Monthly Archives: April 2011
Bit of a different week. No real long run, but three 2-2.5 hour days in a row at the end of the week. Got in some night running, a faster paced 15 miler, and a good day on the bike. Had a lot of scheduling to juggle due to several different things going on, but I made it happen. Even running past midnight a couple of days ago. Not posting huge numbers or anything, but 60+ running and a bike day is about right for me at this point. Will keep trying to bump the time and distance up week over week.
Going forward – feeling the need to start getting some climbing in. I haven’t done any to speak of in quite a while. Partly due to convenience and partly due to my calf and heel problems. We’ll see.
Pic of the week:
Taking in the view.
Spent the early part of the week in recovery mode after the 12 hour race over the weekend. Never was all that sore, just super tired. Felt much better from Thursday on. So a fairly normal week, but scaled back a little. Ready to get back at it and start ramping up for the next race.
Pic of the week:
I wanted to get a look at my footstrike pattern from a different angle, so I put the camera on the ground and ran towards it. I think I have a pretty good neutral midfoot landing, not much to tinker with there. What stands out to me in the pics, and what I have known for a long time, is that I push off too hard on the takeoff. I have been working on pulling my foot up with my quads and hips rather than pushing off so much with the ball of my foot. Running in the VFFs or barefoot helps this a lot, but I have a long way to go in that department. I have thick callouses on the medial side of my big toe and ball of my right foot. I push off way too much there and need to work on that some more, along with getting my left leg/foot more involved instead of just dragging them along for the ride.