Sunday, June 29, 2008

What's next????

I got through the week.... Yay!!! You know, it's probably not that big of a deal, but it feels like it is to me. I guess since I am fairly new to the running thing, and would never think that running 40 miles in a week would be remotely doable with my schedule... this does seem like a big deal. But probably a few months from now, this will probably be a routine week for me... actually I will only go under 40 miles for the week 2 more times for the next 3 1/2 I better get used to it. My body feels pretty good right now... just a little stiff, but overall I feel good. So, since the last time I posted, I have run 3 days in a row. On Friday, I cranked out a 9.5 mile run with Shane (had to cut it short, because I knew I was tight with time, with my first patient at 7 am. On Saturday, I ran a 5 mile recovery run (it was supposed to be 4, but I wanted to make up for the 2 days that I had to cut my runs short this week). Today, I ran a strong 14 mile run. The first 9 were at a 9:00 min/mile pace, and the last 5 were around 8:15-20/mile. The only thing that bothers me was my heart rate. I didn't pay any attention to it, but it was quite high at the end. The high 180's... but I felt fine. It was also quite hot, and I know the HR starts to climb as the temps climb, but hey.... that's how its gonna be for the next few months, so I just have to deal with it.
Next week, I will go up to 42 miles for the week. It might get a little tricky again, because we are headed down to Ft. Lauderdale for the 4th of July. I have to find some places to run....especially with a 15 miler that I have scheduled next Sunday. I might change around my schedule a bit, because it will probably be chaotic throughout the weekend down there. I might do my long run before I leave...I'm not really sure yet... I'll just play it out as the week goes on.

Another interesting thing I noticed as I was downloading my last few workouts this morning. I ran for exactly 6 hours this week. When you really think of it... it's such a small portion of my week, even though I thought this week was such a big deal. I sometimes spend 6 hours/week watching reality shows (when my favorites are on) or doing some other mindless endeavor... this is so much more beneficial than wasting time listening to Ryan Seacrest or some other joker.

Ok, gotta go... I will update as the next week progresses. Have a great week!!!!

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