Saturday started out poorly. I wasnt able to "sync" up with the GVC. So I decided to head down to the lake and ride there. I got a speeding ticket coming down the hill. By the way its 45 there.
Rode 16.16 miles in 1:13:23 at the lake 13.2 mph average. I was a little faster than the last time I did this route but last time there wasnt the wind I experienced yesterday. A miserable morning.
Today I had a great run. 6 miles in 53:14, a 8:52 pace. The same route as last week 2:08 faster. Not the wind of last week. Here are the splits: 9:01, 8:50, 8:52, 9:02, 9:04, 8:23. Fast finish. The Vdot says my fastest 10K is 50:42. I didnt go all out. My speed work is working. If I can keep that pace over a 1/2 marathon they I would finish in 1:58. That would work.
As I am moving forward I am trying to figure out how I am going to attack the Silverman. Right now far enough away that I am not necessarily officially building but I am more advanced than the schedule calls for at this point. I feel great. I dont feel tired or sore. I think I am going to adapt a longer training week. Instead of 7 days a week, may be 10 days or so. I am going to play with it.
"Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. You'll find the more difficulties you have on the way, the more you will enjoy your success."
- Juha "the Curel Vaatainen