I’m 15 days out from my last race of the year. I’m into my taper, more or less, but still trying to maintain some decent speed. Yesterday was originally supposed to be an off day, but the weather was so nice that I couldn’t resist a little speed.
I didn’t do anything too fancy – 5 x 400m and 3 x 800m. Considering I haven’t done a lot of speedwork, I was very pleased to knock off the quarters in about 75 seconds and the halves in about 2:40.
I’m still trying to figure out my game plan for Mendon – it’s a deceptively tough course – +/- 5,000 feet of elevation over 50km.
In the meantime, I’ve slipped into second place in the USATF Niagra Ultra Series. While I was sitting on my couch last weekend, Michael Bray was running 50 miles around Canandaigua Lake. He finished 6th overall, which vaulted him into first place in the Ultra Series. I’m just four points behind. Mendon is the last race in the series. Fun times.
Have you done any good speed workouts lately?
Do you ever change your workout last minute because of the weather?