07.27.2009: 20 miles of running on the “frisco highline trail” in willard, mo: 3 hours, 4 minutes and 41 seconds
07.28.2009: 10 miles of running in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 26 seconds
07.29.2009: 10 miles of running in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 37 seconds
07.30.2009: 6 miles of running in republic, mo.: 49 minutes and 19 seconds
07.31.2009: 10 miles of running in republic, mo.: 1 hour, 16 minutes and 43 seconds
08.01.2009: 11 miles of running on the “galloway trail” and at the “springfield nature center” in springfield, mo.: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 42 seconds
: 10 miles of roller skiing in republic, mo.: 52 minutes and 53 seconds
: 10 miles of roller skiing in republic, mo.: 50 minutes and 41 seconds
total running miles for the week: 67 miles [2009: 1,206 miles]
total roller skiing miles for the week: 20 miles [2009: 206 miles]
total running miles for july 2009: 342.5 miles
this was a week of running that included me finally yielding to reality. reality is that on 07.18.2009 i became aware that i likely had a bone injury in the lower portion of my left tibia. i really did not want to embrace this injury as a reality and i continued to run hoping that it would heal without me needing to take a running break. throughout this week i increasingly become aware that it was going to be necessary to take a break before the beginning of the fall marathoning season. during my run on 08.01.2009, i resolved that august would be primarily a roller skiing month.
this is my second bone injury this year and both emerged after substantial increases in my weekly mileage. i had blogged a few weeks back about delaying the pursuit of participating in 100 mile events. recently i had been rethinking that and was considering the “rocky raccoon” again for 2010. with this second bone injury, i think it might be wise to give myself more time to prepare for my first 100.
my fall schedule is coming together (with only one more marathon to register for). i am very excited and i am hopeful of being healed up and ready to go!