I went with what is known as the WTF plan for my training, which means not following any specific plan. I knew I needed to up the miles from the previous cycle and I was pretty successful with that (peak week was 55, although there was a stretch of 7 days where I did 63 miles in April). I had two interruptions: the first in March when I was sick, the second when I had some random knee pain in early May. I hit my races just about each month--Club Challenge, Shamrock 5k, Cherry Blossom, and Frederick Half. And they were all a 'success.' Frederick mostly cause I did still PR, but I did not consider it an A race at the time. I did let the track workouts get away for a while.
I am considering this period my break after the race, but honestly I am going to keep running. I am not feeling like it would be a good thing to obsess about weekly mile totals, so I am not going to let myself worry about that. I do have a bunch of races scheduled, but I am not going to beat myself up if I don't run a bunch of recent bests (Quadzilla should be faster than last year, but much slower than any other 15k purely by the nature of that fiendish race). Also, I signed up for the 50k fully aware that it was probably a 50/50 proposition. If I decide to bail it's a nice (little) donation to the trails up there. And I am going to do a few track races to see what I can do at the shorter distances. Probably can't crack 2:25 for 800 these days.
In non-running news, I bought a bike. Should arrive next week, cause I bought it online. Probably made a mistake going the online route, but the price was right.
I don't feel like even posting these, but I guess I should:
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