This week went well. I think. Maybe. Probably. It's been a while so whatever explicit thoughts I had concerning this week have now faded into a vague fog. I should have gotten started writing this recap on Sunday or Monday- but by Tuesday and with Tuesday's awful events, there were way more important things on my mind.
Looking back at my workouts and lack of notes, I had a great 8x800's and a shitty 13 miler. The rest of the runs/rides were just par for the course and textbook. I didn't cycle as much, but I still ran a lot.
On Sunday morning the bottom outside of my foot had some pain (scale 2 of 10) annoying but not severe. It's definitely not Plantar Fasciitis since the location and symptoms don't line up. Nor do I think it's a stress fracture since I'm healthy and also taking supplements like vitamin D (and most importantly, those symptoms aren't present) It feels like I stepped on it weird in my unsupportive flat shoes and possibly bruised it.
Thoughts about Carmel 4 weeks out:
I feel underprepared. I have low expectations for race day. I also know at this point that nothing I do now will significantly impact my fitness going into the race. The hay is mostly in the barn at this point and I'm just left sweeping up some stray pieces before I shut the doors. Had I written this on Sunday I might have had a slightly more positive outlook, but not by much. I just feel different now than I did for the 3 marathons I busted my ass for, but perhaps it's just my perception being off.
Tuesday: 10 mile cycle
Wednesday: 9 mile run- 8x800's
Thursday:12 mile cycle, 2 mile run (BRICK)
Friday: 6 mile run
Saturday: 13 mile run
Sunday: 10 mile run, 15 mile cycle
Total: 77 miles for 8:12:07
Run: 40 miles for 5:27:37
Cycle: 37 miles for 2:44:30