|Mount Olympus in the distance|
|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Monday||7.25||Working out the kinks from Saturday's marathon|
|Wednesday||Off||Felt sore.. Needed a day off|
|Thursday||10||Actually a pretty awesome run. Done at a good clip|
|Saturday||14||9:00 - 9:30 min / mile long distance run|
|Total miles for the week: 41.25 - YTD: 604.25|
This week was mostly about "recovering" from last week's marathon -- at least a recovery week for me as far as things go. I like to keep a steady load of miles and by Monday I was anxious to be training again.
I was still a little sore but I managed to just enjoy the weather and burn a few extra calories.
I had a really nice run on Thursday. I was in the groove and while my pace wasn't terribly fast, the weather was actually perfect for running. The air was crisp and I managed to go for quite a while. I snapped the above picture as well as this one:
I really need to have my Garmin going when I get into a groove. I'd like to know what I run these at.
Saturday resulted in a decent long run. I knew I didn't have a 20 mile run in me (well, I probably did) but I turned around after 7 miles. Another gorgeous day and there were a ton of people on the bike trail on account that the Salt Lake Marathon is about 3 weeks away. Which means a lot of people were doing their final long runs. It is always nice to have company and I was surprised at how many people I recognize or knew by name.
I finally ponied up for the Fort Collins marathon (well actually the hotels). It isn't going to be a cheap trip but this will allow me take down the state of Colorado. This is also likely one of the last states I'll be able to drive to for a marathon. The 50-state quest is suddenly going to get more challenging -- and expensive.
Also this coming weekend is the Winter Striders Half Marathon. This race is a big deal and last year drew a big crowd. The half marathon is "fast" -- assuming they do the same course as last year. So I am hoping for a fast time.
04/02: Winter Striders Half Marathon (Confirmed)