It’s the final rest day at the top of the Boston ’17 training program. I’m jonesing to get a run in. I do feel like the rest has benefitted my legs. The soreness is gone, though the usual stiffness in the morning remains. I’m sure that’s age as much as anything else! The rest of the week, starting tomorrow, will be low easy miles – 26 miles total. Next week has a single “Something of Substance” run: a 9-mile speed workout on Tuesday. Those SOS runs are a Hanson’s hallmark. The following week, everything kicks into high gear with a speed workout, tempo run and a long run. Right now, I feel fresh and ready.
This will be the second rest day at the start of the Boston ’17 training. My HRV score reflected the rest, jumping to 57 from 52. It’s amazing how a single rest day can have such a positive impact. I still have a little stiffness in the lower back and high quads (in the rectus femoris area), but am definitely feeling more rested. This few days should start me off on a great track for the rest of the program.
This is the first formal day of Boston ’17 training. It’s pretty easy. The Hanson’s Marathon Method program I’m working starts with three days off. That’s the first time I’ve had three days since just after Holland Haven in September. It’s a great idea to start a new cycle fresh. With a forty-mile base established, I think I’ll take it.