Week Run (miles) Bike (miles) Swim
1 (7/6) 50 48 2000 yds
2 (7/13) 55 0 0
3 (7/20) 60 37 0.75 mi OW
4 (7/27) 60 40 0.75 mi OW
5 (8/3) 65 0 0
This week is a rest week for me and I'll probably do 40-50 miles on the run. I've thrown in the occasional bike & swim for cross training as I've felt up to it and as my schedule has allowed. It's been hard not to do more biking & swimming, but I don't want it to affect my running, which is my primary goal right now. I've still got 13 more weeks til race day, but I have to say I'm feeling optimistic about how things are going so far! I'm going to hang out around 60-65 miles/week and barring injury or illness, I will be significantly more prepared for this race as compared to Quintiles!
Immediately next up for me is the Leadville 100 Trail Race! I am heading out to Colorado on Monday to pace my former triathlon coach Dr. Sharon McDowell-Larsen for a 10-mile segment of the race. I couldn't be more excited about this! Although I do wonder if I'm getting into something over my head... The race starts at 10,000 feet of elevation and I will be running with her over Hope Pass, which sits at a measly 12,600 ft! Coming from sea level, I just hope I don't fall out. When I asked the rest of the crew last night on a conference call what gear I should bring they told me that the weather can be highly variable. In the best case scenario I'll be wearing shorts & t-shirt. At the opposite end of the spectrum there could be a snowstorm with golf-ball sized hail at the top of the pass! They also said to plan to be on my legs for 4 hours. 4 hours!?!? I haven't done a race or a workout that long in over a year. Gulp. Oh yeah and I forgot to mention that the rest of the crew are all uber-athletes and Leadville veterans. Hope the pacer doesn't get dropped by the racer! Definitely going to make for a good blog!
|Sharon & I going up The Incline last year...need to start wrapping my |
mind around remembering that feeling of burning lungs :)