Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Week 7, Here Come The Miles

Sunday: 9 miles @ 10:30 pace

Tuesday: 9 miles, including 7 miles @ 9:46 pace (goal 9:54); Holding the pace during the tempo pick-up was not as easy as I had hoped it would feel, but I got it done.

Wednesday: 9 miles @ 10:35 pace; Was dragging a little early in the run but felt strong at the end. I once did 11 miles & 22 miles on consecutive days as part of Goofy training, so I keep reminding myself of that when doing these Tues/Wed mid-long run mileage combos.

Friday: 16 miles @ 10:44 pace; Way too fast for a long run. But it felt comfortable. I am optimistic about this plan because this long run was two weeks after my first 20 miler (with a cutback week similar to taper week in between). Hopefully this means with the reduced mileage during taper I will at least feel this fresh on race day and that the two week taper will work for me. If I can keep feeling good on long runs I may reevaluate my SF Marathon race day goals.

The next three weeks of the training plan are pretty scary mileage-wise. I am trying to take everything one run at a time. BIG DEEP BREATH...

10 comments:

Alisa said...

Look at you speedy! You have 4:45 in the BAG! Goofy training makes me nervous.

aron said...

you are doing SO awesome girl!!! keep it up!

Marlene said...

3 x 9 miles and a 16-miler? Wowee! Great job last week!

Rabbits' Guy said...

It's great to see everything falling right into place, one run at a time!

Mica said...

This was quite a week! You're racking up the miles and keepin' them speedy too!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Run, Roadbunner, run!

X-Country2 said...

I bet there was a time when 16 miles seemed crazy. Now look, you knocked that even faster than planned! Pretty soon 20 and 26 will seem non-crazy too.

EndorphinBuzz said...

You are doing great, keep it up!!

Runner Leana said...

Way to knock out those miles! Nice paces too!

Tara said...

great job a busting out those miles!!! keep it up and I am thinking you're gonna do big things come race day :)