And then I punched my card into the 90 mile club

So I really wanted to post this blog when everything was all said and done.  And it is…that is why I’m posting it later (because I know you notice when I post blogs at 10am versus 8).

I have honestly been thinking about this all summer..would I be able to peak this high..would I die…do girls run this much (those words have come out of my mouth multiple times).

Apparently…they do because I finally hit my first 90 mile week.  Not only that but it was productive because I had some decent tempo runs sprinkled in there.  I did my recovery runs appropriately and those ranged anywhere from 8:00-9:30 pace.  Mostly around 8:30.  I ran easy when I was supposed too, I ran hard when I was supposed too…but mostly…I just ran. 

A year ago, I was running no miles due to ten million injuries…or just a ripped IT band and stress fracture.  I was heartbroken and honestly didn’t know if when or if I could run again…now I just hit a 90+ mile week.

I am quite pleased with this training week though I won’t bore you with the details. 

So in short today (today…as opposed to every day) I achieved my first (of hopefully many) 90 mile weeks.

*Side note-I never know it posting an exact training log interests people…it just seems long to me but I can do that too.

Question for you:

1.        How were your workouts?

2.       Do you like tempo runs or track workouts more? 

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  1. Awesome job on the 90 mile week!…so impressive! My highest has only been 70 lol. I prefer tempo runs over track workouts. Congrats again! 🙂

  2. Ahhh Hollie that’s awesome!! I dream of the day when I hit that number. My highest was 55 I think. I love that you are not pushing yourself on the days that you don’t need to. I always did that and it’s definitely one of the reasons I got injured so much. Thank goodness we have you to show us all what running the right paces can do!

  3. NICE!!!! omg epic epic win – and especially after what you went through last year. hugely inspiring and thanks for showing us all how to train correctly – I’ve never been good at going easy, but it’s SO IMPORTANT! and if writing exact training logs bores you, meh, don’t do it – I mean I find that stuff interesting but I know even updating my own training log is a pain in the ass so….yeah, go have fun with your life instead lol

  4. Holy – 90 miles? I’m super impressed and wish I could hit that mileage! One day… The most I’ve ever done was 60 miles one week, but I’m hoping to hit that and potentially more as I start gearing up for my marathon.

    This week was awesome for workouts, and included my first half marathon (1:33:52, 66th overall)! I’ve caught the racing bug and can’t wait for the next one.

  5. Wow! That’s amazing! I couldn’t imagine running 90 miles in one week, my highest has been around 50. Congrats! 🙂 Hope all continues to go well with your running!

  6. Congratulations!! As a formerly injured runner, I’m sure you can understand when I say I’m 90% happy for you, but 10% bitchy-jealous. 😉
    So glad you’re feeling great enough to knock out that many miles. For real.
    -My workouts were still confined to the pool, but felt good
    -I love me a track workout. I’d take that over a tempo run any day

    1. Wah for injury. 🙁 I totally understand about not wanting to hear about it. I used to really take a step back from reading blogs when I’m injured.

  7. Nicely done! I knew you’d keep to a cracking pace despite the mileage. I’m sure you do indeed have many more 90+ mile weeks to come.

    I actually really enjoy reading your training logs because you make some very informed and self-aware comments about your training, but you never waffle or big yourself up too much. You have a refreshing humility and therefore you don’t come across as boasting or obsessively logging workouts. I love seeing your approach to exercise, but only if you personally enjoy writing such posts – obviously I wouldn’t want you to share the details if you’d find that tiresome or onerous.

    1. Awe thanks! I don’t mind writing long winded posts and daily tracks of the workouts, I just didn’t know if that would be boring/too long…ect! 😛

  8. Wow babe! Hopefully one day I can join you!!!! I managed to hit a nice 70 mile week and felt pretty accomplished but 90 is amazing! You should feel very proud of yourself. I like hearing about your training and how well its gone especially after the year you had last. You are a star!

  9. You are a rockstar. My mileage was low, i have started tapering for a ten k race this weekend, it was strange for me to doing so much less, but I working on following my plan more. I am still in awe of your awesomeness . 90 miles!

  10. BEASSSTT! This is amazing. I’m pretty sure I will never run 90 miles in a week, but I can admire you for suree! Awesome job!

  11. Awesome!! I’ve never ran that much….but I want to. The most I’ve ran is prob 65. I too am amazed at how many miles people run. But, I do think that it def helps to have high mileage b4 xc season training begins. 🙂 can’t wait to see how awesome your final season will be.

  12. Wow, you are amazing! One day, when you’re universally known as a running goddess, I’ll be able to say that we were blog friends. 🙂 You are seriously such a beast. The highest I’ve hit is 60, and that was with like a 20 mile LR.

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