Monday, August 15, 2011

Into time...

    My training this time has been more centered on time than distance, I totally understand the importance of distance though. It's just a different mind-set if you will. Like today; I wanted to increase to 2 hrs for my long run....I wound up doing 2:03.40 because of the distance I needed to achieve. An interesting development takes place when you run by time, your mileage can increase substantially! Last week 34 miles, the week before 30 miles, this week, if I keep increasing will prob be 36-37 miles. I may have to level off for a week. My right quad has been acting up....a strange feeling that feels almost like it's in the bone? I need to remember the value of resting! Today's pace was the fastest so far this training block for a long run. I seem to be getting stronger, thinner, and faster. I was thinking that the level of difficulty, hills, climbs, downs, etc...made this run equivalent to probably a 15-18 miler on the flats...these hills can be a real bear!! Well a good start to the week!!! Now off to town to "run" errands! Peace!

1 comment:

Marlene said...

Interesting - I never trained based on time, but it looks like most triathlon training plans use time so maybe I will see what that is all about next year!

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