Monday, September 6, 2010

Week 8: 19 days until THE RUN

Total Mileage: 35.78 miles Total Hrs Run: 5.71hrs Next Weeks Goal: 55miles
Sun. 8/22: ABS
Mon. 8/23: Run-6.98 miles (HILLS)
Tue. 8/24: CHEST
Wed. 8/25:Run-10.5 miles (TREADMILL)
Thu. 8/26: Run- 8.1miles
Fri. 8/27: BACK
Sat. 8/28: Run-10.2 miles

Well this week kicked my butt! I seemed to be busy busy busy! I'll blame it on starting college. I was in class for the first time in about 11years!! All is good though. 35 miles is a decent week. As you can see I took an extra day off. Friday was not going my way. My right knee was achy all day at work, and my IT band was very tight. This caused a bit of a scare because I've had problems with this in the past. No worries though. It is an overuse injury. Taking Friday as a rest day and stretching it out, I felt perfect come Saturday night. I still took it a little easy for a Saturday. I usually like to put in higher mileage, but maybe I used the ITB as an excuse to cop out to a nice lil' 10 miler. Something new for this training period was the treadmill work. I usually use the treadmill alot in the winter. I did 10.5 mile or 99 minutes. I progressively raised the incline from 1.0%-3.0% until the halfway point then I progressively started it back down to 1.5%
Speed started at 5.0 and progressively increased it per lap(track lap) to 6.5mph.
With that said I needed a nice low mileage week. I was literally exhausted most of last week. I'm done with the hill training and done with any incline on the treadmill. Any excessive incline or decline running aggravates ITB injuries. That is what I'm going to avoid. I'm going to maintain a nice stretching routine. I am going to continue to train hard but at this point with 17 days to go as I write this I have one last week of training before I start to taper my mileage and let my body recover for the big day.
Oh got my new shoes in on Thursdays run! They should be nice and broken in for the Run for WILD!! I will post pictures ASAP!
A single little cotton tail bunny was the only wildlife I saw running this week.
Happy Running

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