Miles to Date: 824
Well, I am finally injury free. It took most of April and part of May, but I am running at 100% now. I did have to drop out of the Reno Half Marathon. I had the hotel and trip all planned, but a few days before the race I dropped to the 10K. I went for a training run 3 days before the race and I was hurting. I wasn't really willing to drive 7.5 hours to Reno to walk through a race. Fortunately that was the last race I bailed on.
I've been logging anywhere between 25 and 45 miles a week. It all depends if I do my long run. A few weeks ago as of this writing (6/29) I ran a 15 miler at a decent clip, so my endurance is coming back. Do I have marathon dreams for this fall? Potentially. If the pieces come together and my motivation is there, I'll jump into one, otherwise I'll live if I don't do one in 2019.
I have definitely taken a hit with my half marathon race performance. They just seem a LOT tougher this year. I am not sure what is behind it, but the last few have been rough experiences. I don't think it is a lack of training, but I suspect I am still trying to run them too fast and I wind up crashing and burning around mile 6.
We've been fortunate to have a mild start to summer, so I can still run in the afternoon, but as June is turning into July, the temperature has been rising. I've been doing some heat acclimation training to help out, as I seem to have adjusted well when I spent last summer in Phoenix.
I am just happy to be running and racing again.
06/29: 2019 Jurassic Run 5K - Ogden, UT (Confirmed)
07/13: 2019 Farmington Festival Days 10K - Farmington, UT (Confirmed)
07/20: 2019 Handcart Half Marathon - Bountiful, UT (Confirmed)
07/26: 2019 Legacy Midnight Run 10K - Farmington, UT (Confirmed)
11/17: 2019 Las Vegas Half Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)
01/19: 2020 Phoenix Rock n Roll Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ(Confirmed)
04/18: 2020 Salt Lake City Half Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed)
05/16: 2020 Ogden Half Marathon - Ogden, UT (Confirmed)