Big jump in volume this week thanks to a Pemi Loop and four rides. Managed to get plenty of mileage in and recover well from the big run. Knees are achy but no red flags. I'm confident that with rested legs, dry trails, and a focused effort that I can dip below 6:30 and hopefully closer to 6hrs. Breaking 6 will definitely happen at some point so why not give it a shot!
Monday: AM Bike (1hr), PM Run (10.3mi). Enjoying the bricks since they force you to run tired without the extra wear and tear.
Tuesday: Whitaker Woods (Wk 4) - 18:22. Slower than last week but legs were tired. 5.7mi on the day.
Wednesday: PEMI LOOP - 29.3 gps miles in 6:55. Thought this was going to be more in the 7:30 neighborhood given the rain, all the stops for photos, and my first loop of the summer. The moving time was 6:25 which means I left a lot of time on the table. Went hard descending the Bonds since I knew I could sneak under 7hrs. Going to start going for speed with a sub 6:30 as the first goal and sub 6 FKT being the main objective.
Thursday: Bike (1:14) in the rain. Recovery, legs were dead but not broken. Rain slowed things down even more.
Friday: PM Run with Jim (8mi). Deer flies made their presence known. Had to bail off the dirt roads when we were swarmed. Left knee ached about six miles in, zero aches the day before so that was concerning.
Saturday: AM Bike (1:16), AM Run (5.1mi). Another solid brick. Knees felt achy on bike but better on the run.
Sunday: PM Bike (1:45). MTB with Hilary and Dave trying to figure out all the trails in the Marshall Conservation Area. Poked around some news ones that have been flagged and raked but not fully cut. Ended up biking out behind Hussey's Farm - even locals get lost sometimes.