It really leaves little time for recovery or what some call a severe inverse taper. My mileage has been 19.5, 40.6, 46.2 and 30.5 so far this week. I am shocked my body has bounced back so quickly. Even finding extra speed with Saturday club runs at marathon pace. But I've decided to skip another 26.2. With such a short turn around it could have been epic or epic fail. The predicted weather tomorrow is 70F at the start and hitting 83F at some point tomorrow. One thing I know is that Heat + 26.2 + Me = Hot Slow Mess (aka EPIC fail). I decided last week that there was no way I could run fast.
Instead I'll run the Seven Bridges Season Starter 5k which is part of the CARA race circuit. The 5k is whole different kind of pain for a long distance runner. One of my goals this year was to run a sub 21 minute 5k. I decided to plug my recent races into Running Ahead's race predictor.