Thursday, April 4, 2013

Weekly Log: 4.1.13 - 4.7.13

Last week I completed my highest mileage week (46 miles) as well as month (182 miles.)  I also pushed myself hard in a beast of a trail race.  I'm definitely feeling the effects and with the Jamestown Bridge 10k coming up this weekend I plan to ease off on the gas a bit. 

Monday - Johnston, RI - 7.0 miles

Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)

Ran the trails in Snake Den this morning.  Snoopin', runnin', explorin'.  Did a loop in some farmland before bushwhacking through a swampy section to a trail I've previously run.  Then I checked out a bunch of new trails before heading over to the powerlines.  The view from the hills was pretty sweet.  I was running short on time but I'll definitely be back to explore more of this place.  My calves are pretty achey after five straight days of running (including the Big River punishment) and the next two days off should do 'em good.

Tuesday - 0 miles

P90X Chest & Back (60 minutes)

Haven't done this one in about a month and I was spent by the end.  I shall feel this one tomorrow.

Wednesday - Smithfield, RI - 4.5 miles

Poor Ezri is home sick with Momma which allowed me to get out of the house and fit in a rare Wednesday run.  I ran the roads around Fidelity but after a couple miles I began to feel the ache in my calves/shins.  It got worse as the run wore on and I felt pretty meh by the end.  While I hate to admit it, I think I need to rest up before the Jamestown Bridge 10k to hopefully avoid any serious problems.  With the huge increase in miles over the last 1.5 months, I suppose this was inevitable.  Still, it's a minor bummer - I was hoping to hit 40+ miles for the 3rd week in a row.  I'm also feeling the makings of a sore throat/head cold.  Hopefully my immune system drops the hammer on it!

It's funny how dependent we become on our runs.  Not running for three days seems like a major defeat but I know it's nothing in the scheme of things.

Thursday - 0 miles

P90X Shoulders & Arms (60 minutes)

Curls and rows aren't my thing and this video is nothing but upper body work however this seemed like the perfect time to fit it in since I'm trying to rest my dogs.

Friday - 0 miles

P90X Yoga X (60 minutes)

Saturday - 0 miles

Family was away so I had the whole afternoon and evening to myself.  I resisted the urge to run and instead chainsawed a bunch of wood, burned shit in the firepit, planted some onions and peas and attempted to bake energy bars for the first time.  Results were...mixed.

Sunday - 14 miles

Jamestown Bridge 10k.  Official time: 38:46.  8th overall.  6th in age group.  Great run.  Recap here.

Weekly Mileage: 25.8 miles

Year to Date: 450.6 miles

This week looked like it was going to be a letdown but a great race at the 10k really turned everything around.  After 7 consecutive weeks of 30+ miles, I finally fell short of 30 since I opted to rest up before the 10k.  So be it.  Best be smart about it as TARC is only 3 weeks away.  Yikes!

1 comment:

  1. Nice mileage! I'm sure you'll do great at the Jamestown bridge run. A few days of rest before a race is probably a good thing, but I can understand not wanting to take days off for a race in the middle of a longer training cycle.