Another Recovery Week

Training last week:

Monday: Off
Tuesday: 12 miles easy
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: 6 miles easy (8:30) /6 miles uptempo (7:15 pace)
Friday: OFF
Saturday: Shakeout
Sunday: Broad street 10 miler


Another easy mileage week.  I don’t have a lot to say about this week that I didn’t say last week.  I am starting to get a bit more antsy to run higher mileage weeks again.  I know however, I won’t feel that way by week 16 of marathon training so I want to continue one last week of lower mileage week.

I’ll probably be finished with Broad Street by the time you run this.  The only two ten milers I’ve run have been in not peak conditions.  The first was in 2011 and it was my first run over 8 miles coming off my infamous 21st birthday stress fracture.  The second was last years mountain goat 10 miler.  (One of the hilliest hardest courses).  I did achieve the gold medal though.  Here is a flashback:

Mountain goat.
Mountain goat.

I would love to be under 65 for Broad Street.  I’m not in peak race conditions for this race due to relaxing and just running when I feel like it.  I don’t regret that and there will be more years to enjoy this race.  (Though next year might not be the year either due to a wedding…but one year).

Next plans:

After I recover from the Broad Street 10 miler, I plan to begin training for my marathon. I’ll have more musings about my training next week (I hope).  Honestly at this point I don’t know what I want to do.

Right now my training plan looks like something like this:

Build my base back up and peak around 80-90 miles through August.

Fine tune in August and September.

Run a marathon in October.

Past that I couldn’t tell you.  I said previously I want to run a lot of 5ks this spring and summer.  I still will. 

Questions for you:

Did you race this weekend?  How did it go?

What is one piece of advice you would give anyone about training?

My biggest advice (that I really try and follow myself) is that running is a life long sport.  You can’t stress about each individual run.