This past week just flew by thanks to the delights of IRB paperwork and Important Person signature wrangling. Oh boy!
On the training front things are going fine – I was kind of grouchy/fatigued all week but felt fine as far as injuries and am on track to hit about 20 miles running, 80 biking. I was mostly grumbly because the weather was crap and I had to bike home two days in clothes that were still damp from morning commute downpours. Gross 😐
I managed to get my grumpy self out the door for 30 miles this morning and managed to time my ride *perfectly* to actually take full advantage of 2 straight hours of sun! Aaaaamazing 🙂
I also managed to do the first 15 miles with a significant tailwind, and downhill, which meant the ride back was slightly more arduous than it really needed to be. That last 5 hurt. The thought of doing another 30 plus 8 more is daunting. However, I felt about as crappy as I did for last week’s 25 miler, so if I can do 35 next week and feel only as horrible as this week, and then 40 feeling the same, I suppose I’ll eventually make it to 68 with a crummy last 5 😉
Running is going well, and I’ll be doing a slightly longer 4 mile run tomorrow like a real endurance champ. I am actually excited, in spite of the sarcasm – if I can do 4 with no pain tomorrow that means I can sprinkle in maybe two 4-milers next week. Progress!
Speaking of running, I may be putting up a running-clothes sewing post this weekend! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any sewing stuff and I’m excited to have some progress on an old, stalled project to show off 🙂
***WAIT…it’s a long weekend and I totally have 2 more weekend days! It’s only 1/3 of the way through 😀 yessss***