Sunday, April 25, 2010

Alpha and Omega

Next week is my last race of Spring 2010. It also happens to be 24 weeks to Chicago - which is technically the beginning of my training cycle. I have quite a Summer planned. If everything goes well I'll be running more miles than I have any summer in my life. The basic plan will be similar to what I used for Boston of 2009 - but BIGGER.
Many more details to come - but, I'll just say I'm excited for two main reasons - 1) I have a good shot at finally running under 2:30. 2) I went to college in Chicago and love the city and this race.
Before I get to that I have one more race to go. Just as with Cherry Blossom I'm not sure what to expect this weekend. The history of this race shows that I have no chance of winning - and the course has some undulating hills - so, I'm not necessarily expecting a really fast time. There's nothing else to do but just go out there - run smart at the beginning and strong at the end. I guess that's as good of a training plan as anything.

Last Week
Monday: 7 miles
Tuesday Morning: 4 miles
Tuesday Evening: 9 miles 4X(200m R pace with 200m jogs) + 3X(1k I pace with 2-min jogs) + 2X(400m R pace with 400m jogs) (35, 34.9, 35.3, 34.6, 3:04.6, 3:05.2, 3:03.8, 70.7, 68.1)
Wednesday: 8 miles
Thursday: 10 miles 5 mi @ T pace
Friday: 4 miles
Saturday: 10.5 miles
Sunday: 11.5 miles
Total: 64 miles

This Week
Monday: 7 miles
Tuesday: 10 miles 5 X 1 mi @ T pace 400m recovery + 4X200m R pace with 200m jogs
Wednesday: 8 miles
Thursday: 6.5 miles 8X100m
Friday: 4 miles
Saturday: 10 miles Winchester Apple Blossom Festival 10k
Sunday: 6 miles
Total: 51.5 miles


KLIM said...


alyssa said...

you're an undulating hill.

Pete Mulligan said...


Greetings from Charm City. I hope all is well and you & Kendra are settling in to cozy Winchester.
The Saucony Hurricane is updating yet again, and we have a surplus of your Jim & I were wondering if you'd like a pair or two at extra special Jim Adams discount pricing?
You can call Jim or myself at the store, 410.296.5050

Hope all is well.