As the saying goes, the hay is in the barn. Or, it should be. Most of it. As much as I could harvest from my bum field. Or whatever continuation of the metaphor. I didn't have a taper going into Big Sur, but I don't think I needed one either. I didn't go longer than 12 miles and we're trying to capitalize on my relative healthiness by getting a lot of quality work done. 

Monday Scheduled: rest, drills
Monday Actual: rest

Tuesday Scheduled: easy 5 miles, core
Tuesday Actual: easy 5 miles, core
Notes: felt a niggle in my right quad/groin area. PT and massage scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. prepared to shut down track workout early if needed. 

Wednesday Scheduled: easy mile warmup, 7x800 moderate w 800 recovery,  easy mile cooldown. strength.
Wednesday Actual: track as scheduled, no strength
Notes: first on the track, last to leave. I was pretty tired by the last 800, but it was the length of the workout, not the intensity, that wore me out. 9 miles before the sun comes up is rough. 

 couldn't go another step if I wanted to

couldn't go another step if I wanted to

Thursday Scheduled: travel to CA, rest, drills
Thursday Actual: travel to CA, rest. 

 come on now, CA

come on now, CA

Friday Scheduled: rest, strength
Friday Actual: rest, strength, drills from the day before

Saturday Scheduled: CHO loading protocol run (3 miles)
Saturday Actual: as scheduled above, but as part of a Big Sur shakeout run organized by Oiselle and the local speciality run store, The Treadmill

 so happy to meet some fellow flyers!

so happy to meet some fellow flyers!

Sunday Scheduled: Big Sur 21 Miler
Sunday Actual: full recap coming soon. :) 

Mileage: 38 (scheduled) 38.8 (actual)

I could post a lot more about the first couple of days in CA (aka so many happy sunny beachy pictures) but I'll spare you all. For now.