Photo courtesy of Andrew King - D4 Productions

Saturday, October 30, 2010

12 myles - 1.25:33

HR urban trails - 8:00 AM
60s, clear, dry
mind/body - clear/strong
easy effort

Finally back to normal! 7:07 pace today with 700 ft of climbing and it felt easy - good signs all around. 52 myles for the week with 69 and 80 the two previous weeks. During this time (post Bear), I had 4 speed/interval workouts with incline and flat. My goal was 6 but didn't quite make it cause of the green apple two step earlier in the week. For the month of October - 275 myles - by far the most I've logged in this month over the last 7 years. October is usually a down month to get ready for the next year so hopefully doing this volume won't be detrimental later next year. November will have to suffice to be a down month this time.

As far as MMTR goes, the last time I ran here was 2005 for a time of 7.52 and 7th place. This was my second year of ultras and was shocked to look back at my training logs to see very low mileage - we're talking 50 mile weeks consistently. Five years later I'm still not a "high mileage" guy (compared to some) but I'm peaking out at 40 more myles/week and smarter about my training. Having said that, I have high hopes to crank out something in the low 7s with Horty there harassing/encouraging me all the way around.
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