Legs were feeling pretty tight tonight and felt like they might cramp if I pushed too hard so I had to let any thought of speed work go for tonight. Tonight is also the start of 2 back to back tough weeks in my training plan so just wanted to make sure I did the run without breaking anything (45 miles this week and 50 miles next week with a 19 miler and 20 miler in the mix). In the end was able to do a pretty solid run, just not particularly quick. It worked out the kinks so hopefully the legs feel good going into a 9 miler tomorrow night.
We have company over with a young child so with the running around we have to do with the kids’ music lessons I probably won’t be able to get on the treadmill tomorrow night. I won’t be able to start running until probably after 8 pm and the visiting little fella will be too close to let me get on the treadmill and let him sleep too. So I will have to be doing my run outside tomorrow night – my first night run outside in a few years. My route is pretty clean without too many gotcha’s that I need to worry about tripping on, etc so that shouldn’t be a problem but I will still have to be more careful than normal out on the run. I did do some dark runs recently when I was trying double run days back in late September but they were only a couple miles in the morning so it is not quite the same thing, should be interesting.