Marathon Maniac #957
For those of you who are new, this is the 40/40 thread, for people who are over 40 years old who run 40 miles/week or more. We give Free Passes to those who come really close or try really hard...
Here’s what I have for last week’s tally. Sorry so late - I totally forgot!
Time for taper, sort of
Nice to have those workouts to re-use. Some of them sound like fun.
Doubles to make it happen
On the nose
Here’s my tentative plan for the week. Moving into taper mode, so I may not make 40.
Weights and core
Long run 15K race (1/8 AG!) plus cd
Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."
Thanks, Holly. Here's my plan--maybe the last 40+ mile week for a while since I'll be tapering for CIM.
Weight machines also
Including 4 @ tempo pace
Let the taper begin!
I'll need a free pass this week. My doctor doesn't know what's causing my headaches but has scheduled a CAT scan of my head for Monday. In the meantime, think I'll do a little running but don't have a plan.
Wednesday.............3.4 miles easy
Thursday..................6.9 miles easy
Friday......................13.3 miles easy
Saturday...................7.9 miles on the XC course
"This is my approach as both athlete and coach: (quoting Steve Magness) Even if the training is perfect, if you don't buy into it, you will not run fast. Chase Consistency, Not Perfection." Neely Spence Gracey
All the best Opie.
I'm in for this again and will be looking to push the envelope this weekend (as I only have 18 or so currently)
MTA: Had to run 11 this morning and HTFU and made it a HM instead. Albeit very slow.
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
Just so i could still feel like part of a group, I got up this morning and ran 4 miles to get my 40 in. Thanks for the motivation, Holly!
1:10:14--felt like Frosted Flakes...
43:38--ran the race course I was hepling out at.
35:26--just to get over 40
40 miles and change this week. But what I am most pleased about is that I had my longest run since April 3rd, 2011 today.