|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Sunday||Off||Off -- recovery from the Ogden Marathon|
|Monday||Off||Off -- recovery from the Ogden Marathon|
|Tuesday||7||Surprisingly went pretty far. Still a little sore, but needed some active recovery|
|Wednesday||10.75||Super good run. Not sure where this came from, but I went with it|
|Friday||8||Morning run... pretty good for about 6 miles, then faded.|
|Saturday||5||Easy running - just enjoying the weather and scenery|
|Total miles for the week: 37.75 - YTD: 985|
Well most rational post marathon plans say you aren't supposed to run a whole lot -- if any after a marathon. Usually, I can't contain myself and am running the first day I possibly can.
In that regard, I am not too surprised with the volume this week. However, nearly 38 miles with two days of rest is still quite a bit.
There is still a little bit of residual tiredness in my quads and I can feel my plantar fasciitis get a little cranky if I sit for long periods of time. But overall, I feel really good. The weather has been cool-ish here and I am coming off a fabulous race, so it is a bit hard to contain myself. My pace on Friday morning was good as was my pace for Wednesday evening's.
To get my miles in, I did opt to run 8 on Friday morning -- at 4:45 AM. I just sort of woke up, threw on some clothes and started running. It wasn't until it started getting light out that I realized that I had put on two different shoes: one orange and one gray. Luckily there weren't many other runners out there to catch my gaffe. If the summer heats up, expect more morning runs.
I am not sure what I am doing next weekend. Do I push the envelope and run another full? Do I take some down time in preparation for Helena? Maybe just a half? It will likely be a game time decision and we'll see what the weather and my energy level holds for me.
Here's my schedule:
5/25: Race for Grief 10K in West Bountiful, Utah
5/30: Jordan River Marathon & Half Marathon (maybe -- not sure what distance)
7/11: Dam 15 Miler in Jordanelle / Park City Utah (definite)
9/5: Jackson Hole Wyoming Marathon (very very probable - I booked the hotel)
10.18: Denver Rock n Roll Marathon (planning stages, but probable)
11/15: Las Vegas Marathon (definite)