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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My next marathon

Plans. Plans. Plans.
So, it looks like I'm only going to Austin sporadically, a week here or a week there to cover the state legislature.
Knowing that lets me plan how I will run this spring.
Here it is: I'm itching to run another marathon and don't wanna wait until the fall, so I may as well run the marathon in the town I live in. The Cowtown Marathon on Feb. 28 looks just as good as any. So depending on how the training goes in the next few weeks, I'll be running the hills of Fort Worth come heat, wind, high water, or freezing temperatures (and believe me, in the last five years, that race has had them all).
I'll do a 17- to 19-miler this weekend. (the rout will be the last half of the Cowtown Marathon, then I'll add three to four more miles. Need to run for 2 1/2 hours.) Then, I'll run the Benbrook Half Marathon on Jan. 24. I'll do a 20-miler on Jan. 31, a 22-miler on Feb. 7 and then taper.
I'm going to get back to doing Wednesday intervals as well. So, beginning next week, my running schedule will look like this:
Sunday: easy day, 4 miles
Monday, off
Tuesday, 10 miles (with six at tempo pace - 6:45 to 7:00 pace)
Wednesday, 1k intervals (3:50 per 1,000 meters) (6 miles total including warm up and cool down)
Thursday, 10 miles hills
Friday, off or 4 easy depends on how i feel
Saturday, long run 15 to 22 miles
I've already run 20 miles this week, but took today off because my legs felt dead. The main goal is to stay healthy. And if all goes well with Cowtown, if I can find a cure for the cramps, then an out of town marathon (Cali, here I come?) is next.


OpenID seejessrun said...

You are a racing machine!

January 7, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Burger said...


Base mileage is still there I think, just get your marathon legs back under ya and you should be fine.

You've got some sick speed my friend...6:45-7 LT times? sweeet.

See ya in San Diego, right? ;)

January 7, 2009 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger untpawgal02 said...

Ok after you run Cowtown... please giver yourself a break from 26.2s for a few months!

January 7, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Linden said...

Another marathon so soon?! Awesome! I agree with SeeJesRun: You're a racin', wine-drinkin' machine!

January 8, 2009 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Reese said...

I signed up for Cowtown in Dec. Maybe I'll see you there.

January 8, 2009 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger lindsay said...

already? you're nuts ;) i definitely hope you get the cramping situation figured out in one of those upcoming luscious long runs. with an insane tempo pace like that, you deserve a sweet (huge) pr!

January 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Your schedule looks like mine! And I also like drinking wine. Are we running doppelgangers?

January 8, 2009 at 11:56 PM  
Anonymous single mom seeking said...

Cali, here you come!... I'm linking to you tonight in my post. Of course, it has something to do with a man who has a deep voice.

January 15, 2009 at 1:33 AM  

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