Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cruisin' for a Bruisin'

Since the B2B, this has been my buildup for USATF NE XC championship race in November. Rolling 7 day average of 66 miles, which is a lot for me (>30% more than my summer mileage). This is all in singles and only 2 runs were logged as "long", so it's mostly 9-10 milers. My recovery days have been about 1 hour runs at a really slow pace. The red runs include segments from a little faster than MP (about 6:35) to a little slower than MP (about 7:00) or the equivalent effort if on trail (estimated by HR). Only one fast day in there and that was a 5K race. The goal is to keep up this mileage through October AND add 1 day per week of faster interval type work, which will probably be at Twin Brook on Wednesdays. Early interval stuff will be 5K-10K pace with long recoveries. Later intervals will start to target my 8K pace and the recoveries will get shorter as November approaches. That's the plan at least.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great plan Jeff and solid training for sure. Looking forward to our next run together. Maybe next week?