Sunday, June 24, 2012

This may be my all-time PwDR*

A high mileage vacation week
Today's run (street): 3.25 miles

* Personal (weekly) Distance Record

I finished this vacation week with a short run that felt much harder than I expected it would be. Even with all the activities we've done over the last seven days, I've managed to cover 28 miles. Including my Central Park run on the 15th, I've run over 40 miles since my vacation started. I haven't done many long runs over these past ten days, but the frequency has been high, with only one rest day since the 14th.

Today's run started well. I took some different streets and enjoyed the sunny skies while I took in the sights of  my neighborhood. There were lots of walkers today and I counted at four other runners on the road. I'm not sure why, but the last mile took a lot more effort than the first two. I think the humidity just wore me down.

Surprisingly, I don't know the maximum number of miles I'd previously covered in a week, but I would guess it was about 25. I targeted 3 miles today but really hoped I'd feel strong enough to cover five and get to 30 miles for the week. I'm not sure why, but I just didn't have the energy so I stayed with my original plan. I was pretty beat when I finished, but happy with my weekly total.

Back to the office tomorrow, which means a return to 4:00 AM runs and shorter distances. Perhaps next Saturday I can get in another long base run and extend my streak of 80+ mile months to four.

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