Sunday, August 30, 2015

Week in Review

62 Miles
7 Runs / 1 Double
1 Day off
16 Miles Solo Long Run in 7:00 pace
4 x mile repeats 548,546,543,540 with 60s jog rest
4 days in Illinois

I had hoped that this week would be a solid week of 80+ miles, but my knee started acting up on runs so I wanted to play it safe.  Plus, I was in Chicago and didn't feel like waking up early before our train to my Grandma's house.  Turns out we missed our Amtrak train and had to rent a one-way car rental instead, but how was I supposed to predict that would happen?

Looking past the lower mileage week and minor hiccup with the knee, the week actually was still pretty solid from a quality perspective. I got in some good mile repeats at the greenway on Tuesday with my guys Billy and Gene.  Then I posted a solid long run, where I had zero company.  Let me repeat that.  I ran 16 miles without any friends by my side.  Write this down in the record books, because I'm quite certain that the last time I did a long run by myself was in 2010 in San Francisco.  Yes, it's that rare for me to run solo long runs that I actually remember the last time it happened.

But I digress.  Outside of running, the focus for this week was to hang out with my parents and siblings to celebrate my Grandma's 90th birthday.  She's doing great and I am so excited to have shared in the celebrations with her.  She's a gem.  She even kept this quite endearing thank you note from me:

Who knew I could be such a comedian?
Runs with dad won't always be possible, so I cherish these runs!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Week in Review

83 Miles
9 runs / 2 Doubles
20 Miles long Run in 6:55 pace
11.4M MLR
8x800m repeats
2 Days in Boston for work

Fresh off finishing my fifth MBA term, Coach and I decided this would be a good week for higher mileage.  The highlight of the running this week was definitely my 20 miler.  I have crushed all of the last four long runs and it gives me a lot of confidence that I'm building up the strength for marathon endurance.  My workouts are turning the corner as well, but it's the fact that the long runs are so enjoyable that really gets me pumped up for the fall season.  I've still been having some minor issues with my knee (it hurts to go down stairs), but it hasn't been affecting my run as I don't feel discomfort while running.

I've also ramped up my lifting regime, doing 3 sets of exercises so that I can do as much as possible to stay injury free.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Week in Review

78 Miles
7 Runs / 0 doubles
12x200m at 36-37 with 200m jog for 9.5M total
12.8M MLR
3 x 1.5M repeats with 800m rest for 12M total via 557, 240 (3:43), 5:52, 2:44 (3:30), 5:46, 2:42
18.3M long run in 6:53 average

Super behind - a great week of training under my belt! Super excited about this week.  I've been feeling my knee walking down stairs, but nothing bothering me on runs, so I'm crossing my fingers it doesn't turn into anything worse!