Eased in to a light jog to test out the equipment. I can tell any future vasectomites out there that (in my case at least) stubble is more painful than the surgery. All systems go it would seem. The plan now is two things: Mileage and MAF. With just 4 weeks to train for my first ultra I'll be doing what I feel is the most bang for my training buck and it's what I've always enjoyed the most in regards to training. Use the volume as the stimulation for fitness, not intensity. If a run is too easy then I'll go longer. I'm looking forward to this. Very much.
I'll do some easy volume next week then I may be doing a run with a bunch of guys that could be brutally fast and long... but I've been instructed not to talk about it. The HR protocol might/ will get ditched but the run will be a blast and that will be my first rule of running from here on. If it sounds fun then the schedule becomes liquid. The run might involve beer so that is appropriate. Believe it or not but I've never had this attitude. It was always put your nose to the grind stone and do the work that is planned, the schedule is written in stone.