Saturday, August 22, 2015

This week in running Aug 16 - Aug 22

Some of the early fall flowers are out

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday16Warm morning but made it through.  
Monday7Mostly easy running
Tuesday11Slogged through some miles. For some reason my legs were dead + strides
Wednesday5100% easy
Thursday9Surprised myself. Solid run with nice pick up at the end + strides
FridayOffWalked about 5 miles throughout the day.
Saturday13Herriman Hold'em Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 61 - YTD: 1610

Week's Summary

Another week with a very solid total.  Usually I try to run about 75% of my max mileage about 2 - 3 weeks out from a full marathon and I managed to accomplish this.  I also needed to burn some extra calories to held me get rid of the extra calories I've been carrying since my Reno trip.  Give me a week in Nevada (and their delicious buffets) and I'll put on 5 pounds for sure.

I also cracked 1600 miles for the year.  Normally I am approaching this range in mid November, so I am stunned that here I am in somewhat late August with that many miles racked up.  One of my goals of running 2000 miles in a year will likely happen in October.

The air quality this week in Salt Lake City was awful.  I guess there are some wildfires going on in the area and the smoke seems to have settled in on the valley.  I couldn't smell it per say, but I definitely saw it (normally you can see Mount Olympus in the distance in this photo):

This Coming Week

With the Jackson Marathon looming in two weeks, it means I'll start the taper process.  Also, with my legs being somewhat fried during the early miles of the Herriman Half Marathon, means that I should probably take it easy.  Message received body....

So I should shoot for about 35 - 40 miles this week.

I also didn't see any upcoming races I am too interested in doing, so this will be a mild week.  I do take the marathon taper very seriously.  I certainly don't want to do a 26 mile walk.

Upcoming Races

09/5: Jackson Hole Wyoming Marathon (very very probable - I booked the hotel)
10/18: Duke City Marathon (Probable. Non refundable Hotel is booked for Albuquerque)
11/15: Las Vegas Marathon (definite)

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