|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Sunday||10.75||Kicked some serious butt today. No watch but felt fast. Probably 10 miles at half marathon pace or better.|
|Monday||10.75||Dragged myself through this workout. Started out slow and was dead at the end|
|Tuesday||10.75||Came back to life today. Picked up the pace as I progressed.|
|Wednesday||5||Easy running with dead legs|
|Thursday||7||Started out slow and then had a fast finish for the last 3.5 miles|
|Friday||off||About 5 miles of walking.|
|Saturday||18.75||Winter Striders 30K Race in Eden Utah|
|Total miles for the week: 63- YTD: 809|
I was shooting for overall volume this week -- with the Ogden Marathon in less than a month, I needed a strong week of just miles. This is all coming off of a marathon less than 2 weeks ago as well -- so I had to approach this a bit cautiously. I would've loved to have gotten a few more miles in, but I didn't want to come to the 30K race on Saturday dragging.
I certainly wish the marathon was only 30K. Usually during a marathon I am good until about mile 20(ish). Having a race that ends just before this mark would allow me to go a bit harder without having to worry (too much) about bonking.
Other than a little bit of a neuroma that speaks up every now and then, I've been feeling pretty good. I've been foam rolling, stretching and doing my "core" work after most every run. I feel like that is helping as well and it does get easier the more I do it. It is sort of nice after a run to do my planks and such in the grass at the park.
This week will sort of be more of the same but a little bit of a cut back. In 3 weeks time I'll be posting about the Ogden Marathon, so somewhat officially a taper has begun. Unfortunately, I discovered the best hotels in Ogden are fully booked that night. I am done staying at dives so I'll probably be staying in Layton. It will still be a super early morning, with a 5AM bus ride to the top of the canyon.
I was going to do the Salt Lake City Marathon or the West Mountain Marathon last weekend, but after a week of just feeling flat and dead I opted to skip it. With a full schedule coming up, I didn't want to risk injury or having a 4:30+ marathon. That would not have helped my confidence at all.
Looking for something to do next weekend, I decided to pony up for the North Ogden Half Marathon. Usually 2 weeks out from a marathon you do 12 miles. So I figured why not do 13 on a hilly course and see the sites? Plus it'll give me a good excuse to go to the hot springs afterwards. I was going to do this race last year but wimped out on it or the weather turned sour -- I forget which. Hopefully I was one of the first 250 to sign up, otherwise no shirt / goodie bag.5/2: North Ogden Half Marathon - Ogden Utah (registered)
Here's my schedule though:
Here's my schedule though:
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)