Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Coming into Form

Things have been going pretty well the last couple of weeks.  I think I've been hitting 90 plus miles for the last 2 weeks and over 100 for this past week.  A teammate and I are slowly creeping up towards 120 miles for this week.  The reason for this is due to the amount of success other runners had when increasing their mileage.  Just as long as we do it smart and under a fine microscope.  The workouts have been good, but only a few of them a week.  

This past sunday we did a 20 miler with the last 8 at around tempo pace.  It didn't go as great as I planned, since I started off too fast and died toward the end, but only to recover the last mile in the fastest mile of the day.  So not a complete failure.  It was also good for us to practice fuel intake.  We grabbed some water bottles and a GU to take during the tempo portion, and I was able to take it without any problems.

So, this week should be the most mileage I've ever done, then a slight drop in mileage next week for the half marathon in San Diego.  This half marathon should be a stepping stone towards the marathon.  It's going to be fun, being back at home to see my family and friends.  I'm looking forward to it!  Kris, Dustin and I should have a good time out there and preform fairly well, if the weather isn't as hot as some say its going to be.  Nonetheless, everyone has to run in it, and I think I'm going to compete in this race as suppose to going after a time.  

Should be fun!