Monday, July 17, 2006

900.2

As I was logging my run yesterday, I couldn't help but notice that I've run 900.2 miles so far this year. Wow! I had to do a doubletake. Last year my total was only 1122 for the whole year.

As intended, I ran 12 miles (2 hrs) to get in my 31 miles for the weekend (41 miles for the week). I went back up to Leif Erikson, where I had my bonk a week ago. It was warm but not as hot as last week. I've decided that this is a great route for a 12 miler, but I doubt I'll want to go further on an out and back on Leif in a long time. There are just too many other interesting options in Forest Park that I need to explore.

However, I think 12 miles out and back make for a great recovery run. Going out you climb most of the way with a few rolling hills and flat areas. On the way back you can really fly and it makes for good downhill training on tired legs.

I'm ready for a taper now, both physically and mentally. I'll play it by ear for the next two weeks, but I doubt I'll run longer than 10 or 12.

7 comments:

olga said...

Leaf is good for recover, also try starting at Aspen and going to WW up to 11M mark - relatively flat and slight up, but on the way back it's declines and finishes with 0.6M downhill.

Darrell said...

Sarah, thanks for stopping by. I will be looking forward to reading about PCT. Sounds like a fun (in a crazed ultrarunner sort of way!)

Ginger Breadman said...

How cool to see that much mileage - I actually had to take a pen and figure out the weekly and monthly averages it came out to. Great job! I'm still laughing at the potato chip noise I read in your previous post.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

wow, 900 already, that is awesome!!!

yay for a taper!

you know, i hear there's this fun 50k in Tucson in October... :)

Ryan said...

900.2 NICE...I like the .2 =) What a great weekend, back to back runs of 31 miles...You're over the hump enjoy your tapering weeks!!

robtherunner said...

Nice job on the mileage. That must mean you're ready for PCT 50K.

Annette said...

You are cranking out the miles! I'm impressed. Keep up the awesome running! :)