Saturday, March 26, 2016

This Week in Running 3/20 - 3-26

Mount Olympus in the distance

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
SundayOffPost marathon
Monday7.25Working out the kinks from Saturday's marathon
WednesdayOffFelt sore.. Needed a day off
Thursday10Actually a pretty awesome run. Done at a good clip
Saturday149:00 - 9:30 min / mile long distance run
Total miles for the week: 41.25 - YTD: 604.25

Week's Summary

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.

Upcoming Races

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)
04/10: Summerlin Half Marathon (Confirmed)
04/23: Winter Striders 30K (Confirmed)
05/01: Fort Collins Marathon - Fort Collins, CO (Confirmed)
06/??: Looking at the Lamoille Canyon Marathon. Perhaps Casper again?
11/13: Las Vegas Marathon (Confirmed)

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