05.05.2009: 3 miles of walking in republic, mo.: 50 minutes and 19 seconds
a.m.: 3 miles of running in republic, mo.: 27 minutes and 40 seconds
p.m.: 4 miles of trail running at wilson's creek national battlefield in republic, mo.: 38 minutes and 24 seconds
a.m.: 3 miles of running in republic, mo.: 23 minutes and 38 seconds
p.m.: 6 miles of trail running at wilson's creek national battlefield in republic, mo.: 1 hour and 2 mintues
05.08.2009: 8+ miles of trail running at busiek state forest in chestnutridge, mo.: 1 hour, 46 minutes and 14 seconds
a.m.: 4 miles of running on south creek trail in springfield, mo.: 37 minutes and 55 seconds
p.m.: 12 miles of running on frisco trail out of walnut grove, mo.: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 12 seconds
05.10.2009: rest day
total running miles for the week: 40 miles [2009: 539]
i managed to ease back into running after the "flying pig" without ripping or tearing anything. it took a few days to get the soreness out of the legs and to get a sense of zip back in my legs. i was so thankful to have a week of running that did not include paranoia regarding injury. i was cautious, but not paranoid. i really enjoyed the trail running and i felt like i was flying pretty efficiently on the frisco saturday afternoon.
i did have a sense of let down this week at times. i think if i had not put the journey for 50 milers and 100 milers on hold, i probably would not have experienced the let down feeling. i think i am starting to get over it. i still am on an endurance journey, but i have ramped up the attention i will be giving to the speed journey. i will be marathoning again in a few weeks (minneapolis marathon on may 31st). i will be experiementing with some different things for this event - including doing the event without walk segments. i am not shooting for a big p.r. - maybe a little one though :) the marathon that i really intend to RACE is in november - the tulsa route 66 marathon on 11.22.2009. i am hoping to be prepared to fly that course at boston qualifying pace.
still having a blast!