50 Miler Training Week 2
|August 28, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
Short pause between Hood to Coast recaps, for a quick 50 miler training rundown. (PS please remember that this whole “week 2” business really only means week 2 of 8, post-signing up for the race. Keep in mind that I’m coming off of a very, very solid base for 50 miler training. It is not advisable to actually only train for 8 weeks when racing 50 (or more) miles.) Okay, moving on.
I ended up having a bit of a cutback week last week, thanks to HTC travel, a busy work schedule, and a much-needed easy day after racing Hood to Coast.
(“Easy”=more concerned with martinis than miles)
But between coming off of my first 100+ mile week and racing my legs at Hood to Coast, my body was way happy with the reduced mileage. Staying healthy during peak phase > stupidly high mileage.
Monday: 7 mile recovery run at lunch
Tuesday: 12 mile run am
2.5 treadmill miles waiting for the other girls to get ready
Thursday: 5 treadmill miles
Friday: 10 miles in the morning before departing for HTC
6.4 mile Leg 1 of HTC
Saturday: 6 mile Leg 2
4 mile Leg 3
Weekly mileage: 70
This week, it’s back to high mileage, high quality training, and another weekend of back to back long runs. I even made an excel spreadsheet to try and map out my next 6 weeks of training. (I know, I know, WHO AM I?) I blame too many hours in a van with Type A runners and post- redeye delirium.