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in: matzah ball; matzah ball > 2016-04-03

Apr 3, 2016 6:47 PM # 
are you saying last Sunday workout (Easter) affected your Sat race yesterday Apr 2? That's a long time interval but I believe it. I can't seem to shake the tired feeling in my legs on one days rest. I'm considering taking a rest week from the Q workouts and try to recover. and come back with fresh legs. my interval workouts (R, I, H) have been pretty sluggish for awhile, but I haven't taken a true rest week to recover. This is Phase 3, though, which JD makes clear, the season is made right here and now. June is too late. It's now or never so I'm loath to take a rest with the entire season hangs in the balance. Phase 4 is supposed to be easier right?
Apr 3, 2016 9:42 PM # 
matzah ball:
I would say it was the Friday workout followed by the Sunday workout, followed by the Tuesday workout running on empty - cumulative. I dont know about taking a rest 'week' but certainly it would be reasonable to take a couple of days rest and/or skip one Q workout...if you aren't able to do the workout, there's no point in plowing ahead. I think just plain running at a reasonable pace, like 9 or 10 is probably more important than another Q workout on tired legs.
Apr 4, 2016 7:29 AM # 
matzah ball:
Another strategy would be to step back completely, go back to some base miles, but do them based on your improved fitness, embracing and even exceeding expectations. Dial back through the schedule as mini-phases, end up in early June well into a Phase 3 again, where some racing is part of the program, and hit 4 in time for Macklin and Terre Haute.
Apr 4, 2016 2:10 PM # 
Makes sense ... part of me wants to complete the JD as written ... before customizing. I'll see how i feel this week

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