Today marked my 49th day in a row of running at least 3 miles a day. I have been lucky enough to stay healthy so far and my training is going very well. Tomorrow may be a day off, I'm staying at a hotel with the world's suckiest treadmill and the forecast is for a high of 27 and a 40% chance of snow. Right now the plan is to do a "hill" workout on the sucky treadmill. It is terrible to run on, but tolerable for walking, so I'm planning on cranking the incline up to 10-12 and then power walking for 45 minutes. Or, I may be surprised and they bought a new treadmill since the last time I was there. (yea right, in this economy they are going to spend a couple of thousand dollars on a new treadmill)
This weeks mileage was a grand total of 55 miles thanks to two long runs this week. Because of my schedule I had to do last week's long run this Monday and this week's long run on Friday. I had planned on doing mile repeats on Wednesday, but failed miserably. I had scheduled myself for 4 one-mile repeats at a 10:00 pace with recovery miles at a 12:00 pace. I managed to get two before dying and finishing the run at a slow pace. However, I was able to recover nicely for my 4 hour run yesterday. I ran at my ultra pace, which is 8.5 minutes running and 1.5 minutes walking, and managed to log 18.5 miles in the 4 hours.
Six weeks until my big first test of 50 miles at Umstead, I'm starting to get excited!