Week In Review 5.18.15 to 5.24.15

What a whirlwind week! Inpatient Pediatrics has a far more demanding schedule than I thought it would; I’m up at 4:30 am every day and by the time I work, run and shower, it’s time for bed again! I’m on nights this week which frees me up to get some stuff done during the day and sets me up for a more temperature friendly running schedule.

5:45 am sky walking into the hospital this week. So pretty over Converse Hall!

5:45 am sky walking into the hospital this week. So pretty over Converse Hall!

Monday: Long warmup into 6 by 30 seconds hard uphill. 9.2 miles total.

Tuesday: 6.66 mile recovery run with Carl.

Wednesday: 7 mile run with Will on the bike path. Calves killing me.

Thursday: 8 mile run with Carl, Will, Joe and Billy. Awesome to have friends!

This pretty much sums up third year; laughing at each other and being totally clueless.

This pretty much sums up third year; laughing at each other and being totally clueless.

Friday: 9.5 mile fartlek run. 5 minutes at T, 4 minutes easy, 3 minutes at I, 3 minutes easy, 2 minutes at I, 2 minutes easy, 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 30 seconds hard. Hips actually felt pretty good, just felt like I didn’t have a lot of strength for uphill sections.

Saturday: Schedule got a little crunched (because I went sailing…) so just 4 easy miles before Pitch Perfect 2 with Jordan!

First day on the lake this year. Wind was a little finicky but it was amazing to get back out there.

First day on the lake this year. Wind was a little finicky but it was amazing to get back out there.

Sunday: 14 mile cheering long run. It was so odd to watch VCM rather than participate! Nice to experience that as a spectator, though.

Total Miles: 58.3

Adaptation week this week, which is welcome after some serious sleep deprivation. Got talked into running the Craft Beer 5K for a local brewery on Saturday so will use that as my second workout this week, probably progression run style. The race isn’t until noon so I expect we could be in for some nasty race conditions.

Overall, I’m feeling really good about the progress of my running. Standing/walking all day makes it hard to feel fresh but I have almost 6 months until Philly and feel confident that I can really make some progress between now and then. Also got the AWESOME news that I got accepted into the Elite Start for Philly, which makes a huge amount of difference for race morning. I get an F bib but more importantly, a tent and porto-potty at the start.

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