2018 Training Log – Week 9

February 25 to March 3, 2018 Total miles run, Week 9: 40.52 miles Wow! A recovery week is an amazing thing! Coming off of Week 8’s recovery, Week 9 was another increase in both volume and intensity. This week marked the beginning of a VO2max mesocycle that will...

2018 Training Log – Week 8

February 18 to February 24, 2018 Total miles run, Week 8: 26.1 miles Ah, sweet recovery. Week 8 was a slight cut in volume from the previous two weeks, but, more importantly, it was a heavy reduction in intensity. I dropped back to the bottom of Zone 2 and an easy,...

2018 Training Log – Week 7

February 11 to February 17, 2018 Total miles run, Week 7: 30.72 miles Week 7 saw me coming out of my highest mileage week (Week 6) so far. My training plan called for another week of the same mileage while adding another mile to Saturday’s long run and including...

2018 Training Log – Week 6

February 4 to February 10, 2018 Total miles run, Week 6: 31.3 miles Still feeling like a million bucks, I embraced my planned mileage jump for Week 6. The plan was for 28.5 miles if I continued to run at 10:00/mile pace, but I ran my time-based workouts a bit faster...

2018 Training Log – Week 5

January 28 to February 3, 2018 Total miles run, Week 5: 21.8 miles Week 5 was a big one! I’d been feeling fantastic and planning to push my long run out to an hour. With that in mind, I started the week continuing to run 30 to 45-minute efforts at about...

2018 Training Log – Week 3 and 4

January 14 to January 27, 2018 Total miles run, Week 3: 19.5 miles Total miles run, Week 4: 18.1 miles The goal of this two-week microcycle was to push my long runs past 40 minutes. The increase was small – just an additional 5 minutes on both Saturdays –...