afternoon - 11.25 Coral Canyon Trail from PVHS. Good run, but I had to estimate then map the distance (with inaccurate sat. pics.) because I forgot my watch, but I'm guessing it's pretty close. Also forgot my long sleeve and gloves which made it a little more chilly, but it turned out to be a good run anyway. (Stratus 267.7)
evening - 6 Treadmill @1%. Had to hit the treadmill to make up miles I didn't get in the morning since I needed to get some sleep after not getting much because of Pyper's ear infection I had been looking forward to running the snow. The sleep was much needed, though. Watched the Jazz pull away from the Hornets. Ran 1st at 7:30 then the next at 6:58. (Cumulus red 497.85)
AM - 7.15 Green Springs. Recovered a little from yesterday (sleep wise) and got a few in this morning. (Cumulus orange 463.75)
late morning - 11.6 - 4 x cemetery mile. Warmed up with 5 miler through Green Springs and set out to do 4xmiles at 5:20. Things didn't go that well. The worst set of miles I have ever had. 1-5:40,2-5:35,3-5:47,4-5:50. Things just went from ugly to worse. The whole time it was as if I had bricks for shoes. The reason? Fatigue. Without a doubt, running 36+ miles in the last 20 hours has beat my legs up. In a perfect world I would be able to spread those four runs out. But with sick kids and then Parent/Teachers today, I had to use what time I had. Oh well. I'll bounce back and have a strong week and get a better set in next week. (Precision 296.3)
Weights - 2 sets each. It has been a bit too long since I've been in, so I made myself get some quick ones in. It actually felt good.
AM - 8 Middleton. Go out the back way by the old house and up to the turn to the new houses up in Midd. and back. I wore my watch for the first time in a while in the morning and it spit out some nasty numbers at me. My morning runs have always been a bit slower, however. (Cumulus silver 397.15)
afternoon - 14.1 Fields loop. Started off thinking maybe today's 14 might be a little much. But I just kept it going hitting 7's and not worrying about going faster - it was a okay pace with tired legs. Then finished with a solid Tinman Finish on the last 3. Happy with the overall run and it felt good to bring it down for the last little bit. (Stratus red 81.15)
noon - 12 River Trail. Ran down the trail and marked every .25 miles for my team to do workouts on. It was kind of a pain and messy to run with stencils and paint for nearly 7 miles, but its done. (Stratus 279.7)
evening - 10.15 Club Run. I am feeling the affects of the long week. I have hit a lot of miles and my body is ready to rest. My goal is to just finish it up and hit the high miles this week and bring it back to 100-110 for a couple. (Stratus red 91.3)
AM - 8 Middleton. Run was okay as I was dreaming of big marathon goals, but I sure am tired now. (Cumulus silver 405.15)
afternoon - 3xSunrise hills - 9.5. Jogged out to the hill. Initially, I was a bit worried about the workout, being a bit tired for the week. After last week when I ran the hill (not as a hard workout however) I thought a good goal might be under 2:00 for each of the three planned hills (which was slower than the 1:55 I had hoped for when I planned on bringing hills back). Starting the first, I felt pretty good and flowed up to the half when I needed to work it a bit. I was very happy to see it at 1:51 (one of my best hills ever). But I was a bit worried about the next two, and I hoped I could keep them under 2:00 still. 2-1:50, I felt tired a little earlier, so I kept digging and using the arms, and the time was even better! 3-1:49, Again tired a little earlier, so I dug more as I didn't want to lose the good workout on the last one. I really thought it was going to be about 1:57. So I was really stoked when I hit the time. Fastest hill ever and the best hill workout I have ever had. Granted it was just three and not 4 or 5 hills, but it was a great starting point - and near the end of a very tired week. Ran across Foremaster and then back up the Mall trail and to Sandstone to do 6x100 barefoot grass striders and 2 barefoot loops. (Cumulus blue 8.1)
morning - 23 Pecan Farm (20). Clyde, Steve, Mike, Kimz, and I met at my house and started out on the 20 miler with sights on just finishing with no real push at the end of a LONG week. Pretty much hit 7:00's + for the first 1/2 - Kimz dropped off at 6 and head to his house for a 10 (my high school kids are hitting some good solid mileage - but I wish the others would have ran with him this morning). I GU'ed and quick water at the highway, about 11, and we started up the hills. The Purgatory Hill was over 2 miles long and we mastered it. Picked pace up a little to about 6:50 for the first mile and then we just kept increasing with Clyde and my leads and brought the next mile to 6:20 with a lot right at 6:00. In felt great to increase speed and get the HR moving even though it was a long uphill. Then Clyde and I settled to 6:30's for the next few by Coral Canyon. After finishing, 21, I went to find Mike (who had run his longest week ever) and Steve had grabbed him, so I just circled around Washington for a couple miles. Just HAD to reach 120 since I was so close. (Stratus red 114.3)
Highest Mileage Week Ever! I am pretty stoked about it. And the end of the week was actually better than the first of the week.
Goals for next week: Mileage is going to drop back to 110. I want to hit another set of good hills, and I need to get a better set of miles. But all things considered, training is going well, and I just want to keep putting in some solid mileage as track is picking up.
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