Week in Review, March 27-April 2, 2017

This week was both a success and failure for me. I ran a solid long run, longest I’ve done in quite a while, but I also got lazy for a few days and did not hit my weekly mileage. Consistency has been my problem since 2013 or so. If I’m going to get back out there and race, I’ve got to fix this issue. that is what the coming weeks are for.

I hit two “workouts” this week (in the broadest sense of workouts): 6x strides on the end of a run and a long run of 8 miles. Like Landry eluded to in his post (here) I also need to get into the gym and start doing core. For those new to running, gym and core work are critically important to running well/fast. They both help strengthen and stabilize your entire middle region, and strength work to your legs can actually help balance the muscles that are not typically used (or not much) in everyday running, which can help when you are tired.

Anecdotes:

I saw two cars get pulled over this week while running. One was very obviously running a red light in front of a cop and then tried to stop but basically just ended up in the intersection. The other, I’m unsure of what they did, but it’s always enjoyable for me to see someone get a ticket in Miami.

One cat call this week, nothing spectacular, just a WHOOP when I ran by. Always nice to be appreciated.

Runs

  • Monday– Lazy, no run.
  • Tuesday– 5 miles w/ 6x:20(:40)
  • Wednesday– 6 miles
  • Thursday-4 miles
  • Friday– Lazy, no run.
  • Saturday- 6 miles
  • Sunday– 8 miles (LR)

Total Miles: 29

For more details check out my Strava.

-B

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