|Head hanging low because of shame|
This weekend was spent not only catching up on all things house related (in 105 degree heat) but also catching up on my running. The nice thing about a less than stellar race performance is that it doesn't take nearly as long to get back into race-ready form.
So, not only did I fry my back working in the yard, but I've had a few solid runs as well. I'm doing a reverse taper that will have me back at 40 miles per week within two weeks. This week, 20 miles, next week 35 miles, week after, 40 miles. I'm sure that the 10% rule applies in there somewhere.
On Friday, I did a progression run - starting at 7:45 pace, working all the way down to 6:45 pace over the course of 5 miles. I love progression runs! (Sort of like a meth head loves to poke himself in the arm - the prick sucks, but the high is totally worth it. Prick = progression runs. High = PRing at races)
Saturday brought a 10 mile run. I can certainly tell that it is getting to be summer - by 5:30 when I got out the door it was already 75 degrees. In spite of the heat, the run was great - and it felt good to get back on the road.
Yesterday, I spent my dad's day hanging out with my little man. I wasn't quite sure what to do because it was my first time
CPS, I was certain that he was just sucking on it - not biting pieces off
Don't forget! This Saturday, June 25 is the virtual Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K race!! If you haven't entered, head over to this post to enter!! The "rules" are simple - just run a timed 3.1 miles (either separately or as part of a longer run) and either post about it on your blog or email me your time - TheBoringRunner@gmail.com. Check out the results post from the FYTO5K this past January.
Don't forget that there are prizes for participants of the race! Think of them as the pink "participant award" ribbons that I always received at the end of year elementary school track meet. (Not even kidding). All that you have to do is tell me that you raced and you are entered!
Ryders Eyewear Tweaker SL
GU Chocolate Raspberry Roctane
Road ID gift card good for any single Road ID product they offer, including the new Slim