Yet another departure from the norm this week, as I headed out of town for the holiday break. Spent a few days in Dallas with friends, then met up with family in St. Louis at my sister’s place. Again, this Garmin watch is really something when it comes to being able to track pace, distance and time, anywhere you happen to be running. Also, found http://www.mapmyrun.com to be an excellent tool for mapping out routes in new places. Got all of my workouts in this week, but I’m noticing that these longer, double-digit runs are no joke, people!
Sun – 12-18-11: 30-minute late-night power walk
Mon – 12-19-11: Weights at the gym (Free form)
Tue – 12-20-11: Early morning 5-mile run around the usual route… had to miss training group workout today, due to travel.
Wed – 12-21-11: Workout #1 – A nice 6-mile run around this Dallas suburb today. A few light hills. Pretty smooth. Workout #2 – Weights at my friend’s home gym (Free form)
Thu – 12-22-11: Rest day
Fri – 12-23-11: Weights at my friend’s home gym (Free form)
Sat – 12-24-11: 14.3 miles in St. Louis. Clear and cold, low to mid-30’s. This was a bitch. I’ve notice that on these double-digit runs, I’m really feeling it in my knees and feet toward the end of the run. No sharp pains, and nothing that would stop me from finishing. Just good ol’ fashion fatigue. I suppose this is normal, but I could NOT have gone much further today. I feel like I’m at the edge of my capability right now. Can I do 26.2 miles in 85 days? Don’t know, folks, don’t know…