Welcome everyone ! This week (May 27 - June 2, 2012) contained the Patriot Half Marathon that I reviewed on my last post, as well as just some "normal" training runs. The temperatures have remained largely in the low to mid 70's during this week, and Saturday was relatively light since I planned a long run for early Sunday morning.
The soreness / stiffness in my knees has continued, most especially when I either have a hard effort, or have 2-3 days in a row. I've been either taking a rest day from anything involving my legs, or doing a gentle bike ride the following day when that occurs, and that has worked thus far. The balancing act continues.
While this last week's mileage wasn't anything spectacular (although I have managed to keep my running mileage in the 30+ mpw range and have for the last 5 weeks in a row, and 7 out of the last 9), I did manage to blow my previous high-water mark for monthly mileage completely out of the water, taking it from 129.6 miles (April 2012), to 157.35 miles for May !!!
Of course, setting another high-water mark like that probably won't occur for a bit, but it was fun to pass the 150 mile mark without feeling like I was going out of my way or risking injury to do so. :-)
Here is what last week looked like...
|Day||Activity||Distance (in miles)||Avg. Heart Rate||Max Heart Rate|
These are my time and distance totals for the week:
|Activity||Time Total||Distance Total (in miles)|
Even though it didn't really feel like it, I had a pretty light week of cross training this last week. At least I've managed to start slowly working back in some ab-specific work, even though it is situps. Of all the ab-specific exercises, these are (in my opinion) the least focused on the abdominals, but it is a part of this month's challenge so I'll stick with these and see where I end up this month.
Happy Running Everyone !!!