This week was very inconsistent regarding training because my knees were tender and the race was imminent. I even broke down and chose to try some cortisone injections on Tuesday for a little more aggressive, anti-inflammatory response. It didn't seem as though I attained the degree of relief that I've noticed before, though.
Somehow I ended up first in my age-group at Saturday's race. As pleased as I was at the place, I was still a bit disappointed with the much slower time than last year. I suppose it means I need to be able to maintain more running workouts and less hiking!
Monday - 7 miles
Tuesday - 4 miles
Wednesday - 10 miles
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - 2 miles hiking with a good hill on the State Fair grounds.
Saturday - 8 miles with 7 during the race and additional warmup
Sunday - 4 miles for a 40 mile total on the week..