I was happy to see it on the schedule, but wasn't sure about how it would go given some residual fatigue that still has me napping a lot on the weekends. This left me puzzled about how it would all go.
(You didn't think that the alpaca blog appearance was a one-time thing, did you?)
It wound up all going alright, even the 8-mile run Sunday morning, which wound up being the fastest long run I've done since the spring. I am therefore tentatively declaring myself recovered.
That will probably bite me in the ass this week, but that's OK.
Monday: Rest day, desperately needed after a full week of traveling from city to city.
Tuesday: A 45 minute strength training session in the morning, 3700 yards of swimming in the evening with a bunch of 200 IMs included for variety and/or fun.
Wednesday: A 5.37 mile track workout of 2400 (13:00)-2000 (10:46)-1600 (8:44). Relatively speedy for me at this point, which was reassuring.
Thursday: A 45 minute strength training session in the morning, and a long nap in the evening.
I did a route similar to what I did in June, and managed to register a full mile per hour faster this time around. Progress. Minor progress, but still progress.
Saturday: 3400 meters of swimming with DCRP masters.
Sunday: An 8 mile morning run, with a negative split and sneaking in just under 10:00/mile average pace.