Running and working out have been coming along nicely despite some ongoing plantar fasciitis issue (left foot).
Here is a recap on the last week's running and gym sessions:
Monday - Bendwood Park route 3 mi 00:30 10:00 pace
Really nice recovery run, legs still a little bit sore from Sunday (left calf mostly) but feeling pretty strong. Begin mini-taper for this weekend's 204-mile Texas Independence Relay.
Weigh-in day. Body fat percentage down to 17%, otherwise unremarkable. Still a long way from finding my long-lost abs, last seen in public c. 1979. Today it was mostly shoulders, biceps, some abs, pecs and lats.
Sunday - Bendwood loop 3 mi 00:29 09:39 pace
Easy recovery run with the Boxers; lots of fun with a whole bunch of little kids keen to meet with them at the park. They were on their best behaviour!
Saturday - New Ulm hills 20 mi 03:20 10:00 pace
Easy first half, tough coming back to New Ulm when you can actually see the hills... My left foot took a pounding. Happy it is done!
Lots of shoulders, weighted step-ups, elevated push-ups, ab crunches, triceps and pecs.
Thursday Bendwood loop and neighborhood 5 mi 00:52 10:24 pace
Very easy run, first 3 with Kath and the dogs, last 2 just us. Nice and cool. Legs a little bit fatigued but nothing serious
Wednesday - Bendwood Park loop 3 mi 00:30 10:00 pace
Really nice run, the dogs almost behaved. Stopped to talk to some city workers installing a new lift station in our neighborhood. Huge job which will take several more weeks; they have to build it to 500-year floodplain requirements; the lift station (basically a pumping assembly for sewage) will protrude 7 feet above street level.
Wednesday - Bendwood Park and then Terry ... 6 mi 00:57 09:30 pace
Easy 6 miles, first three with the dogs. It is amazing what a little cool weather can do for the legs!
Tuesday Rice track and Rice trail 5 mi 00:49 09:48 pace
Much nicer weather than a week ago! Mostly easy run around Rice, then a couple of miles on the track, a little faster, but no real speed work.