10:50 AM - BSC - Bike, 30:00.
4 x 2:30 @ 80% effort w/2:30 recovery.
10:45 AM - Auburn - 8 miles, 56:00.
6:30 PM - BSC - Bike, 45:00.
Spin class, 80-85% effort.
Sorry for the short hiatus, but I've been a busy guy. Seriously. To say I'm not working a lick on my vacation would be nothing short of a flat-out lie, so let's just say I'm staying away from the store and not putting in any hours on the floor. I did stop in for a bit yesterday, but that was just to pick up and drop off product for an off-site customer to take a look at. Of course, there's also e-mail blast drafts to bang out, events to plan and other loose ends to tie up, but I digress. These tasks are much easier to accomplish from the comfort of my own home and away from the constant of customers, anyway.
As far as training goes, my legs just haven't felt right since Sunday's run, a death march I haven't given much mention to yet, but I'll just cut to the chase and say that it didn't go very well. I ran with Ryan, Christy Mae and Sir Bradford for an hour and 36 minutes, but for some odd reason the standard 7-ish minute-per-mile pace we run week in and week out was a surprising struggle and left me tangled in a web of lethargy the rest of the day.
Monday and Tuesday brought on more of the same, with tight hammys and lifeless legs still the name of the game. The plan was to work out with RC at Reggie last night, but a sucky shakeout on the bike earlier in the day and a shitty storm in the afternoon cemented my decision to stay home and give my body a break. I got out on the roads for just under an hour worth of work this morning and later tonight I'm going to attempt a spin bike simulation of the workout Kevin sent me yesterday via e-mail.
And that'll do it for this entry, my last one by way of New England until early next week sometime. Tomorrow morning I'm escaping to Asheville, North Carolina, to visit this dynamic duo and enjoy a long weekend of element-free running on the terrific trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fair warning, I may never come back.