Sunday, June 6, 2010

12 miles

Yesterday I ran the farthest I've run in awhile: 12 miles. I actually read the wrong week on my calendar and was supposed to do that next week, but oh well, I'll do it again. After my run, my tendon that was giving me problems before felt a little strained. I'm going to try really hard to just put in 3 quality runs a week and cross train by biking and doing the stepper on the other days with the hope that I'll stay injury free. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

After my 25k trail ran, I have my eye on the Santa Barbara International Marathon for November. My plan is just to be anal retentive about trying to stay injury free; the rest is out of my control.

Here are my 3 key runs for the week:

1)10-20 minute warm-up 2 x (6 x 400m) (1:30 RI) (2:30 RI between sets) 10 minute cool-down
2)1 mile easy, 2 miles @ MT pace 1 mile easy, 2 miles @ MT pace 1 mile easy
3)12 miles

I'm not sure what marathon pace should be for a trail run, so I'm just going to run those miles as hills.


  1. CA and wine country - Sign me up.
    I'm jealous - Enjoy.

  2. Congratulations on your 12 mile run. Coming from someone who hasn't run more than 6 odd miles in the past 6 months, I can understand your excitement.

    I'm with you on the plan to just stay injury free.