Monday, August 22, 2016

This Week in Running 8/14 - 8/20

Sunset along the Jordan River

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday7Recovery Run -- all easy
Tuesday8Medium with fast finish at the end
Wednesday7Medium with strides
ThursdayOffRest for tomorrow night's 5K
Friday5Sandy City Midnight 5K 
SaturdayOffOff - Prepping for tomorrow's 7K
Total miles for the week: 32 YTD: 1451

Week's Summary

I had two races at the end of the week -- so this meant that I had to do the bulk of my miles at the start -- and no long run on the weekend.  Also, the previous Saturday, I had done a long run, so my legs were pretty gassed on Sunday.

Either way, I was able to get in a nice speed work session on Friday night and for the most part, I felt fresh for both races.

I do need to get some more miles in.  With the marathon season right around the corner, I have always felt that the more weekly miles you can log, generally the better your chances of having a good marathon are.  While there are a ton of races coming up, it is still early to run a "long" race and I feel like my training has been a little underwhelming.  So I am hoping to get some more miles in -- as the weather starts to get a little cooler.

Soreness in the Morning

I still have a LOT of soreness in the morning.  It isn't muscle soreness, but just general aches and pains.  From achilles soreness, to a pending calf strain, to plantar fascitiis.  You could say I have it all.  For a non-contact sport, running can be tough, especially as we get older.  I do try to stretch and foam roll, but that often times isn't enough.  I often wonder when it will catch up with me.  I love to run, compete and see new sites, but there is definitely a price to be paid.

Upcoming Races

09/10: Race to the Angel Half Marathon - Wells, NV (Probable but leaning towards doubtful)
09/17: Take it to the Lake Half Marathon -  Ely, NV (Probable but leaning to very probable)
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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