Not a lot of hard training happening this week trying to recover from the rogaine and taper (whatever that is) for the ultra long so made this an easy-ish although long-ish bike session (i.e. not a smash fest). Back to the old days of 4 x 15/5 at E2 although with the various path closures along the highway and freeway, that ruled out my usual route down to Rowley Rd in a big loop so just went out to the path closure on Joe Fryway and returned until the third rep in the other direction and then back.
Reps ended up being faster than I anticipated, with the two fastest being not a lot slower than the time trial average on Sunday and they were in opposing directions too meaning there wasn't a lot of wind around (if any). First rep probably would have been a tiny bit faster but for the fact that I ran out of path before I ran out of time so had to do a U turn to finish it off.
Cut short the ride home along the river because I didn't feel like it so just hopped out onto the road.
Running23:44 5.13 km (4:38 / km) ahr:159 max:190 shoes: Salomon Speedtrak black/yellow
The other part of today's plan (outside of drawing a map) was to go for an easy run because apparently I have a couple of runs this weekend and my legs weren't tired enough already today. The ultra long isn't quite as far a run as what I did last weekend but still far enough and (hopefully) at a faster pace. I'm not even sure how much we ran last weekend: Dave made me run downhills, uphills, flat, through paddocks, bush, whenever he spotted a control, when I wanted to run, when I didn't want to run, when no-one else was running and all the while my sole just wanted to depart.
I wore the Garmin on my other arm today because I wanted to even up the tan, not that I'm any chance to get rid of the white spot on my left wrist but it made me feel better. Running with an opposing wrist Garmin felt weird though, I kept thinking I wanted to fall over.