I ran 15 miles in the rain last weekend with a raging migraine and sadly I was walking after mile 13 and miserable for most of it. It was like all the marathon training I had done up to that point had been officially lost (and it didn't help to have the rare headache) and I was ready to write off my spring training.
Sadly, I missed out on the Salt Lake City marathon (and $120) after getting what I think was a calf strain. So I still have over 4 months of marathon training that I'd like to capitalize on. I am still studying the Casper Wyoming marathon and have my eyes set on that. If I survive next week's long run, I suspect I'll plunk down the money and make the reservations.
The last two weeks I've hit a solid 40+ miles and I am feeling absolutely nothing wrong with my calf or any other body part for that matter. I would've run more this week but I was on the fence for the half marathon and wanted to taper a bit for it.
I nailed an 18.5 mile run this morning with a solid showing and I am shooting for 19 - 20 next weekend before starting a taper again.
The bike trail is getting more active again with morning runners but as the temperatures climb and the summer approaches, I suspect I'll see less and less of the regulars. In short, though, I am thrilled to be living so close to the bike trail: it is flat, I don't have to worry about cars (except one road), and the drinking fountains are back on.
Update for Sunday 5/4/2014
This morning I was looking to do maybe 3 miles, but instead the day was so nice, I decided to do 7. I wasn't in any hurry today and saw an observation point along the Jordan River. I had often passed by this point, but never stopped in. I decided to and was surprised to find a neat little garden and a view of the Jordan River and a walking trail. There was also some informational signs as well.
Enjoy the photos:
|Still some pelicans hanging out...|