|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Sunday||3||Just a shake-out run. Race tomorrow|
|Monday||6.5||Race for Grief 10K in 49:13|
|Tuesday||7||Easy miles today|
|Wednesday||10||Would've went further. Cranky knee. Solid effort throughout though.|
|Thursday||4||Easy - GI issues|
|Saturday||13.25||Oquirrh Mountain Half Marathon in 1:50:17|
|Total miles for the week: 47.75 - YTD: 1028.75|
Not a bad amount for my weekly mileage. I also raced twice this week. Both races were decent, but not stellar in terms of performance.
I had a bit of a scare on my Wednesday run. About 4 miles into it, my knee just felt off. Like the tracking was off or it felt weak. I was suddenly wishing I was wearing my neoprene wraps. I dialed down the pace and after a few miles it behaved. It was also off on Thursday. I was suddenly worried about my downhill half marathon on Saturday.
I am happy to report by Friday though it was fine and I never had any problems with it on Saturday. Crisis averted.
Oquirrh Mountain Post Race Soreness
Simply put, I am sore. I almost feel like I ran a full marathon yesterday.
Utah is really big on downhill half marathons. There are a ton of races which boast the fastest time in the country and probably rightfully so. It does take a lot less effort to run while being assisted by gravity.
That being said, however, your quads take a beating. Going down hill uses an entirely different set of muscles than uphill or even flat running uses. I'll be fine, but if you see me cautiously walking down a set of stairs, you'll know why.
In two weeks time I'll be running the Helena Montana marathon. I am totally looking forward to this race and more importantly the trip. It looks like a fairly small event and I've never stepped foot in Montana before. I am told Helena isn't that exciting, but getting the opportunity to knock out another state and see some place I've never been to before definitely has me pumped. I am not sure what my performance is going to be like, but the course is primarily downhill and appears scenic.
Here's my schedule:
06/06: South Jordan CountryFest 5K (very probable)
06/13: Helena Governor's Cup Marathon (definite)
09/5: Jackson Hole Wyoming Marathon (very very probable - I booked the hotel)
10.18: Denver Rock n Roll Marathon or Duke City Marathon (planning stages, but probable)
11/15: Las Vegas Marathon (definite)