Tis the season when all the races are over (all the races I like at least) and the challenge becomes not loosing the conditioning. I am not a big 5K fan, and that is mostly what the races are until....Spring. Might do the Securian 1/2 in February, but I always say that and never do.
I have been in "maintaining" mode. At least one LT work out per week, and one hill workout if I don't plan on being on the trails that week.
My LT workout this week was Monday, and quite refreshing. It felt effortless to clip off 7:10 and 7:15 miles, and one came in at 6:40. Wasn't trying but I knew I sped up. Total workout was 1 mile at 8min, 6 at tempo (7:10-7:15) and a 3 cool down at 8:30-8:40. No pain! (even on the next day)
The rest of the week was an 8 mile recovery and off yesterday (4 days and 44 miles, I could feel the strain coming).
I am almost to the point where I am "in training" for Chippewa or Ice Age. I am debating on getting approval to do Psycho Wyco in Feb. Approval being the blessing from my family.
My goal is to get a 20-30 mile trail run in once per month through the dark months. I am not sure if Saturdays run counted as I only went 17.5.
I will find something more interesting to write about soon. Kids b-day party tomorrow... The parents are in all next week.. I guess no trails for me.