Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This Week in Running 2/11 - 2/17

On the podium at the Candy Heart 5K

DayMileage / WorkoutComments
Sunday12.5Long run at 9:35 pace
Monday5Fairly easy 
Tuesday7Medium paced run
Wednesday4Easy run
Thursday4Another easy run. Taper for Saturday Half marathon
FridayOffOff / Travel - hiked about 2 miles
Saturday14.25Saints and Sinners Half Marathon
Weekly: 47.75 YTD: 291.5

Heading to the finish line at the Candy Heart 5K

Week's Summary

This week was all about maintaining my fitness and getting ready for the Saints and Sinners half marathon in Boulder City, NV. I also felt a little flat from Saturday Candy Heart 5K and a follow-up 13 mile at marathon pace (or at least my wish of marathon pace).

Other than that, training this week was fairly flat and I was just mailing in my workouts.  Granted, I am recovering from the 5K and prepping for a half marathon, so there is only so much I can handle.  I also felt like I was coming down with a cold.  After every run I come back to the house and just cough like a cigarette smoker.  I also felt a little chilled.  The last thing I wanted before a destination travel race is a cold. 

Luckily, the cold never seemed to manifest and I felt 100% for Saturday's race.  My legs were a little tired and not terribly springy feeling.  I also didn't have a lot of confidence during the race.  I kept feeling like I was going to crash and burn and I think that played a part on race day.

The end result though was that I had a good race, although having a net downhill race almost guarantees a decent race result.  I think my true half marathon time is closer to my St George race result.

This coming week is going to be a much-needed break.  I'll be on the road and I need a bit of recovery time. I haven't taken an official multi-day break in quite some time.  My right knee is still iffy at times and the downtime will do me good.

Upcoming Races

02/24: RunnerCon 5K - Farmington, UT (Confirmed)
03/03: March Madness Half Marathon - West Bountiful, UT (Confirmed)
03/10: Sand Hollow Half Marathon - Hurricane, UT (Maybe)
03/17: Lucky 13 Race - West Jordan, UT (Confirmed)
03/24: Riverton Half Marathon - Riverton UT (Confirmed)
04/21: Salt Lake City Marathon (Half) - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed (2018))
11/11: 2018 Las Vegas Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)

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