That's the remainder of time I have to figure out what'll go down at the STL HM. This past week was good for me in terms of motivation and drive. I ran when I felt like it at a speed that seemed appropriate on the days I ran and I ended up satisfied and happy. And thanks to Mother Nature showing her spring side for a few days, I spent two of those runs in shorts - wheeee!!! I also tinkered with my nutrition and lost a few of those nagging lbs. hanging around since late last year. Unfortunately the pool was a bust last week - too much unscheduled downtime and it'll continue to be out of service for the coming week for scheduled maintenance. Here's hoping they figure out the nasty chemical experiment that is the water.
In the meantime I've been reading Brad Hudson's Run Faster and like the idea of training responsively. At this point I feel there are too many unknowns as to where my work should be focused. Responding to what works, what doesn't, what paces feel right and what don't is the route I'll take at this time. And thus I'll be borrowing workouts from his book, from the adapted Pfitz plan I was using and continue with my cross training to form a united "plan not plan".
Last week I got 4 runs in for 28.5 miles, this week I'll continue to take it day by day. Up for this evening is another installment of Duathlon Monday with 8 x 10 sec. hill sprints intermixed with my running miles.