Saturday, January 7, 2017

This Week in Running 1/1 - 1/7

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday4Easy run
Monday9Most of it at half marathon pace despite yucky footing
Tuesday6Medium but icy
Wednesday7Good, run
Friday5Very cold out. Hard to run fast.
Saturday7Chilly run -- 18F out.  Slippery too
Total miles for the week: 38; YTD: 38

Week's Summary

Sun setting over the Oquirrh Mountains

This week was difficult to get in any quality miles.  My usual haunt, the Jordan River bike trail has a sheet of packed snow and ice on it.  It has been difficult to get in any speed work.  Sure, I probably could do it on the side of a road, but I am running at night (or dusk) and I worry a bit about being seen.  Also with it in the 20s it just makes it difficult to train hard.

This coming week will be trying to squeeze in some sort of long run (early in the week) and then taper for this weekend's half marathon - the St George Half Marathon (Utah's longest running half marathon).  I don't think I'll do as well as last year -- as when I ran last year it was my best race of the year.

Weight Loss

I jumped on the scale this morning and came in at 184.5.  Slightly down from a few weeks ago but no major improvement.  I haven't been able to go walking during my lunch hour because the of the coldness and snow on the sidewalks, so I wind up eating out.  I am avoiding the buffets but it is really difficult for me to make a negative calorie deficit.

Upcoming Races

01/14: St George Half Marathon - St George, UT (Confirmed)
02/11: Winter Striders Race Circuit 5K - Ogden UT (Confirmed)
02/25: Winter Striders Race Circuit 10K - Ogden UT (Confirmed)
03/04: Legacy Half Marathon - Bountiful, UT (Confirmed)
03/18: Winter Striders Race Circuit 10 Mile - Ogden UT (Confirmed)
04/08: Winter Striders Race Circuit Half Marathon - Huntsville, UT (Confirmed)
04/15: Salt Lake City Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed) (2017)
04/29: Winter Striders Race Circuit 30K - Huntsville, UT (Confirmed)
06/24: Utah Midnight Half Marathon - Provo, UT (Confirmed)
07/07: Utah Midnight (Legacy) Half Marathon - Farmington, UT (Confirmed)
11/12: Las Vegas Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)

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