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Sunday January 27, 2013: After my long run the day before, I decided to skip a recovery run and just spin on the trainer for a while. I managed just under an hour at a very relaxed and easy pace. I don't think my HR broke 120 the whole time which was fine. I estimate that I rode only about 12 miles total on the trainer.
Wednesday January 30, 2013: Monday wound up being a late night and I didn't get a lot of rest, so I decided to stick with the Wednesday a.m. workout rather than switching to Tuesday which I thought I might try. This morning workout has been essentially the same for the last three weeks. 15-20 minutes of strength training, followed by a 30 minute treadmill workout with an incline.
Saturday February 2, 2013: The last couple of Saturdays have been a bit of a struggle so I was pleased to knock out 18 miles in just over 3 hours and to feel pretty good the whole time. I even managed a sub 10 minute pace for quite a bit of it while maintaining my HR below the 145 threshold. It was another gorgeous day today and while on my planned route, I discovered an easement that heads north for many miles that will allow me to log some significant distance on dirt instead of pavement. It is also quite a ways off from any major streets which means it's a bit quieter.
So overall it was a good week considering that I only did three workouts. This afternoon (Sunday), I tweaked my calf a bit while out for a 10 mile run. I wound up cutting it a bit short and finished up with a run that was a little less than 9 miles. Several years back, I had hurt my calf when training for the "Denver Marathon," but this time, it doesn't seem quite as bad. I was able to walk/ jog on it all the way back home, which is something I couldn't do back then. I also weigh about 20 lbs less than I did back then. At any rate, I'll take it easy for the next few days and give it a chance to recover. Next weekend is a MAF test (#3) which means I will be running significantly less which should also help. Then it's back to the longer runs. Exactly three months from today is the CPTR!
Beers sampled this week:
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Newcastle Brown Ale
Deviant Dale's IPA
My Super Bowl Prediction: Ravens 38, Niners 26