Just a short three miles this afternoon, which is part of my plan of light running this week to maximize recovery from last weekend and be as rested as possible for the Pineland Farms 50-miler this Sunday. I'd like to do well, but also realize I won't be quite 100%. So, I'm keeping my expectations somewhat low. Only real goal is to do my best and let the chips lie where they may.
This weekend's race along with last weekend's pacing of James are serving as key building blocks in my training for the Western States 100 next month. I do have some specific goals for that, but I'll post those later (probably will encode them out of superstition). In the meantime, everything is looking very well. After this weekend's race, I will have a recovery week followed by a heavier week, then it'll be time to taper down for the big show.
Ran 3.0 miles @ 7:36/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 152/170
Lower 60s, partly sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.