Sunday, May 20, 2012
This year, so far, if you look at my mileage, it has been all over the place. I've run as high as 111 in a week, and as low as 37 during the race week of pikes peek 10k. I'm not saying this is a bad thing. I think I've also worked on a lot of quality and precision of doing the right workouts this season, not just mileage. I was also not training for a marathon this spring, so mileage, yes, I did not need to run too many 100+ mile weeks. This summer and fall I will tap back into that as I aim to do a marathon in november. However, I do plan to hit a couple more 90-100 mile weeks for the next few weeks before I taper down for Duluth. The last few weeks I have run 71-72 miles each week. What was impressive, actually about the 14:58 5k I ran was the fact that I had run 72 miles the previous week, whereas for pikes peek I ran half that mileage the week I ran 30:56 for the 10k(which is pretty close in performance compared to my 5k time). Following the 5k at swarthmore, I ended up with 71 miles this week, with 2 days off. I was tired after the race, but my body quickly woke up by the time wednesday hit and I got in some solid miles. I did a nice moderately hilly 15 miler during the week, starting at whites ferry and hitting some back country roads where no one was in sight. On the weekend, I ran 14 miles Saturday morning on the towpath with Matt. On Sunday, I met up with the Duluth Crew(Sam, Karl, Jake) and we hit the up and down hilly trails near old anglers inn for about an hour before running a second hour along the towpath. We picked up our pace once we hit the towpath nicely and Karl said he felt good so he hammered the last mile. Jake and I ran togther along with Sam and finished up a 2 hour run of about 18 miles. I like finishing these long runs fast. Afterwards, we hit Robeks and I pounded a large Smoothie. I am going to Naples, Florida with Beth and her family from May 31-June 9. I am looking foward to relaxing w/ Beth and just running. If the weather in Duluth ends up being humid I will surely be prepared for it.