Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This week in running March 13 - 19

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday7Strides at the end
Monday7Hilly run in West Wendover, NV
ThursdayOffWalked quite a bit
Saturday26Sand Hollow Marathon
Total miles for the week: 49.5 - YTD: 563

Week's Summary

This whole week was dedicated to preparing for the full marathon in Hurricane Utah.  I probably ran a bit too much -- especially on Monday.  While that run was at a fairly casual pace, the distance was a bit more than I should've gone.  However, I was in an exploratory mode and in the long run I don't think it hurt me.

I never quite know how much to run before a marathon.  You don't want to go to the starting line tired or with any fatigue in your legs, but at the same time, you don't want to go feeling sluggish or out of shape.  Usually I completely rest for 2 days beforehand and that seems to have worked out reasonably well.

The Sand Hollow Marathon was largely a success in my book.  While I didn't quite hit my time goal, I came away from the race feeling fairly positive.  Compared to my Las Vegas marathon, the feeling is largely on the opposite side.  You know you've had a good marathon when you cross the finish line and begin to immediately start planning the next one.

Plans for this Week

I don't have many places for this week other than to gracefully and gradually build up my mileage again and get some sort of semblance of training.  I do have the Winter Striders Half Marathon in 2 weeks, which is a key race.  It is a great, slight downhill course, that is suitable for a good time.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

I was looking for a race this weekend -- anything 10K or less, but there really wasn't anything that jumped out at me.  Lots of Easter-themed races but if I am toeing the line, I am really shooting for a time...

I do believe this weekend I'll have another opportunity to do a desert run, so stay tuned for photos from that.

Upcoming Races

04/02: Winter Striders Half Marathon (Confirmed)
04/10: Summerlin Half Marathon (Confirmed)
04/23: Winter Striders 30K (Confirmed)
05/??: Looking like the Colorado Marathon and potentially Ogden again.
06/??: Looking at the Lamoille Canyon Marathon. Perhaps Casper again?
11/13: Las Vegas Marathon (Confirmed)

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