Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sub 2:30 or Bust

The first few strides down a long road. I'm hoping to take my big swing on October 17 at the Baystate Marathon. I guess I will do weekly updates on my training here.

I'm following a plan from Bill Squires' book Speed with Endurance. Right now I'm in just a general base building phase. The watchwords are cautious and conservative.

Week One Summary
85 miles in 9 runs
Key workouts: 8 x 1:20 hills,
17 miles w. 1-3-1-5-1-3 minute surges,
Lots of easy running with the boys and a few strides.

Legs feel good.

From H. D. Thoreau:
"But the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated hours — as the swinging of dumb-bells or chairs; but is itself the enterprise and adventure of the day."

8 comments:

  1. Hi Jeff, I'm enjoying your blog and I've also printed one of them and passed it to a colleague. I'll be watching your target for a sub 2:30 because that's what I'll want to do soon. I've got a marathon on 31st May and I'm aiming for 2:35.

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  2. Jeff, I know you have it in you! Have you been ok with all the flooding?

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  3. Excellent! I'm sending you good vibes. Plus this is the first post of yours I've understood in a while. ;-)

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  4. i'd promise to pace you for that event, but i have to take someone to the airport that day.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

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  5. Thanks, folks, for the encouragement and the laughs. Ace, good thing you're gonna be at the airport because you'd need a plane to pace me. And not just because I'm going to be in Massachusetts.

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  6. Nice!. I just ran a smidge of that course with the Good Times series. Here's hoping for a perfect race for ya.

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  7. I already bought my ticket for the after-party. Gonna be crazy up in that piece.

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