Saturday, May 23, 2015

This week in running 5/17 - 5/23

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
SundayOffOff -- recovery from the Ogden Marathon
MondayOffOff -- recovery from the Ogden Marathon
Tuesday7Surprisingly went pretty far. Still a little sore, but needed some active recovery
Wednesday10.75Super good run. Not sure where this came from, but I went with it
Friday8Morning run... pretty good for about 6 miles, then faded.
Saturday5Easy running - just enjoying the weather and scenery
Total miles for the week: 37.75 - YTD: 985

Week's Summary

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.

Upcoming Races

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)
6/13: Helena Governor's Cup Marathon (definite -- hotel book, registered)
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)

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