Pretty good week of training behind me, although I have to confess I did it kicking and screaming. The week was fairly light, to give me a chance to recover from Pick Your Poison. On Wednesday I noticed a bit of an ache behind the left knee, at the base of the hamstring. I took the day off. There's still kind of a phantom pain there but it's not really bothering me.
Coming into the weekend, with the weather turning cold and rainy, I was dreading my planned runs. I had basically decided not to do it, but I went to bed early on Friday, got up at 5:30 and drove to Dundas to run 3 hours on the trails there. The weather was cold and windy but the rain started only once I got back in my car. The place was packed with people getting ready for the race. On Sunday, we went out for brunch for Mother's day and I spent a few hours dreading my day's workout. Finally I went out around 3:30 and ran 20km. I was out of Gatorade and went out with water only. The last 5km, I felt like I was running on fumes. I'm just not used to this much volume anymore.
So even though I'm happy with my weekend, I feel so depleted right now it's not even funny. The goal now is to let my body heal, rebuild stronger than before and peak on the morning of May 29th (around 6am would be great)!
Hynerview Challenge 50K Race Report
11 months ago