Saturday, January 17, 2015

This week in running Jan 11 - Jan 17

Day Mileage / Workout Comments
Sunday 11 Incredible run despite having run 20 the day before
Monday Off Sick
Tuesday Off Sick
Wednesday Off Sick
Thursday Off Sick
Friday 5 Easy
Saturday 14 Tapering long run
Total miles for the week: 30 - YTD: 129.25

Week's Summary

I meant this week to be a rest week, but not that much of a rest week. In reflecting back to what happened, I really think that my illness started from bad shellfish.  While I don't want to cast erroneous accusations, I think you'll find the exact culprit to my condition exactly two posts ago -- including the photo of suspect plate.

Hey, eating raw shellfish has its risks and while I don't know for sure, I'd be willing to bet that was the culprit.

Sadly, I was all set to run a 5K this morning but all throughout the week, I never felt 100% (I didn't go to work until Thursday).  I am told, generally, that it takes a good week (or two) before you feel fully recovered from gastroenteritis and so far I am going to have to agree with that sentiment.

Does that put my Arizona marathon at risk?  Yes, it does. While I am 90% sure I can and will do it, if I continue to feel flat and in general just weak / unmotivated, I may punt on it.  Sort of sad; all that awesome training and peak mileage and it all comes crashing down.

Long Run

Saturday's long run went reasonably well.  I was hoping to feel better but honestly it felt like I was starting over in terms of long distance running.  This doesn't bode well for what I hope will be marathon #15 in exactly 2 weeks.

My average pace was in the low 9:30's and I started out too fast.  Part of me wanted to prove to myself that I "still" had it and was pushing the pace at 8:45 - 9:00's.  I wasn't carrying any gels, but I did bring some Gatorade and the trail was slippery in spots.  I guess looking at my average splits, I should be reasonably happy, but I didn't have much left in the tank when I was done.

Garmin is Here

My Garmin Forerunner 305 arrived the other day.  The buttons all work and all is good.  If you are looking for a place to buy a Garmin, cheap, check out:  I love my 305, despite its bulk and heaviness.  While it is discontinued, they still had them in stock and only for about $100.

Bike Trail Video

I don't own this video but I found it on YouTube the other day.  If you want to see the route of my long run and what the Jordan River Bike Trail looks like, spend a few minutes checking it out.  The guy who took this video follows the route I do, starting at Winchester Park and continuing north past California Avenue.  He goes a little further than I do (I turn around at the first traffic light) but I think after checking out the video you'll realize why I like the trail.

1 comment:

  1. I still have my 305 in my running bag but haven't used it in a while. But I think its still my favorite. I keep it as a spare just in case.