Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week Ending Feb 7

Mon - 8.5 miles (2,100')/ Hoorsetooth/Audra+.

Tues - 8 miles (2,000'). Horsetooth/Audra. To top of Horsetooth with Fast Ed. Calf issues on the way down. Could barely walk in the evening. Iced, wrapped and elevated all evening.

Weds - Off

Thurs - Off

Fri - 4.5 miles (800'). Soderburg to Spring Creek and around with Amy. Leg felt decent the morning of, but the pain was immediately there ten meters into the run. Should have bagged it there and then, but kept going - mainly to keep Amy company.

Sat - Off

Sun - 4.5 miles setting up T&H 10k course. Leg pain was significantly there after a mile or so. Hurt most the rest of the day.

Total: 25.5 miles (4,900').

Frustrating week. Leg obviously needs more time, so another light week ahead. Red Hot is 100% not happening next weekend, so the goal right now is to get healthy for Salida in March and then to hopefully log a good run at Fruita in April.

Although it's hard to get excited about running and future races when you can't get out and run, my race schedule firmed up significantly after this weekend's lotteries. Simply put, Wasatch is on for September and Hardrock will have to wait for another year, which means I'll probably head out to Salt Lake City at the end of July to run Karl's Speedgoat race. Fine by me.

Not sure how they do the Wasatch start list, but if the current list now online is the final list then the race looks to be wide open for a handful of guys, myself included. Of course, if past winners can add their names at any time (Roes, Meltzer) then it could be a completely different story.

Anyway, the goal right now is to get healthy and then hopefully move towards some kind of consistency within the next couple of weeks.


  1. Good choice, hope you're feeling better soon...

  2. Bummer man. Well, I guess better in Feb than August. Are you going to cross train? My guess is that is not really up your alley ...

  3. George - yeah, pretty much just sitting on my arse.

    Thanks, Patrick! As you well know, injuries blow. Sounds like you're heading in the right direction, though.

  4. Yeah man, sitting on my arse for the past 2 months just got me some chubby and a whole lot of outta shape! Still feeling good, crossing my fingers for ya (seems to be good luck)...