Run diary – Week 32 & 33

Alright, slow weeks. Not much to tell so let’s get it over with. The plan was simple: Week 32 would be a second consequent heavy week, although not as evenly divided as week 31. Week 33, on the contrary, would be a week of recovery. Tapering begins.

MONDAY

I can’t remember why exactly, but according to my strava log, I didn’t run. I know, right? 3 consecutive days of no running?

TUESDAY

Time to get back into it! Evening run in the Blaarmeersen. Too late to catch last boat across so I did the short 3 leien tour. Still, a solid 29+k.

WEDNESDAY

Started a tiny bit earlier and took a shortcut to the boatsman. Managed to get a ride across and add the Afsnee route to the 3 leien bit. Good run, loved every minute of it.

THURSDAY

It’d been way too long since I’d seen Greg, so I headed over to check out how things were with him and his 2 ladies. We went for a solid 10k run and had a lovely diner.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Resting. With 70k done and big plans for Sunday, some rest was in order here.

SUNDAY

Well, you already know what I did on Sunday I guess. The Ghent – Ieper plan went better than expected, even though the distance turned out to be a bit more than expected… 79k and a bit in 6h47… Good pace. All went fine, although I did have some pain in my left upper leg. Still, really happy with how things turned out

SUMMARY WEEK 33

And that’s how I ended up doing another 150k. All seems ready for CCC. Shape is more than satisfying! On to week 34!

 

MONDAY TO SATURDAY

No running at all. Now here’s an anti-climax. The pain in my upper left leg was diminishing, but still present. I decided to take no risks. No running until the pain is gone! Let’s be smart for once.

SUNDAY

An organised hike in my parent’s hometown. I did the 30k tour. Running to the starting point and back home turned it into a 35k run. Upper leg was holding together nicely, but after my run my left knee started hurting. Not the best week then, this one.

SUMMARY WEEK 34

Really slow week with a not-so-good outcome. The important thing is that my shape is a-ok. I just need to let my body rest a bit I guess. Still really looking forward to CCC!

Music this week: Mastodon. A lot of Mastodon. And Some FKA Twigs!

 

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