Aside from the lackluster evaluation run on Tuesday, the training has gone well this week. Both kids are finally healthy, and for the first time since Saturday night I had an uninterrupted night's sleep.
Lucas drove out to join me for 16 miles this morning, and we covered an abbreviated version of what has become the long run. While I had to ease into it, I felt stronger as the run progressed. Even the long drag through gut-check alley went well, which when considered along with an average heart rate of 139 hopefully means my recovery is finally getting into check.
I ran an easy 10K with the group last evening, and thankfully no one was in a hurry. These hot evening outdoor runs feel like a chore compared to the boring but cooler treadmill runs at the gym, but I certainly prefer the company of the former to the latter.
16 miles, 1h51m, 7:00 pace, HR 139
Sleep: 7,5h, 8/10
No soreness in the legs, just a bit of fatigue on the uphills. Nice run
8/6/08 pm., 6.2 miles easy in 43 minutes