Sunday, April 08, 2007
A 50 mile week
I just finished up an 8 mile run to give me my first 50+ mile week ever. I'm pretty happy about that. I've been hovering in the mid-40's and I wanted to make sure that this week I bumped it up over 50. Next week will be a step-down week. The Eugene Marathon is in 3 weeks but I've decided I won't do a traditional taper and will train right through. I may cut back on some of my mid-week runs the week before, but I plan on keeping the weekend mileage high.
Yesterday Sharon and I ran 22 miles on Leif up in Forest Park. It's been awhile since we've been on Leif and I had forgotten how rocky it can be. Friday was a beautiful, sunny day, but then it showered all night and into Saturday. So we got to run the whole time in a steady rain. It was a solid run, but I felt a lot more tired and sore than I did last week running a faster 20 on the roads.
This morning I woke up with sore legs and a splitting headache. After oohhing and awwwing over the little guy's Easter basket haul, I got myself ready for a run in the neighborhood. I knew I needed 7 to make 50 so that was my goal. It was a beautiful, sunny morning and I managed to keep myself out there 8 miles. As is often the case, I felt so much better when I was done, than when I started.
Aside from needing a break, I'm lowering the mileage next week because we will be in central Oregon so Marc can run the Peterson Ridge Rumble 60k on Sunday. Hopefully I won't be too jealous once we get there, but right now I'm looking forward to being a spectator. We also received confirmation that he got into the McKenzie River 50k in Sept and I sent in his registration for Firetrails 50M. All the accommodation details are taken care of too. So all the races on the sidebar are set! I'm sure there will be some more, but right now I'm not thinking past July for myself.