First the Small Milestone.
After getting beat to a pulp in the CF gym last week, my runs suffered. I was supposed to do a 10 mile Time Trial mid week. 3.5 miles into it, I was just not into it. Did four, and was dizzy. Mild panic set in. Here I am thinking "100 Miles is a lot longer than four". It was only a day after the killer workout, and a couple of long days on the road (I was also in a crappy hotel fitness room).
Took the next day off.
Did a crappy sprint interval workout on Friday.
Got my butt "tabatad" yesterday with my wife calling out the times. That was.... fun.
Had to do 20 Min Time Trial today. I was sore from the Sumo Deads and squats, but it's all mental, right?
Was able to pull off 3.21 miles in 20 minutes. This was supposed to be "As much distance as you can cover" in that time, but I left some on the table.. A lot actually. I was afraid of a serious bonk, and needed some self esteem.
Could have banged out an 18 something 5k no problem. Yes, it is treadmill, but not in race enviro. Maybe I should do one of those evil 5ks.
So I call that a good workout.
The really important stuff.
I put together a Sweet Stout, highlighted with Cocoa and fermented with coffee. I made one last week, and upped the ante on the batch today.
Pulled off a SG of 1.069! That means around a 6.8% ABV kids.
Active krausen in less than an hour!
77% mash efficiency.
How about that, Steve?