Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Week in Training 12/11/2017 to 12/17/2017

Whoa! It's been a while! I'm pretty busy training, coaching and living life (excuses, I know) so I don't post here often. I dealt with a pretty good string of injuries after spring marathon training/excessive racing which carried on through to our move down to Ashland. I took some time off and have since been able to build back up a bit (with help from my Coach) but am still addressing a little Achilles soreness and a lingering Sciatica issue.

Here's what last week looked like:

Monday - 12/11/2017 - 7 miles easy. 500 feet EG.

Tuesday - 9.25 miles easy, 1,800 feet EG. Oredson Todd Woods to Mike Uhtoff to Red Queen to Snark to Lithia.

Wednesday - 12.5 mile workout, 2,000+ feet EG. 3 miles easy, 4 miles @ perceived marathon effort, 4 miles @ perceived half marathon effort, 1.5 mile cool down. All on trail.

Thursday - 8 miles easy, 2,000 feet EG. Up Liberty to Luna's Revenge, 2060 to Lewis loops, White Rabbit to home.

Friday - B2B #1 - 20 miles, 3,500+ feet EG. Through town to Hitt to Fell On Knee to Hitt to 2060 To Bandersnatch to Red Queen, bee bopped around, then home.

Saturday - B2B #2 - 20 miles, 1,000 feet EG. Wife was at work and our daughter isn't quite old enough to stay alone (she's 10) so I go to the soccer field across the street, that way she can see me from the couch and if she needs me she can come over; I run in .15 mile circles. That was something like 133 loops today. I don't mind it, I just stay in the moment. Average pace: 6:17 last 4 miles: 5:53, 5:54, 5:25, 5:24.

Sunday - 5.5 recovery miles, 1,000 feet EG. Luna's revenge, 2060, Bandersnatch, Lithia.

Totals: 82.25 miles, 11,800 feet EG.

I start PT at Connected Physical Therapy at the end of the month which will hopefully help me get over this discomfort. It's manageable, but rather annoying some days. The thought of some relief has me very excited!

I took a break from Strava to stop comparing myself to others and to instead focus on what I can control: my training. I also deactivated my Facebook. It is a monumental waste of time that stifles free thinking and creativity - I often describe it as a garbage dump with nothing but electronic trash getting thrown in your face by useless, divisive algorithms.

Social media rant over! As I post a photo to Instagram ;)

I'm looking to level up to 100MPW and I'm ready to throw down at Sean O'brien 100K!

I sure am blessed to have such a beautiful family and live in such an amazing region.

I will be forever grateful.

Cutting down our Christmas Tree!

Alicia doing speedwork on Snark

Luna's Revenge - 1mi/1,000ft from my door to FS 2060
Luna and I headed up FS 2060
The view from the top of Lewis Loops (3 mi from home)

The view from White Rabbit on my 20 miler

The .15 mile field loop

I love it so much!

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