The Week of February 19 – 25, 2007

Synopsis of Week’s Training:Easy Monday run, felt a bit tired. On Tuesday pre-pre-WUS (4 miles) and pre-WUS (9 miles with […]

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Synopsis of Week’s Training:
Easy Monday run, felt a bit tired. On Tuesday pre-pre-WUS (4 miles) and pre-WUS (9 miles with Keith and Sean) tired me out and I proceeded to go – as Greg Loomis would say – bonkety-bonk-bonk. It as ugly. Felt like I was going to pass out. Ran/walked to the bar for beer and bread. Felt better shortly thereafter. :-) Morning run with Keith on Wednesday. Thursday was a hard-easy-hard run with the easy being 15 minutes after a(nother) bloody nose. Thursday represented a decision to incorporate some harder efforts into my training. Friday was a recovery day. Saturday I arranged a group run out at Jeremy’s Run in the Shenandoah. The group of seven was sick talented with me probably being fifth in the depth charts at the moment. At the end of the run, four of us decided to tack on 2.5 miles – we represented four of the top five finishers at the Uwharrie 40 miler a couple weeks back! Sunday I went out early for the back half of a 20/20 weekend double. Not unexpectedly I bonked at mile 12. I fought through it and by the time I caught a metro home at mile 21 as planned, I felt that I could have run the other 3.5 miles home, but I decided to play it safe and going into the next week with something in the tank.

By The Numbers:
Monday – 8.5. Easy.
Tuesday – 15. From fun to bonk.
Wednesday – 8.5. Easy.
Thursday – 8. Moderate.
Friday – 5. Easy.
Saturday – 20. Mountain run.
Sunday – 21. Solid bonk run.

Weekly Mileage: 86
Year-to-Date Mileage: 471
Three Week Moving Average: 78.3
Year-to-Date Weekly Average: 58.8

Upcoming Training Goals:
Steady mileage during the week. Moderate effort on Thursday. Survive 50k/50k weekend intact.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.