Saturday, July 26, 2008

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: 9 weeks to go

Well, the training has hit its halfway mark. This week, I have a stepback/recovery week. I'm headed to San Francisco for six days with R. and two friends for some R&R. I'll be surprised if I get in 50 miles in this week, but the aim is to keep fitness up by going for a mid-week 10+ miler, and try for a daily run of 5 miles which should only take 40 minutes of time. If I can get out of San Fran with 30 miles in me, i'll be very pleased and will make up the mileage when I'm back in Toronto.

July's been a big running month. I still have four potential runs left and I've already hit a monthly high mileage of 256 miles, up from last month's 249. Consider that the top running months I've ever had was 228 miles this past March. In the past six weeks of training, i've topped 60 miles five times, peaking at 71.

In any case, after the recovery week, I have another 5 weeks of heavy training before the taper starts.

Week past:
Monday: 10 miles
Tuesday: 15 miles
Wednesday: 6 miles recovery
Thursday: 13 miles
Friday: 3.1K
Saturday: 15 miles with 12 at 7:13 mile pace

Weekly total: 63 miles (101K)
Year to date: 1385 miles (2229K)

Week to come:
In San Francisco
Monday: 5 miles
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 10 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: 5 miles
Saturday: 10 miles
Sunday: 15-18 miles


Sonia said...

Running 7 days a week is pretty intense! Wish my foot could take it. Great job, have a fun vacation

Marky Mark said...

Bonjourno! I managed to get in a short run today in the heat and with hills. I went much slower than normal and can see I won't be doing any 20 mile runs here, but I think I can maintain where I am. Hope San Fran is fun!