|Courtesy Ray Lanigan|
Well, ok I didn’t run every day but I did some good long runs of 20 and 35miles and I felt great the day after each of these runs.
My quad muscle in my left leg also held up pretty well during the entire week, although I could feel it on the hill climbs during the 35mile run that I went on in Co Waterford around the coast.
The more regular stretching is giving results it seems....although I really need to stretch more!
I used the 35mile run on Saturday as a test for roughly what I was expecting to carry for the Thames path 100 in May, while the pack appeared to be heavy enough it was certainly manageable.
It was a nice change to head out for a long run part of a group instead of on my own as by far the vast majority of my runs are on my own so it certainly makes the day pass faster. It was also good to meet some of the people I'll be heading over to the UK with in May.
Last weeks runs broke-down as:
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: 20miles @ 9:35min/pace
- Wednesday: 10miles @ 8:08min/pace & 2miles
- Thursday: Rest
- Friday: 2miles @ 9:11min/pace
- Saturday: 35miles @ 11:46min/pace
- Sunday: 5miles @ 7:26min/pace
Weekly Total: 74 miles
Miles This Year: 356 miles