Taper review [Week -2] 82k (a bit more than planned), with 2 long runs. probably too much concrete. [Week -1] Again, 2 long runs, and closer to 70k (10k more than planned). probably not as structured as i'd like. reasonable trail time %.
Body feeling good 5 days out from cradle, a bit tight in the hips and L glute, very minor achilles fatigue, all of which i think i can shake out before Friday. Let the eating commence!
For next taper time - I think i should remove SSS + to/from sessions in taper week. It's pretty brutal on the joints pounding 10km of pavement after a tempo session. Maybe also remove all commute running during this period to maintain a bit more structure and mental alertness.
TrailRunning long 1:59:33 18.92 km (6:19 / km) +301m5:51 / km ahr:145 max:163 shoes: Inov8 RaceUltra
Had to test out the new suunto before cradle so laperouse to Coogee with Brooner. Fantastic scenery as always and lots of rock-hopping, and a pretty good brekkie with Oscar at the end.
L hip feels fine, L achilles pretty sore to touch at the end after taking off compression socks, but fine with them on. Confident that i'll be in full fitness for cradle as long as i can treat this as my last non-recovery run until then.
Orienteering long 2:14:13 22.54 km (5:57 / km) +339m5:32 / km ahr:143 max:181 shoes: Kayano Gold
Another Summer Series combined with the run to and from. I don't think running home from SSS is really that good an idea. i find my form is pretty sloppy on the home leg, and probably more damaging than its worth. As for the race, made a big mistake (3MINS!) reading description "beach" as "bench", and a couple other hesitations. Didn't go all out as well, which meant getting back just over a minute late and dropping one 10 pointer. Satisfied. Did the Callan Park bit without any routeplanning, which meant a good sprint training, and lots of fun.