"Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense."
- David Blaikie

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Week Log: Feb 11-17

Another week running the trails of Carolina North Forest. This is week 2 of 6 in the buildup for the Jurassic Coast Challenge 3/28-30th.

  • Mon - 3 mi easy
  • Tues - 12.5 (7.5 am, 5 pm)
  • Wed - 12 mi (7.5 am, 4.5 pm)
  • Thurs - 5 mi (night run)
  • Fri - 5.5 mi
  • Sat - 24 mi (half dark, half light)
  • Sun - 18 mi (7:30 pace)
Weekly Total: 80 miles

I've been keeping an eye on 3 dials: 1) # of runs per week, 2) miles per week, and 3) average pace. Tinkering around with the idea of holding the weekly miles and time constant while reducing the total number of runs. Basically encouraging longer runs at pace. Something to think about on the road to Bighorn 100. For now, I'm enjoying squeezing lots of shorter runs into my schedule and starting to ramp up longer back to back runs.

Added another couple pairs of NB790s to the rotation. I'm running in these almost exclusively now. Last time I was this excited about a shoe was when I discovered One Sport (Montrail) in 1997 with a model that became the Vitesse.

Another week injury free and generally feeling good physically and mentally. Looking forward to an easy day tomorrow and hopefully another solid week.

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