Thursday, October 26, 2006

Recovery and Planning

I've formulated a training schedule for my recovery and the 6 running events that are left for me this year.

11/5-6K Cross Country Run
11/11-Cranberry Crawl 5K
11/23-Thanksgiving Day Pie 5K Run
12/2-Jingle Bell 5K Run for Arthritis
12/9-Cheese and Sauerkraut 10 miler
12/31-First Night 5K

I'm not setting to break any PRs on these races so will just see what happens.

So far I have 10 weeks planned which takes me to the 1st week of 2007. Average mileage for these weeks is about 30 miles. By then I will have (hopefully) made a decision where and when I am going to run a spring marathon.

I reviewed my training for the past 20 weeks and it has averaged only 38 miles per week. I know I can do better than this! I'm estimating my mileage for this year will be about 200 less than last year. I really had hoped to do better this year, but it was a stressful summer. Most weeks I only ran 4 days so I have a lot of room to add some mileage. I think it will pay off.

After my "recovery", I am hoping to work my way up to a peak of 54 miles with an average of 47 miles per week over 12 weeks which will put me into March. I may go even a little higher depending on how I am feeling. Beyond that, I don't know, but it feels good to have some of this planned out even though it may change.
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