"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW-- What a Ride!"

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week in Review, 2/6 - 2/12

My week in a tidy, summarized format:

Rest day.  Didn't even do any cross training.  Just rested.

7.1 miles.  15 degrees.  Clear sky.  Big, bright moon.  Orion was my constant companion.

8 miles.  15 degrees.  Clear sky.  Huge full moon rising over the eastern horizon while I ran.  The ice on the lake heaved and cracked as I ran along edge.  It sounded like a gunshot in the quiet stillness of the night.

Rested.  Just wasn't feeling great.  A good night's sleep had me feeling 100% better the next day.

6.4 miles.  Snow and -5 degrees.  Just concentrated on busting through about 4 inches of new snow.  The wind was brutal.  Some drifting in the more open areas.

6.2 miles.  Flurries and 4 degrees.  Windy and drifting snow.  Got the miles in and that's about it.

12.2 miles.  Sunny and 15 degrees.  Bright sunshine makes a huge difference in how I feel during a run.  Especially in the middle of winter.  It's dark and cloudy here so much in the winter that any sun is welcome right now.  Loaded up some podcasts from Trail Runner Nation to keep me company on my run.

Total miles for the week worked out to 39.9.  What is it with me finishing .1 miles short of a round number lately? Crazy.

I've found for my long runs on roads, I enjoy listening to podcasts while I'm out there.  What are some of your favorites?  Share them in the comments below.

Lately I've been enjoying  Trail Runner Nation  and UltraRunner Podcast.  It's fun listening to knowledgeable folks discuss running while I'm running.


DRTYrunnergirlSTACEY said...

Are you following any kind of training plan? Or just kinda running ?! Looks like a great week either way!

Michael Smith said...

For the time being I'm just kind of running to my own plan. How's that for ambiguity? ;-)

I started a base building phase last November that will continue through March. The goal was/is to put some miles under my feet so when spring comes and tax season is over I'll be ready to do some more specific preparation for a trail half on June 2 and potential trail marathon at the end of August.

Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

You are totally ready for the half.

I like geeky/nerdy podcasts :)