- Injuries - I know have a history with stress fractures. Books don't exactly do the best job of making adjustments on the fly when my shin problems rear their ugly head.
- Going beyond the 26.2 marathon. Like I mentioned above, a plethora of choices for 26.2 training but going beyond seems to narrow down the training guides and books quite a bit. And even then, the message is not nearly as consistent as it is for the marathons. Some plans do not include speed work, others really rack up the mileage, etc.
- Keeps me accountable. I send a report to coach weekly.
4/10- 60-80 min, EASY
4/17- Race 25k-- Warm up 3 miles, race 15.5, cool down 5 miles-- ~23 miles 4/24- 4 hrs- Easy- ~28-29 miles
Looks like a pot hole coming up.....
Wow - this pothole is bigger than my car! Yes, I believe that a car was lost in the pot hole - do you see all that is left is a tire???
Anyway - the week of running that was:
4/1 - 6.2 miles - easy
4/2 - 27.66 miles in 3:45
4/3 - OFF
4/4 - 7 miles - EASY
4/5 - 5.2 miles of tech trail
4/6 - 40 min tempo run - 6 miles at 6:47 pace - total of 8.7 miles
4/7 - 30/30/30 min each of easy, race and threshold - 12.15 miles total
4/8 - 6.2 easy miles
YTD - 707.76 miles
The trails were pretty technical, lots of turns and switchbacks, so it was hard to get an even pace. However, the small ups and downs and quick turns are great training for the Afton Trail Run 50k in July.
I was out for a total of 1:45 and ran 12 miles. Not a great run, but after Tuesday's hard interval work, I was happy to enjoy the trail running. It was a windy and warm spring day - about 80 degrees and decided to carry water. During the run, I went through 20 oz of water and HEED mix.
3/26 - 14.5 miles
3/27 - 6.5 miles
3/28 - OFF
3/29 - 8.15
3/30 - Split day - 8 X .5 miles @ 3:06; .25 X btwn with a warm up and cool down of 2 miles each at 7:10 pace - total 10 miles. 4 miles easy in the PM - total for the day was 14 miles
3/31 - 12 miles - 6 miles of tech trails.
YTD = 634.65