Friday, November 7, 2008

A Perfect 17

I ran on a Friday for the first time in recent memory. This is usually a day of rest for me. However, since I will be in Champaign this weekend I decided to run earlier today. I completed the week with a 5 mile treadmill run, so I ran a total of 17 miles this week which is just above my average!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Coming Down-Hill with A Plan

I did hill training for 4 miles in 37 minutes last night. I am now tweaking my routing a little to incorporate some of Jack Daniels' methods from his book Daniels' Running Formula. Specifically, I want to clearly define the percentage of time I spend running fartleks, intervals, hills, sprinting, etc. I have used training plans in the past. Now I want to tailor my plan specifically to my goals. I am comfortable running 5k and 10k races. I may seek to run half marathons by the end of 2009. If I do take this approach, a new training plan will be imperative.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Interval Run Revisited

Last night I did a 5-mile interval run and had a 8:56 minute/mile pace on the treadmill. Interval runs are important for building stamina for long runs. I have gotten out of the habit of doing intervals for the past month and have decided to re-incorporate this type of run in my schedule.

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