? Sure it does. Just like my outfit totally matched.
Despite my questionable attire, this was an awesome run. 4.5 days post 20+ miler, debunked injury scare, and tired legs be damned. I ran the first 5 easy (slower than MGP), the next 5 at MGP, and then the last 5 progressively faster, finishing with 2 nice sub8 miles.
Treating the LR like mini-runs rather than one big giant boring stupid run is going to be my secret to not committing marathon murder. Glad I finally figured that out. 5.75 training cycles later.
Anyways, the reason for Thursday night Long Run??? We’re leaving on a little road trip in a few hours.
Any guess where two former NCAA softball/baseball players from Ohio living on the west coast might be pee-pants excited to visit this time of year?
We’re loading up the car and driving out to the Phoenix area for some pre-season baseball fun! Peanuts and beer! Sweltering heat and sunscreen! Hat hair and polyester jerseys!
I’ve been way past due for a fix of home – be still, my baseball-loving Cleveland heart…