Saturday, March 5, 2016

This week in running 2/28 - 3/5

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday10Nothing but a plod to burn calories and enjoy the summer-like weather
Monday7Decent run despite heavy legs.
Tuesday5Easy tonight
Wednesday10Medium paced run despite having run a lot. Solid workout
Thursday4All easy. Spent time with my favorite cat on the bike trail.
FridayOffNo running but 6 miles of walking
Saturday13March Madness Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 49 - YTD: 471

Week's Summary

Just some of the stuff I saw on Sunday's run

Well, this week I took my first day off in quite sometime.  I needed it too.

After a successful high mileage week last week, I largely continued to pile on the miles.  I managed to get one quality workout in -- Wednesday where I really pushed the pace as much as I could for about 9 of the 10 miles.

I also managed to eek out a pretty decent half marathon despite having some issues.  All week I had felt sort of "off" and in a fog.  It wasn't until later in the week that I sort of came out of it and it might have carried over into the race.  I was hoping to capitalize on my success in St George but it just wasn't my day.  Also, I have to remember, I am at 4300 feet of elevation here, versus 2000 (or so) down south.

The weather in Utah has been absolutely awesome for running and it has been a joy to get out and log miles.  The bike trail is also finally bristling with activity and it is nice to see people that I haven't seen since the fall turned into winter.

This week will be more of the same except further reduced.  I am hoping to cut down the mileage a bit more as I begin a more formal taper for the Sand Hollow Marathon.  At the end of the week I the gut busting 10 mile race for the Winter Striders Race Circuit.  Last year I ran it and it thoroughly kicked my butt.  It is a super hilly race that is a challenge.  Hopefully I can better last year's time -- even a little bit.

Upcoming Races

03/12: Winter Striders 10 Mile (Confirmed)
03/19: Sand Hollow Marathon - Hurricane Utah (Confirmed)
04/02: Winter Striders Half Marathon (Confirmed)
04/10: Summerlin Half Marathon (Confirmed)
04/23: Winter Striders 30K (Confirmed)
05/??: Some sort of Colorado Marathon (Either the Colorado Marathon or Colfax)  Other potentials might be Reno Marathon.
06/??: Looking at the Lamoille Canyon Marathon. Perhaps Casper again?
11/13: Las Vegas Marathon (Confirmed)

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