Mon 2/11: 9M 66:00
Tue 2/12: 17.5M 2:01
Wed 2/13: 9M 65:00
Thu 2/14: 16.5M 1:57
Fri 2/15: 8M - 59:00
Sat 2/16: 13M 1:33
Sun 2/17: 20M 2:19
Total Miles: 93M
A good week of running, but the 20M on Sunday emphasized that I'm not quite healthy yet. The surgical recovery is almost complete I would say. My groin was sore after the run, but I believe that had more to do with the mushy footing on the ground. The hamstring remains the "thing" at this point. I'm contemplating taking a few consecutive days off from running in the next week or so coinciding with some massage or physical therapy. I can feel the knot of muscle tissue right in the middle of my left hamstring. I just need find someone that can undo it. After that I think it will just be a matter of strengthening and stretching.
The options for spring races are getting pushed further and further out. I can all but guarantee I will not run Mad City. 20M at 7:00 pace was tough enough. I don't think in the next six-plus weeks I will be able to do 62M at the same pace. Ice Age 50M is still a possibility if things come together reasonably soon. I did come across a 100k race in July in Quebec. It has the IAU "Bronze" label so it is eligible for world ranking purposes and it falls within the USATF selection deadline for the 100k World Cup team. Normally doing a 100k in July would be unwise, but Quebec is pretty far north. The average high for Quebec City in July is around 70 degrees.
First things first: get healthy.
Congratulations to Kurt on his move to TC Running Company. It sounds like most of the old Runners Edge guys will follow him there. Three teams in three years isn't really ideal, but Kurt is the one that got us all together initially so we go where he goes, so to speak.