Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Uncharted Territory

Nine weeks to go, and I'm already beyond the highest weekly mileage I ran in 2008 (34 miles). I'm only 11 miles shy of my highest ever monthly tally (133 miles). I knew I would be running more this year as I trained for the Akron Marathon, but I didn't expect to be in my personal no-man's land so soon.

I'm not even halfway through my training plan. There are bigger challenges ahead and many pitfalls to avoid.

This week will culminate in my first 20-miler of the year, pushing me into my first 40-mile week ever. I will peak at 43 miles (twice) next month when I run the Summer Un-Solstice Challenge with Martini in three weeks and log my second 20-miler in six weeks.

The goal is always to stay healthy while covering the miles. So far, I've missed only one, hopefully inconsequential four-miler. I'm just trying to take this training season day by day, run by run. As my grandma always said, "Any day I don't shit my pants is a good day."

10 comments:

Vava said...

Your Grandma must be very hip. Does she wear capris, jeans, bell-bottoms, low cuts that reveal too much in the rear, or just plain old computer-beige tousers? Whatever, she still seems hip...

B.o.B. said...

Your grandma is very wise and hilarious. Getting up there in mileage sir. Well done.

Roisin said...

Nice. I'm kinda in the same area, metaphorically speaking.

Mike said...

You ran a marathon with a peak week of 34 miles?

The uncharted territory is where they keep all the goodies. Stick to the plan and a sub-4 is in the bag.

Xenia said...

I can only aspire to be as wise and as eloquent as your grandma someday. For real.

Carolina John said...

haha, i like your grandma. she seems cool.

Blyfinn said...

Your grandma has much wisdom. Great job on the mileage.

X-Country2 said...

Your grandma is awesome.

Jess said...

As an adult who has had the awful experience of shitting her pants, I couldn't agree with your grandma more!

Spike said...

your grandma is a rock star. you also rock, but not as much. sorry, the truth hurts a little, I know.