Sunday, July 26, 2009

This Week in Running: 7.20.09 to 7.26.09

The week wrapped up w/ one hard run (Blessing of the Fleet 10 Miler--race report forthcoming soon) and two easy ones (Sat. and Sun.).

Saturday 7.25.09
AM: 7.25 miles in 51:50
Did this one about 14 hours after the race. Soreness didn't get the chance to settle into the muscles yet, so this was a good run. A tingle of compunction here b/c I fear that I should've gone longer and swapped today's run for tomorrow's. Blood blister on the left big toe did not affect the run. I lathered it up w/ Vaseline. Finished with ice, stick, stretch.

Sunday 7.26.09
AM: core work and 10.5 miles in 86:06
Wow, was this a slow run. Quads were sore and legs felt lethargic. It was very humid too. So humid that it started raining for a bit. I ran 100% on trails. They were water-logged and slow. I do this run a handful of times per year and have noticed that all terrain vehicles are eroding the trails. They are becoming increasingly difficult to negotiate: more exposed rocks and tree roots than ever before. Topped the day off w/ a good 3 hours of yard work.

This was a quasi-cutback week. Down 7 miles from last week and that was in part due to Sunday's run and Friday's race. It should've been a full cutback week but I have a conference coming up in two weeks and know that will likely become a cutback week by default.

Numbers for the week
55 1/4 miles in 5 runs
5 core routines
1 lifting sequence
96 minutes on indoor trainer (bike)

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