Thursday, July 21, 2016

This Week in Running 7/10 - 7/16


DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday7First half fast, last half easy
Monday7Medium paced throughout
Wednesday6Medium paced with strides at the end
Friday13Legacy Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 38 YTD: 1260

Week's Summary

This week was another fairly ordinary week in terms of training.  Most of it was spent in preparation for the Legacy Half Marathon, which I did on Friday night.  Being that I am racing a lot more now, it takes a bit away from my weekly totals.

Being that I don't have a full marathon until October I can dial back the weekly mileage.  It is really hard to get in quality and long miles in this summer heat.  Generally it isn't okay to get out for a run until after 7:30 pm.  I am not a morning runner so the evening is when I prefer to get out.  So at this point it is all about maintaining my fitness and surviving the summer.

Pokémon Go

Sort of funny -- this week I saw a new breed of folks on the bike trail.  They were looking at their phones intently and walking around the bike trails -- droves of them.  It wasn't clear to me what was going on until later when I figured out it was the new Pokémon game. It was interesting to see how this Pokémon Go game has really taken off and sort of surreal.  I didn't realize it was *that* big of a deal.

I like that it draws people outside and I saw a lot of families using it as an inclusive activity.  While I think the concept is kind of ludicrous, I do like the fact that it is bringing people together and getting them active.

Upcoming Races

07/23: Hand Cart Half Marathon - Bountiful, Utah (Confirmed)
07/31: Black Hawk Trail Half Marathon - Black Hawk, Colorado - (Confirmed)
10/09: Lake Tahoe Marathon Lake Tahoe CA / NV (Confirmed)
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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