Running towards my Goals: Weekly Recap V1

After 45 miles last weekend between the Old West 50k, Hot Chocolate 15k and a nice walk with Sean to finish up the weekend, this week was all about recovery.

So what did that mean?

Monday – 4 miles at the Harbor with Smitha (@runningwithSD)

Tuesday – some core work and a run rest day

Wednesday – Another run at the Harbor with Smitha & Jenn (@jenn13.1)

San Diego, Harbor, Running, Runners make the best friends, altra running, lululemon

Thursday – another run rest day

Friday – I had the day off so I spent the day at Coronado on the beach & then did 5 date night miles on the trails with Sean.  Although I did walk a bunch of this because stupid me ate Chipolte too soon before my run, oops, but we got to experience the most beautiful sunset.

Trail Run, los penasquitos, date night, runner girl, sunset run, altra running, running 4 those who can't

Saturday – We spent most of the day (over 6 hours) in the backyard trimming trees and then a short 2.25 mile sunset run at Mission Bay

Sunset run, mission bay, san diego, beach run, sunset

Sunday – 11.5 miles out on the PCT (Pacific Coast Trail) with Sean

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I also spent the week contemplating some future distance goals, i.e. attempting a 50 mile or 100k distance race.  I’m still debating if I want to and which race would be a good choice (possibly Cuyamaca 100k or Javelina 100k with a sub 17 hour goal) but in the interim I’ve registered on the waitlist for Tahoe Rim Trail 55k in July where Sean will be running the 100 for the third time in a row.

Goals for this week?

  • Start back up on my core routine
  • Some speedier miles
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – I’ve got the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday and I want to be well hydrated.
  • Weights at least 2x this week.

Have you run a 50 mile or 100k distance race? If so, which ones do you recommend for a semi slow trail runner?

3 thoughts on “Running towards my Goals: Weekly Recap V1”

  1. First, I just found your blog a couple weeks ago and it makes me miss my hometown of San Diego so much! My husband’s job moved us to South Carolina three years ago…big mistake. I get incredibly nostalgic seeing your posts. 🙂 Anyway…we ran a 50 miler in South Carolina almost two years ago, it was one of the best experiences of my life! Definitely the most casual run I’ve ever done, which is a little crazy seeing how insanely far it was. I can’t wait to see what you choose and read your review. I’m hoping to re-enter the ultra scene after we have another baby, and I would love to do a race back home. Good luck!!

    1. How awesome! That sounds like how all my ultras or trail races have been. It’s so much more low key than road races. Thanks for following along with my journey 😊

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