With 11 weeks left until the ING New York City Marathon, the mileage is starting to ramp up. I'm feeling good after a solid 3 weeks at 120, 125, and 135, and I'm ready to start pushing it a little further. I will be aiming in the 145 to 150 range for this next week. Hopefully within the next couple of days I will have a half-marathon tune-up picked out. It will either be September 15th or October 6th depending on which Dave Smith and I decide will be more beneficial for my marathon preparations. This will allow us to finalize the next 11 weeks of training. I will share this training blueprint once it's finished, but pieces will certainly be adjusted throughout the season based on how many body is holding up to the training. So far my body is fairing very well, and I continue to see Dr. John Howell at Portland Integrated Health and Sports Medicine for maintenance, mostly on my tight hamstrings. This last week was a step up in intensity, so I was pleased with how my body responded in both the mile repeats, and the broken up tempo/long run. This upcoming week will include mile repeats with longer rest at a significantly faster pace, so I'm looking forward to seeing what I can get down to during a week of very high mileage. I'm wrapping this up just in time to head down to P.A.C.E for some strength training in between runs. Thanks for reading, and I'll continue to post my weekly log from now until New York.
|Monday||13 miles + drills and grass strides||6||19|
|Tuesday||10 x 1 mile starting @ 4:58 and working down to 4:42 w/1 min rest||5||1 hour||20|
|Friday||13 miles + drills and grass strides||5.5||18.5|
|Saturday||3 mile tempo @ 71.9s, 10 mile run @ 5:50, 3 mile tempo @70.9s + warm-up & cool down||22|
|Sunday||12.5||6||40 minutes core||18.5|