Last Week In Review – Recover and Count Down to Umstead 100 Miler – Ultra Marathon

Last Week In Review: (Feb 10 – 16 March)

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 7 Miles
Sunday: 60 minutes on elliptical

Total:   70 miles – YTD Total: 470.87 miles on 38 Running Days

This week was all about recovering from the Graveyard 100k race and getting my body recovered to run the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run.  The Graveyard was my 3rd long training run for Umstead and with this behind me I have a ton of confidence going into the 100 mile challenge.


Monday morning I woke up pretty sore, my quads were killing me, my right hip was sore and generally I felt like I ran for 14+ hours.  Except my calfs…I was supplied some calk sleeves from BioSkins and put them on within 2 hours of finishing the 100k.  I wore these all night and all day Monday.  When I got up for work Monday morning my calfs felt noticeably better then rest of my body.

Tuesday-Friday was Rest, Rest, Rest and Rest day.  The thing I don’t like about marathon and long distance running/racing is the down time for recovery.  I know its good for me to take some time off to allow my body to heal BUT I feel like I’m losing, giving away, and turning down miles.  I hate giving up run days, I hate the down time, and I hate sitting around doing nothing.

Saturday it was time to run again.  I linked up with a friend (Jill) and ran around our HOA, 7 miles in 1hr 14ms.  I felt pretty good, only a few dings, bottom-line the legs and body worked just like advertised.

Sunday Church, family breakfast and elliptical!  A ton of my friends were running Shamrock, Rock n Roll DC and Thunder Road marathons.

umstead 100 buckle

19 Days Until Umstead!

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