So, once I finished the 150km week, I took a week off. Not a good idea.
First day back after 7 run free days (2 rounds of golf though), I ran 15, 10, 15 on the Monday.
Tuesday, I woke up with really heavy legs but managed 15 in the morning.
Lunchtime, my legs were dead.
So that week, the runs were (morning, lunchtime, evening):
- Monday: 15, 10, 15
- Tuesday: 15
- Wednesday: 15
- Thursday: 15, 10
- Friday: Nothing (Easter break)
By Thursday my legs started to feel good again.
So lesson learned: dont go completely into a full and absolute rest period. You cant then pick up where you left off and have to go through the warm up days. This is a good lesson for the actual event, where I will need to keep running right up to the start (or maybe a day earlier)
Good point is that Garmin recognised this and pushed my VO2 Max up to 47. highest yet.