Overall, I was very pleased with how my training went for Caumsett. Early on in the cycle I had back to back longer progression runs and I think I handled these very well. I feel that these set me up for the rest of the training block because I was somewhat used to being able to increase my effort level towards the end of each long run on tired legs. While my speed on these weren't too fast, I think the overall feeling that my legs, lungs and mind pushed through in these early runs help prepared me for some of the faster more intense workouts in the the latter parts of my training.
Throughout my entire cycle I recovered well and was able to hit my mid-week workouts. My training was definitely well balanced and I think I will be able to handle a variety of unknowns during the race, like an early fast pace, random pace changes, or sit-and-kick fast finishes. I did feel a little beat up mid-late February but now having rested my legs I feel very strong and ready to race!