Man, what I week.
The mileage challenge started this week, and I set the bar pretty high for myself. The problem, though, was my first run on Monday did not go well. I decided to treadmill it (sometimes harder for me than running outside). I got on, and was not into. I was hoping for 10, and quit at 4. I fully intended on making it up..... but we all know how hard that can be.
Managed 10 miles each day Tues-Friday.
P90X came this week, and my 8 year old was super motivated to do it with me. So we did the fitness test on Thursday night, and did the first workout on Friday.
I have to say it is kind of fun. It is even more fun to have an 8 year old saying "come on dad, BRING IT" He loved it. I hung in there.
It is easier than Crossfit so far, but a lot different. This is more manageable for the average human.
Saturday brought the famous "Donut Run" organized by Jordan. I was not going to do it, but Bill P and Adam have been making a sport of gaming me on my lackluster performance lately.
The Donut Run is a fun run where you run through South Minneapolis, stopping at a multiple of Donut Shops.
I was to join them on the 17 mile loop (the long distance). I needed more than that, so I arrived early and did 3 loops around Lake Nokomis (about 7.5 miles total).
It was a blast. Got to see a bunch of friends, but around mile 20 started to suffer. Add in a few overshoots on which street to turn, my total was 25.8 miles. If I knew that, I would have gone for the 26.2 (or actually 26.3) just to say so. But once I stopped, I was done.
Woke up this morning and did the Plyometrics P90X workout with my 8 year old. Wow, what a great workout, but not a good idea 24 hours after a long run. I toasted me. But, this disc alone, is worth it for any ultra runner. All of the moves are great supplements for ultra training. And it is actually kind of fun. I can't believe my kid just plows through it. He is a red belt in Karate, and wants to be a professional athlete already. He can beat me on a lot of stuff, but I still think I have better form (deeper squats).
So my total for the week
Long run = 25.8