After racing a 10K last Satuday and then running 16 more on Sunday on snow and ice, I woke up very sore on Monday. My quads were torched like I ran a down hill marathon. This was supposed to be the 4th week of a 6 week test of doubling 3 days a week. After a conversation with Coach on Monday, we decided to cut back. By the time Thursday rolled around, I felt like I had some good pop back in my legs. I cruised through the first 3 miles of an 8 miler at 6:22 pace and felt great. I decided to start running a cut down and ended up finishing the next 5 in 28:39. Today, cruised another 8 miles. Looking at the weather, we should have some decent footing Saturday and Sunday so I'm looking forward to a couple longer runs.
Next weekend, St. Pat's 8K. The last time I ran one of those, I was a senior in high school and ran a 28:47. I don't think a PR from '92 counts any longer so here is to setting a new PR next weekend. Best of luck to all my friends running Corktown and the upcoming St. Pats races. Also, Kris out in Maryland. DO WORK!