Well, pretty good week for parkruns. Well done all (and kids!).
14M easy yesterday and felt really nice (I didn't get the memo about this being international 16M LR week!). At 42 for the week off 4 runs and couldn't get out of bed for a run this AM (was 11 F out so decided warm bed wins). Might yet get out to cap off the week.
I love xmas week though. Lots of miles to be had and plenty of fuel about to cover them.
OO, was just doing the math and I think I would average 45/week on the year . The 50/60ish weeks are mainly during the 3 months before a marathon but I ran 3 in 12 months (Oct/May/Oct) so might explain a higher mileage year. I think compared to most of you I'm still working on establishing my aerobic base...feel I still have a way to go which hopefully is a good thing. At some point would love to break 3 hrs...
PMJ, good long term strategic planning! I get a little weary looking too far into the future. Will stick to a 2 yr window! Hoping my recent foray into running means I have young legs yet.
GM, I just bought that book. Haven't read much but now realize I have something to work on over the holiday.
And for the record, severe brain itching here too. Glad my last one was 4 seconds on the right side of 3:10!
So far this week 8M easy; 12M easy, and 8M easy w/8 striders today. Legs starting to come back a bit. Sitting at 2257 on the year so figure I'll finish up somewhere around 2300 and change. No major injuries for 18 months (knock wood!). Finally consistently consistent!
Lorenzo, like you, time constraints keep me around 55-60 miles on full weeks. But I've been at this level for quite a while now. Suspect I could bump up mileage this year and handle it. Just not sure where to make the time though. Currently I run 5 days per week. Usually Monday/Saturday off, so could add it to one of those. Contemplating the new year's resolutions. Maybe just leave well enough alone and eat healthier instead...
I have all my data stored on garmin connect...but I upload the files from my computer to sportstracks. I like this program because: it shows the runs (and all stats), keeps track of my equipment (and mileage on it...so know when to bin them), and let's me attach a diary to each workout. As I progress in my running, I find it really helpful to be able to quickly look at how I faired on certain workouts a set time from the marathon or see how I dealt with heat the previous year, etc. Also makes it easy to track mileage (week/month/year). But whatever works is whatever works. I also keep a digital lab notebook, while others in my group prefer standard paper notebooks. As long as you can find the data (to use it) you are good to go.
Last week I hit the wall so to speak. Did a 13M run w/10 at subLT to finish off the week and pace was about 20 seconds/mile slow. HR good but just felt a little tired and had no snap for pace. Looking back through my handy log(!) determined I was overdue for a week of all easy. So an easy week on tap for me.
Thinking about VT "the red-nosed" runner as it has been cold out here and we just got about 2 ft of snow. Temps warmed up to 30 today so headed out to find some traction. 9.5 miles in an icy/slushy/salty mess. Got sprayed with slush 4 times and I swore a little louder each time. But alas what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right? Sure makes spring/summer/fall running feel easy. The hardest part now is doing fast stuff around the weather. managed a subLT run before the storm and got 8 striders in today. May have to target the 2nd subLT as part of the LR sunday.
GM, glad you are on the mend. Take care of yourself.