Monday, September 14, 2009

weekly summary 9/13/2009

Total miles 51.2
Monday 4.16
Tuesday 9.04
Wednesday 7.35
Thursday 8.1
Saturday 7.49, 8.1
Sunday 8.78
Average pace 7:57

After 3 hard weeks I finally gave in to my body’s request for an easier week. I knew on Mondays run that I needed a break. I decided then to keep my runs and give my body a chance to recover. By running a less I was able to pick up my pace. It really felt good to get in some sub 7:20 miles again.

Based on my runs this weekend, I feel pretty good and I’m ready for 1 more hard week before taper time. My heel still feels pretty good but my knees are a little sore. I probably need to go back to icing them down after a hard or long run. Overall I feel pretty good and definitely have some energy back.

I decided to run the Orlando 15k on 9/26. I sent in the registration so I’ve committed myself now. It will be nice to get a race in again and this will force me to not to get in another hard week with only 3 weeks left before Hartford.

My plan this week is to push myself and try to get in at least 3 long runs. I would also like to keep the pace under 8 for the week.

Hartford is still more than 4 weeks away but I’m starting to get excited about it now. It’s been a long time since my last race.

4 weeks until Hartford

1 comment:

Marcus Grimm said...

That's a nice solid week of training... You're getting fast at the right time.

Thanks for comment re: running with a pace group. I definitely seem to gravitate toward the smaller races and that prob. hurts as much as it helps me.