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 […]

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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.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 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.