Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nov/Dec Issue of The Level

Issue 23: Nov/Dec 2014
32 pages, published 11/2/2014
the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Level Renner. run on the groun. read the underground.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

This Week in Running 12.30.13 to 1.5.14

Update on my Achilles: it's feeling better but I am still being cautious with it. I wouldn't say it's 100% but it is better than last week.

Monday: cardio on bike/elliptical after traveling home from PA. 40 min total + PT work.
Tuesday: 35 mins non-running cardio then 30 mins running, 3.5 miles
Wednesday: 43 mins, 5.5 miles
Thursday: 50 mins, 6 miles
Friday: PT work and shoveling
Saturday: 72 mins, 9 miles
Sunday: 70 min, 8 miles (partially on snow)

32 miles for the week.

Analysis: I did all the runs at an easy pace.  Didn't take many splits.  Got 2 on Saturday: 7:45 and 7:04 on back to back miles.  Slushy roads made the pace inconsistent but my goal was to run these miles w/out a relapse.  I have been icing/heating/elevating/compressing the calf/Achilles faithfully every single day. I've been sleeping in a splint too. The Achilles can still get a little sore after running.  Is this normal? Do I need more days off? I'm not sure.  I also haven't pushed the pace. I feel like I'm walking a fine line between relapse and recovery.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 in Miles

It's always fun adding up the hard work into a quantifiable number. This year's total is my highest ever.  I spent the first half of the year coming back from an injury and the second half training for my first marathon in 3 years (Baystate; 2:45 for 5th).  Didn't race enough.  Hoping to change that in 2014.  Still chasing PR's.  Hope it's not too late.

2013 Miles for the Calendar Year = 2914 1/2 
(dates 1.1.2013 to 12.31.13)

Last 6 calendar years
2012 - 2265.50
2011 - 1983.75
2010 - 2858.10
2009 - 2358.10
2008 - 2523.85
2007 - 651.55