Monday, June 20, 2016

This Week in Running - 6/12 - 6/18

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday5Mostly medium with some speed pickups thrown in + hike about 10 miles
Monday5Normal paced run.
Tuesday74 x .5M in 3:45 average with .12 mile break between reps
Thursday74 - 5 miles at half marthon pace. Rest easy
FridayOffEarly morning run. First half really good, second half, not so much
Saturday13Lamoille Canyon Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 41 YTD: 1115

Week's Summary

This was a pretty uneventful week to say the least.  I did manage to get in 1.5 speed workouts though.   The one on Tuesday, I held back a bit on account that I wanted to be somewhat fresh for the half marathon.  With the week's temperatures being fairly reasonable for mid-June, I also got in a tempo run on Thursday, which I ran at a comfortable hard pace.

My overall volume for the week was pretty average -- maybe down a few miles than usual.  Again, I wanted to come in fresh for the half marathon.  I also got in some decent cross training / preparation for my trail half marathon at the end of July by hiking 10 miles on Sunday.   Being that I don't have a marathon on the near horizon, I can afford to try and get by during these dreadful hot weeks.

Friday's Half Marathon

This Friday I am doing the Provo Midnight Half Marathon.  This race starts at 10 PM but it will still be somewhat hot out.  I am hoping my legs will have recovered from the Lamoille Canyon half.  I was able to run with some soreness on Sunday, but Monday it seems almost worse.  That is usually a fact of the matter after running a course with nearly 3000 feet of elevation drop.  

I don't have any time goals, other than to not blow up from the heat and try to run as evenly as possible.  I always enjoy the race as it gives me an opportunity to stay out late and do something a little different.

Upcoming Races

06/24: Utah Midnight Half Marathon - Provo, UT(Confirmed)
07/31: Black Hawk Trail Half Marathon - Black Hawk, Colorado Confirmed
10/09: Lake Tahoe Marathon (Very Probable -- hotel booked)
11/13: Las Vegas Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)
04/15: Salt Lake City Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed) (2017)

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