Monday, June 22, 2009

the-log 06.15.2009 - 06.21.2009



06.15.2009

a.m.: 4 miles of trail running at "wilson's creek national battlefield" in republic, mo.: 39 minutes and 4 seconds

p.m.: 4 miles of walking (w/robin) in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 34 seconds

06.16.2009: 4 miles of running in republic, mo.: 33 minutes and 42 seconds [first run in new shoes]

06.17.2009: 16 miles of running in republic, mo.: 2 hours, 27 minutes and 28 seconds

06.18.2009: 5 miles of running in republic, mo.: 40 minutes and 58 seconds

06.19.2009

a.m.: 4 miles of walking (w/robin) in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 51 seconds

p.m.: 5 miles of running in republic, mo.: 39 minutes and 19 seconds

06.20.2009: 6 miles of running in republic, mo.: 52 minutes and 17 seconds

06.21.2009: 26.2 miles of running on the "frisco highline trail" out of walnut grove, mo.: 4 hours, 6 minutes and 48 seconds

total running miles for the week: 66 miles [2009: 786.5 miles]
total walking miles for the week: 8 miles [2009: 123 miles]

i am a bit suprised that i actually went 2 more miles further than the record i set the week before of 64 miles. i had a great week of running. two very fun adventure runs. one that i blogged about that included running at midnight. the second was yesterday on the "frisco highline trail". i started at 4:30 am to beat the heat. the first half hour was very dark and a bit scary. i concluded that it is time to get a headlamp prior to attempting that again.

i got inspiration this week by watching "ultramarathon man". after watching it, i went out that night and ran 16 miles.

i am thankful to be able to share that my body is feeling great. the shin might be at about 95% now.

a highlight of my sunday running was going 26.2 miles without a walk segment. i was pacing for 50k, but issues related to digestive waste required me to pull out after covering the marathon distance. the long run plans over the weeks to come: this week = 15, the next = 20, then = 25+. i think that will be my cycle for a few weeks.

pictures above: (1) the frisco walnut grove trailhead at 4:30 a.m. (2) the remains of my 26.2 mile run on sunday (3) the new shoes on the left and the retired sauconys on the right.
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