The Week of March 12-18, 2007

Synopsis of Week’s Training:
It didn’t take me very long this week to figure out that I was in a running funk. To add to this, Monday found me touching down in DC at 8 a.m., heading home, repacking, and driving down to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina on my first business travel as an attorney. Knowing that I was very tired and sore on Sunday’s run after Way Too Cool, I decided to head out for only a couple miles. The four miles around the industrial park weren’t all too enjoyable. My three slow miles on Tuesday were even lamer… I had planned on doing more, but that wasn’t happening. I hadn’t felt like going out for runs either day and certainly didn’t enjoy either run – it was too warm, the locale was boring, and I felt blah at best. Upon the counsel of you guys (and my own advice) I took off Wednesday. I still didn’t want to run on Thursday, so I took another day off. I actually wanted to run a bit by Friday; however, I stuck my preset plan of taking off at least one day on which I wanted to run. Saturday evening I headed over to my new discovery, the trails of Umstead State Park, and enjoyed 6.5 miles of trail. Sunday afternoon saw another 6 miles in Umstead, home of the Umstead 100.

By The Numbers:
Monday – 4. Bad.
Tuesday – 3. Awful.
Wednesday – Off. Burnt out.
Thursday – Off. Burnt out.
Friday – 0. Burnt out.
Saturday – 6.5. Easy.
Sunday – 6. Easy.

Weekly Mileage: 19.5
Year-to-Date Mileage: 601.5
Three Week Moving Average: 41.5
Year-to-Date Weekly Average: 54.1

Upcoming Training Goals:
Enjoy running. Get in a weekday run of either decent length or at least 10 miles. No longer shooting for a win at HAT, instead an even effort run would be great. I’ve even considered not running HAT; however, if I’m not feeling it, I don’t think an easy 31 miles would set me back.