Monday, June 29, 2009

Ultra marathon training weeks in review: Weeks 4 and 5

GASP! So it has begun. At week 4. I found a schedule that works for me and training was supposed to start ummmmm......4 weeks ago. However looking at the schedule, I actually did more than it said I should in those 4 weeks. PHEW! My Saturday runs I will always try to do on trails, but the month of July will be tough trying to get that in - there are 2 races and some whitewater rafting coming up, so I'm not so sure I'll be able to squeeze many trail runs in. This Saturday I managed to run on trails, and was happy with my time. 15 miles in 2 1/2 hours. Normally would be lousy for me if I were to be running on pavement, but I chose one of the hilliest parks in the area and was pretty pleased with my time. Week 5 was a bit tiring because we did a lot of kayaking as well.

Here's the breakdown:

Week 4:Monday: 7 miles, weights, 100 situps
Tuesday: 8 miles with weights, 100 situps
Wednesday: 4 miles, 100 situps
Thursday: 7 miles, weights, 100 situps
Friday: 11 miles
Saturday: 11 miles

Week 5:
Monday: 7 miles, weights, 100 situps - kayaking
Tuesday: 7 miles with weights, 100 situps- kayaking
Wednesday: 7 miles, 100 situps- kayaking
Thursday: 11 miles, weights, 100 situps- kayaking
Friday: 11miles
Saturday: 15 miles

Monday, June 15, 2009

I finally found one!

I found what seems by reading it, the perfect 50k training plan for me. Just the right amount of miles - pure awesomeness! I'm excited! The schedule has me starting um....last week - but I checked and actually did everything that was on the plan for the first week. PHEW! I'm completely pumped now! My only problem is now how do I work in the summer races that I like to do and still be competitve in them??P.S. 3rd in my age group for the Flag Day 5k. There were tons of people there. Really really fast people. I'm talking 50, 55, 60 year olds who ran the race in 18, 19 minutes!!!! They were amazing! I got the same exact time as the Captains 5k that I ran in May in which I took first for my age group. 21:48

YUTC 50k ULTRA MARATHON, September 19 2009