Sunday, October 26, 2014

This week in running Oct 19 - 25

Favorite stretch of the bike trail

Day Mileage / Workout Comments
Sunday Off Walked 7 miles. Beautiful day on the bike trail
Monday Off More walking
Tuesday 5 Easy miles on the bike trail
Wednesday 7 Sort of a lope. Hard to resist the call of fall weather running
Thursday 5 Just burning calories. Legs are dead
Friday Off 4 mile walk
Saturday 13 Halloween Harvest Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 30 - YTD: 1474.75

Week's Summary

Most of this week was spent with recovery.  The SoJo Marathon I ran on Saturday left me sore for most of the early parts of the week.  The best thing for recovery for me is doing a fair amount of walking.  I get in some mild exercise without killing my aerobic system.  I'd walk a few miles after work and another 2 at lunch time.

As usual, I take about 3 days after a full marathon before I even think about running.  I probably pushed the envelope this time as I was still a bit sore, but the 5 mile run I did really helped me get back into the swing of things.

Also, on Friday, I bought a pair of shoes (Brooks Adrenaline).  I was WAY overdue and since they are replacing the model, I wound up saving about $20 on them:

Injury Report

Not a lot of injuries to report.  My calf is still a little tight at times and after Saturday's half marathon I was limping around a bit from heel pain.  Looks like I need to dust off my orthotics as this is the first sign of plantar fasciitis...  Also the first few runs after the marathon I would get a weird kink in my lower back / butt that after about half a mile wound up working itself out.  The last few runs I've done, however, have been fine.

Upcoming Races

Can you believe it is 3 weeks until the Las Vegas Marathon from today?  It seems like eons ago that I registered for the race.  If you've run their race before, they basically give you a day or two in December to register for next year's event at the lowest possible price.  I think I spent about $120 including service fees.  If I were to register today it would be $185 plus service fees.

I am very likely going to do the Sandy Thanksgiving 5K next Saturday.  It is a $20 race, local, and last year's event was well run.  It has been a while since I've done a 5K and figured it would be an interesting change of pace.

I also need to get in one final long run.  I am not sure how long it will be, but I am guessing no less than 16 miles.  I might do it early this week or wait until next Sunday.  I've done 20 mile runs two weeks before a marathon, even though traditionally you are just entering your taper period.

Another random shot of the bike trail

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