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Weekly Training Rundown Jan 9-15

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Let's hear everyone's training for last week in the comments. Here's what the SN editors ran.

Mayo: Weekly total: 21 miles

  • Wednesday: 4 Miles. A planned 5 miles that got shortened due to feeling sluggish. Overall a fairly miserable run, but a short memory helped me get through it and move on.
  • Thursday: 5 Miles. A quick spin around the monuments in the early morning, finishing back towards the Capitol with an absolutely stunningly blue sky and red sunrise clouds overhead.
  • Saturday: 2 miles. Short and (somewhat) quick. Pretty much chanted 'Meb Meb Meb' in my head the entire time after tracking the Olympic Trials via Twitter in the morning.
  • Sunday: 10 miles. Great, great run. This was my first double-digit run since May of 2011. After about the 6 mile point I started to feel quite loose and easy. We stopped to walk once, which was an improvement over last week's 7.5 mile long run that required two walk stops.

Overall this is my highest-mileage week since mid-May. Already, my monthly mileage for January is higher than any month since May, and I should be able to surpass that total over the course of the next two weeks.

Coming week's plan: 5/2/5/3/10.

Ziller: Weekly total: 19

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 30 minutes of medium resistance cycling on a stationary, plus a little bit of weight training with my homemade medicine ball that is definitely not just a frozen turkey.
  • Wednesday: 6 miles. Two easy miles to warm up, two at 7:30/mi, two easy to wind down.
  • Saturday: 5 miles in the early, early morning before the Trials began.
  • Sunday: 8 miles. Breezy but sunny day. Felt great.

Hoping to hit some trails next weekend, if the weather cooperates.

Williams: Weekly total: 6.5 miles

Wasn't a banner week for me, with a several engagements all week and little time for my exercise of choice. It may not even be worth telling you guys about my week. Already ran six miles today so that is keeping me sane.

Hudson: Weekly total: 9.5 miles running, 1600m swimming

  • Wednesday: Warmed up for 15 minutes on my bike (indoors) and then did 3.41 miles in the cold, miserable rain. But it was one of those runs that felt really good (8:21 pace).
  • Thursday: 1600m swim (35 minutes). Slowly, and somewhat begrudgingly, starting to get myself back into the habit of swimming.
  • Sunday: Woke up early after a late night of dinner, drinks and Patriots watching with the family for a light three miles (8:45 pace) along the water in Charleston, SC. On a related note, my training was pretty out of wack this week, with said trip to Charleston. But on the plus side, I am pretty sure I ate enough to help keep on weight for the next few months.

Not a huge mileage week, but it should steadily increase as I began ramping up for the Nation's Half Marathon (Mar. 17).