2012 Training Log – Week 23

As my uncle once told me, “Life is what happens when you had other plans.”

I’m glad to have this week behind me.  The running was not so great and then my daughter got very ill and ended up in the hospital for a few days.  Thankfully, she is doing better now and got to come home yesterday.  I withdrew from the Black Hills 100 miler I was going to run this weekend, I need to stay a little closer to home after all that has gone on lately.

9.5 miles

Tough-ish run. Still dealing with Saturday’s calf carnage. Had to stop 3-4x and let them settle down.

Also did a fast walk in the evening.

Went up to the state park last night and saw another bear.  Two for two in the last week.

7.7 miles

Same route as yesterday. Rough for the first 4 miles, then the calves finally started to relent. Finished up feeling almost optimistic about things.

Did an evening walk with the camera on the east side of Chatfield.  A different kind of ‘training’.

6.5 miles

Easy run at the Boneyard. Felt like crap.

Went for another hike in the state park.  No bears this time.

5.2 miles

Boneyard again.  Rolling a little stronger today.  Had to cut this one short to meet my wife and daughter at the ER.

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It was a Happy Father’s Day, we got to bring our daughter home from the hospital.

My teenage son posted this – guess I am doing a few things right:

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the entire world, Chris Boyack! Thanks for all the hard work that you have done and continue to do in order to make our family a happy one. We have done so many (choose one) incredible/fun/hard/maybe a little stupid/memorable things that I will never forget. I know I don’t say it nearly as much as I need to, but Dad, I’m really glad that you are my Dad.

Total: 29 miles / 4:37

Posted on June 19, 2012, in run, training. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Good decision bowing out of BH100 for your family…family always comes first!
    As for the calves, are you wearing Hokas? I have several friends who started wearing Hokas this year who all ended up with calf/Achilles issues due to the lower heel. Careful with that!
    Best of luck with your daughter and your running…

    • Hi Steve, Thanks for the words. Sad to miss BH100, but it was an easy call. Hoping to swing by Hardrock for some spectating, though.

      No Hokas for me. No interest in them at all. I have been very happy with my New Balance MT110s. The calves are an ongoing battle for the past 4+ years. I think my cycling background and running style really focus the pressure on them. It gets worse when I do a lot of climbing and speedwork, which I have been doing lately. They will settle back down eventually.

      Take care and with any luck I’ll see you in Silverton!

  2. Great pics! I especially like the deer shot. But even greater is the news about your daughter coming home. Sorry about Black Hills, but Leadville is less than two months away!

  3. Glad your daughter is OK, and great last photo 🙂

    Really puts things in perspective.

  4. Thanks, guys. Leadville training started yesterday!

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