Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Beat Goes On!

After the Mohican Trail 100, or lack there of, I decided to reassess my plans for future runs.
Only making it to the 37 mile mark of Mohican was a real disappointment. Should I go after another or be satisfied with my past 100 mile accomplishments.
What are my goals for the future? Well to be honest 100's are not on top my list, so what is? Getting 50 states and DC are my #1 goal. So it is time to keep the focus on states 42-50 plus DC.
So that's the plan and once it is achieved it may be time to look at other goals for the future.
I will begin my 12 week marathon training on Sunday, July 5. The fall marathon I am preparing for is the Clarence DeMar Marathon in Keene, New Hampshire (#42).

So for some near term races I will do a couple of 5 k's and a 1/2 marathon:
7/18 - Run through the Pines 5 km cross country
8/15 - Canalway Classic 5 km
9/12 or 13 - Find a 1/2 marathon
9/27 - Clarence DeMar Marathon
11/15 - RI6hour Ultra (#43).

My weeks after Mohican have been maintenance or 5/5/3/3/8/5/off or 31 miles/week.
Next week things will gear up with two tempo or greater workouts.
Sun. - 5
Mon. - 5
Tues. - 2+(5X800)+2
Wed. - 5
Thurs. - 7(3@tempo pace)
Fri. - 5
Sat.- off

Let the fun begin....................................


Mark said...

Sounds like some great running. I'm gonna have to get back to Mohican soon. I bet they get prettier every week this time of year.

Don: said...

Especially with no bugs and cooler temperatures. Enjoy your running...