Week in Review 11.17.14 to 11.23.14

First, I need some blog wisdom from others. I had the bright idea to migrate my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org and it has been an absolute nightmare. I finally got all the content moved over but any formatting and fancy-ness was lost. After 6 hours on the phone with Bluehost, it turns out that because I updated my address today, I can’t migrate for another 60 days. I’ll be using that time to find an alternative blog service; who do you use that you’ve had a good experience with? I still have to wait 60 days but at least I don’t have to support WP at the end of this…

Didn’t do a lot of running this week as it was a planned season break for me. I take my time off seriously and although I do run, I operate more on the “run with the spirit moves you” plan. I’ll be on this plan until December 1st when I start getting ready for the spring season.

Monday: Hiked the Grand Canyon West Rim! We used this tour company and did the breakfast upgrade, which I highly recommend. They picked us up at Bally’s at 6:00 am and we headed East. The tour guy (we had Gary) can seem gruff at first, but he was exceptional. We had a whole bus ride of history covering how Las Vegas came to be, the history of the Hualapai Tribe who own the West Rim and the ecosystem of the West Rim. I didn’t do any running on Monday but did hike all around the West Rim.

Standing on the edge of the West Rim

Standing on the edge of the West Rim

No fences to keep you from falling alllllll the way down.

No fences to keep you from falling alllllll the way down.

Tuesday through Friday: Hip core and abs all of these days, but no running. The weather has shifted drastically here and winter is upon us, so it wasn’t even hard to be a bum!

Saturday: Erin and I made plans to go for a run and although I only planned to do an hour, we got a tad lost on the backside of Mansfield and ended up doing 11 miles. First run since the half and first run in tights and I felt clunky! Great to be out there, though, and looking forward to getting back into training.

Sunday: Easy run with Will, 5 miles.

Total: 16 whole miles and a lot of core work.

For the coming week, I’ll do a little running, some lifting and maybe even a local Turkey Trot if the weather isn’t frigid. My other task for the week is to figure out what my race schedule will be going forward.

Did winter arrive where you are? What are your big 2015 races?

3 thoughts on “Week in Review 11.17.14 to 11.23.14

  1. Ryan

    Since my calf decided to end the 2014 racing season early, I’ve had lots of time to plan for 2015. I am going for the Ragnar Docks and ‘Dacks double medal by doing Ragnar Cape Cod in May and ADK in September. Cape Cod will be my first attempt at captaining a team. On an individual level I am looking for a late March half to break 1:45, then going back to the VCM for another shot at getting under 4:00. Then on to the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow in June.

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    1. runnerunderpressure

      What a great schedule! I haven’t done a Ragnar event yet but am looking forward to trying one soon. Have you considered New Bedford Half? I’ve had really good luck with that race weather and organization-wise. I’ll be cheering for you at VCM!!

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      1. Ryan

        I’ve heard of the New Bedford Half, my only concern with that is it is the Sunday of the weekend that St. Patrick’s Day would be celebrated – kind of limits Saturday festivities. Ragnars are so much fun and can be as competitive as you want it to be. Unless you are on an elite team that is there to win you can go as hard or easy as you want on any leg. My team ranges from the 2nd overall woman at the 2012 Mohwak-Hudson Marathon to 10:30 min/milers.

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