Sunday, September 11, 2005

Lots of mileage this weekend and I am still awake!

After a week that found me sleeping more often than working out. I have had a weekend that has me very confident that I will complete the Army 10 Miler in 3 weeks!!!

On Saturday I covered 4.5 miles and today I covered 11 miles, making my total mileage for this week 24.5 miles. My longest week yet! Needless to say, I expect to sleep long and hard tonight and tomorrow will be a full recovery day. It certainly doesn't hurt that the weather was stunning at 730 in the morning here in Northern DC. That definitely makes the miles go by quicker.

I am actually managing to hold a 14 minute-per-mile pace on average. My focus this weekend was simply to get some "time in" on the trails so I didn't even push the intervals beyond 1/1. Tuesday I will resume my 3/1 intervals and expect that my average mile pace will drop down to 13 minutes-per-mile. That is well inside the cutoff for Marine Corps maximum pace by a full minute. The question I need to answer now is: Can I continue on for another 4 hours ... I have not tried anything beyond 2.5 hours yet.

Time will tell!

I hope all the athletes who race the Reston Triathlon had a good day!

Thoughts and Prayers to everybody as we remember those we lost on September 11th, 2001.

5 comments:

kerihadley said...

so wadda say about a jog sometime this week? just did the fairlakes 8k no soreness and still improving my times. thank you for introducing your fitness passion to me.

kerihadley said...

so wadda say about a jog sometime this week? just did the fairlakes 8k no soreness and still improving my times. thank you for introducing your fitness passion to me.

*jeanne* said...

You are doing an AWESOME job with your training! I know you'll succeed! :-)

We will always remember.

the flea said...

hello gorgeous! i'm so proud of you. i can't wait to hear your race report on the 10-miler. i know you will impress us all (including yourself). i have to comment on the wig. i got one for dance. it's hot as crap. stick with the scarves and hats for now so your head can still breath. and i'm so used to thinking of you as a redhead (like me-from the bottle!). auburn suits you.
smoochies...mz

Ellie said...

Fantastic training week, Holly! You're going to smoke the 10-miler!