Sunday, August 8, 2010

Training Week in Review

Just wrapping up another great week of training. I feel like the past two weeks have just been excellent, despite the extreme heat we've had this past week.

My speed work is coming along nicely - I've been consistently hitting close to 100 seconds on my 400's, and I've been making the full 20 minutes on my tempo runs without a break.

My long runs of 7.5 miles last week and 8 miles this week were both all-time PR's for distance. Drinking some high-carb sports drink about 20min before my long runs has made a huge difference. I no longer hit a wall at 5-6 miles. These past two long runs have really boosted my confidence that I will be ready for my first 13.1 in December.

So that's about it for this week's training in review. Aside from training, things have been busy as we prepare for an exchange student who will be spending the next 10 months with us. Also, I'm almost through "Ultra Marathon Man" - what an inspiring book!


  1. Great job on your training! I loved that book. I would recommend "Born to Run". Its an amazing book!

  2. Hey Brian--Just added your blog to my list. Have been meaning to do so just have been lazy.

    I'm looking forward to reading some of your posts and kind of getting caught up.

    From what I've read so far, it sounds like your running is progressing. Keep it up. Its cool to read things written by a new runner. It takes me back! I'm on about my 10th or 11th year.

    Do you have a half marathon in particular in mind for December? I'm doing Lewis and Clark in October in St.Louis.

    In December, I'd like to do St. Jude in Memphis if healthy. More Later!!

  3. Woops--Says White Rock to the right. Duh. I've got a friend who has ran that one.