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The Week of January 1 – 7, 2007

Synopsis of Week’s Training:This a lame week that I’ll chalk up to exhaustion. Work was crazy – I worked longer […]

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Synopsis of Week’s Training:
This a lame week that I’ll chalk up to exhaustion. Work was crazy – I worked longer hours than normal, but I think a jump in responsibility took a greater toll on me. Monday was not a pretty day and I am lazy – I took it off. Easy run Tuesday night – I felt exhausted. Wednesday I worked too much and was exhausted – I took off, again. Thursday and Friday I got in two road runs in my new Montrail Highlanders. Even though my energy wasn’t the greatest, I had some fun. Saturday, well Saturday was no fun. I picked up Kerry and Keith in DC early in the morning to head up to the PHUNT 50k on the Maryland/Delaware border. The course was muddy, it was hot and muggy for January, and my legs were still dead. On the course I opted for a 13 mile version rather than the 31 miles I had planned. It’s too early in my training for me to be forcing long days like this when I’m not feeling well. In light of my shortening of Saturday’s run I had hopes of running 20+ on Sunday. I cut that back to an easy 5 in hopes that I’d break out of my funk. While I largely blame the exhaustion on my week at work, I think I may have also needed a down week training wise after a streak of solid weeks to start out my training. I’m hoping that I’ll start the next week fresh.

By The Numbers:
Monday – Off. Lazy.
Tuesday – 5.5. Easy.
Wednesday – Off. Lazy/Work/Exhausted.
Thursday – 5. Moderate.
Friday – 5. Easy.
Saturday – 13. Awful.
Sunday – 5. Easy – exhausted.

Weekly Mileage: 33.5
Year-to-Date Mileage: 33.5
Three Week Moving Average: 48.5
Year-to-Date Weekly Average: 33.5

Upcoming Training Goals:
Make sure that I’m recovered and not headed towards early season burnout, but also get in a more consistent pattern. Enjoy the hell out of time in Hawaii! Help Steve to kick some ass in HURT.

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.