Tuesday, November 10, 2009
OMG – November, leaves falling, cool temps, and dark by 6. Where has time gone! When your day stays compacted with activities ranging from work to family to running and gym time, I shouldn’t be surprised that the year is almost over. Soon, all my running blogger friends out there will be posting next year’s race agenda. I have my eye on a few races, but now my focus is on TX in Feb for some retribution at the Rocky Raccoon 100M.
My training is ahead of schedule, and need to stay healthy during the holiday season while pushing my body to the next level.
My easy week ended with 47 miles in the bank and a lot of weight training and cycling time. This past week I topped out at 65 miles including a 5 hour long run. It was a hard week physically because I got carried away on the climber at the gym after a 12 mile tempo run and got a bad cramp in my right calve. I could feel my calves starting to cramp-up after 45 min on the climber but I wanted to feel the burn just a little longer when my right calve said enough and knotted up. It took a few minutes for it to relax enough before I could figure out how I could gracefully get off the machine without drawing too much attention. The next two days my calves where so sore, but had to get my long run in before I missed my window. At first I told myself don’t be surprised if I don’t hit my mark, but as my long run went on, the better my calves felt and was pleasantly surprised I hit my mark.
This week is another hard week with total mileage scheduled to be in the high 60s to low 70s with back-to-back semi-long runs this weekend (24 on sat and 24 on sun).