Last Week In Review: (21 – 27 April)
Saturday: 75 Miles Virginia 24 Hour Run Against Cancer
Total: 94.75 miles – YTD Total: 757.74 miles on 64 Running Days
Monday - This week was all about getting back on the horse again. Coming off my 100 mile run at Umstead I had a few issues to work thou. After a good rest period my plan was to get back on the road again to see if I could run my way thou them. First run back was pretty good run, felt about 40% and managed to run a quick 7.3 miles at 59 minutes. Slight IT Band/Knee pain to start and near the end of the run.
Wednesday: Got in another 7.2 miles, did not plan to run fast but it felt so good once I got my legs opened up. No idea of my time as I did not wear my GPS but it was fast. No real IT Band/Knee pain.
Thursday: Went for an easy 5 miles with members of our HOA run/walk club. Best of all no IT Band/Knee Pain.
Continued with the IT band rolling and stretching
Saturday: April here in the 757 running world is all about the Virginia 24 Hour For Cancer. This is a great race the continues to draw runners from all over the local area and this year, as far away as New Mexico. Birthed from a Relay for Life event this race also donates tens of thousands of dollars each year to the American Cancer Society (over $15,000 this year.)
This event is the one that got me into the Ultra Running world. I’ve run this race four years prior (My Results: 52.5, 50, 75, 71). This year three short week from my first 100 miler, I was ready to run it again. Going in I had no real plan, had not tapered and did not properly carb load. What could go wrong? Full race report will be up in a few days.
This year would be our Second year entering as a team Run4Life, we won the team event last year. This year many new PRs and a Course Record (126 miles) and Overall Champion! CONGRATS Steve Spiers! Full details will also be posted in the next days.