|Around mile 8. Daibhi is about to overtake our little group.|
I'm about to remind the lads that it's ONLY 50 k to go.
Damien and Gerry are getting ready to punch me for being a smart arse.
Photo by Beata Ewa Czajka-Banatowska
At some point in the near-ish future it will be time to get back to Earth I suppose, but until then I'll just keep walking on clouds, thank you very much.
My recovery program since Sunday has followed my usual tried-and-trusted but scientifically unproven method of running 5 very easy miles every morning, which I swear leads to faster recovery than full rest. The legs have felt surprisingly good even on Monday, I never felt sore and even walking down the staircase in the office did not provide any noticeable discomfort, but the pace an all 4 days so far has remained significantly slower than 8-minute miles, so I'll keep that going until the pace picks up naturally. The way the HR is dropping is very encouraging and the legs are fine, but not screaming at me to go faster yet. I'd like to get back to "real" training as soon as I can, but recovery has to come first.
- 7 Apr
- 5 miles, 42:46, 8:33 pace, HR 130
- 8 Apr
- 5 miles, 41:09, 8:13 pace, HR 130
- 9 Apr
- 5 miles, 41:45, 8:20 pace, HR 128
- 10 Apr
- 5 miles, 41:28, 8:17 pace, HR 126