Sunday, April 27, 2008

Week Log: April 21-27

Mon-AM: 16 miles (2:10) Observatory Mesa in Flagstaff w/ Kyle and Ian
Bruised my foot wearing some old 152s on the rocks...still tired, too.

Tue-AM: 23 miles (3:03) Pipeline to Mt Elden Trail then down Elden Road
Wore brand new 790s, but the foot was still very very tender.
PM: 5 miles (:40) Walmart out and back through NAU campus
Nice and easy; wore the 152s

Wed-AM: 17 miles (2:15) Fisher Pt. out and back
Foot still had some soreness and I was still sluggish. Haven't had a good run all week.

Thu-AM: 8 miles (1:05) FUTS out and back towards Ft. Tuthill
Still feeling tired...hmmm...

Fri-AM: 8 miles (1:05) Rio de Flag out and back
Wore some more padded shoes and I'll probably race in them...the foot is just not ready otherwise.

Sat-AM: 52 miles (8:10) Zane Grey 50 in 8:02:33
Had a very solid 35 miles and then paid a little for the quick early pace, plus it was hard to stay motivated running all by myself all day. Very very complacent the last hour.

Sun-AM: 16 miles (2:10) Phoenix Mts Park
Tired, but not horrible. Climbed a couple of the small mountains in the park. Good heat training at 90+ degrees.

Total: 145 miles (20:38)

This was kind of a rough week. My foot didn't throw off the volume of my running--I did a typical half-taper--but my legs just didn't feel right all week. Once I get back to Colorado I'm going to make sure to start taking some iron pills. I was happy enough with the Zane race, especially considering that I was probably still tired from the Double Crossing the weekend before. I'm excited to take a few days easy and then really get down to some good, solid training.


Al Glenn said...

Anton,please be careful as complacency(mental) can be worse than physical hinderences. Look at the overall tone of the past three weeks blogs. Maybe a step back could produce gains. Peace.

bugweasel said...


Congrats on the win!


Dave - Atlanta Trails said...

Congratulations on the win, Anton!

Bob Gentile said...

Congrats on ZG ! Recover well with ur foot!

cr said...

Anton - Congrats on your B2B 50M wins (AR50 & ZG50). Two completely different animals I would guess. I've been tracking you (not stocking) since your first Leadville win in 2006. And I was there in 2006 & 2007 to see you coming off Hope blistering the course as I was willing myself to Winfield. You are an amazing talent. Don't let this "foot issue" ruin your shot at a WS win. As my Physical Therapist wife likes to say, "Maybe you should see a PT". Good luck to you! cr

Julie said...

Congrats on ZG ! Recover well with your foot!
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