Thursday, October 4, 2007

weird, wacky training schedule

Since the Bulldog weekend where I did a nice back-to-back long runs, my training schedule has been very erratic due to running taking a back seat to some family and personal stuff that's been happening.

09/03 to 09/09 = 27 miles
09/10 to 09/16 = 57 miles
09/17 to 09/23 = 25 miles
09/24 to 09/30 = 52 miles
10/01 to present = 17.23 miles

So the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 Miler is a little over a week away. Fitness wise, I feel I can do it. My original goal was going under 11 hours to qualify for this little summer run that begins in Squaw Valley, CA and ends in Auburn, CA. But with the less than ideal training I've put in behind me, I'd be happy just to be able to finish it before the cut-off of 13 hours. Well, with the race this close, I guess it's time to taper, shut up, and just give it my best shot.

7 comments:

Addy said...

I really think you're going to be just fine out there. You're a strong runner, and you have run some tough and long 50ks :) Most of this is mental anyways, right? (I keep telling myself that :) ). The high/low weeks probably really helped your training too, since you gave your body a chance to heal after tough weeks. I'm really looking forward to seeing you there :)

stephruns said...

I'm pretty sure you'll do great next week. Probably I will only see you from behind;-)

rick said...

You're gambling and I admire that. Throwing the dice and come what may your best shot is coming. Bahala na! I think you can do it. You have some experience and a lot of hard work. See you at Fretrails and at the finish.

Addy said...

e-rod- I made up a pacing chart for the race, and I was wondering if you wanted me to send you the file for it? It's a little slow for your initial goal (11:30, 12:00, 12:30 and cutoffs) but you could easily add an 11:00 column). Anyways, just let me know! I spent forever on it, so I'd be glad to share in the results :D

Gotta do something to keep my mind off the actual practicalities or running!

bEnMChAn said...

Ey eric! just think of it as taper time for your 50miler. :)

Jaymie said...

Weird and wacky is still better than no training at all. Go, e-rod!

Abbie said...

you will do great! i agree with addy that the high/low weeks probably helped. you've worked hard - you'll totally hose the race :) meanwhile, i'm worried about my measly 5K...