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Mar 19, 2012

Hyland Post #12 - Topped out on mileage

Rest day on the schedule today!


Here's a recap of week #11 of 18 weeks of marathon training:

Miles Run: 44.51 miles
Days Run  6 days
Cross Training:  None this week; ran an additional day
Time Training:  6 hours and 22 minutes


Another incredible week of running and training for me.  This week I topped out on my mileage with over 44 miles this week.  This is the longest I have run in a week during any training period and, believe it or not, I'm still feeling good.  To top off the week, I also ran a 10k race yesterday and had a PR(Personal Record) of 45:55 for a 7:24 average pace.  I was very happy with this even though I really wanted to be under 45 minutes.

I got the entire family involved this year in the race so one of my brothers raced the 10k and another did the 5k with his wife along with my Dad and my Aunt.  It was a great time.  I love to throw races into my training schedule.  It helps show you how your training is progressing.  Also, if you have not done any races, it's a great idea to get out there to a shorter race so you can learn the ropes about what goes on in the races so that you don't have that stress at your marathon.  Fortunately, for me, this past race, was my 23rd race so I'm pretty used to how things work.

For the other part of the week, I ran Tuesday through Sunday.  Normally I don't run six days in a row but this week it was necessary.  I had an 18 miler planned for Sunday but since I was racing on Sunday, I did not want to run that plus do the race so I moved Sunday's run to Saturday and did 12 miles on Saturday and still did the race.  It paid off with my PR.  Fortunately, even after those higher miles, my legs have felt really good this week.  I'll add back the cross training this week as well given the reduced miles coming up.

Upcoming is a cut back week so I'll only be doing 36 miles this week.  Ahhh, only one eight mile run before work - I can't wait.  Also my long run will be cut to 13 miles but I'm sure I'll make it a 13.1 for the half marathon in me even though I'm not doing any race.  I've only got one more half marathon before my full marathon and that's going to be the Glass City Half marathon - a sold out event!

Only 7 more weeks of training until the Flying Pig Marathon.  I hope your training is also going well.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. so glad your training is going so well! congrats on the pr, as always great to see you yesterday. Very cool your fam got involved in this one :)

    1. Thanks. It was fun having everyone there. Now I see why you bring your whole family. Haha! Good to see you as well. Good luck this weekend at your half.