Oregano’s Training Log – 3.28.2015

At this point Julie said something like, "I think we only have about another hour of climbing. . ."
At this point Julie said something like, “I think we only have about another hour of climbing. . .”

This was Spring Break week in Oregon which made for a very quiet week at work (THANK GOODNESS). Overall, increasing mileage and long runs is going well (in conjunction with strength exercises and going to my PT on a somewhat regular basis). Currently my calves/shins are kind of angry, but hopefully it is only a temporary state of affairs and they will be okay ASAP : )

Sunday (3/22): Met a couple of friends for an exciting run in the Columbia River Gorge up the Ruckle Creek/Ruckle Ridge trail. It was often too steep to run, which was a great experience for me. I think we decided it was about 5000 feet of elevation gain/loss over 15.5 miles in 3.5 hours. It was a fantastically fun adventure (even though it was foggy and rainy).  Run: 15.5 miles

Monday (3/23): So. Sore. Swim: 1 km

At Wylie Slough in La Conner, WA.
At Wylie Slough in La Conner, WA.

Tuesday (3/24): Still sore, but not quite as bad. . . Run: 6 miles

Wednesday (3/25): Took the day off to work on my house with my dad. I ran out of time for my run so I did a chore-run to the bank to cash a check. Run: 4.5 miles

Thursday (3/26): First run back with a friend who has been out with a stress fracture! Hooray for healing! Run: 6.5 miles

Friday (3/27): Took the day off of work and got a quick “long” trail run in before we left to drive 5+ hours to La Conner, WA to visit family. Not as long as I was hoping, but I’ll take it. Run: 10 miles

Saturday (3/28): Spent the day walking around Wylie Slough, throwing my cousin’s kids around, eating delicious food and skipping rocks across the Skagit River.

Total Mileage:

        Swim: 1 km    

        Run:  42.5 miles

I'm a proud resident of Portlandia, ex-running store employee, pulmonary emboli conquerer and connoisseur of high fives. I write about running community, trail running/training and anything else that grabs my immediate interest. I'm currently running for fun with my crazy friends - no races on the horizon YET.

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