This Week’s Training
Maybe it’s the weather, maybe I’m getting in better shape, maybe there’s another explanation, but this week’s running seems to have slowly ramped up — which is good, ’cause I’m scheduled to run the Austin half-marathon, during the Dead Runner’s Society World Conference in Austin February 17-20.
Ran 6.5 miles on Monday, and it went well; then 5.5 on Thursday. In between 4.5 miles and 3 on Wednesday (I typically run the shortest run of the week on Wednesday, sort of half-a-day off in midweek).
Totals for the week are 26 miles running, 20 cycling (a little low, but if I’m ramping up the running, something’s gotta give). I also started back swimming, doing 450 yards on Wednesday and 650 on Friday — this is barely swimming in the context of “real” swimmers, but I rarely do more than 1,000 yards in a session, and I haven’t done any swimming for months. (Since I’m only doing sprint triathlons when I do tri’s, and the swim is 440 yards, it doesn’t seem like such a good use of time to train more than 1,000 in a session — can more than hold my own in the swim at that level or training.)
My new Merrell Trail Gloves have worked into the rotation — ran 2 on Monday in them (then switched shoes!), 3 on Wednesday, 2 today. They took a little getting used t0 — I may have shared that I stupidly ran 4.5 miles the first time I ran in them and suffered calf pain all week.