Yesterday morning I felt unusually tired so, on looking at my training schedule and diary, I discovered that my previous six days training had been:
Wed: 22 miles and 35 mins of strength exercises
Thu: 22+ miles [quite a bit quicker]
Fri: 11+ miles steady and 50 mins cycling
Sat: 50 mins cycling and 35 mins of strength exercises
Sun: Wetherby 10k
Mon: 23 miles
That's over 85 miles of running ... no wonder I felt a bit tired.
So, instead of my planned quickish 23 miler, I only did 10 miles but included strength exercises and some cycling.
Today is complete rest and tomorrow will be the long run.
Time to start looking for some decent decaffeinated coffee ... has anyone out there got any ideas ? While tapering for the Hull race earlier this year I used mainly Starbucks Decaf House Blend which is now my favourite, but there must be something better. I might try Whittards of Chelsea.
I have heard that decaf Sumatra is really good ... but I've not seen any for sale though.
PS. many thanks to Paul Clifford [and family] for the lift to and from Wetherby on Sunday. He was justifiably pleased with his 40:55 from very little training.
PPS. I've rearranged the stuff down the left hand side and at the bottom - and added a few things too - please take a look.