Tuesday, May 22, 2007

June 24

That's the day the madness begins. I'm opting for a 18-week marathon training program this year, and I have one month in order to get my mileage up to a point that I can get comfortable with 30+ miles a week. (That's 50K+).

This year, I'm thinking of going with the vaunted Pfitzinger program that a lot of the running bloggers swear by. I know it's tougher, with a lot of focus on LT runs and more intense long runs. I picked up the book Advanced Marathoning in Chicago last year the day after the marathon, and I've been flipping through it over the past few months. I'll give it a good read in the next few weeks as I ramp up.

Ran 12K after work today, trying to establish the 8K to 12K as my weekday usual run. These runs will help me get up to 30K by the weekend, when it's back to 20K+ Saturdays. Last week's mileage was good, a total of 62.5K done in six runs.

Weekly mileage: 62.5K
Time run: 5:21:12
Year to date: 759.5K


Arcane said...

You'll have fun with Pfitz. It's tough, but if you can handle it, the marathon will actually be a breeze! Good luck!

Dave said...

I too am following Pfitz, but I am a little behind in me weekly mileage and have a lot to do to get ready before I start... good luck - I'll be keeping an eye on how your training is going (and secretly comparing how your is going compared to mine) :)

Ryan said...

You can't go wrong with Pfitz's 55-mpw program if you stick to it. I'm convinced it's what got me to Boston. You just need to be ready to put in 10 and 12 milers mid-week. Makes a huge difference. Good luck ramping up the mileage.

yumke said...

Thanks guys, it'll be interesting following this program.
I'm going to try to stick with it. The midweek long runs doesn't bother me as much as the intensity just as summer heats up..