Sunday, November 11, 2007

upping the miles

In the peak of the marathon season, I was up to 60 mpw (miles per week). After the marathon, I dropped to 20-30. This week I hit 42 or so, and next I hope to hit 46.

Building, always building. What I hope to build to is 60-70 mpw on a regular basis. During the building phase I'm thinking I'll only run one slightly harder run- maybe a few miles at LT pace (7:48 or so) before settling back to my easy 9-9:30.

Of course, when I'm running with a group, all bets are off. Though typically I'm going 10:30-11:30, rather than sub-8 when I'm running with a group- I hate dropping people, having been dropped in the past.

I'm also thinking that I'll count each hour spent cross training as about five miles against the total. If I go harder, perhaps more. I'll try to differentiate it by heart rate, but I don't know how successful I'll be. Last week I did 3.2 miles at a 12:30 pace with a HR of 133; the day after I did 12 miles at a 9:30 pace with a HR of 140.

At least, that's the plan. Who knows what tomorrow may bring?

4 comments:

dirtdawg50k said...

Are you targeting a specific race or just looking to build a higher level of endurance?

Fritz said...

Higher level of endurance. Though I've heard of a fat ass 50K in Pinckney on New Year's Eve I might be tempted to do...

dirtdawg50k said...

I've been hearing there might be a fat ass around the holidays. Trying to decide on that or my own marathon to ring in the new year.

Fritz said...

I was thinking about three laps around Pontiac Rec on New Years Eve, if there isn't the annual one in Pinckney. you're more than welcome to join in if you like!

Some of my friends want to run in the new year- that is, be running when the ball drops. I'm not exactly sure I'm brave enough to combine the two...