June 25, 2006
week two of four
One hundred miles, almost all of it in singles, as:
Su: 16mi (8:25). supposed to be 18, but Ray had a very sore calf so we stopped a bit early.
M: 10:55mi (9:18)
T: 13.55mi (9:18). wery, wery consistent are we.
W: AM 10.11mi (9:19), PM 8mi (8:41) and ungodly hot, got good and sick afterward, then "helped out" (ran around to mile markers to call splits) at a HS 4-mile race in the park.
R: AM 14mi (9:26) woke up late, tired and still dehydrated from Wed PM run, yuck
F: 12.8mi (9:34) we are starting to get tired now.
Sa: 15mi (8:47), ran hard miles 4, 8, 12, 15 just for variety
Even though I'm really slow, I feel a lot better than I did a few weeks ago after 2 92-mile weeks in a row. My calves are still tight and I spend countless hours squeezing, stretching, and icing them (and whining at my husband to do the same), but all this effort keeps the PF at bay. During the brisk miles yesterday and today, I was happy that just a bit of push could get me into the 7s, even low 7s. That's not exactly blazin' fast, but seeing as I'd given up all hope of cracking 9-minute miles anymore, I 'm just delighted. Even though I'm really slow, I feel a lot better than I did a few weeks ago after 2 92-mile weeks in a row. I just might be getting more used to this volume in this weather. This coming week I have something almost like a workout, where I have to run 2x1.5mi at 6:50 pace oh dear god. I am not entirely sure I can manage even that.
some things I really want to do:
- run two more weeks around 100, then cut back and start adding workouts again
- start massage therapy school next summer (yup, I'm still a misanthrope, so don't ask me why I want to do this. I just do.)
- visit New Zealand; meet and curtsy before Chris Knox, Alec Bathgate, and Pete Pfitzinger
- eat some more of the wonderful bread pudding I made yesterday.
Posted by joe positive at June 25, 2006 3:26 PM
I congratulate you on a 100-mile-mostly-singles-week. The fact that you feel better than your 92-mile week is telling. Keep up the intensity and dedication; the results are coming.
Posted by: duncan at June 26, 2006 2:54 PM
One guy tries to micromanage the forums (starts topics, exhorts people to respond, chides people for not responding, always has to have the last word). Another guy - apparently the resident laconic guru - responds to most questions (regardless of the question) with descriptions of his bizarro workouts (30 miles straight, 100x200 with 20s recovery, kenyan-style billat progression lactate Lydiards, all uphill on an indoor track), yet he never tells us how all this pain has helped his race times, because apparently he hasn't raced since 1982. There's also a woman who has never run competitively, but she knows a lot of famous people like Billy and Joanie by their first names, and this somehow lends her credibility when she insists that high mileage isn't good for people and that runners have about 8 years to peak and then it's all downhill. gahhhh. I'd like to put 'em all in a dirigible.
Posted by: congrats at June 30, 2006 10:34 AM
Aw fred, googling your name again?
Your "comment" is from a blog entry from about a year ago. Cheer up - the coolrunning forums should be back up soon.
Posted by: joe positive at June 30, 2006 10:48 AM
Hey, Jo, seriously, congrats on some fine running
Keep it going.
Posted by: fred at July 1, 2006 11:11 AM