Interesting week of running that started out with some extreme soreness from my race on Saturday.
- Sunday: rest day…legs extremely sore from Saturday’s race (especially my quads).
- Monday: Decided to get the legs moving despite the soreness. After some trail running, I iced in the creek the right way with my legs all the way under-water (if you look at my race report icing photo, you’ll notice that my quads aren’t fully submerged and thus hurt the next day).
- Morning: Trainer ride in my basement. Followed by some core and shoulder work.
- Afternoon: 10K on a hilly golf course close to my house. Feeling the overall body fatigue.
- Morning: 5 miles on a treadmill at the YMCA to get in some miles before school.
- Afternoon: Quick and easy 4.5 miles to bump up the mileage for the day.
- Thursday: 3 miles on the road plus 2 miles in the woods. Shirtless and sweaty run….interesting since it’s still winter.
- Morning: Another early morning run. This time I ran outside and had to use my headlamp. Unfortunately, I had an encounter with a dog outside of his fencing. Thankfully, I was able to blind him with my headlamp and he didn’t get close enough to do any damage. 4.5 miles
- Afternoon: Came home after school looking for something to do, so I decided to go for a quick cycle. Ended up doing 10.5 miles and came home with a bloody knee from wiping out.
- Saturday: Surprisingly hot run. 9 miles on the track to end out the week with about 40 miles of running and 18 miles of cycling. Total time exercising this week: 6.5 hours.
- Hidden Costs of Coal: If we paid attention to the true cost of our addiction to oil and coal, maybe then we would move toward cleaner energy sources. A paradigm shift is needed; there is too much focus on short-term and visible consequences.
- Is the World One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos?: Article that explores rising food costs and the resulting instability that occurs (i.e. Egypt).
- Think: Awesome post on training movements rather than muscles… I highly recommend Vern’s blog.