Monday, October 1, 2007

Houston Marathon Training: Week 3 of 18

Days since last run less than 70°F: 157 (April 27th)
OK I'm getting really tired of this countdown. We had more humid air this week with the dewpoints going back to the upper 70s°F. It looks as though this might be the latest cold front arrival for years.

70½ miles for the week

M – 6¼ miles recovery run, average pace 8:27 mpm, 79°F at 4AM [Dow/B-S/Ol]
Tu – 9¼ miles with 4 miles at LT, average pace 6:59 mpm, 4 LT miles at 26:52 (6:43 average -couldn’t hold LT pace) 81°F at 4AM overcast with rain at end [Dow/Dow-/Ol]
W AM - 7¼ miles general aerobic, average pace 7:27 mpm, 79°F at 4AM [S-B/Dow/B-S/Ol]
W PM – 8 miles general aerobic, average pace 6:55 mpm, 83°F at 7PM sunset to moonrise [B’Wood track]
Th – 5¾ miles recovery run, average pace 8:27 mpm, 79°F at 4AM [Dow/B-S]
F - 12 miles medium long run, average pace 7:52 mpm, 88°F at noon, brokedown in the heat [SeaC/NTrail-2M-2M1M/SeaC]
Sa – 6 miles recovery run, average pace 8:42 mpm, 87°F at noon, overcast occasional sprinkles [SeaC/Ntrial-/SeaC]
Su – 16 miles medium long run, 7:28 mpm pretty steady pace the whole way, mostly cloudy with occasional light rain to occasional sun, 81°F to 83°F starting at 9AM with the dewpoint in the upper 70s°F and foggy glasses [SeaC/NTrail-2M/SeaC//SeaC/NTrail/SeaC]

I stayed pretty close to the Pfitz 18/70+ schedule again this week. Tuesday's LT run was a big disappointment. I had to split Wednesdays 14 mile Medium Long Run into a morning run and an evening run, but the pace was OK. Friday's run was another crash in the heat. What's worse, my right foot started hurting during the run. I think when the heat hits me, I lose form and start aggravating old problems. Sunday's run was much better with a slower start and and a stronger finish.

Despite the warm weather, this September was my highest mileage September ever, with 279 miles.

How about that Berlin Marathon? I can't imagine running over 26 miles at 4:44.8 pace!

1 comment:

Mir said...

What an amazing run by Geb. I wish I'd seen it.

I really hope it cools down for you soon! On the flip side, the high this Sunday for my marathon (Twin Cities) is 50 with a chance of rain...awesome...