Sunday, August 19, 2007

Marine Corps Marathon: 10 weeks to go

That was quite a week. My highest mileage to date this year, including 32 miles the past two days.

Although the weather the past two days have been fantastic -- cool, with a little breeze. The 20 miler was fine until about the 18 mile mark, when I really started to tire. Pace, however, only dropped a little. Long run done in 2:47:44, average pace of 8:21 miles/5:11 kilometres. I have two step-back weeks after this week, then back up to 50+ mile weeks.

Weekly recap:
Mileage: 55.5 miles (89.5 kilometres)
Time run: 7:52:41
Pace: 8:29 miles/5:16Ks
Year to date: 978 miles (1573 kilometres)

Next week's plan
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 6 miles
Wednesday: 14 miles
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 6 miles with 6x100
Sunday: 15 miles with 12 miles at pace

I'm thinking of the following tweaks: do two recovery days on Tuesday/Wednesday, then do my pace run on Thursday, which will take some pressure of doing that type of run in DC this weekend when I'm visiting R.

2 comments:

Fran said...

You should be okay. You definitely earned those recovery runs.

yumke said...

... thanks, probably the first time this training cycle i've had sore muscles, amazingly enough...