Things are starting to get a little muddled at the moment, momentum ceasing and progression getting bogged down. Off of a very good week last week, hitting 52 miles of running capped by a 20.5 mile run on Sunday. Hit two swims of 3200m each, starting to feel more comfortable in the water. Had a decent treadmill workout on Tuesday, with a 1m – 2m – 1m repeat set.
On the other hand…..the speed in the pool still isn’t coming around as much as I would like. My right Achilles is having that “tweaky” feeling, causing me to cut short another treadmill run last run (6 miles instead of 8 miles). One thing about a treadmill is you have to match your pace and stride to it. Hard to explain, but if you’re not smooth, it get compounded on the treadmill. Got up for a run yesterday morning, but after a mile of almost killing myself on black ice thanks to the previous day’s deluge, I packed it in. At least was a double for Thursday, but only for a total of 8 miles.
Wanted to run 8 this morning, but woke up at 2:00 with chills and that wonderful achy feeling. No fever, yet. A couple of Vitamin I(bruprofen) later, and I am feeling relatively human. But, ditched the run. Being smart or being a wuss? You decide.
Now I have this 10 mile race on Sunday. Goal?? 61 minute range. Come away uninjured. Have a solid training day. We’ll see.
Onto other news, I am very happy for Junior and his win in the Gatorade Duel yesterday. Love Junior, but dislike Junior fans. So, I can’t put a number 8, or 88, or whatever anywhere because it attracts the “Red Army”, which I guess now is the “Green Army”, which is ironically the color of Islam, which I am sure would bother many Junior fans. I love a good irony!!
Going into Daytona, he looks good, the Toyotas look good, but who knows. I can’t wait to watch this thing. Still haven’t found a good TV to watch it on. I was hoping for some “Bubba bonding” experience. Might have to settle battling over the TV with my daughters, whether we watch “Wow Wow Wubbzy” or the race. I don’t like my odds.