|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Easy in the morning run. Faster for the second run at 3pm|
|Monday||5||Medium, mostly easy|
|Wednesday||6.5||1M Warm-up, 2 Miles at 8:05 pace, 1M at 7:49 pace, 1/2 mile at 7:20 pace|
|Thursday||7||1M Warm-up, 3 miles at 8:20 pace, 1 minute break, 1 mile at 7:40 pace, 2M cool down|
|Saturday||10||Last long run until #RnrLv. First 5 miles hard, last 5 easy|
|Total miles for the week: 54.5 - YTD: 2076.5|
It is really hard to contain myself when the weather gets cooler. Despite having a full marathon coming up in less days than I have fingers I decided to push the envelope a bit in terms of training. This was the first week where I got about 12.5 miles of quality miles in. By quality, I mean half marathon pace or better.
I really don't run well in the heat and now that it is in the 40's when I am starting my runs, it is much easier for me to say "this is a quality day". I also felt surprisingly good.
However, this week, I am going to have really contain myself. Assuming decent weather and no major hiccups, I am hoping to do well in Vegas. Normally, Vegas is my goof-off marathon of the year, but this year I want to try and make a significant improvement on my time over the last 2 years. I know my legs can go the distance, but whether I have the speed and conditions is still up for grabs.
Overall, I am really pumped about the weather.
I am still on the fence as to whether to join this group. I have will have qualified for a 2-star status by the end of the year (8 marathons in a year). I could've / should've gone for the 4 states in 51 days, which if I had run the Layton full marathon over the Layton half, would've covered me (WY, NE, UT, NM). That would've gotten me a 3-star status. I qualified for half marathon maniac status in 2012 when I ran about 5 or 6 half marathons in a span of 6 or 7 weeks.
Either way, if you are a member, I'd be curious to see if it is worth the annual fee.
Speaking of marathon maniacs, I went with a super easy (and probably not terribly creative) costume for a Halloween party. I basically dug out all my Las Vegas Marathon bibs, grabbed more than I needed medals and made myself out to be a running junky. Hey, it didn't cost me anything:
Plans for 2016
As usual, I am starting to think about 2016 and what states and marathons I'd like to take on. If you have any suggestions, definitely let me know. I think Colorado will be in the spring and I have my eyes set on California. We shall see what happens and we'll see what the budget can handle. I am running out states that I can easily drive to.
11/15: Las Vegas Marathon (Confirmed)
11/26: South Davis Rec Center Turkey Trot (5K) (Confirmed)
12/12: Elko Snowflake Festival 5K (Elko, Nevada -- maybe)
01/03: Camarillo Marathon (Camarillo California - thinking about it)
02/06: Winter Striders 5K (Confirmed)
02/20: Winter Striders 10K (Confirmed)
03/05: Winter Striders 10 Mile (Confirmed)
04/02: Winter Striders Half Marathon (Confirmed)
04/23: Winter Striders 30K (Confirmed)