I'm feeling great after my marathon last week. I did mostly slow miles this week and ran a total of 38 miles averaging about 12 minute miles. The distances varied from a low of 3 miles to my long run of 15 miles, which felt amazingly good. This week I'm going to start ramping up for my 50 miler in two months. My plan is to run between 40-60 miles a week with long runs of 15 miles alternating with time on feet "long runs" of between four and six hours. The time on feet runs will be done running with walk breaks of one to two minutes every 10 minutes of running. Also, I plan to do one interval, tempo, or hill workout each week. I'd also like to do some strength training at the gym, I'm very bad about lifting weights, but I feel I will need it.
In other news, I'm getting closer to a final decision as to what race I will attempt as my inaugural 100 miler. Right now, the Burning River 100 in Ohio is running first, with the Lean Horse in South Dakota and the Javelina Jundred in Arizona tied for second.
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