My apologies for not posting last week's summary. Here is goes, with stories as always:
Week of 4.11.11
4.11.11: 7.2 miles
4.13.11: 7.2 miles
Trail run. Again.
4.16.11: 1.6 mile warmup; 5K race; 0.6 mile cooldown
First competitive 5K for three or four years? Took second in 19:55ish.
4.17.11: 15.5 miles
Trail run. I forgot how hard it is to run 25K on trails at a good clip.
That week wasn't so great. No a lot of miles, and I should have run another 10 or so after the 5K. Downtime leads to an off week.
Week of 4.18.11
Big week! I ran more miles this week than I think I ever have in a non-race week.
4.18.11: 8.2 miles
4.19.11: 6.8 miles
4.20.11: 8 miles
Trail run with triathelete coworker. Nice and easy job on a new route.
This goose egg would come back to haunt me.
4.22.11: 5.1 miles
Starting the day with a 4:30AM run just does the body good.
4.23.11: 14 miles
The weekend is here. That means putting on 37+ miles in two days! Here comes that haunting I warned you about.
4.23.11 noon: 3.7 miles
Trail run with wife. I'm teaching her how to handle the downhills.
4.23.11 1PMish: 8.95 miles
Trail run immediately after wife leaves. Tried to run at a decent pace. More or less succeeded.
4.23.11 8 PMish: 11.1 miles
Late evening stroll. Minus the stroll. My calves felt this the next morning.
Year-to-date: 618.4 miles
A couple of notes: Even though I cleared my goal miles this week, I didn't get in my speed workout. The trails make up for it slightly - I run hard on all the down hills - but this is a repeated pattern that I need to address. Next week is 65 miles with a long run of ~16 and a running 13.1 at marathon-pace. The latter quality run should help me manage the stress of the last chunk of the upcoming 50Ks and the latter miles for my longer races.