Monday, September 20, 2010

High Mileage

Last week was an all time high for mileage. I hit 141 miles for the week with two solid workouts and a long 40k run to finish out the week. This was planned of course, and was the peak mileage for this marathon cycle. The following week (this past), was a race week with little tapering and resting. I ran a half marathon here in Albuquerque at altitude and ran it as a marathon specific workout. It went really well and I hit my splits dead on. I fell off a little bit at the end, but that could have been because of the fast miles at the beginning, and a slight deviation that occurred in the race.

Getting lost in an Albuquerque road race is quite common since many races aren't that marked or marshaled correctly. But, either way it was a great effort and I was pleased with the outcome. We basically made a 210 meter detour which costed about 40 seconds in the race, with a steeple barrier. The 2010 Chips and Salsa half marathon, was still a great event and I was pleased to push hard in those conditions. My splits are: [5:02, 5:15, ???, ???, 5:11, 5:10, 5:20, 5:08, 5:10, 5:21, 5:23, 5:26, 5:17, ???]. So I was pleased. Chicago is looking good at this point.

Mileage break down:

9/6 - 9/12
Mon - 10 easy
Tue - am track workout 12x 1000m. 14 miles
pm easy 8 miles.
Wed - am easy 10 miles
pm easy 12 miles
Thur - am easy 14 miles
pm easy 6 miles
Fri - am 10 mile tempo. 14 miles total
pm easy 8 miles
Sat - am easy 12 miles
pm easy 8 miles
Sun - 25 mile long run
Total: 141

9/13 - 9/19
Mon - Off, no running
Tue - am easy 8 miles
pm easy 10 miles
Wed - am 18 miles w/6 miles @ marathon pace (5:31, 5:23, 5:15, 5:19, 5:18, 5:14)
pm easy 6 miles
Thur - pm 12 miles
Fri - am easy 4 miles
pm easy 12 miles
Sat - am easy 7 miles
pm easy 4 miles
Sun - am 1/2 marathon 1:08:54. total 17 miles
pm easy 4 miles
Total: 102

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