Base Building Week 2: Adding Miles

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You know when you have a good week of training and you don’t want to jinx it? Just me?

Last week felt good. I’m starting to build my base up for some (hopefully) faster shorter races in the Spring.  I was able to get the mileage I wanted.  The goal right now is to build quality weeks.  Most of my speed will come informally from fartleks and races. In a few weeks, I’ll incorporate fast, speed workouts.

Monday: Easy 6.3 miles
Tuesday: Easy 6.3 miles
Wednesday: 10 miles with Kris
Thursday: 4 miles with strides+hike with Jen
Friday: 6 miles easy
Saturday: Easy 10 miles
Sunday: 12.5 miles with 2X400s at the end (6:50, 6:38)


On paper, this wasn’t supposed to be a busy week of life for me at all. I thought it would be easy with not much excitement. Plans started popping up and it ended up being active every day.  I was happy to get the mileage in. November, December, and January are going to focus on building back mileage and trying to get back to shorter stuff.

I’ve started using my watch more so I have a better idea of the distance I’m running. Based on this year with races, my “easy run pace” should be between 8:50-10 mins, but if I run 10:15, I’m not worried about it. I’m excited to start training and getting back into shape for shorter races. It’s going to be a long road, but I’m looking forward to the days when sub 1:30 half marathons feel “easy” again.

Posts from the Week:

Newton Gravity 8 Shoe Review

PonyFlo Hat Review

Hiking the Pulpit Rock-Pinnacle Loop (Appalachian Trail)

Cpl. Marc T. Ryan Memorial 5k (21:38)

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Questions for you:

Are you running a turkey trot next week?

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