Sunday, October 31, 2010

Week in Review

85 miles
4 doubles
2 AFDs (oops)
3 days in ATL

Wowza! I certainly didn't plan on running 85 miles this week, but I guess that's what happens when you have a plethora of running partners and training venues to select from. In adding this up in my head, it looks like exactly half of these miles were covered on soft surfaces, which makes me feel a little less nervous about seeing such a stout final number. This total also includes an awesome long run, a mediocre workout and some quality doubles. I doubt my mileage will crack 80 again next week, but it's nice to know that I'm physically capable of doing so when the opportunity presents itself.

The week finished itself off in fine fashion as we raced home from Atlanta to meet up with a group of our nearest and dearest at Brazwell's for a few pints. My birthday is Monday, and we figured that plus Halloween made for a legit excuse to round up the troops. We were all exhausted from our respective weeks and thus didn't burn the midnight oil for too long, but it was fun to see everyone for a few hours.

On tap for next week: a trip to Raleigh-Durham with Jordan, a potential tempo run with Caitlin and a quick overnight trip to Ft. Lauderdale for 13.1 prep.


allensroadtoboston said...

How the frick do you go from 0 to 85 miles in like 2 weeks? I run 40 and everything starts breaking down. I want to believe that's the difference between being 24 and being 44, but Spada and Shires prove that's not the case.
We missed you at the Common Market Thursday! Book club? Really? (But the nerd in me wants to know what book you guys were discussing.)

mrn said...

dude, if it makes you feel any better i felt absolutely terrible on my tempo run w/caitlin and jordan this morning. looks like i'm not cut out for this either. (also, i'm no longer remotely close to 24, but thanks for the thought.)

the book club was discussing "the wives of henry oades." i tend to be more of a nonfiction person than novels but it was pretty interesting.