50 Miles of Running in One Week

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For the first time I completed 50 miles of running in one week. Keep in mind I didn’t just jump out of bed a week ago and decide I would run 50 miles. I am the midst of training for my 6th marathon – Green Bay in May. For the previous marathons I did either a 3 day or 4 day a week training plan. Both worked OK, but I wanted to try something different. My current training plan has me running 5 days a week. Four days on, rest/cross training day, long run, and rest day.

Week in Review

Monday – 5.25 miles, 7:47/mile

Tuesday – 10 miles, 7:55/mile

Wednesday – 5.2, 8:01/mile

Thursday – 10.25, 8:10/mile

Saturday – 20.05. 8:30/mile

Saturday I could definitely feel the heaviness in my legs. The week before included a 20 mile run so I essentially did two 20 mile runs in 8 days with 30 miles of running in between.

With about eight weeks until the marathon I am feeling good about my endurance and my running pace. Between now and race day my goals are to lose a couple more pounds, stay healthy, and increase my speed. I am projecting to run the marathon at an 8:00-8:15 per mile pace which will put me near or better than my PR, 3:33.

Are you in training?

What are you training for? Are you nearing your goals?