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