Monday, July 06, 2009

Week Minus 04 and Counting Down...

Yesterday I was scheduled to run 13 miles but ended up running 16.3. I initially thought it was 17 but found a more accurate total when I drove the course later. I’m a little sore today but not too back, pretty pleased really. I realize that jumping from 12 to 16 miles from one long run to the next is reckless but it is also exciting!

I almost hesitate to write this because it is the sort of thing you read right before the entry about the stress fracture, torn ligament, etc. but chugging along mile after mile yesterday I felt great and like I could have just kept going – like an astronaut or desert traveller. I’m starting to think about pushing beyond the marathon boundary. I was reading an article by Jeff Galloway in which he listed five top things you can do to improve your marathon mileage. One of them was to do a training run in the 28-30 mile range during the peak of the training cycle, both for mental reasons as well as improving endurance. Who knows, maybe after Seattle I might set my sights on training for something farther out than 26 and a bit.

This Week: Tuesday: 7.14, Wednesday: 3.57, Thursday: 3.57, Saturday: 2, Sunday: 16.8, Total: 32.58
Last Week: Tuesday: 3.57, Wednesday: 3.57, Thursday: 4.71, Saturday: 2, Sunday: 12.3, Total: 26.15

2 comments:

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Oooh, be careful with that. Jack started running longer after his second marathon and now look at the poor guy. He just finished his first 100K. :)

Juls said...

Perhaps it's time to invest in a GPS or foot pod device to keep a better handle on your distance. That is a really big jump.