Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good week (but sore legs)

Since I was off I managed to get my 3 runs in this week. I ran 5 miles on the hot streets of Washington on Wednesday, 5 on the treadmill on Friday, and just slogged out 14 miles back home.

As per my little calendar, I probably should have put in 16 or 18 today, but my legs were sore. Part of it is from recent ramp up in running. But I actually think a bigger problem was all the walking I did in D.C. I don't have good tourist shoes, and at the end of the day that really hurt me. So today I started heading back home just after 6 miles. When I was close to home I felt I can stuff another 2 miles in, so I went on a detour. (I actually felt like doing another detour to get the mileage closer to where I thought I should be - but I didn't want to tempt fate anymore.)

I did much better than I've done the last few weeks. I left earlier in the morning, and the weather wasn't as bad. At the end I could feel the sun coming out - and I was glad I was almost done!

I finished off the month with 85 miles. I haven't run that much since before my last marathon 2 years ago. (To be fair though, there were 5 weekends in August!) It's left with me with a nice gentle ramp over this year. (A slight jump this month - but remember, 5 weekends!)

Of course, if you look at it near the training for my last marathon, you can get a better sense of where I stand.

June/July/August 2007: 317 miles.
June/July/August 2009: 203 miles.

It's ok. My expectations are lower as well. I'd just like to finish it feeling well this time.


Blogger ShoreTurtle said...

Tourist walking is under-rated as a cross-training activity. It was probably best to run what you did instead of trying to force the issue. Hope that you had a good vacation.

Sunday, August 30, 2009  
Blogger tinablue87 said...

Good for you! I managed 10 miles today. It was hot and I didn't bring water. On an up note: I ran the West Side Highway today. All and all a good run.

Sunday, August 30, 2009  
Blogger Darrell said...

DC is a great place to visit and to run.

Congrats on the detour.

Monday, August 31, 2009  
Blogger Mom On The run said...

Wow! It's been a long long time since I ran that far - good for you and good luck in your marathon!

Monday, August 31, 2009  
Blogger Jank said...

4 days. Diana says she'll be at the church at the corner near the start.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009  
Anonymous SIGVARIS said...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009  

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