Friday, March 27, 2015

This week in running 3/22 - 3/28

Day Mileage / Workout Comments
Sunday 8Recovery run
Monday 7 Medium effort with drills and strides
Tuesday 11 Medium, was dead at the end though.
Wednesday 5 Just enjoying the day.
Thursday 7 Progression run, 9:30 to start, 7:45 at end
Friday off About 5 miles of walking
Saturday 13.25 Winter Striders Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 51.25- YTD: 628.5

Week's Summary

Pretty mild week in terms of running volume, but that is to be somewhat expected.  I knew going in that it was going to be a little bit of a cutback week, being that the Sand Hollow Marathon is slightly more than 2 weeks away so technically I am dipping into my "taper" period.  I sort of get off on how many miles I run and when I don't hit some super stellar amount I get a little dejected.

That being said, though, I did need a recovery week.  That and I am racing a lot, and with the extra miles at race pace, means I do have to be careful not to overtrain or become injured.

I did get slightly rededicated to doing at least some core / abs work.  After my runs, it has been incredibly nice just to hang out in the park and do planks and various exercises I've picked up in running mags.

Ogden Marathon

I am officially in!  I bought my friend's bib for $60 and paid the transfer charge of $25, so that means I'll be ready to run on 5/16.  Hopefully it won't be as rainy as 2013's edition.  If you haven't run Ogden before, it is worth traveling to and is such a pretty course.  It is a net downhill, but that doesn't mean it is flat.

New Shoes

I broke down and bought some new shoes.  These days I burn through them pretty quickly.  That's the unexpected cost of bumping up your miles.

My go to shoe is the Brooks Adrenalines and have worn them for nearly a decade now.  I am slightly disappointed with the 2015 edition though.  Normally, I just buy them and am as happy as can be, but they have certainly changed this year's edition.  The toe area seems to be a bit tighter (not good for someone battling Morton's neuroma) and have made the heel area pretty roomy.

I may have to hunt down a pair of '14 edition or switch brands altogether.

Upcoming Races

3/28: Winter Striders Half Marathon  - Huntsville Utah (definite)
4/4: Debating on racing, there are two half marathons going on, but I may sit this weekend out.
4/11: Sand Hollow Marathon - Hurricane Utah (very Probable) -- Booked the Hotel!!
4/18: May go for broke and do the SLC marathon or West Mountain Marathon
4/25: Winter Striders 30K - Huntsville Utah (18.6 miles) (probable)
5/16: Ogden Marathon - Ogden Utah (registered).
6/13: Helena Governor's Cup Marathon (in planning stages)
7/11: Dam 15 Miler in Jordanelle / Park City Utah (definite)
9/5: Jackson Hole Wyoming Marathon (very very probable - I booked the hotel already)
11/15: Las Vegas Marathon (definite)

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