Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Week 1 of 12 almost complete!

Last week as I sat in bed with a unforgiving head cold, I found a training plan for the American River 50 mile. Of course it was an 18 week plan and after counting the weeks, I found that I only had 12 weeks to get this training in. Doable...yes, Ideal...what's really ideal?

Still have some sniffles, but I've been out there running. So far this week:

Sunday: 2 hour hike near Lake Chabot
Monday: 3 miles
Tuesday: 4.5 miles
Wednesday: 8.4 miles

Thursday is an off day as is Friday. Saturday is 10 and Sunday is 8.


We fly out to Hawaii tomorrow afternoon, so I'll need to be extra disciplined in my running. It will be much to easy to take a break on the beach or go into the water!! I am meeting Johan's dad and step-mom for the first time. I think we'll have a great time. If his dad is anything like him, we'll get along just fine!

Happy Trails!

2 Comments:

Blogger Eudemus said...

Brad, I'm doing AR50 as well. However, I am trying to use it as a training run for the Miwok 100K, though I'm not sure that calling one's second 50-miler ever a "training run" really makes sense. Sounds like your training is getting started. I generally try not to focus on the number of weeks, but just on feeling prepared. Are you doing any other races before American River? I am thinking of Pirates Cove 50K at the end of March. Anyway, hope to see you there!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Yeah, since my training schedule is completely shot, I'll know if I'm ready once the day gets closer.

12:54 PM  

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