Sunday, February 15, 2009

1/2 Way to Boston!

9 weeks down and 9 weeks to go! I had another good week of training and a great workout today. Here is today's workout:

3 mile warm-up

12 miles @ Marathon Pace (6:03, 6:03, 6:03, 6:03, 6:03, 6:03, 6:00, 6:00, 6:00, 5:56, 5:56, 5:56)

1 mile cool-down
16 miles total

Here is the mileage for the week of 2/9- 2/15:

2/15- 16 miles (12 @ MP)
2/14- 7 miles-recovery (6 X 100 strides)
2/13- 13 miles
2/12- 8 miles- recovery
2/11- 19 miles (15am/4pm)
2/10- 11 miles (6am/5pm)
2/9- 8 miles- recovery

Total= 82 miles

This is my 3rd straight week of 80+ miles and I'm feeling really good about it. I believe I am handling the mileage well because I feel strong after all my recovery runs. This upcoming week is considered a recovery week where I will drop my mileage down to the mid-70's. Then I will have my first ever 90+ mile week! I still need to do a better job on my nutrition and sleep habits. It would be nice to try and get 8 hrs. of sleep every night and I'm going to try and make a conscious effort to do it. No more late night seinfeld episodes.


Day Dreamer said...

Just came across your blog after seeing it linked on a facebook post in the Boston group.

Looks like you're on your way to quite a time. Judging by your tempo run, you're planning on something around 2:35-2:40??

Anonymous said...

Just keep up your discipline and you will be on top like back in the days at Lathrop Lol. Keep keeping on.

Day Dreamer said...

My goal is 2:40 myself. I know that it's a stretch, but I figure that if I train at the paces and do the workouts necessary, and remain healthy, then come race day, I'll be prepared to just give my best effort and see what comes of it.

johnking said...

Cant wait to see what the boston times are, 6 minute pace at Boston is flying man! Keep up the good work!

Chic Runner said...

Wow, 82 miles, you are killing it out there! Great work.

Evan said...

I just checked the entrants list for Boston and there are a ton of Alaskans running it this year. It will be fun to see how everyone does. We will be well represented with the names I saw on the list.

Unless I missed someone I think you and Sam will be duking it out for the top Alaskan spot.