Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 9th-15th Training

Monday: 10.6 miles (6:42); 5.5 miles (6:55)

Tuesday: 10.6 miles (6:34); 3 miles (7:14)

Wednesday: 7 miles (7:07); 6.8 miles (6:55)

Thursday: 6.8 miles (7:01); 6.1 miles (7:06)

Friday: 10.3 miles (6:57); 5.4 miles (7:21)

Saturday: 3.4 miles (7:51); 6.8 miles (7:13)

Sunday: 13.1 miles (6:46). Terrible long run.  Was planning on 15 at 6:20ish with some really tough hills towards the end.  Started feeling a little bit worn out around 5-6 miles and started crawling my last two with splits of 7:44 and 7:38, with the last one being mostly downhill.  I didn't increase the effort at all but my legs wanted to shuffle, so I just shuffled.  Don't know why I ran so poorly.

Week Total: 95.4 miles. Was dragging butt the second half of the week.  My TSH has dropped a good bit but that's all my doctor would test.  I'll try and find a new doctor and get my blood run again.  My values were obviously a ton different than they've been in the past but he wouldn't listen to symptoms, just stated they looked good and were in range.  Runners push their body much harder than the average joe, so even being 5% off won't impact your daily life but will wreak havoc on your running. Not to mention lab values are extremely broad and are "average" for a range of young to old in a non-diseased state.  Something can look "normal" but be way off.  Enough ranting.  This week, I was planning on potentially doing a race, but it will be more easy jogging and if I'm feeling good, maybe I'll knock out 100 miles this week.  And hopefully I can break the long run curse because I haven't been over 13.1 miles since April. 

On another note, my weight is starting to drop some, I'm still eating cleanish and I was happy with the Game of Thrones season finale.  However, I'm not looking forward to waiting until next season.  In the meantime, I started watching season one of Vikings, which is a really good show.  But my final Game of Thrones thoughts (highlight if you don't mind spoilers: I'm pretty certain Brann will control a dragon.  I thought he would before he met the old guy in the tree, but now I think it's almost certain.  Maybe he will even take over his job one day.  I was sad The Hound died and even though he's an ugly dude, his death scene was amazingly well-acted.  Part of me thinks that Cersei played a role in Tyrion's escape since she said she will do anything to protect her inbred son. I'm also starting to like Jon Snow a lot more and Stannis is growing on me as well. 


  1. Hey Scott, I met you at the Gate River Run. Are you running the Peachtree 10k in Atlanta on July 4? See you there if so. What specifically are you wanting the doctor to test for when he draws blood? Cheers, Peter Kotchen

  2. Hope you're doing well Peter. I'm not doing Peachtree but it's on my bucket list for one day, especially since it's a few hours down the road. With distance runners, I always think it's good to get your iron/ferritin and vitamin d levels when you're in shape and out of shape. Different people have different "normals" and what is good for one person may not be good for someone else. Hope to run into you again next year. Next time I won't underestimate that hill!