Sunday, January 25, 2015

December and January (so far) in review

December and January have been a whirlwind.  I finished my second MBA term, finalized some things at work and began travelling for Christmas and then for my MBA.  I ran around 70 miles a week in December and felt really strong and confident.  Then I decided that it was about time to take some days off from running and figured that January in Patagonia would be perfect.  So instead of running every day, I hiked 15-18 miles with Selina and soaked in the sun and the sights of glaciers, avalanches and mountains.  I hopped from Durham to California, to Asheville, to Valaparaiso, Chile, to Santiago and then to Patagonia.  I feel like I've been a nomad for about 6 weeks, but every step of the way has been totally worth the displacement I feel.  I'm still finalizing my race schedule for the spring, but one thing is for certain - I will not be doing LA marathon because I didn't make the top ten to get hotel and travel compensation so I am not in a position where I can afford to fly all the way out there.  Perhaps I'll eye another marathon that Meagan does, but I'll wait to cross that bridge once it gets closer.

Week of December 1:
72 Miles
18 mile long run
1000m repeats

December 8:
73 Miles
18 miles with some tempo

December 15 - In California
74 miles
15 mile long run

December 22 - in California
70 miles
no long run

December 29
8k Race in 27:16 for $500
19 miles long run