AVR – Week In Review 10-28-12

This is one of those weeks that are tough, I had to drive back from Bethlehem, PA and come down from my big Runner’s World weekend! Coming back to reality was tough, but I got through it. Just something about sleeping in your own bed, making breakfast, doing dishes and being back in your own routine that is a good thing.

I took Tuesday off and then ran on Wednesday – it was a mistake! My hammies told me all about it and I have decided to take up to 2 weeks off to let them and a couple of other aches and pains heal up.

I will let my body and hurricane Sandy determine how long I take as downtime. The only thing that it will bother is my ego as I have the lowest weekly running totals of the year, but my body needs the break. It has been a long training season and the rest is what I know that I need.

But I miss my runs!

This week I decided to change my blog over to be a self-hosted WorPress.org. For more details read here.

 Week in Review

Running Summary This Week

This week in a word: Busy

Top 10 Posts

Here are my top ten posts for the past week based on page views:

Due to the transfer to self-hosting my Top 10 will not be done.

My Favorite post from the week: Central Maine Strider’s Group Run


I stayed between 143 and 145 for the first of the week and don’t have a clue for the rest of it, but not very worried about it. I just have to watch what I eat a little more while I am not running, but I am not too worried if I gain a few pounds over the next week.


No real injuries, but I have decided to take some time off since I am still experiencing some post-race discomfort and tiredness in my hamstrings, butt cheeks (periformis) and right hip.

Running Shoes

Mizuno Elixir 7

These were the shoes that I got free as media samples through my participation in the Mezamashii Project. They have 77.2 miles and here is my 50 mile review. No runs in them this week.

Mizuno Ronin

13.7 Miles. I wore them during the Runner’s World 5K on Saturday and had a this year PR and came in second in my age group, very impressed so far. Personal Purchase.

Altra Instinct 1.5

7.14 Miles. A treadmill and 4 miler, which were both very good, felt comfortable running them. I have been walking in them most of the the Runner’s World Festival. Promotional media sample from Runner’s World Festival.

Altra Instinct

165.7 miles. No runs in them this week. Personal Purchase.

Adidas Adizero Sonic 3

No runs in them this week, but I have used them as my primary walking shoe and they have done well. Personal Purchase.

Adidas Vigor TR

No trail runs in them this week. Personal Purchase.

Running Goals

I reviewed my 2012 running goals 2012 Mid-Year Goal Review and Update and updated them.

The reality is that

This has been a very busy week and coming back to reality of daily life was a bit of a let down after the Runner’s World Festival and the great experience that I had there and all the people that I was able to meet. I also know that I will be very glad to get back to my normal running schedule of 30 to 50 miles a week. This stuff of not running is killing me.

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