The Deception Pass half marathon is next Saturday. I’m familiar with the course, as I ran a 25 km on the an almost-identical course two years ago. The trail is really technical in places, and there’s almost no flats on it. (The only flat spot is the Deception Pass bridge.) Given my familiarity with the course, I know how unprepared I am for this race.Continue reading
These were tough. I set my interval pace at 6:00-10:00/mile, and I struggled to get even close to the target. My ankle was tetchy at first, but it bore up well. I was surprised that although my body was still tired, I wasn’t sore from Saturday’s run.
I skipped Wednesday’s recovery run. I woke around 2 a.m. and it took a few hours for me to get back to sleep. I was weary all day today. I feared that even a recovery pace would do no good.