Peak mileage week with a decent long run on Saturday.
- Sunday: 3 mile run, 30 min cycle, 3 mile run. Just to mix it up, I inserted my cycle into the middle of my run. For this ride, I decided to push hard up hills and really work my quads. 7.32 miles cycle
- Monday: Easy five miles in the woods. I decided to run in the woods today in order to rest my calves, which are a little sore from running barefoot on Saturday. I finished my run right before a massive storm blew in and found the changing weather entertaining.
- Tuesday: Tempo run. 2 x (15 min @ T pace with 10 min rest). I felt strong during this run, but my achilles/calves are still bothering me a little. 8.50 miles
- Morning: Early morning cycle…covered about 8 miles and got in some last minute studying for my physics and literature tests.
- Afternoon: Very easy 4 miles.
- Thursday: 4 miles easy. Half of my run was on the street and the other half was in the woods. I went a little faster than I should have, but I should be fine for Saturday. No pain in my achilles/calves :), yet felt some general body fatigue.
- Friday: 2 miles easy…recovery in preparation for Saturday’s long run.
- Saturday: 16 mile hilly long run on a golf course. I didn’t really know what to expect from this run, but I knew it would take some focus. I consciously pushed on the uphills and really felt my legs burn. Concerning my achilles/calves, I did feel my left achilles for the last part of my run, but other than that I was fine. The real magic occurred in my cool-down routine. Once I got home, I immediately grabbed some Ultragen and jumped into an ice bath. After 14 minutes of soaking, I put on my calf sleeves (I ran in them too) and hopped on the trainer for a 30 minute ride. I can’t believe how good my legs felt later that day…absolutely incredible.
- Time For Fossil Fuel Companies to Pay Their Fair Share: Rethinking America’s energy subsidy strategy.
- Global Food Prices Hit New Record High: Still, food prices are on the rise.
- Benefits of Clean Air Act Rules to Reach $2T, EPA Says: In light of the recent GOP attacks on the EPA’s budget, here is some data on how much the Clean Air Act has helped America