eight miles high!

September 27, 2010 at 10:33 am 2 comments

weekly total 14 miles

sunday off
monday 3 miles ~ bpk
tuesday off
wednesday 3 miles ~ gymnastics route
thursday off
friday off
saturday 8 miles (woohoo!) ~  creek run

another 14 mile week! but this time i was able to increase my “long” run to eight miles. i ran trails again ~ with a few guys from what i guess will slowly become my new running group ~ and loved every step of it. it is so nice to finally find a group of runners who love the woods as much as i do! there still has yet to be a day where i feel 100 percent pain free and i worry that i’m just getting used to it rather than necessarily getting better but i know there is improvement. slow but sure. and speaking of slow … i am ridiculously just that. seems the speed i worked so hard to achieve is a thing of the past but hopefully it will return in the not so distant future.

i’m still unsure about chickamauga. i think i need to be realistic and realize that even if i can get back to a decent distance in the next seven weeks, doing a marathon with any lingering pain would likely be a bad idea. granted we all know from my gasparilla stunt that i’m not the smartest when it comes to playing it cautious but i think even i might give this one up. a sold out, beautiful course and a weekend with the bunny … damn i don’t want to miss it! but i figure worst case i still spend the weekend in georgia. we’ll see. IF i do decide against it there is apparently a trail half marathon locally the following weekend which might be enough to satisfy my race withdrawals.

outside the running, i did virtually nothing else exercise related this week. well that’s not 100 percent true. i do my therapy exercises (almost) daily but those seem minor in the battle against excessive calorie intake! it’s getting harder to get to the gym during the week. sab’s homework has seemingly increased tenfold with the onset of fifth grade and i seem to have more and more going on that keeps me busy. but i suppose i should be happy with three days of running. i’m slowly beginning to feel like me again and it’s a great place to be.


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over the river and through the woods sacrifice

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kitkat1126  |  September 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

    8 miles?! 🙂

    A half marathon sounds like it might satisfy the race desire but potentially not push your injury. I think you’re well on your way to healing (and getting marathons back in soon!) but but as much as you want to run a marathon right now…you don’t want to ever be back at square one again.

    I’m so glad you’re getting back to feeling like you. And so great you found a group that runs in the woods – I’m jealous! 8 miles!

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the best of times

5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39



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