Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monster Week

Last weekend I was playing in St George, UT and didn't get a lot of running done, so I ran last week's long run on Monday and then I just finished this week's long run today. So with two long runs logged in the same week my weekly total is.... (drumroll please) .... SEVENTY miles, that's right a big SEVEN and a big OH! In the interest of full disclosure, I must also fess up and tell you that without a long run last week and a couple of missed days, my total for last week was a measly 19.6.

It also looks like I'm slowly getting faster. When I ran 1/4 mile intervals last month, I tried to pyramid at 6.2, 6.4, 6.6, 6.8, 6.6,6.4, and 6.2 mph with 5 minutes at 5.1 mph recovery between each one. I made it to the 6.8 mph interval and maxed out my heartrate and even with 5 minutes at 5.1 mph, my heartrate only came down to 160. This week I planned on doing 6.4, 6.6, 6.8, 7.0, 6.8, 6.6, and 6.4 mph. When I got to the 7.0 interval, I wasn't even up to 160 on my heartrate, so I continued and did the last three intervals at 7.0 mph also. Looks like the long slow distance is paying off.

On the weight loss front, I lost the weight I gained in St George last week plus an extra pound or two and am now only 1.6 pounds from my birthday goal. (The weight lose is probably a factor in my speed increase)

That's it for now, next week is a 20 mile long run.


David Ray said...

Excellent progress! Faster is not always better but can be more fun. And congrats on weight loss, too. 70 miles in 7 days is a lot. Heck, 89.6 for two weeks is a lot.

Jessica said...

Wow, that is a lot of mileage!! Nice job on the weight loss too!

johnmaas said...

You are really getting a lot of miles in! This should help a lot when you run the 50K.
I'm also hoping that lighter bodyweight results in faster running.
Keep practicing the run/walk thing for the later parts of the 50K.

Ms. V. said...

Wow. Great runs! The mileage is good too.

What plan do you lose for weightloss? I really need to drop 10.

JojaJogger said...

Ms V, I just try to keep my calories in 500 less than my calories out per day. I find is pretty accurate for keeping track.