3 big loops on the dirt, followed by a mile on the track with 4 x 100-meter strides on the back straight.
6:15 PM - 13 miles - BC Res.
25 minutes up, drills, 6 x 4 minutes hard w/2 minutes recovery, 25 minutes down.
Solid workout on the dirt tonight with both Ryans, Jeff, Nieskens, Fabian and Maloney. Pace was supposed to be at 10K effort but I think we were a bit faster than that, perhaps 4-mile effort, whatever that means. Regardless, I felt good at the pace we were running and just focused on keeping the effort consistent and my breathing relaxed. It was a nice rebound from Saturday's stitch-induced shit show.
No new trouble in the kitchen to write about, just the normal discomfort. I did have a bloody nose after the workout, however, as well as some blood in my spit, and while I don't think it's related to the malady in my midsection, it does have me mildly concerned.
I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and get this thing looked at sooner rather than later, which is unfortunate because I just got my new cross spikes tonight and I really really want to lace 'em up at Franklin Park in a few weeks. At this point though, I've just gotta take things one day at a time and watch out for my well-being.
Quote of the Day
“You don’t understand. It’s not whether you get there. It’s the journey.”
- Al Oerter, Olympic discus champion, who died yesterday at the age of 71.