Sunday, January 10, 2016

This week in running 1/3 through 1/9

My turnaround point on my long run. Pretty desolate area.

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday11First run of the year. Moving pretty good throughout.
Monday7Trail was slippery... hard to get going.
Tuesday9Another solid paced run.  Not quite dedicated speed work, but certainly not an easy run
Wednesday7Nothing but easy. Legs were dead.
Thursday9Good run. Trail was slippery and I felt good.
FridayOffNeeded a rest day.
Saturday189:32 paced long run on the bike trail. Good long run.
Total miles for the week: 61 - YTD: 61

Week's Summary

Well I started off the year on the 3rd.  All told, I got in a pretty solid week of training.  While I didn't do any specific speed work, I ran hard on days when my legs felt like they were up to it and easy when the conditions didn't suit a hard workout.

This week I have a lot of late work night type of stuff, so it isn't likely I'll be able to run / train much.  Plus I'll be doing a bit of a taper in anticipation to Saturday's race.

I took an extended break while I was in Vegas -- the first time in a really long time.  I wound up taking about 4.5 days off -- that were completely non-injury related.  I wound gaining weight as a result (I over did it at the buffets).  That is why I really hate taking running breaks.  The amount I run gives me a huge cushion to eat just about whatever I want.

Upcoming Races

I finally took the plunge and signed up for the St George Half Marathon.  Since I've moved here, I've spotted this mid January race and have wanted to do it.  I just never made an effort to sign up and actually be there.  So this year, I decided, hell, why not.  Plus it will give me an opportunity to get into some warmer climes for a bit.  Definitely looking forward to the race, but definitely NOT looking forward to the 4 hour drive down there.

01/16: St George Half Marathon (Confirmed)
02/06: Winter Striders 5K (Confirmed)
02/13: Sweethearts 5K (Confirmed)
02/20: Winter Striders 10K (Confirmed)
03/05: Winter Striders 10 Mile (Confirmed)
04/02: Winter Striders Half Marathon (Confirmed)
04/23: Winter Striders 30K (Confirmed)
11/13: Las Vegas Marathon (Confirmed)

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