September 30, 2007
back among the living
For the past 6 weeks or so, I've been juggling 2 part-time jobs, one semi-active band, the heaviest part of a marathon training schedule, and other stuff like laundry and sleep. Juggling those things while neglecting a host of others, I might add. As this week ended, I shed one job and finished the heavy training, so I have time for other things now, most of them fun. Some of them, anyhow.
But first, here's some running: Twin Cities is a week away and I'm about as ready as I'm going to be. I haven't raced much this summer, and I haven't raced longer than 12K since March, but I've tried to be diligent about speedwork and putting chunks of MP into longer runs, and I managed 5 weeks over 90mpw with quality (contrast this with last summer's training, which was completely devoid of any quality). So I'm just hoping for good weather and apart from that we'll have to see how it goes.
I won't bore anyone with all the training from the weeks I didn't have time to post. But here's this one, the 2nd week of taper:
M: 6.43mi (9:49, really)
T: AM 6mi (9:25), PM 4mi (8:52)
W: 10mi incl 2x[1000, 800, 400], avg 3:50, 3:03, 87s
R: AM 8.25mi incl last 4 @ 7:19, 7:17, 7:06, 7:00. PM 4mi (8:36)
F: 6mi (8:38)
Sa: 7.35mi (8:44)
Su: 8.13mi incl 5K (19:18, 1F, PR)
total: 60.2 miles
Monday and Tuesday my legs were really trashed from a hard weekend - Saturday I ran a mediocre 5K, and Sunday bounced back for 17mi @ 7:29 pace with my club friends. But by Wednesday the taper had begun to work its magic and I felt good again. For this morning's 5K we had our first little break in the weather - 73F and inly 71% RH at racetime - and that really helped. The schedule said 13 miles today, but I had a good race and got the PR I wanted, so I'm good with 8.
Posted by joe positive at September 30, 2007 11:09 AM
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Congratulations on the PR!!
Posted by: Alison at September 30, 2007 1:08 PM
You ran a good track workout. What are your goals in track?
Posted by: Joe Carnegie at October 1, 2007 5:33 PM
Good luck at Twin Cities! Run gutsy!
Posted by: Meghan at October 3, 2007 8:14 PM