Sunday, March 5, 2017

This Week in Running 2/26 - 3/4

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday17Long run Sunday.
Tuesday7Medium with bits at tempo.
Wednesday7Regular run
Saturday13March Madness Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 49; YTD: 347.5

Week's Summary

It actually wasn't too bad of a week -- volume wise.  I managed to get in a lot of miles.  The 17 mile long run on Sunday really bolstered my numbers.  And for the most part, the long run went very well.  It was a beautiful day and I just loaded up on some Tailwind, some gels and headed on out for a run.

I got some awesome pictures as well.

The long run however did pretty much kill me for the rest of the week.  I know I run my long runs way too fast and I tend to have a hard time recovering from them.  Let's face it, I am running about 2/3rds of a full marathon at marathon pace nearly every other weekend.

So it wasn't too much of a surprise to go in this weekend's half marathon somewhat fatigued and have less then stellar results.  Of course, the weather didn't cooperate much, but even if I the weather had been good, my time wouldn't have.

The weather continues to be pretty good (curse the wind though).  So running is actually fairly enjoyable.

Weight Loss

Well - I weighed in this morning at a 182.5. Amazing what not eating buffets will do.  Alas, I still have a ways to go.  My "fighting" weight is about 170... I would love to see 167 again.

I am taking my diet up a notch and really committing to watching what I put in my mouth.  I plan on cutting out sugar and quit eating crap.  I think with my a better diet AND all the running I do, I can whittle my weight down to something I can be happy with.

I have the diet know-how -- I just need the discipline.

Upcoming Races

I would like to run the weekend of the 11th -- just not sure what yet.  Who knows what I'll do and what distance.  I have to sort all that out yet and determine my energy level and how far I want to travel.  Stay tuned.

03/18: Winter Striders Race Circuit 10 Mile - Ogden UT (Confirmed)
03/18: 6 Tunnels Half Marathon - Boulder City, NV (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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