Back from vacation and an incredibly busy week at work playing catch
up. I used vacation as a cutback week and only put in 31m. I did the
same last year, however, this year I added a trail half marathon. The Bear Cupboard Run which benefits the local food pantry. The Bearskin Trail was not technical by any means but the surface was packed
sand/gravel. Final time was 1:41 flat. I did get 2nd in AG but feel
iffy about my time. I do not run many trails so not sure how the
surface impacted my time. I feel
indifferent about my pace since I do not know if this was due to fatigue
(7 mi previous day), surface or something else. I did get 2nd in my AG
and the announcer said the course might have been 0.5 km long?? Mile 9
might have been the culprit since I did not walk or stop. I did not
get the Garmin synced until midway in Mile 1 so I couldn't verify that
and there was many tress that could have blocked the signal.
so tired and feel beat up on every run after 5m since then. Paces have
fallen off in the second half of my runs with paces near 9:20. I
realize it takes about 2 weeks to fully recover. I do tend to overdo it
on vacation with fishing etc also.
It's relaxing but I tend to overdo it
A look at my easy pace runs from
last year show roughly a 8:58-9:00 so I don't think there is any reason
for concern. I may move my 3rd 20m for this cycle to Monday and use
tomorrow as a rest day. Some additional sleep wouldn't hurt either.