Sunday, January 27, 2013

Flu Then Ending 1.27.13

Monday - 22 miles, NB 110 - I was still feeling some lingering flu weakness and this run kind of drug on until about 12 or 13 miles but then I was able to hammer out the last part of it.

Tuesday - 45 min stairs - Legs were pretty heavy after yesterdays run

Wednesday - 45 min stairs

Thursday - Off

Friday - Gym - Bench, Press, Squat, Dead - I don't like doing all four lifts on the same day but that is how my schedule worked out this week.  I was fading towards the end but still managed to pull my heaviest Dead to date.

Saturday - 10 miles (8 miles NB  101, 2 miles barefoot)

Sunday - 8 miles (6 miles NB 110, 2 miles barefoot)

Total - 40 miles and 1.5 hours of stairs

The flu really set me back and I only managed to eek out 10 miles total the week before this week.  I was glad to sneak in the 22 miler early in the week and then kind of just take it easy and confirm that I was 100% over the flu.  I'm looking at 5 more weeks until I start my taper for Grasslands and have a plan that I hope will work.  I've got some time built up at work and will be able to get away 3 or 4 times over the next month to do long runs.  I plan to do a long run of 24 miles this coming week, then 26 miles the next, then a down week, then 28 miles, and then close out things with a 30 miler.

Beer of this Post: Jester King Funk Metal - Barrel Aged Sour Stout

Monday, January 7, 2013

Three Weeks Ending 1.06.13

Monday - AM - Gym - Bench, Squat; PM - Track - 1 mile warmup, 4X800 w/ 400 recovery, 1 mile cool down, MT110

Tuesday - 30 min stairs

Wednesday - 30 min stairs

Thursday - 6 miles, Luna sandals

Friday - 30 min stairs

Saturday - 10 miles, BF

Sunday - 10 miles, MT 101

Monday – Christmas Eve – Great time hanging out with family

Tuesday – Christmas Day – Same as before but with about 6” of snow thrown in

Wednesday – 8 miles, NB MT 101 – It was bitterly cold and a lot of this run was done in ankle deep snow

Thursday – Lifting – Finally made it back to the gym after about 10 days.  Bench / Press / Squat / Dead – obviously it wasn’t optimal to do all 4 lifts on the same day, but it was going to be another week or so before I could get back in the gym. 

Friday – 30 min stairs

Saturday – 10 miles, Luna sandals – did this as a tempo run

Sunday – 18 miles, MT 101 – pushed the pace a bit more than normal and it felt really good

Monday -  Gym - Bench, Squats - NYE

Tuesday - New Years Day - fun time tasting a lot of new beers and hanging out with friends and family

Wednesday - 30 min stairs

Thursday - Gym - Press, Dead

Friday - 8 miles, Luna sandals

Saturday - 22 miles, MT 110 - I was pretty sure on Friday that I was coming down with something and really felt it before this run but was able to grind this one out.  Then the rest of the day was spent in bed with full on Flu.

Sunday - Sick w/ Flu

A pretty relaxing stretch with not a whole lot of running.  The holidays are always a good excuse to relax and not run and the flu working its way through our family didn't help either.  Our daughter was the first to come down with it back before Christmas and it ever so slowly worked its way through all of us.  I thought that maybe I had escaped catching it but no such luck.  I'll spend the next couple of days trying to get well and then ease back into running.

I always try to drink local and had a few of these over the last 3 weeks: