Week 8: 50 runs | 151.4 mi | 21.8 hours
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (right), moderate
Cuboid syndrome (left), very mild
Day 50: 6 runs | 18.1 mi
Day 51: 7 runs | 21.1 mi
Day 52: 5 runs | 15.1 mi
Day 53: 7 runs | 21.1 mi
Day 54: 7 runs | 21.2 mi
Day 55: 9 runs | 27.2 mi
Day 56: 9 runs | 27.6 mi
Week 8 was my most massive week yet with almost 22 hours of running. Runner's knee showed itself on and off all week. I iced after every run and was able to keep it in check. My left cuboid started to hurt a little bit, so I started wearing an insert on that side now too. On day 53 I logged my 300th run and finally logged more total miles in shoes than slippers. With my custom cuboid inserts solving my problem, my slipper days are far behind me. On day 56 I joined the Zwift event to watch Anthony Familglietti try to break the two-mile treadmill record. It was funny watching him zoom around the track as if he was on a bicycle.
Week 9: 38 runs | 115.6 mi | 16.7 hours
Day 57: 8 runs | 24.2 mi
Day 58: 4 runs | 12.8 mi
Day 59: 7 runs | 21.1 mi
Day 60: 4 runs | 12.2 mi
Day 61: 4 runs | 12.1 mi
Day 62: 5 runs | 15.1 mi
Day 63: 6 runs | 18.1 mi
Runners knee stayed in check and all my previous foot injuries seem to have completely gone. I was very exhausted from last week. I slept in an extra 45 minutes each weekday and skipped my 6 AM runs all week.
I signed up for my first ultra. Last year was technically my first (A 50K trail race '7,000 elevation). I am doing that race again this year in April, but I am now locked in for a 24-hour race in May. A 100-miler has always been on my list and this spring I am going to get it done at a 24-hour event.
When this challenge ends, I will have 40 days until the 50K and then 25 days until the 100-miler. The timing seems perfect to me. Learning ways to cope with the physical and mental toll this challenge has put on me will serve me well during the ultra.
Week 10: 33 runs | 99.7 mi | 14.5 hours
Fatigued w/ chills, aches and pains, moderate to severe
Day 64: 5 runs | 15.1 mi
Day 65: 4 runs | 12.1 mi
Day 66: 4 runs | 12.1 mi
Day 67: 3 runs | 9.1 mi
Day 68: 5 runs | 15.1 mi
Day 69: 5 runs | 15.1 mi
Day 70: 7 runs | 21.2 mi
I had gotten my flu shot on Friday last week. I was fine on Saturday and Sunday but on Monday (Day 64) I was tired all day and had sore legs. On Tuesday I was extremely fatigued and had chills to go with the sore legs. My whole body ached. I know you can't get the flu from the flu shot. Whatever the case may be, by Friday only 4 days later, I woke up and everything was gone. I was completely back to normal. I guess I would call it a 4-day mini flu.
Last year during this challenge I intentionally dropped 15 lbs to prepare for my mountainous 50k. I used the simple calories in calories out method, logged everything, and dropped the weight as expected. It made the challenge harder as I was dropping weight.
This year I have gained about 6 lbs in the first 70 days. Now that I am locked in to the ultra in May, I started to change things up and I am going to begin to lose weight. I am going to try it different this time and not log calories in calories out. From doing it last year I have generally a good idea of what and how much I am consuming. I am also adding in intermittent fasting this year. It is going to make the last month of this challenge a lot tougher, but I am committed to running the ultra at my target weight.
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