Less Miles, Better Miles.
The legs were dinged up after last week's hiking efforts and it was clear that I needed to scale things back this week and prep for the Market Square Day 10k. This meant a lay day on Tuesday but I was finally able to get in the track + tempo + long runs that I've been aiming for. So quality went up while giving my legs a little break. I'll admit though, my Thursday/Friday runs felt like junk but that's going to happen when you stack up big weeks and I just need to get used to it. The goal this week was to head into Saturday's race feeling race-ready with some confidence that I could put in a solid PR effort. I hadn't done a road race since this fall's White Mountain Milers Half Marathon, and the last 10k I ran was the Osprey race in Freeport. The race went well and I'll have a race report shortly.
I wrapped up the week with a great trail run with a few road miles tacked in on the end. My legs were feeling the race effort but it was smart to log more time on the feet and condition for Mt Washington next weekend. The plan going into this week will focus more on a taper with some light hill work on Tuesday, and a few more easy runs in the 6 to 8 mile range with the goal of having fresh legs and confidence heading into Saturday.
Run: 53.3mi | 4,350'