Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday happy birthday, happy birthday to me. I'm 70 today and thus am in a slower category for racing. I don't expect to do any racing for a while, though.
I ran 10.1 miles today. This run was my birthday present to myself. My body felt ok, but my legs tightened up. I walked/jogged the last 2 miles to relieve the stress on my legs. I didn't run the canal road today but ran out and back on a city street. My wakeup HR was 53. This was my first 30 mile week in about 10 years.
I'm still not sleeping very well. I woke up after 5 hours sleep last night and was awake for over an hour before I drifted back to sleep. I'm beginning to wonder if my sleeping problem is due to over-training. I've had two months of great increases in my distance, going from 6 miles to 10 miles. I think it may be time to level off my distance and give my body some rest. So, I'm going to run 10 miles again next week.