The temps are falling into the single digits and the 30 degree drop in a week has even hardy Minnesotans unsure of their clothing and preparedness. I've been running 9 miles a bit faster than 9 minutes per mile whenever possible, which has been about every other day.
Tis the season... to spend more time getting dressed and undressed than actually running and to think about the next year. Here's where my head is right now:
Current training: 75 minutes per day run, plus some powerwalking - 105 minutes walked in a second workout on Tuesday or Wednesday and 105 tacked onto the end of a run on Saturday or Sunday. I attempted the 3 hour workout for the first time yesterday, but quit early when hungry and lightheaded (and found later I have to deal with chafed nipples and flaking skin under my beard already. Why do I live here again?)
Ideal training with 2:50 road marathon & Sawtooth 100 mile finish as a goal:
Monday: 75 minutes (10 miles)
Tuesday: 75 min. with Yasso's 10x800m in 2:50- 3 minute recovery (11 miles)
Wednesday: 75 min
Thursday: 105 min. hill run (10 miles) with Tabata's 8x20sec-10sec. sprints
Friday: 75 min
Saturday: 75 min at mar. pace (12 miles)
Sunday: 255 min. trail/hill run (22 miles)
That's 85 miles a week. That oughta get me injured by... May.
Aid Station: Eugene Curnow
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