Needed a decent night’s sleep, so no early session planned. Went for the mid-week brick instead. This week was always going to be a little schizophrenic , not quite being able to decide whether it’s a full on week, or a race simulation week with mini-taper. In practice, it’s a step-back week with hours 12-14 or so, maybe with a harder weekend. So far, so good.
So, despite the pleasant sunny day, it was also blowing pretty hard. I decided to wimp out, sort of, in favour of a Sufferfest session. Did Blender at fairly much full gas. Felt strong on the bike and hit all the intervals full on. That’s a 1:40 ride at pace.
Quick change, took time for food and fluid this time though, and out for a run.
Ran to Echo Lodge Rd which is about 10.5km. Ran out at a comfortable pace , turned and ran a strong negative split with the last 3 km approaching optimistic goal marathon pace. Great run, and a great session altogether.