Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jan. 3 - Jan. 9

Monday 1/3
AM:  9 miles (1:07:25).  Fire Tower x 2
PM:  7 miles (52:06. Fire Tower
Even though I normally would have made this day into a single longish run, I did run up some hills during both runs.  

Tuesday 1/4
AM:  12 miles  (1:28:13).  Fire Tower, Brush Creek Trail 
PM:  9 miles (1:02:42).  Portsmouth
Ran in Portsmouth with Erock.  First run with him since before break.  This is also the first time I ran this fast for this long since before break.

AM:  6 miles (44:00).  Fire Tower
PM:  11 miles (1:26:06).  Great Seal
PM:  6 miles (42:56).  Chillicothe
After I got out of Great Seal I met up with Corey and Holbert and they were still needing to run so I though I would tag along.  Thought they were only doing a few but ended up doing six.  I'm not sure if I have ever ran three different times in one day, even though the last couple runs were within an hour from each other.

Thursday 1/6
AM:  10 miles (1:20:00).  Great Seal
Great Seal again on this morning.  I was feeling particularly sluggish the entire run. 

Friday 1/7
PM:  8 miles (58:09).  Portsmouth
Ran in town with some of the guys.

Saturday 1/8
PM:  31 miles (4:37:37).  Frozen Sasquatch 50k 
There will sure to be a little race report coming within the next few days.

Sunday 1/9
AM:  6 miles (45:10).  Fire Tower
PM:  4 miles (30:43).  House Trails
This run was ran more for recovery purposes only.  Stretched real good and did "looseners."

Total Miles:  119
Total Time:  15:35:07

This week was up and down.  One good thing was the 50k I did on Saturday.  It was my second ultra and I got first place.  Still, I did not feel great during the race.  Actually, the only time I felt good was on the uphills.  I was happy with the way I was able to recover though.  I ran two smaller runs today and it didn't really feel like I ran 31 miles yesterday.  This week was about 15 miles and three hours longer than last week, so I am quickly jumping up.  Maybe that is why I have been feeling a little sluggish lately.

This time of the year is usually a time when I am starting to do 5 x 1 mile repeats and such to get ready for the track season.  It is kind of nice to think that I will be able to get some straight mileage on the trails as much as I want.  With school starting tomorrow, I will begin another scheduled semester, so I will quickly have to get on another routine of planning when and where I run each day.  During the winter break I have been at leisure for when I run.  I am looking forward to it though, its only my last semester as an undergrad....      


1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your win Mike! Looks cold, even colder for those who finished in 8+ hours with the falling snow.