The last time my mileage topped 100 miles, I was 21 years old. I had never run 100 miles in a week before and wanted to learn how it felt. All I remember from that experience, it seemed like all that I did was run. Ironically, this is the same feeling that surrounded me all of last week.
Going out the door in the morning to get in as many miles as possible and then follow it with a ride in the evening.
Here's a sampling of the running miles:
Monday, I covered 24 miles with Nathan and Jon on the greenway.
Tuesday, I was solo for 11 miles
Wednesday, I ran 12 mile fartlek work 6 x 4 minutes with 4 x 1 minutes.
Thursday, I hooked up with Nathan for 10 miles plus 10 mile Tabata workout
Friday was 7 miles easy with a Tabata workout.
Saturday, well Saturday was 28 miles of running with a 12 mile tempo in the center.
Sunday, Nathan and I hooked up for another 10 miles.
But this was my last big week before heading into Twin Cities.
Here's a sampling of the biking miles:
Monday – off
Tuesday – 36 miles
Wednesday – 30 miles
Thursday – 40 miles
Friday – 30 miles
Saturday - off
Sunday – 22 miles
This makes me kind of glad that this was my last big mileage week before starting my Twin Cities taper. Now, there is less worry about accumulating a lot distance while keeping the focus squarely on intensity.
Thoughts from the Cool Down Runner