Easter is a wonderful day for Christians to remember the cross and what Jesus endured for our salvation, candy is just a little added perk.
Yesterday I did a 16 mile progressive run in the early am. I was up and out the door within 15 minutes and decided to forgo breakfast, bad idea. My stomach wanted food, and by the time I felt this I was already 4 miles into my run without any type of fuel handy and decided to continue on. Lactate built up in my legs quickly, and it was extremely difficult for me to progress the pace as my run went on. Hunger pangs were overwhelming me and my energy level was at about a 2, so I cut the run a mile short to head home for fuel. I think that it was quite possibly the most challenging long run that may have ever had, all because I chose not take any type of fuel before. Lesson learned.
The difficult runs make me appreciate those truly great runs where all the stars seem to align perfectly and I feel like I'm gliding. Man I love those days, and REJOICE when I have them.
Nonetheless I'm moving on to next week.
Monday: 9 miles easy, weights and yoga
Tuesday: 9 miles easy
Wednesday: 9 miles total, 6 miles tempo at 6:50 and weights
Thursday: 8 miles easy
Friday: 16 miles progressive, last 4 miles at race pace (take 2) and weights
Saturday: 8 miles easy, meet up with Team World Vision