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The TARC 100 is less than 6 weeks away.

#AutismStreaks currently stands at 125 days.

For the last week or so I’ve been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot.  I tried to burn it out of my foot early with a barefoot 3-miler, but it didn’t work…it may have something to do with landing on a rock right in the tender spot where it hurts, I’m not sure.  The bottom line is that this past Friday the pain took a turn for the worse.  After a 5-miler on Friday that was maybe just a tad bit too speedy, the pain, which had been holding steady, became a bit more intense.  As a result, the 24 miles I had planned to run this weekend turned into 2 – 1 mile on Saturday and 1 mile on Sunday.  Looking ahead, I know there is no way I will be able to run a 50-mile training run this coming weekend as I had planned.

So what to do, what to do?  I am trying to balance the need to get myself healthy as quickly as possible (i.e. rest, heal, resume a compressed training schedule for the 100) and the need to keep the streak alive.  True, my original goal for #AutismStreaks was 100 days – and I not only hit my goal, but ran more miles than I had originally shot for.  But now 25 days later, with the streak still alive, I have dared to eye the possibility of attempting 365 days.

Although the situation is fluid, as most things in life are, my current thinking is this:  when confronted with a speed bump, slow down.  So I will continue for a couple more days with easy 1-milers so I can keep the streak going while essentially resting and hopefully healing my foot.  I must say though, running 1 mile can be very dissatisfying – almost like going to a fancy restaurant for a big dinner and then being told after you’ve eaten the appetizer that you’ll have to leave without dinner, dessert or wine…not satisfying at all.

Hope you are getting in more mile than me!

Luau

you can see it on my face...not satisfying, not satisfying at all!

you can see it on my face…not satisfying, not satisfying at all!

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Week 13 is in the books – it felt like a very productive week of running, highlighted in part by the news that Mophie would be powering my Charity Miles for Autism Speaks come June – #synergy!

Saturday’s run also brought me to 500 miles for the year – not bad for a guy who had hardly run during the fourth quarter of last year.

I hope you got your runs in!
Luau

Week 13:
March 26 – 7.0 miles 54:49 7:49 pace aHR 130
March 27 – 5.0 miles 34:32 6:54 pace aHR 158
March 28 – 3.0 miles 24:35 8:11 pace aHR 126
March 29 – 18.0 miles 2:36:37 8:42 aHR 127
March 30 – 10.0 miles 1:15:55 7:35 aHR 138
March 31- 1.0 miles 9:04:00 9:04 pace
April 01 – 6.0 miles 52:09 8:41 pace aHR 150

Week 13 Total – 45.0 miles

#AutismStreaks Total – 502.0 miles (as measured by Garmin 610)

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…after 18 miles last Friday morning…the following morning I would hit 500 miles YTD just before sunrise.

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Week 9 of #AutismStreaks brought highs and lows – for those of you who follow Jess, you know it’s been, well, an “interesting” week.  I was particularly pleased with my run on Saturday – a steady and strong 21-miler that was my longest run of the year by 9 miles.  During that run I shared a few miles with a gentleman named Errol, a runner from South Africa who was training for Boston.  While chatting he almost convinced me that I need to run Comrades, a 54 mile race in South Africa that changes direction every year; every other year it’s uphill, the other, downhill.  Let’s see if I still want to run Ultras after this year’s TARC 100 and Vermont 50.

I hope you got you runs in this week,
Luau

Week 9:
February 26 – 5.0 miles 37:58 7:35 pace
February 27 – 4.0 miles 31:54 7:58 pace aHR 128
February 28 – 7.0 miles 50:00 7:08 pace aHR 149
March 01 – 1.0 miles 8:32 8:32 pace aHR 146
March 02 – 21.0 miles 2:56:45 8:25 pace aHR 132
March 03- 1.0 miles 10:18 10:18 pace
March 04 – 5.0 miles 36:06 7:13 pace aHR 140
Week 8 Total – 44.0 miles

#AutismStreaks Total – 337.0 miles (as measured by Garmin 610)

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