I am hoping to get in my highest week so far in this training cycle. Preferably around the 65 mark. My family will be here all week so I am going to have to keep on getting up early and getting it done! Good thing most of my family likes to run too!
8/5- As it gets farther from the Summer Solstice I find it harder and harder to wake up before work and run. I set a few alarms this morning at varying times to make sure I got something in. I woke up on the last one with time for about 5 miles. It was a solid paced 5 with a few fartlek type efforts. It felt good and I enjoyed the sunrise coming up over the Pole Mountains.
8/6- Today I got up and took the family out to Happy Jack. Eric and I ran a challenging route which included going up Death Crotch and down Super Secret. This run especially made me questions 'Minutes or Miles?" and I have decided on minutes. We ran for around 63 minutes but I know that it is somewhere around 7 miles. It was just that difficult of a route. The effort I put into this run was worth at least 9 miles in town on a flatter run. I am calling this run 8 miles and am going to be recording my runs in minutes and hours now instead of miles. 13 on the week, gotta step it up!
8/7- 4.5 miles with Eric and Dad.
8/8- 8 miles in Estes Park with Eric and Dad. Lost most of the time, lots of hills.
8/9- 3.5 with Dad and Eric. Not running as much as I would like but still getting out there every day. 29 on the week with 2 days to go. Won't be busy for those two days so maybe I can still put up 60.
8/10- 6 miles in the morning. Feeling tired this week, lots of non-running activities, too much eating and an imperfect sleep schedule. 35 on the week with one day left.
8/11- Rolled 14 miles in just over 90 minutes. Felt great. Rode about 10 miles on the mountain bike in the afternoon.
49 miles on the week. Not quite what I had hoped but not too bad either. I still feel like I made gains in my fitness.