Saturday, August 13, 2016

This Week in Running 8/7 - 8/13

Beautiful day for a long run

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday5Easy. Lots of hiking yesterday. Hiked 5 miles.
Tuesday10Pushed the pace for the first 8 miles
Thursday7Medium paced run with strides at the end
Saturday18Long Run
Total miles for the week: 49 YTD: 1419

Week's Summary

Another decent log this week in terms of volume.  While I am a little upset with myself for not getting in a dedicated speed workout.  The amount of miles is actually pretty good.  For me to have good confidence in my fall marathon season, I like to log more miles.  But this summer, in Utah, has been difficult.  It's been in the 90's almost every day and we haven't see much rain.  So I haven't caught many breaks in terms of running.

The whole point for the summer, though, is to survive it and get in as many miles as you can.  It usually leads to a solid fall season.

Tailwind Nutrition 

For the last few long runs I've done, I've been using Tailwind Nutrition's drink mix.  I bought it on a whim at the running store and so far I haven't been disappoitned.  It doesn't have any artificial colors in it and it seems to be working.  Although it does have a bit of a salty taste to it.  

Either way, the best thing of all is that it doesn't seem terribly acidic.  I often use Powerade or Gatorade and after sipping on that stuff on a long run, my mouth feels like a well used catcher's mitt.  Also it tends to irritate my teeth.  I have yet to have that problem with Tailwind.

Disappointment with Brooks Shoes

I've been wearing Brooks Adrenaline's for several years now.  Every since I was diagnosed with Plantar Fascitiis and my podiatrist recommended them, I've been a faithful wearer.  Last summer, I noticed that the shoes routinely fell apart -- and quickly too.  Particularly the rear treads would come unglued.

I was super disappointed to see that my 3 - 4 week old shoes (with probably 150 miles on them) were already falling apart.  I've had this problem in the summer and I wonder if it is the hot pavement and it melts the glue on the bottoms. 

Either way, a bit of super glue and they were as good as new -- I hope. 

Upcoming Races

08/19: Sandy City Moonlight. Sandy UT 5k (Confirmed)
08/21: Run La Caille 7K - Granite, UT (Confirmed)
09/10: Race to the Angel Half Marathon - Wells, NV (Probable)
09/17: Take it to the Lake Half Marathon -  Ely, NV (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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