This week was 52 miles of running, “12.5 miles” on the arc-trainer and 6,000 yards of swimming -- training log is here.
Still the same story – ramping up the miles and the marathon training. Which means I’m in that weird transitionary period where I’m cutting back the cross-training, but it’s still a large part of my schedule. I’m on week two of my coach’s training plan for Boston, which would normally have me at 58-68 miles per week. But instead I did 52 miles, plus cross-training to make up the difference. I'm on the same plan for this upcoming week, except a few more running miles, and a bit less cross training.
I finally got to do my first track workout in literally months on Friday. It felt great to be back, even if the fun was marred by my apparent inability to tie my shoes. I was hoping to use the “fast mile” part of the workout to gauge my fitness, but you really can’t read anything from a 1600 where your shoe came completely untied TWICE. I have since invested in lace locks – if that doesn’t work, my options for next steps include Velcro, a return to kindergarten, and/or a manslave to tie my shoes.