|Sunset along the Jordan River
|Mileage / Workout
|Recovery Run -- all easy
|Medium with fast finish at the end
|Medium with strides
|Rest for tomorrow night's 5K
|Sandy City Midnight 5K
|Off - Prepping for tomorrow's 7K
|Total miles for the week: 32 YTD: 1451
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.