Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Football and Running (base training)

As the winter weeks dwindle by, the base period for a marathoner seeks the warmer spring months and the hope of track workouts on the horizon. At least, that's what I'm thinking right now. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy getting in twice as many miles than I drive in a week, but some variation in speed could be nice. I'm still holding true to the idea that a massively huge base is good, and that miles are only going to help with the marathon, but that track is looking ever so tasty along with the millions of miles!

Aside from my celebrity appearances into the local Albuquerque school classrooms to substitute "teach", this past week was very uneventful (I guess I shouldn't say that, as I should embellish my week to create more blog readers/followers...so here goes nothing). Well then, to reemphasize how amazing my week was, I'll tell you this: The highlight of my week could be pinpointed to Friday's cross-training session on the field as I was the all-time-quarterback for the 5th graders at S.Y.J Elementary. Yes, I threw 23 touchdowns, only 1 interception, and a coveted hail-mary pass to win the game! It's a good thing for an all-time-quarterback, that I was destined to be on the winning team from the start. Fortunately, no children were hurt diving for my incredible passes. I think I deserve the game ball, a trophy, or a holiday named after me after that display of athleticism!

As for running, I can break it down for you day-by-day in one word. Twenty. Just about twenty miles a day for the entire week. It hasn't been too difficult, and I am feeling incredibly strong. Creating this anabolic state on my body doesn't give it time to worry about injuries or aches and pains, just constant happy stress. This should prove to be helpful once I start my marathon workouts and long run workouts next month. It's getting exciting thinking about Duluth, MN. and I'm praying that the weather will be nice and not a summer meltdown along the lake front. But, if it is, I guess I'll have to run faster than the heat.

Weekly Training:

Mon - am. 11 miles / pm. 10 miles
Tue - am. 6 miles / pm. 14 miles
Wed - am. 10 miles / pm. 10 miles
Thur - am. 10 miles / pm. 10 miles
Fri - am. 8 miles / pm. 12 miles
Sat - am. 11 miles med. / pm. 10 miles
Sun - am. 20 miles

Total: 142 miles

1 comment:

The Emerging Runner said...

Playing football with those kids is something they will always remember. What a great thing to do.