Recently two running bloggers I follow both went to the Grand Canyon to do the Rim2Rim and back again. I was really impressed with their sense of adventure. I don't run trails much at all. It's something that I feel is very risky to do alone. Snakes and heat exposure are no joke. Anyhow, I was inspired by their running and I found some of my own trail to run.
|Is it still a trail run if you can see the houses?|
I live pretty close to the foothills and there are some great areas to run. But, I'm too much of a pansy to go venturing off to far. I ran about 3 miles in the dirt and 3 miles pavement. My legs were really sore the next day. I also wore regular road shoes and it wasn't the best idea.
I'm also training for a low key one mile track club race next month. The training is so much different than training for a half marathon. It's a good time for it. My mileage is only around 20-25ish miles per week.
I've moved my workouts from lunchtime back to before work.. Actually I'm sometimes lifting weights at lunchtime too. I haven't raced a mile since my early 20's. I almost broke the 6 minute barrier in high school. I don't think I will come close to breaking 6 minutes. But, I'd like to see how close I can come.
My running has been pretty frustrating due to the heat. I'm glad that training for this event is letting me switch things up a bit. Over the weekend I went to the track and I did speed work. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do 400's or 200's so I did some of both. Here's the data.
4x400 (93, 90, 88, 89)
I was getting tired of the 400's and I did an 800 to switch things up
2x400 (92, 89) These hurt after that 800.
4x200 (42,43,42,42) I was hoping that these would be faster
2x100 (18, 19) I can't sprint to save my life.
For my recovery I jogged 200 meter intervals slowly.
I also did a 1 mile warm up, strides, form drills, and 2 mile cool down.
Sunday was a rest day.
Today I ran 4 miles at a recovery pace. I have more speed work on the calendar tomorrow.