Daily Archives: February 19, 2012

2012 Training Log – Week 6

Where did that come from?  After last Saturday’s 50K race, I figured this would be a down/recovery week.  I didn’t have any set plans, but let each day unfold on its own.  Turned out to be a pretty good week of training.  Probably my best in terms of how I felt since last September.

Sights are set on the Buffalo Run 100 at the end of next month.  I’ll start shooting for multiple (2-3) 20 milers in a week, while keeping the weekly mileage around 80’ish.

Monday
7 miles
Mizuno Ronin

Very good run. Quite possibly the best I’ve ever had for the first one back after racing an ultra. The outside edges of my calves are SMOKED. All the stabilization required running through the rock-hard ruts and hoof prints during Saturday’s race really worked them over. Everything else feels fine.


Tuesday
10 miles
Saucony Kinvara

Felt good again. Was planning on 7, but stretched it to 10. Hilly route, 8:44 pace with 136 heart rate. Legs are still a little tired from the race, but feel remarkably good considering.


Wednesday
5 miles
Saucony Kinvara

Short on time, pushed the pace a little.


Thursday
10.2 miles
Saucony Peregrine

Wow tough run. Chose a very snowy route, it was slow going. I felt super tired and bonky, and don’t really remember much of the second half. It was total auto-pilot. A really bad feeling.


Friday
11.2 miles
Saucony Kinvara

Had energy right from the first step. Went from one of the worst runs of the year yesterday, to one of the best today. The key? Sugar. I had been cutting my calories to try and drop a few pounds and it caught up with me yesterday. After that run I doubled my food intake, including some very healthy meals – but also had 2 snickers bars, a ding dong, 1/2 kit kat, a small bowl of ice cream, and a handful of kisses. I felt awesome today doing 10 miles of strong tempo with a mile cool-down. Zoom zoom.


Saturday
21.3 miles
Saucony Kinvara

Did two convoluted 10 mile laps around the neighborhood. Felt strong througout. This is one of the best paced long runs I’ve had in a long time. Very even from start to finish. 146 heart rate.


Sunday
5.1 miles
Nike Free

Wanted to do around 5, but nothing too extreme. I chose the ‘ketchup’ level on my Powerline simulator for the treadmill.


Total: 70.2 miles / 10:15 / 732 TSS

Pic of the week:

So as we’re sitting down to dinner early in the week, my youngest daughter looks at the window and spots a frying pan.  20′ up in our tree…