Sunday, September 25, 2016

Full Trottle

GREAT week of training!  I'm a little slower ... a little overweight ... and a little behind schedule ... but I can say without hesitation that I'm 100% back!!!

I only had 56 miles on the agenda this week, but it also included double runs, full core work, stair work, and a couple of leg workouts ... just like the old days.

Plus, it was the third straight week that I had a long run of 18 miles or more.  I ran the first 16 miles of the 18 on Saturday at my BQ pace of 7:48, without stopping the clock, even while stopping at all my water stops ... so I was probably a little quicker than that.  Here are the splits ...

8:32, 8:03, 7:55, 7:40, 7:42, 7:46, 8:02, 7:27, 8:04, 7:29, 8:28, 7:27, 7:59, 7:33, 7:19, 7:18

I recovery jogged the last two miles because it 85 degrees, with high humidity.  I didn't really feel like I was pushing it too hard, even though it was pretty warm and I was losing a lot of fluids.  Plus, I'd ran four miles the day before, and it was the fourth straight day of running ... something I don't do very often. Overall, it was a pretty positive run.

Next week starts a consecutive streak of 60 mile weeks, but I feel eager to attack it and look forward to the continued growth.  It feels so good to be full throttle again.

Chase greatness.


  1. Time for this humidity to GO AWAY.

  2. Our humid seasons only just getting started. Coming home from Sydney last week I could feel it as soon as we stepped off the plane. Ughh! And the worst is yet to come.


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