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Week 42, 2010 training summary

What a GREAT week, I’m lovin’ it. This is the first week I have broken 50 miles since February when I ran my first 50 mile ultra. I can say that 50 miles a week seems to agree with me. I feel very good. Looking at my training schedule for the next 15 weeks I noticed I will stay above this number the entire time, and will even bump 74 in mid-January.

Well, it is official.  I have entered the 2010 Space Coast Marathon in the end of November, and also sent in my registration for the 2011 Iron Horse 100 mile ultra in mid-February.  I always feel better after finally registering for events.  It just seems to give more meaning to my training. Of course there is a bit of apprehension about doing my first 100 mile ultra-marathon, but I am very excited at the same time.

There is a small possibility that I may still do the 2011 Disney Marathon in early January, but I have not committed to it yet. We shall see.

training_summaryRunning Miles: 50.5
Quantity: 5 (see runs below)
Time spent running this week: 07:45:58
Calories burned: 6,864
Avg. Time/Mile: 09:04
Avg. Heart Rate: 143
2010 Running Miles: 1,244.02

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Week 41, 2010 training summary

This week was a bit challenging to get the workout in, but I managed to get 34.5 miles running and 9.1 miles walking. The reason it was challenging is because of a trip to see Niagara Falls with the family.  However, as you can see we did plenty of walking to really qualify it as a workout “of sorts”.

The running this week felt very good, and I think I hit some sort of mini-peak this week.  I simply ran what my body felt like doing, and it was much faster than I intended on doing but I’ll take it.  My feet are starting to hurt a bit while running, so I think my shoes may be ready for replacing. They do have 430 miles on them, so I guess this is the limit for the Nike Zoom Triax.

training_summaryRunning Miles: 34.5
Quantity: 4 (see runs below)
Time spent running this week: 05:09:39
Calories burned: 4,685
Avg. Time/Mile: 08:45
Avg. Heart Rate: 147
2010 Running Miles: 1,193.52

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Week 40, 2010 training summary

Training this week felt great.  Not only has my pace improved to the point where I was earlier in the year, but my stamina is also climbing nicely.  While I am a little disappointed at the month of August where I was only able to run 30 miles for the entire month, it is very nice to get running again.

I am looking at my calendar a little more seriously for the next 3 to 4 months and thinking seriously about a few events.  In 3 weeks there is the Halloween Half Marathon in Jensen Beach, December 5th is the Marathon of the Palm Beaches, January 1 is the Peanut Island 24 hour run and the Disney Marathon is the following week, and then there is the culmination of this years training to run the Iron Horse 100 mile ultra.  I am not 100% sure what event(s) I will be entering, but I must decide on some of them soon.  Stay tuned.

training_summaryRunning Miles: 40.5
Quantity: 5 (see runs below)
Time spent running this week: 06:00:30
Calories burned: 5,504
Avg. Time/Mile: 08:49
Avg. Heart Rate: 147
2010 Running Miles: 1,159.02

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Week 39, 2010 training summary

This week felt much better as my mileage climbs above 40, and will not dip below that again for 20 weeks. I felt great this week, but did overdo it on the weekend with 24 miles, judo, and a canoe trip.  I really need to be careful, because Monday I was totally wiped out.  It is a good thing that Mondays are days of rest. 🙂

training_summaryRunning Miles: 42.5
Quantity: 5 (see runs below)
Time spent running this week: 06:53:07
Calories burned: 5,726
Avg. Time/Mile: 09:22
Avg. Heart Rate: 149
2010 Running Miles: 1,118.52