03.16.2009: rest day
03.17.2009: 16 miles of biking in republic, mo. - "wilson's creek": 1 hour, 26 minutes and 58 seconds
03.18.2009: 20 miles of roller skiing in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 36 seconds
03.19.2009: 20 miles of biking in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 01 seconds
03.20.2009: rest day
03.21.2009: 3 miles of walking in republic, mo.: 44 minutes and 33 seconds
03.22.2009: 20 miles of biking in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 35 seconds
total running miles for the week: 0 miles [2009: 333]
total walking miles for the week: 3 miles [2009: 45]
total biking miles for the week: 56 miles [2009: 76]
total roller skiing miles for the week: 20 miles [2009: 71]
i left running on the shelf for the week and i am guessing that i will for two more weeks. i want my shin to be strong for the miles i have planned in the near future. i had a buzz all week from the "little rock half-marathon" experience. part of that experience included meeting a few "marathon maniacs" at the expo on saturday. i loved the camaraderie i witnessed regarding the "maniacs". i spent some time this week on the "marathon maniacs" web site and in the process i came up with a plan on how i could meet the entry level criteria in a timely fashion. my plan has placed another event on my schedule: "the frisco fifty" on 04.18.2009. completing this event and "the flying pig" marathon on 05.03.2009 will equal two marathons in a three week period, which is one of the ways to accomplish a bronze level marathon streak.
i am excited about "the frisco fifty". i think it will be cool to do my ultramarathon debut prior to my marathon debut. my long run best is 22.5 miles, so 31 miles on 04.18.2009 will equal a lifetime achievement. the 18th can't arrive too quickly as far as i am concerned. i am looking forward to enjoying a few hours of running on the frisco trail.