Monday, August 28, 2017

This Week in Running 8/20 - 8/26 + Desert Running

Picture from Friday morning's long run

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
SundayOff7 Miles of Hiking
Tuesday10Medium paced long run
Friday12Long run in Nevada
Saturday7Desert running
Total miles for the week: 41; YTD: 1144

Week's Summary

I finally cracked 40 miles for the week!  While I am not 100% healed from my worn out patella tendon, I am able to run pretty much as much as I'd like.  While I've been a little hesitant on turning on the jets as far as speed work, I am able to run distance and quite comfortable.

About the only day I felt a bit of discomfort was initially on Friday.  I had taken the day off from work and in the morning I was trying to figure out where to run.  Given the high temperature of the day and not wanting to prolong running by driving, I just headed down old I-93.  This road is no longer used and as time takes it's toll, it is becoming less of a paved road and more of a dirt road.  You can drive on it -- in spots, but for the most part no one knows about it.  However, you are always within shouting distance of the "real" I-93.

The rest of the week was built around tentatively and patiently building up the miles.  All in all a productive week and on my way back to being ready for a marathon.

Desert Run

With Friday and Saturday at my disposal, I did two desert runs.  It is always a treat to run something new on account that I generally run the same route.  I find running in the desert to be relaxing and I like challenging myself with a hillier route.  It also gives me ample opportunity to explore and just have fun for the sake of running.  Even the same routes I've done before, sort of have an air of exploration.

Enjoy the photos:

Leppy Canyon just north of West Wendover, Nevada

Heading back down into West Wendover, from about 1.5 miles out in Leppy Canyon

Old highway I-93 - south of West Wendover, NV

Upcoming Races

09/02: Midway Swiss Days 10K - Midway, UT (Confirmed)
09/09: Race to the Angel Half Marathon - Wells, NV (Probable)
09/16: Take it to the Lake Half Marathon - Ely, NV (A Stretch)
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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