Saturday, May 27, 2017

This Week in Running 5/21 - 5/27

Rescue on the Bike Trail

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday139:15ish pace. Solid run
Tuesday4Medium Effort
Thursday1010 miles at 9:00 min / mile pace. Good run
Saturday1410 Miles at 9:00 min / mile pace.
Total miles for the week: 50; YTD: 832.25

Week's Summary

This week I really wanted to pump up the volume on my runs.  I started on Saturday with a decent run and I had visions of logging a high mileage week.  I ran Sunday's run way too fast (I was feeling good) and wound up feeling pretty burned out by Monday.  I more or less ran 2 half marathons on subsequent days at half marathon pace.  So early in the week I was in a hole as far as training went.

I finally felt pretty good by Thursday and really tore up the bike trail.  I do pause my Garmin when I am getting water so my pace isn't truly honest but none the less it felt good.

Throughout the week though I was feeling pretty sore.  I am way overdue for a week of minimal running.

Weight Loss

After a week of goofing around in Nevada and eating too much of all the wrong I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had only gained a pound.  After a few days of running I was back down to sub 180 (179.8).  I'd still like to get down to sub 175 or so but until I made a concentrated efforts, my results will be hit and miss.  

Emergency on the Bike Trail

This should've gone on last week's recap but I have some time to recap it here.  I was running pretty hard last Saturday and I reached my turnaround point -- about 6 miles out.  I took a slug of Tailwind and started to head back.

Upon turning around a pair of cyclists saw me and were asked, "Did you see that person laying on the side of the bike trail?"  I said no and they explained there was someone lying beside the trail a little ways up.

So we all went there and sure enough there was a person lying slumped on the bike trail.  Now I've seen a lot of things on the bike trail over the years, but my first thought was, "is this person even alive?"

I determined it was a woman and it looked like she wasn't breathing.  I didn't really have a working phone -- I carry a phone but it doesn't have a SIM card in it.  It can dial 911 and play music but that's about it.  The cyclists seemed reluctant to get involved.

I tried waking the young woman (probably in her early 20s) after realizing her breathing was shallow. but she was completely unresponsive.

So I made the executive decision to call 911.  It took a while for me to relay where my location was -- you are sort of away from any major roads at that point and I didn't know the exact location of where I was, other than about a quarter mile from some veteran's memorial park.

Finally she started coming around and by the time 911 figured out where we were, she was somewhat coherent and I managed to walk with her to the park.

I did smell a liquor on her, so my *guess* is that she had a little too much.  There may have been other factors at play too.  Either way it was scary, as when I found her, she was in a bad position and if she had gotten sick, she would've certainly choked to death.

Upcoming Races

I think this is the first time in a long time I have not raced in the month of May.  April was a crazy month in terms of a marathon and a 30K the week after.  Also my mom was visiting and I spent a good amount of time entertaining her and traveling.  It did enable me to take a bit of a break, but I certainly missed it -- especially the Ogden Marathon. I am hoping to race a bit more in the month of June and I might have something special planned for next weekend.

06/04: Sun Valley Half Marathon - Ketchum, ID (Confirmed)
06/17: Lamoille Canyon Half Marathon - Lamoille / Elko, NV (Confirmed)
06/24: Utah Midnight Half Marathon - Provo, UT (Confirmed)
07/07: Utah Midnight (Legacy) Half Marathon - Farmington, UT (Confirmed)
08/19: Dam Train Race - 12 KM Race - Midway, UT (Confirmed)
11/12: Las Vegas Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)
04/21: Salt Lake City Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed (2018))

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