Sunday, March 13, 2022

March 2022 Running Update

Miles Year to Date: 330 (3/13/2022)

Running Update

Training this year has been good.  I am averaging around 25 - 35 miles per week, with a max of 40.  A little light for my liking but still good enough to maintain half marathon endurance and yet have energy to work on my speed.

I admit, I race too much and this has gotten in the way of extra-long runs and prepping multiple times a week for races.  So I have to count my races as speed workouts too.

Injury-wise I am holding up okay.  A little bit of plantar fasciitis at times but it is still manageable. I am dealing with some hip pain, which erupted a week or two ago and flared up at yesterday's race.  I went for a shake out run this morning and it again made itself known. I had to do a 1.5 mile walk back home.  I am hoping it isn't serious.  It doesn't hurt for ordinary activities -- only when I run.

I am hoping it doesn't derail me too much.

Diet and Sleep

Normally, my sleep would be pretty good.  I go to bed at the same time each night -- about 9 PM.  Sleep is one of the most fundamental recovery tools.  I'll get up just a hair before 6 AM to start my day at 7 AM.

Unfortunately my sleep isn't the best.  It would be described as fitful at best.  I managed about 6 or 6.5 hours, which is definitely less than the recommended 8.  I try different schedules and patterns to no avail.  I think this is a key thing to work on.

My diet is still light years ahead of where it was in the winter of 2020.  I am still down about 10 - 15 pounds.  My scale tells me a different story each day.  When I do consistently get readings where I am a bit heavier than usual, it is a message for me to dial back the sweets and chips and get more vegetables.  I am refraining from eating out -- although I did have some high-calorie meals in Las Vegas.  But maintaining a healthy weight and eating the right food has definitely given me the energy to complete tough workouts.

Upcoming Races

03/19: 2022 Lucky 13 - 10K - West Bountiful, Utah (Confirmed)
03/26: 2022 Riverton Half Marathon - Riverton, UT (Confirmed)
04/16: 2022 Eggs Legs 10K - West Jordan, UT (Confirmed)
04/23: 2022 Salt Lake City Half Marathon - Salt Lake City, UT (Confirmed)
05/01: 2022 Reno Half Marathon - Reno, NV (Confirmed)
06/18: 2022 Lamoille Canyon Half Marathon - Lamoille, NV (Confirmed)
07/02: 2022 Riverton Country Mile 10K - Riverton, UT (Confirmed)
08/20: 2022 Provo Canyon to Pleasant Grove 10K - Lindon, UT (Confirmed)
10/01: 2022 Witch Run 10K - West Jordan, UT (Confirmed)
10/22: 2022 Haunted Emigration Canyon 5K - Salt Lake City (Confirmed)
10/29: 2022 Haunted Half Provo 5K - Provo, UT (Confirmed)
02/26: 2023 Las Vegas Half Marathon - Las Vegas, NV (Confirmed)

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