Friday, November 17, 2006
things have to change
Well, for me to do a 100 I have to do high milage. I know that isn't what everybody does but that is what I need to do. Many can complete 100's on just 40-50 miles a week but that is not for me.
I have taken a good break and it is time to start getting after it again. Last year my goal was to do 12 weeks of 100+ miles a week mixed in with 70 mile weeks every third week for a break. Didn't quite get that with tearing the vastus medialis early on so I only got 10 weeks of 100+. But I was able to get three of 90+ added in there so I was fine with that.
Last year I was able to run six miles during lunch and then another 6-8 after work. After eating my daily peanut butter and jelly sandwich, yes, 113 of them in six months. But this year I cannot depend on being able to get out every day Monday through Friday duing lunch because of patient load.
So, I am going to run before work for one my runs for the day. Then if I get the chance to run during lunch great. If not, I will still have time after work. That is the plan.
When do start this? I'm thinking the first week of December. Then when I pick a 100 that I want to "race" I will count backwards and set up a 20 week training program and have 15 of those weeks 100+ a week.
So, there it is... I made it public.
There are many other goals within the plan but I won't bore you with that just yet.
So, I am not waiting for the New Year to come around to make changes. I figure this will be starting the year off right.
Posted by seagull junker at 11:05 AM