Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekly Training Wrap - 3/5 - 3/11

Whew, what an interesting week! First of all, I was traveling most of the week to see my clients in San Francisco. The weather was phenomenal and I enjoyed the whole city very much. And, of course, it is a running community much like Boulder. Thus, I had to get out and enjoy some of it. And finally, I started getting some clarity on my injury situation. After more than a week of putting it off, I saw a doctor on Friday. My injury is a minor case of post-tib. The good news is that everything else in my foot was in perfect working order. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot which has helped with the pain in less than 24 hours. While I could probably hit the pavement hard again if I wanted to, I think I will take a week or so and ease back into my training.

The positives this week:
  • Some clarity on my injury and treatment
  • A slight pick up in mileage (10 more over last week)
  • A quality MLR (sub-8:00 pace with 850 feet of climbing)
  • A solid LR on Saturday with my running group
The negatives this week:
  • I am still about 15 miles shy of a normal/maintenance week
  • Another week of spotty training
  • Not much elevation gain
On the whole, the positives outweigh negatives by quite a bit. I am happy with the positive step forward.

I am going to have to re-evaluate my training strategy for the next couple of weeks. I want to get onto my LT100 plan and keep the miles relatively low for a while. But I also want to get in some long runs to give me a punchers chance at a decent run on May 6th.

Day Miles Notes
Monday Rest
Tuesday 8 GA run with progression
Wednesday13 MLR across Golden Gate Bridge
Thursday 5Hills on Lombard street
Saturday 16 Long Run
Sunday Rest Unscheduled Rest
Total 42 About 2100 vertical feet

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