Wow what a great week of running. One of my big goals this last week was to run everyday. Check I did that. Then my goal was have a solid long run and a good hill workout, check I got that as well. The third thing for the week I was hoping to do was to runs some on the trails, check three for three !!!
For trails I ran on both the trails at Hyland Park and at Tierney's Woods just off of Hwy 169 and 494. It is just a small 2 mile loop there but I love it. I found the trails pretty good in both places overall. I would say Hyland was the muddiest of the two.
My two workouts where so good. I did my hills by my house in the tangletown area. I got in 11 solid climbs. I felt strong which was good. For my long run I ended up running it after a very busy day of work at TC Running. I went to Hyland to get on the dirt. I made my way in the park for 14 miles. I felt very good and really enjoyed the dirt. As I was going I knew it was going to be getting dark soon so I stooped at my car and quickly put on the road shoes. I was feeling good and looking to test myself for the next 6 miles. As I started out I wanted to set a good pace. I settled in to 6:30 pace and it felt good. As the miles went by I was getting very excited because after that bomb of a race last weekend I needed something to get pumped up about. This run did it for me that is for sure. Now I just need to take this week and build from there. I know I am getting fit I just want to keep my eye on the prize down the road.
One other great thing about the week was that I got in a record 76 mile for the week. Man my best week of 2009. I do not plan on going above 80 before Grandma's but am happy to be at this place now.