Monday, February 4, 2008

Week Training Log: 1/28 - 2/3

The weeks are really flying by now, and by the results of my runs this week, clearly I'm doing something right in my training. This week's 35 miler was a quick one at 7:48/mile pace. I caught up with a super nice guy on the Mt. Vernon trail and we ran for 3 or 4 miles as we chatted about all things running. That conversation came along at the right time as I always run faster when I'm running/talking with someone. He kept me from falling into that slow-down funk that sometimes hits me around (boring) mile 22 or so on this trail. Once he peeled off to head home, I kept kicking the rest of the way to empty the tanks. It felt great out there, especially since I ran a hard Treadmill Death March the night before and, due to my work schedule, had to burn my day off on Monday (meaning I ran hard 5 straight days leading up to the long run). Clearly my legs are responding to the hard work...

One other note: This was my first week running in my new pair of Brooks Radius 7s. They're a little lighter than the Brooks Trances I've been training in for the past 6 months or so, but there doesn't seem to be any sacrifice on the cushioning (which is all I really care about in my road training shoes). When you consider they run about $30 less than the Trances too, I'd say I think I've found myself a new training shoe for the roads!

Week Log:
Monday: Off
Tuesday: 8.5 miles - Haines Point Loop
Wednesday: 8.5 miles - Haines Point Loop
Thursday: 8.5 miles - Haines Point Loop
Friday: 4.3 miles - Treadmill Death March
Saturday: 35 miles - Mt. Vernon Trail
Sunday: 8.5 miles - Haines Point Loop
Total: 73.3 miles

2 comments:

JW said...

I may have found you a new summer training venue.

Dan Rose said...

You know, wearing one of those sauna-like costumes would probably be great training for the heat I'll face in the Run192 days. ...and dealing with the stench of everyone else's sweat in those things will be just like running along the canal during low-tide. Sign me up!