|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Sunday||Off||Hiking about 6 miles|
|Tuesday||8||5 at 8:15 effort. Solid tempo effort|
|Thursday||6||Medium effort with strides at the end|
|Friday||Off||Roughly 5 miles of walking throughout the day|
|Saturday||18.25||Winter Striders 30K Race|
|Total miles for the week: 42.25 - YTD: 794.5|
Well, another week of decent training. I actually got a rock-solid speed work out too, on Tuesday. Normally, my speed workouts are all about intervals of various distances. Instead, this time I decided to try and run at roughly 10K pace for 5 miles. It went fairly well and it definitely was taxing. I hate to say it, but that pace used to be my marathon pace. I have work to do!
The weather continues to be promising here. There has been some warmish afternoons, which has forced me to start running after dinner, rather than the minute I get home. I really don't like the heat and am not looking forward to summer. I sort of wish the weather could remain spring and fall year round.
|Today's run along the Jordan River Bike Trail|
Also, on the plus side, the bike trail finally turned on their drinking fountains again! I really love being able to take a drink every 2 miles or so and it helps for long runs. Thank you!
Also, on Sunday I did not run. Instead I took my training to the trails on the other side of down. It has been a while since I've gotten some altitude and hill training. I was treated to some really nice views too of the city:
The rest of the week was spent sort of saving my energy for the Winter Striders 30K. While I wasn't going to try and break any records for the race, I still wanted to make a good showing. Also, not having the energy to complete the 30K in good form would have dented my self-confidence in the Fort Collins marathon.
Colorado Marathon / Fort Collins Marathon
Speaking of which -- this coming weekend is the Fort Collins marathon. I am definitely looking forward to taking down yet another state. I have yet to run at all in Colorado and this course looks promising -- with a net downhill.
So far the weather looks good too. Cool and a chance of rain -- but anything can happen in a week. So long as it isn't hot or super windy, I am down to run.
As usual, I am hoping to hit in the low 4 hours. We'll see when I get there what I am capable of and what the conditions are like.
I am still looking at doing something for May 6th. A lot of it depends upon how quickly I recover from Fort Collins. North Ogden has their half marathon, which was a joy to do last year -- and if I register this week it is only $45. I have been toying in my head about going to Shiprock, NM for a race. That involves some travel (over night stays) as well as at least half a day off from work and yet more miles on my car. We'll see... it doesn't sound sane, but it does sound like a cool adventure.
05/01: Colorado / Fort Collins Marathon - Fort Collins, CO (Confirmed)
05/06: I'll be doing something -- trust me.
06/??: Looking at the Lamoille Canyon Marathon. Perhaps Casper again?
06/24: Utah Midnight Half Marathon - Provo Utah (Confirmed)
11/13: Las Vegas Marathon (Confirmed)
04/15: Salt Lake City Marathon (Confirmed) (2017)
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