Saturday, May 6, 2017

One day to Bloomsday

I'm excited to get back to racing tomorrow at the Bloomsday 12k in Spokane! This is a race that I've wanted to run for some time, but track season always got in the way. With 45,000 participants, it is a massive event, and the entire city embraces it. As usual the competition is stacked. Here's a look at the elite fields.

The course is very hilly, and the 12k distance is a bit challenging to prepare for mentally, but I'm hoping it feeds my cross country background. After my last plantaris injury, training has steadily progressed the last 8 weeks, and while it's difficult to judge my fitness with certainty, I know I'm ready for a good day tomorrow. More importantly, I'm 100% healthy, so no matter what, I know I'll get to take all this progress into the rest of spring and summer. That's a feeling I haven't had since 2015!

Thanks again for reading, and feel free to check out the final two weeks of training below.

Weeks to go: 1 AM PM Strength Mileage
Monday off off 40 minutes 0
Tuesday 11 5 + drills and strides 16
Wednesday 6 x mile starting @ 4:30 workding down to 4:20 5.5 18
Thursday 11 5 40 minutes 16
Friday 10+ drills and strides off 10
Saturday 3 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile @ 4:40-4:42 5 17
Sunday 16 easy off 16
TOTAL 93
Weeks to go: 0 AM PM Strength Mileage
Monday 11 5 16
Tuesday 10 5 40 minutes 15
Wednesday 5 x 1km @ 2:57, 1 min rest, 6 x 200 @ 28-30 off 16
Thursday 9 5 14
Friday 8 8
Saturday 5 + drills and strides 5.5
Sunday Bloomsday 12k off

3 comments:

  1. Woha, you are surely an inspiration for me, I wish I could also participate in such events but this laziness of mine don't let me do it

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  2. You must try the app "GPS TOTAL RUN" (android)
    it's used by professionals runners
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.JavierPar.GPSJP

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