Sunday, April 11, 2010

Week in Review

75 miles
20 mins. pool
4 AFDs
3 trips to JCSU

I'm starting to feel like a broken record, but I really feel as though this week has been my best week yet for training. By "yet" I mean this year, and since I've been at Queens, and quite possibly my entire life. Tuesday's track workout was the speediest I could've hoped for, and Friday's predator run was solid if unspectacular. But to me what really stood out was the quality of my long run given all the intensity I'd sustained earlier in the week. For me to run as fast, and feel as fresh, as I did yesterday is a testament to how well my training is going.

One thing that surely plays a role in this is my ferritin. I forgot to mention that we got our iron tested a few weeks ago and received the results last week. When I first got my ferritin tested at the beginning of cross-country, it was a whopping 18. Not near death, but not nearly as high as is desirable. The second time I got it tested the number was 26, and as of last week the number is now up to 36. I would love to see it get as high as 50, but even 40 would be a good goal. Supplementing and consuming as much red meat as possible is the best way for this number to increase, and I'm making a conscious effort to be diligent about both tasks. (Selwyn Pub sliders, here I come!)

Also, I would be remiss to close out this Week in Review without giving a shout to the rock stars from CRC who totally killed the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this morning. I'm sure Jordan will update his blog soon; in the meantime, you can read about Caitlin's experience here. Way to represent Charlotte!