That's how this guy put it when he found out I dropped from the Ice Age 50 miler and in to the 50k.
I just haven't been able (or driven) to follow a decent base phase of running for the 50 miler. Whether or not it's true, I simply feel like I can still 'manage' a 50k, but I've come to the point that I don't want to damage myself by death marching through a 50 miler when I know I'm underprepared. I was really looking forward to getting one of those belt buckles...maybe next year.
As for this week's training, it's been interesting. Edwin was fighting a double ear infection and was very, very clingy to his Dad. We also purchased a used elliptical, so I actually used that a couple times this week as well.
Monday -- 45 minutes on the elliptical, while watching "Unbreakable." Good jump start to training, and it'll be interesting to see my HR reading from tonight vs future workouts.
Tuesday -- 1 hour of basketball. Played absolutely terrible, but got a decent workout in.
Wednesday -- 1 hour of basketball. We are now in the championship game of the B league. Doesn't get any bigger than next Wednesday!
Thursday -- 2 hours of "Glen Hill" repeats. The snow made for terrible footing. Managed about 10 miles.
Friday -- Nada.
Saturday -- 18.5 road miles. I put a good hurting on my quads but had a good run and didn't really bonk.
Sunday -- I woke up with very sore quads but still got out for 8 miles. I targeted the hills again, and managed to run almost the same amount of verticle as Saturday in 10 less miles.
Total of 36 miles, 45 mins of elliptical, and 2 hours of hoops.
Good start. On to next week, where I hope to hit a 20 miler and a 10 miler. Basketball will wrap up too and open up a bit more of my focus on running.