This is has been an odd week of training for me. It was my highest mileage week, at 34 miles, since November 2007. That's right 2007. I started off 2008 injured (stress fracture) and my mileage build to my one and only marathon, St. Jude, got me close at 33.7 but needless to say it has been a long time for this kind of mileage. I hope I'm not tempting fate by getting there. The schedule only goes up from here, making 34 look like an easy week.
This week was also odd in that there was no long run, i.e. a run longer than 10 miles. There weren't really any short runs, less than 5 miles in my mind. The whole week was a bunch of medium length runs. 7, 7, 8, 6 and 6 miles were the daily tallies.
The week ended with today's 6 miler. I got up and ran from home another one of my old routes on the streets. I followed that up with a session with the personal trainer. We worked out shoulders and biceps. I really like working with the trainer because he pushes me beyond what I would do on my own.
After a quick shower, Mrs J and I followed the lead of David and Mrs T, and headed off to spend the afternoon on the beach at Corona Del Mar, enjoying the sun, the surf, the cooler temps and catching up on some reading.
We returned home to temperatures at least 15 degrees warmer, took the kids to dinner, I went to church, went to the grocery store and another week has come to a close.
Next week's schedule looks doable. There's a traditional long run and even three runs of 5 miles or less. Very traditional.