August 24th- August 30th

Mileage for the Year 2015
2,667 miles

Mileage for the week 8/24- 8/30
67 miles

18 miles

Ran the tour trails with Anna and TJ.  It was a little chilly this morning, just a reminder that winter will be here soon.  I felt kind of fat and out of shape. Not very motivating for Equinox.  Just gonna try and get to the starting line feeling better then I do now.  Legs are getting better compared to the first 4 days of the week.

10 miles

To aide with my recovery I ran at the AK club again.  That way I could control the pace better and have a nice soft and even surface.  Kept it very easy again.

10 miles

Finally resembled running like normal today.  Legs felt like they had some energy in them, but still need to take it easy tomorrow.  Ran from Studio 49 on Campbell Creek trail out and back.  Started at 7:30 pace and progressed down to a 6:20 mile.  Felt ok.

8 miles

I decided to go to the Alaska club and run on the treadmill.  That way the surface was forgiving and I could make sure I was running super easy and hopefully my legs will recover.  I felt pretty good.  Probably the best all week.  Hopefully even better tomorrow.

7 miles

I took off from Studio 49 after droping Tae off.  I felt ok the first couple of miles, but after 4 miles it was all I could do to not Stop. My legs were dead and had zero life in them. It's frustrating because I really would like to train and run longer.

6 miles

Exhausted.  I worked all day.  Got up at 6 went to school.  Picked up Tae and brought to Dance after, then I worked at Skinny raven till 7p.  I did go for an easy 6 to Huffman and back after work.  By the time I ate it was already 9pm.  So, stupid to live like this.  I gave Skinny Raven my notice today, that I just can't do it anymore.  Need to have a more quality of life during the school year.  My legs also feel like shit still since the race.  Hope they feel better soon.

8 miles

Ouch!  My legs are still trashed from Saturday's downhill.  I can't believe I even tried to start running because it was ugly.  After a mile or two I did start to feel a little better though.  Ran on the Coastal trail from Westchester. It was beautiful out.

August 17th- August 23rd

Mileage for the Year 2015
2,600 miles

Mileage for the week 8/17- 8/23
76 miles

15 miles (9am/6pm)

My legs were pretty trashed from the downhill section yesterday.  Both runs today were at a very easy recovery pace.  It actually felt good to get them moving.  Ran to Dearmoun in the morning and Huffman in the evening.

17 miles (Lost Lake-1:49:38)

I did a short 1.5+ mile warm-up at a slow jog with some strides.  I wasn't really pumped to race and with that attitude it was hard to dig deep.  I took it pretty conservative all the way to the top.  I did run pretty well up top and I did try my best on the way down, but I'm just not comfortable going all out.  It was a beautiful day and the post race was a lot of fun.

6 miles

I had a long day at work going over the warm up with my students.  I think I demonstrated to many lunges during my 5 classes.  I'm actually sore in my quads and glutes.  I did a little shake out run at an easy pace to Huffman and back.  I love the Lost Lake trail, but I'm not to excited to race tomorrow.  Just tired from the long week.  It'll be a good workout though regardless of how I do.

8 miles

Easy pace to Dearmoun and back after droping tae off at Dance.  It was another sunny afternoon.  I felt pretty good and it was enjoyable.

12 miles (5:43, 5:44, 5:35, 5:19)

Ran from Studio 49 on campbell creek.  Wanted to get a small workout in during the run.  Kind of an easy progressive tempo run that took about 22:20 to run.  I actually felt pretty darn good.  Kept an honest 6:10 pace the last 4.5 miles too.

10 miles

Another easy recovery run before work this morning.  Got up at 5:30am and out the door by 6.  Ran my south loop.  Felt good.

10 miles

Decided to run just once today to fully recover from 20 miler yesterday.  Ran my south loop in the afternoon and felt pretty good.

August 10th- August 16th

Mileage for the Year 2015
2,524 miles

Mileage for the week 8/10- 8/16
100 miles

20 miles

Created a new 20 mile loop from my house.  Boston prep route to Elmore Extention and then jumped on Campbell Creek trail to Studio 49 and home.  Almost 20 miles exactly.  I had a pretty good long run.  Started at 7:40 pace and progressed down to 6 min pace.  It rained the entire time, but it wasn't too bad.  Legs felt pretty good, just not use to 20 mile runs.

17 miles (11am w/ 10 x 20 sec. strides/6pm)

Taelynn's Birthday party was a success last night!  Ran from Studio 49 on Campbell Creek.  Felt tired and weak the first few miles and after I turned around at 5 mile warm, I felt awesome.  Did 10 striders the last couple of miles. *Ran into that stupid moose and calf again. Had to detour.

Easy Recovery to Huffman and back in the evening.

16 miles (10am/6pm)

Was running by 6am again before my In-Service at UAA/Wendler.  Ran the south loop again and kept it easy.

Recovery again to Huffman and back in the evening.

16 miles (10am/6pm)

1st day back to work at South! Woke up at 5:30am to get running by 6am.  I ran my south loop and kept it easy.  Felt good getting up and getting that done.  A lot colder in the morning!

Easy recovery pace to Huffman and back in the evening.

16 miles (6am/10pm)

Felt a little better today, but can still tell I'm tired and couging a little.  Ran to Huffman and back in the morning.  Ran my South loop in the evening.  I'm probably gonna run all easy runs this week, with hopefully a real good long run on Sunday.

15 miles (10am/5pm)

Still sick.  I could really feel it in my chest and lungs. A little burning sensation and I feel tired!!! Kept it at an easy pace, just to get out and move.  Ran my South loop around 1pm and ran to Huffman around 7pm.

Off- Long day traveling from Fargo to Anchorage.  Plus, I'm sick and I just needed to rest.

August 3rd- August 9th

Mileage for the Year 2015
2,424 miles

Mileage for the week 8/3- 8/9
122 miles

18 miles

I was pretty darn sick last night.  Coughing and lots of congestion and just warn down too. I called it an early night and got 11 hrs. of sleep!!!! Still a little droggy and congested in the morning. Wasn't sure I was going to run and I was kinda ok with it.  But, after breakfast and some coffee I felt okay to get a very easy 45 min. in.  After a couple of miles, I started to feel great! My legs had lots of spring and I felt good.  Heart rate was low and I just decided to keep on running.  Had one of my best runs here in Bemidji actually.  I'll take it.  Just got to make sure I get rid of this cold.

16 miles (10am/6pm)

Definetly have some type of cold going on.  Runny nose, mucus, coughing, and  feel a little tired.  Took me awhile to wake up with a little breakfast and coffee.  Felt much better when I got out running though.  Took it super easy out on Lake Bemidji route. Muggy!!!

Same afternoon route I've been doing.  Sun was out and it was humid!  Felt okay, but kept it recovery pace.

18 miles (12am/6pm)

Ran out on Birchmont to my Grandpa Ritchie's old house and back.  It was very warm and very humid.  It looked like I jumped in the lake when I was finished.  Made it a progressive run.  First 4 miles easy, next 4 were moderate, and the next 3 were sub 5:57, 5:49, 5:45, but it was too darn hot and humid and my heart rate was too high.  Decided to run a cool down mile instead for the last mile.

Another easy recovery run to Deep rock on 5th and back in the evening.  Felt great.

16 miles (10am/6pm)

Both runs were at a real easy recovery pace.  Out on Blue Ox Marathon course in the am and then out to Deep rock on 5th in the evening.  My evening run I felt a lot better and heart rate was lower.  I maybe getting a little sick right now.  Coughing a little and running nose.  Feel a little tired.

22 miles (16am/6pm)

Ran around Lake Bemidji again this morning.  Felt much better than I did on Sunday.  I turned it into a progressive run.  Started at 7:30 pace and progressed each mile down to 5:57 pace. It was warm and sunny, but I stashed some water around the 9-10 mile mark.

Easy recovery run in the afternoon to Deep Rock on 5th and back.  Felt good.

16 miles (10am/6pm)

Easy paced run this morning out on Birchmont and back to parents.  Felt pretty good and the sun was out.  In the evening another recovery pace run out towards Deep Rock on 5th ave.  Sun was out and I felt really good on the way back.

16 miles (10am/6pm)

A couple of easy recovery paced runs today.  Ran the Blue Ox Marathon course on Lake Bemidji in the morning.  Headed out the opposite way in the afternoon and ran towards BSU.  Felt okay.

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