Tuesday, June 30, 2009

50 mile weeks and moving on up...

I'm settling into my summer training routine, and I'm right on schedule. I just finished consecutive 50 mile weeks for the first time since probably 2001 or 2002 (if I ever did consecutive weeks at that mileage then at all). My long runs are up close to 11 miles, on their way to 15ish by the end of the summer.

The team did their first uptempo workout of the summer, running 1 minute hard / 4 minutes easy x 5 or 6. I got 5 in and felt pretty good. I've been looking forward to getting some uptempo stuff in, so I was excited to put the pedal to the metal a bit.

This week has me on pace for about 50 or so again but in only 6 days as I took a break Sunday after about 12 straight days of running. We leave Sunday morning for the JV boys' training trip in Taos, NM, so next week should be a bit tougher at a higher altitude. I'm hoping to push into the mid 50s to low 60s in the next 3 to 4 weeks and ultimately get to 70 mile weeks by mid August.

July 18th is my next road race, the "Too Hot To Handle" 15k, so that should be fun (and smoldering hot). I'm going to try to be more consistent with updating my training from here on out.