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An update on running —

I won’t run for myself these days. The only thing pulling me out of bed at 6:30/7am is either committing to Matt that I’ll pace him for some of his xx miles (he’s just a couple weeks out from his first full Ironman) or running to the BUMP coffee truck with the promise of a ride home.

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Basically I went from 0 miles to 14 in one weekend, to 16 miles a couple weekends later. The jump was brutal. At 16, I was practically limping by the end, my left knee feeling like it was tracking out for the majority of the last miles. I lacked any type of mobility and was completely unable to extend my knee.  Of course we got back to the starting point and I was still 0.2 miles short of 16, so you know I had to hobble down the block until my watch beeped 16.

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This past weekend I thought I’d be out for Halloween Friday and Saturday, but Friday ended up being pretty mellow. Since I stayed in town that night, I promised Matt I’d complete 2 of 3 laps that would give him 21 miles (and me 14) early Saturday morning. The course ended up being 100% familiar and mentally easy. My knees felt better than the weekend before, and I felt like I could run forever if my legs weren’t attached to my body.

Originally I thought I wanted to try and run the Ray Miller 50/50 (50k) on November 19th, but honestly, I don’t want to train or run consistently.  That, and it’s like 3 weekends away…

What’s your running situation these days?

Weekly Workout Recap (10/17-10/23):
Mon – 4.5 mi
Tues – Full Body @ Core40 + Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Wed – Rest
Thurs – Rest
Fri – Rest
Sat – 16 mi
Sun – Rest
Total Weekly Mileage: 20.5 mi
Number of cross-training workouts: 2
2016 miles: 743.5 mi

Weekly Workout Recap (10/24-10/30):
Mon – 4 mi
Tues – Full Body @ Core40 + Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Wed – Power Flow @ YogaSix
Thurs – Bootcamp @ YogaSix
Fri – Mixed Level @ The Bar Method
Sat – 14 mi
Sun – Rest
Total Weekly Mileage: 18 mi
Number of cross-training workouts: 5
2016 miles: 761.5 mi

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