Sunday, August 20, 2017

Week ending 08/20

Hi fellow runners!

How's everyone's training going?!

My week in training:

  • Monday: 5 miles at the trail. Definitely didn't get a good night's rest. Stayed up a few min late. Woke up at 3 and tossed and turned for a bit. Up for work, morning coffee barely helped. Morning dragged. Afternoon coffee got me back to "normal". Hydrated throughout the day.

To the trail after work. A bit humid out, it started to drizzle. Was looking forward to some cool rain, but didn't happen. Had a decent start and was able to maintain, only lost a few seconds on the way back. 
  • Tuesday: 4 miles at the trail. Again, rained a bit during the day and drizzled a bit after work. Not much precipitation. Temp not that bad, still 80% humid. Did the opposite trail as Mon. Still some incline, not as bad.
  • Wednesday: 3.11 miles through the neighborhood. Decent rest. Got up around 4:30 for no particular reason. Couldn't go back to sleep. Work out done, time to run. Felt good, except for the 100% humidity!
  • Thursday: 5 miles at the trail. To be honest, i have to get better at writing day of or the following day. Barely remember Thurs. Just remember i wanted to get it done in time to watch football at 7. lol


  • Friday: 2 miles around the neighborhood. Tapering back to be somewhat fresh for Saturday's long run day. 
My current shoes are about to max out a few weeks after my next race. Decided to get a new pair!  New Balance 410 v5. My current favs are new balance, asics, and saucony. And definitely prefer trail shoes. The just have the best feel, to me anyway. And i don't mind buying an older model. $60!



  • Saturday: 15 miles at the trail. New personal long! Scheduled to do 13/14 for #RnRPhilly training. Was well rested, got up early. Worked and worked out by 630. Plans around noon. Figured I had time, might as well try. 
Did the more scenic trail first, it was humid! soaked by mile 2! To that end and back, passed my car at mile 5.5, didn't stop for  hydration/fuel yet. Off to the more gradual incline side and back. Stopped for hydration/fuel at 10.5. Back to the more scenic side, pacing to go a bit further, a little slower than preferred, had thoughts of cutting it to 13/14, but only reason would be quitting. Got it done! 
Breaking in the new shoes!
Hydrated plenty! 2 waters before, 1 during, 2 immateriality after, about 10 for the day!




  • Sunday: rest day, one for the streak. Usually get more weekend chores in on Saturday, not this weekend. Yard work, etc to be done today. Will get a few steps in on rest day. 
August goals: 
  • 100 miles (3.33+ avg). Haven't had to make this a goal in a long time, but two weeks of the month may be a bit crazy. A week vacation that includes a schedule of hiking, and a half week staycation that includes having family stay at my house for 5 days. On both accounts, I hope me being more of a morning person helps me attain this goal. 
Update: Got some miles in through vacation 1 without disrupting our itinerary. 95 miles through 08/20. Remaining miles shouldn't be an issue, guests arrive 8/23. 
  • Long runs of 13/14 miles for #RnRPhilly training. Update: one done, one to go!

Upcoming races:
Registered for:
  • 09/09 Flying Fish 5k, Sumerdale NJ. Did this brewery 5k last yr, was a blast! 🏃🍺
  • 09/17 - Rock N Roll Philly, last yr, my first half! Officially back in training mode. Been maintaining long runs at 10. 11, 12, 13, 15 done. One more "long" run to go! 


  • 10/08 - Army Ten Miler!  (in dc) #RunArmyRunStrong

Contemplating:
  • 10/20-22 runners world. Not sure if I'll be up for a half so soon after the ATM, may do the 5/10k.


Can't go, but would love to (sched conflicts):
  • 09/16 Iron Pigs bacon 5k
  • 10/07 Troegs hop dash 5k
  • 10/08 Yuengling Logger Jogger 5k


Good luck to everyone with their training, keep kicking butt!

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