Sunday, October 23, 2011

Memorable Week

I had a milestone week last week.

First, I crossed the 1,000-mile mark for 2011 on Sunday. I have 1,002 miles as of Sunday. I'm proud of this as it's my second consecutive year cracking the 1,000-mile mark. In some ways, though, I kind of feel like I should have gone over the 1,000-mile mark earlier. In 2010 I did so in September and this year it's a month later. But that's nitpicking really. I didn't run that much over the summer but am more than making up for it now.

Last week I logged an all-time high of 47.85 miles. I'm very encouraged by how strong I feel and how strong I continue to feel. I've run for 15 consecutive days as of Sunday and I definitely feel it. I had midweek runs of eight miles, three of them, and I averaged a 9:20, 8:52 and 9:19 pace for those runs. And I felt strong in each of them... maybe the third one I felt a bit tired at the end but I still closed out the run with a 9:05 final mile.

This week I'm hoping to knock out another new high. My plan is to run 50 miles in a week for the first time. My last two weeks I've had 44 and this week just under 48, so getting up to 50 shouldn't take an extra toll on my body.

My plan:

Monday - 5 easy miles
Tuesday - 7
Wednesday - 10
Thursday - 7
Friday - 5
Saturday - 5
Sunday - 11

That should put me on 50 exactly. And it should put my run streak at 22 days by the end of the week, which should make for another memorable week of runs.


Amanda said...

Awesome!! That's a great acheivement. I made 600 miles last year and I hit that at the beginning of October. I'm working on getting to 800 this year. Maybe 1000 is in the cards for 2012 :)

Whitney said...

And then there's me that hopes to run 10 miles total this week.
Congrats on hitting 1000. Your times are great!!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Great job LB! 1,000 is a big milestone. I get uncomfortable going over 45 in a week. I know I need to get to faster but not sure I care that much.

Jill said...

Excellent job on the 1000, that's a big number and it's going to make you even more pumped to get to that 50 this week!! You can do it!!

Tales from the Back of the Pack said...

Holy moly, that's a lot of miles! Job well done!!

The Jesse said...

Awesome! I'm hoping to make it to 1000 this year and my husband just passed the 1000 mark on Saturday :)