Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Weekly Training Summary (3/24 - 3/30)

This past week of training was full of variety. For starters, the 52 miles amounted to my highest weekly total thus far in 2008. I also threw in a bunch of extra cross-training and weight workouts, and an adventurous run/hike through some of the trails at Bear Mountain State Park. Monday was strictly cross-training. I even tried to throw in some yoga - I'm way too new at the yoga thing....not easy at all. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday saw back-to-back-to-back 6 mile runs, with Tuesday being mile repeats and Thursday being 1/2 mile repeats. I was also able to get in a Kenpo Karate workout Wednesday night. Saturday and Sunday were great training runs (20 and 14 respectively), with a ton of exploratory running on trails. Running-wise, the week (and totals for 2008) looked like this :

Monday: 0
Tuesday: 6
Wednesday: 6
Thursday: 6
Friday: 0
Saturday: 20
Sunday: 14

Total Weekly Mileage: 52.04
Total Monthly Mileage: 186.80
Total Yearly Mileage: 458.23
2008 Average Weekly Mileage: 35.25

The big event for this week is Umstead 100, where I will be pacing Meredith. I'm heading out Saturday morning (after the race start) and will likely pace Meredith for her final 25-30 miles. A quck shower and maybe a nap later, and I'll be on a flight home (Sunday evening). It is a short trip, but well worth it to help out a friend.


  1. Broooooooooooo Geesh took me a while to catch up on all ur posts :-)

    I am glad Ginette is doing well and on her way to recovery and has time to get ready to pace me at the GTR-lol

    Nice miles for the week. Have a blast in Umstead!

  2. Wow, your totals are impressive!

  3. Good job this week! Your weekend mileage was solid! I am so looking forward to this weekend. You are super-pacer!!!!

  4. Ummmm wow! That's a lot of digits there, homie!

  5. yoga is tough -especially on top of high miles. It seemed like you have been running more than 50! good job -perfect timing for the 50 miler, with back-to-back runs--I agree with you also about pacing --its fun and rewarding and will give you insight into the race for next year!