Monthly training (August)

AFTR finish

Tuesday (8-1)

Morning stretching and core

Afternoon – off

Wednesday (8-2)

Morning stretching and core

Afternoon run – :35

Thursday (8-3)

Morning stretching

Afternoon run – :30, 4 x minute strides; felt fast(ish) and loose: ready to go

Friday (8-4)

Off

Saturday (8-5)

Allegheny Front Trail 50k

Travel day (to San Diego)

Sunday (8-6)

Afternoon run – :45 easy; I feel like I probably should have tried to make this a little longer just to give me more mileage for the weekend

Monday (8-7)

Morning run – :45: legs a little more sore than yesterday

Tuesday (8-8)

Morning run – :45

Noon run – :30

Wednesday (8-9)

Noon run – :35

Thursday (8-10)

Noon run – :35

Friday (8-11)

Afternoon run – :30

Saturday (8-12)

Travel day (to Milwaukee)

Morning run – 2:00 at 6:40 pace (17 and change miles) with Joe; definitely was pretty impressed that I was able to hold this pace for 17 miles; I may not be in 2:45 shape for the marathon, but I guess maybe I’m close

Sunday (8-13)

Travel day (to State College)

Off

Monday (8-14)

Morning stretching and core, weights (legs)

Noon run – 1:00

Afternoon run – 1:00

Tuesday (8-15)

Morning stretching and core, weights

Noon workout – 8 x :50 hills

Afternoon workout – 12 miles with Bob with miles 2-9 at 1 mile on, 1/4 mile off; I was definitely feeling the noon workout; first 4 miles were 6:20-6:40, but then the fifth was 7:00 (blech)

Wednesday (8-16)

Morning stretching and core, weights (legs)

Noon run – 1:00

Afternoon run – :30

Thursday (8-17)

Morning workout – 1:20 miles with 7 1-minute surges put in

Noon core, weights

Afternoon workout – :25 tempo at 6:15 pace; certainly felt tough; lots of miles this week

Friday (8-18)

Afternoon run – :45; 60-65 miles in, so will need a pretty big weekend to get to the triple digits, but lucky for me, that’s what’s in store

Saturday (8-19)

Morning run – 2:40, 22 and change miles at Lower Trail; last 7 miles were all 6:35 or below including a 6:10 last mile

Morning run 2 – 1:10; legs felt sore, but surprisingly good for rounding out a 30 mile morning

Sunday (8-20)

Morning run – 1:20; definitely got comfortable into the triple digits this week, so it was a good week, even with a substandard Sunday

Monday (8-21)

Morning stretching and core, weights (legs)

Noon run – 1:00

Afternoon run – 1:00

Tuesday (8-22)

Morning stretching and core, weights

Noon workout – 6 x ~1:45 hills; legs are still kind of heavy from last week, but still ran the hills pretty fast

Afternoon workout – 1:30 with seven 90 second bumps; ended at 7:30 pace for the 12 miles, which wasn’t too bad

Wednesday (8-23)

Morning stretching and core, weights (legs)

Noon run – 1:00

Afternoon run – 1:00, with the :45 with the team at 6:45 pace; definitely a tad too fast for just volume miles

Thursday (8-24)

Morning stretching and core, weights

Noon workout – 20 minute tempo. 6:10 pace; getting faster, but man, these Thursday noon workouts are always tough

Afternoon workout – 12 miles total, with 4 x 1k repeats thrown in; all 1ks were at just sub-6 to 6:10 pace

Friday (8-25)

Afternoon run – :40

Saturday (8-26)

Morning run – 3:20, averaged around 7:15s; my marathon split was a solid 3:10

Sunday (8-27)

Morning run – 1:15, legs felt very tired; not sore, just tired

Monday (8-28)

Morning stretching and core, weights (legs)

Noon run – 1:00

Afternoon run – 1:00

Tuesday (8-29)

Morning stretching and core, weights

Afternoon workout – 2 x 12 minute tempo with the club team; all miles were in between 5:35 and 6-flat; needless to say, I think that not working out at lunch gave me some nice speed

Wednesday (8-30)

Morning stretching and core, weights (legs)

Noon run – 1:00

Afternoon run – :45

Thursday (8-31)

Morning stretching and core, weights

Afternoon workout – 10,8,6,4,2 minutes on, half rest (4,3,2,1 minute); definitely felt fast with nothing slower than 6 minute pace; not bad for a 30 minute workout – if I can hold this through Tussey, hopefully I’ll be able to place pretty well

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2 thoughts on “Monthly training (August)

  1. Just want to comment on your “you can run ultras forever”. Being someone that has never run an ultra, I fortunately do not have the opportunity to continue running them forever. Of course, even if I was to survive an ultra (I’m comparing this to the Panamanian Death March that Alex put us through–so it is possible I could have done one and survived), I would never, and I repeat for clarity sake, never do one again–not only because I wouldn’t want to, but my body wouldn’t be able to. Therefore, the original statement to which I referred , may be suspect. Love you lots–Mom

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