"Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense."
- David Blaikie

Monday, March 10, 2008

Week Log: March 2-9

Week 5 of 6 in preparation for the Jurassic Coast Challenge. Another odd week that included a great business trip to CA for some hill training. Relatively lower mileage and less intensity.
  • Mon - 4.5
  • Tues - 5.5 hills
  • Wed - 8 mi hills (3.5 am, 4.5 pm)
  • Thurs - 10 mi hills
  • Fri - 0 (travel back from CA, ending a 31 day streak of running every day)
  • Sat - 24
  • Sun - 9 mi
Weekly total: 61 miles

Trying out something a little different with the taper for Jurassic Coast. I backed off a bit this week to get a little rest heading into my last hard week before tapering for 2 weeks. Picked this up from Eric Grossman during an Iron Mountain training run. The overall training cycle is supposed to like this (by week): hard, hard, hard, hard, moderate, hard, taper, taper/race.

Looking forward to some higher mileage this coming week and then getting some rest.

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