Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Solid Week

Wow what a week. Instead of taking a scheduled non running day on Monday I decided to push through it and shift all of my run days this week. This will give me a total rest day on Sunday. With this change it left me with 5 running days in a row. Training for an ultra distance is focusing on running on tired legs. This week I totally did this. In the heat, on the treadmill I just stayed focused and got the miles in. Sunday is going to be sooooo SWEET!!!!

Last 5 runs:

Saturday - 17 miles (trail)
Sunday - 7 miles (treadmill)
Monday - 4 miles (outdoor 100 degree heat)
Tuesday - 6 miles (treadmill) 2 miles (elliptical)
Wednesday - 6 miles (outdoor heat 100 degree heat)

So I sit here in my much deserved pj's and it is not even dark. Life is good.

Next week I will add back in the resistance training. Need to work on strengthening my entire body.



Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Great job! It sounds like the knee is holding up nicely. Strength training has definitely made all the difference for my running, so I agree in making it a priority.

You are going to rock those ultras!

scott keeps running said...

solid. high-five.


Bob Gentile said...

COREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE which I know ure probably doing but as I read more reports in Ultra land, seems like a strong core really helps on the long asssssssss runs.

Great job on getting ur miles in this week in the HEAT....I hung out at the pool for a few hours and also had a good nap today :-) now I will be up all friggin night probably(sigh)))


Wes said...

Yup. You are a running goddess :-)

J~mom said...

Running Goddess for sure. Great job!!!!!

Mendy said...

That's a LOT of running, but so is an ultra. Great job Robin. I know it's hard to run in that heat (although I'm spoiled right now), but you did it.

Hope you all are having a great couple of weeks - maybe see you next weekend!


Marcy said...

Yeeee Hawwwww!!! Fivers all around! I can't imagine running outside in that heat. That's like running in Hell LOL. YIKES!!!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Agree with the running in hell comment! You are kicking ass all over the place! WTG!

See Zanne Run said...

the whole rest day thing is new to me (see today's post!) ... but you are right indeed - how sweet it is! so glad you are doing well ... i'm sure its' right on your blog in plain sight for all to see - but when is your next race?

i need to focus on my task at hand right now (columbus & a BQ) - but, the word "ultra" keeps popping into my head! we need to talk!

Overpronator said...

Hey there! Sorry about the mia status. Your upbeat entries and optimistic outlook continues to inspire me ... and I need all that I can get right now ... the night before a 7 AM marathon.

People ... pray for me. Please.