|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Sunday||?||Forgot to record this day|
|Monday||6||Hilly run through the Nevada desert|
|Tuesday||Off||Runner's knee. Went hiking|
|Saturday||13||Handcart Half Marathon|
|Total miles for the week: 31 + ? YTD: 1291|
Well another week of fairly ordinary training. I suspect I ran about 38 miles for the week, although as of this writing I can't recall for the life of me how far I ran on Sunday morning. I suspect it was a 7 mile run though.
After Monday's run, my right knee was bothering me. It was feeling okay for most of the run but after stopping and chatting with a fellow runner, I had a hard time getting going again. My knee just felt off. I managed to get home on it and throughout the night and the next day, my knee was just painful.
Being smart, I decided I'd take a "rest" day and go for a hike instead. I am glad I did. The flowers were up in Alta Canyon and it was enjoyable having the area almost to myself.
Also, on Monday, I took the day off. I needed a long weekend and decided to take a day off and head out to Nevada. On Monday morning, like usual, I proceeded to go for about a 6 mile run in the desert just north of West Wendover. I was basically straddling the Utah and Nevada border but I managed to get follow an ATV trail I haven't been on in a while and captured some interesting photos.
I almost never seen anything alive out there but on my Monday morning run I ran into a family of Pronghorn Antelope. Most of them took off when I approached, but a few stuck around to watch me. I have no idea what they live on, as vegetation is pretty sparse, but they were out there. Always makes a run worthwhile when you see something new.
Soon, I expect to start loading up on more mileage and long runs. I have at least two marathons this fall, and I need to rebuild my endurance and hopefully acquire a bit of speed. It is hard to train, however, when the summer has been brutally hot.
I did officially sign up for the Tahoe Marathon (the Sunday run). So I'll be taking down California in early October.
Also, I am coming up on my inaugural trail half marathon. I've run a few trail races, but I think this is going to be my "for reals" trail half marathon. I sort of expect a sufferfest: I am not a trail runner and this one is going to be at 7500+ feet. I'll be bringing the camera so expect some cool pictures.