The week ended up as follows:
Monday: AM: 8 Miles, PM: 4.2 Miles -- Both Steady Runs
Tuesday: AM: Tempo Run and Light Reps, Treadmill, Tot. 9 Miles
Wednesday: AM: 8.2 Miles, PM: 4 Miles -- Both Steady Runs
Thursday: PM: 10 Miles, Fruit Loop, Blvd
Friday: AM: 8 Miles Easy, Blvd
Saturday: AM: 13 Miles, Bike Path
Sunday: NO RUN
Week Total 64.4 Miles, 8 Runs.
Great week again, I would easily have been over 70 miles if I ran today but I am taking a few days to make sure this quad gets much better!
Today I took full advantage of my freedom from running. I did have a moment of major temptation to hit the roads or at least get on my bike but a project revolving around getting some albums I had missed out on over the last few months consumed me. I picked up
Explosions In The Sky "The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place"
Beck "Modern Guilt"
Bloc Party "Intimacy"
Vampire Weekend "Vampire Weekend"
Ulrich Schnauss "Goodbye"
Crystal Castles "Crystal Castles"
And the best album I think I picked up was AIR "Pocket Symphony". And not just becasue it is produced by Radioheadist Nigel Godrich. I've been meaning to get this album over the last year because I loved the track "Somewhere Between Walking And Sleeping", but I do need to listen to these albums over a few times. The tracks on this Air Album are more acoustic/piano driven and less electronic focused or so it seems on first listen. Although for a more traditional Air track, "Mer Du Japon" is amazing. The tracks have a pretty immediate impact so that tends to mean a good album and one I recomend you purchase.
Track Download - "Somewhere Between Walking and Sleeping" -- Air
Note: Track will be up for a few days. If you like it BUY THE ALBUM
In other news, I had a great crew over at the house. Francine threw together a nice meal and we had Paddy Moulton and Katie, Ben, Martin Fagan, and Andrew Carlson along with some Gansetts. Good energy and laughs. Just what I needed after a bit of a down day with no running and a bit of pain.
I plan on taking tomorrow off but if I feel better in the evening I may jump on the bike. I am not super concerned because to be quite frank I assumed I'd have more pain than this on the return and I've been lucky to get through 5 weeks with some seamless training.
Keeping the faith