In general, the training is progressing. My running motion and foot turnover isn't progressing quite as smoothly as I would like. I am going to put in some 800's this next week and may combine them with some hill work along with the proper warm up and cool down of course.
I like to run at Trail of Tears State Park near Cape Girardeau, MO. There is an area there which heads out toward the river which is a solid mile of downhill or uphill (if you turn around) which I like to use for repeats. A local cross country coach uses this location to run a downhill mile. I have the half-way point marked and love to run a section on the upper half. It definitely takes you to the edge of functional and quickly. Most of the uphill is gradual with a nice incline at the finish for good measure.
My runs for the week:
7/11 3.5 miles Meg's Circle, Jackson
7/12 5 miles Trail Run-Tywapitty Lake
7/15 2 miles (Worst run of week, hot, humid, felt like crap--quit early)
7/16 2.5 miles Trail Run-Tywapitty Lake, HOT AND HUMID
7/17 7 miles Jackson, 6 a.m., Amazingly humid for 6 a.m., OK run, Meg's Circle--2 Laps
I'll be honest. I'm NOT one of you dedicated triathletes. I really don't have anything else planned for the day. The part that pains me when I say this is that this WAS to be my triathlon weekend..... until I suffered a leg injury in May, my first sprint triathlon was to be tomorrow morning in St. Louis. I had started a program and was about 2-3 weeks in when an injury made the swim part very painful and the bike part very difficult. Weird thing was, I could still jog lightly so I had to come up with another plan. Hence, set the base and go for a HALF. No, tribuddies... a half-marathon, not a half-iron!!
Week 2 is in the books. I'm calling it a success so far. Have been keeping up with my reading. Trying to throw out a comment here and there so everyone knows I'm here. Everyone have a good weekend and keep putting in the miles.
And remember, Every Day is a Good Day, Some are just Better!! Thanks for reading!!