I feel very good and strong; recovering well, or am I tapering? Both, of course. Recovering from a strong effort on the Superior Hiking Trail 50K and tapering for FANS 24 Hour Run. Ooohh..that FANS thing still gives me a fright.
On the way home Sunday I ran a 10 mile section of the SHT from Manitou to past Caribou River. It was real beautiful but damn, it was tough! It felt good to stretch out my legs and all, but it still hurt. It was a tough stretch of trail. I need to figure out where I'll be at night during the 100 so I can check out that section of trail. I still haven't quite put together those thoughts.
Monday I and Topaz ran 5 miles on the Blue Hill Trail, just nice and easy. Yesterday was the same thing, plus I lifted 50 minutes at the gym; back and shoulders.
Lat Pull Downs: 90x8x3
Bent Over Row-DB: 35x10x3
Pull ups: Unassisted 6 then died on 7
DB Shoulder Press: 30x8x3
Lever Shoulder Press: 45x6x3
Smith Machine Shoulder Press: 105x6x5
Superset Front-Side-Etc.DB 25x4x3;20x4x3;15x4x3
Tonight was Run Club. I and Curt - who ran his first Superior run on Saturday - ran it in 40:xx. We kept speeding up and had to tell one another to SLOW DOWN. We are not racing, we are recovering, we can't talk, SLOW DOWN! I thought it would be a 43-45 minute night. 40 was awesome :)
I'll run 5's Thursday and Friday, lift biceps/tricep/chest then probably a 5 and 10 this weekend.
Then it's FANS time!