Sunday, February 08, 2009

2/8/09

2/8/09
15 miles, 1h43m, 6:55 pace
Sleep: 7h, 7/10
Legs: 7/10
Weather: 45 and overcast
Notes: Good long run, though I felt fatigued for the last 4 miles

I'm really hoping to get the miles up a bit over the next week, as I seem to keep running 8 milers when I should be running 10 milers. Overall the legs are feeling good, and if I can survive the next two weeks at work I should be in the clear.

Hope everyone has a good weekend. Here's a glimpse of February in Tucson, AZ:


2/8/09

6 comments:

Love2Run said...

Well, remember you're still out there getting some good miles in. That was a nice result for the 10k a few weeks ago, not too far off your PR (and with no discernable 10k peaking). Good luck with the rest of your 'winter' training!

Anonymous said...

Mike
Glad to hear everything is ok.
I have been following your training since December and find it (and mystery coach)very helpful.
Coming off a twenty-someting year "break" I am looking to re-capture a little of those glory days this fall with the help of Arthur...
NJ Rich

Thomas said...

I'm sure I'm not the only one noticing that the rating you give for your sleep almost always equals the number of hours you managed to snooze.

Mike said...

Thanks Mike, it is a long racing season this spring so I think (and hope) I'm a ways off from peaking. And yes, winter belongs in quotes most of the time around here.

Good luck with your training Rich, and I think using Arthur's method is a fine way to get back after a break. Not overdoing it from the get-go seems to help too.

Thomas, I need more sleep. It's just that simple, and until I start reliably getting 7+ hours a night I'm short-changing my training and recovery.

Andrew said...

Where's the snow?

Mike said...

Hey Andrew, looks like snow might be in the cards after all:

430 AM MST TUE FEB 10 2009

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY
ABOVE 2500 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
NOON MST TODAY ABOVE 2500 FEET.

A STRONG AND VERY COLD WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS
SOUTHEAST ARIZONA THIS MORNING. SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED EARLY THIS
MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE TUCSON METRO AREA. TRAINED STORM
SPOTTERS HAVE REPORTED SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM ONE
HALF OF AN INCH TO 1 INCH AT ELEVATIONS NEAR 3000 FEET. SNOW
STARTED TO FALL AT 130 AM MST AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CAMPUS. HOWEVER...NO SNOW
ACCUMULATION HAS OCCURRED ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CAMPUS AS
OF 430 AM MST.