Cilantro’s Training Log – 11.5.2012

This week’s milage was so low. Or just lower. I don’t think it’s fair to call anything more than 30 miles a week low.

But it is lower than I planned when I created my training plan.  And it’s still because of my North Dakota weekends which forces me to do my long runs on Sundays when I normally do them on Saturday so I have two long runs in a calendar week but really only one per weekend.  I’m not crazy enough yet to do two long long back to back (although I did do two marathons in two weeks, but I think that just makes me an “almost” ultrarunner, right?

Here is a run recap:

Sunday: 7 miles, pretty easy since it was the day after my attempted 22 mile run (only 21 finished, but with a 70 mile week, I figured 21 was still pretty darn good).

Monday: 90 minutes on the stairclimber.  For real exhausting.  And sweaty.

Tuesday: 7 miles, easy.  Great run, felt strong.

Wednesday: Off

Dexter (TV series)
Dexter (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friday: 6 miles, speed before heading to the airport.Thursday: 12 miles, suprise!  I only planned to run 6, but was feeling amazing and made it 12 instead.  I was sore at first, but I always am after my rest day, so I pushed through (with the help of a little show called Dexter).  This makes up for what could have been an even lower mileage week.

Saturday, 7 mile tempo run before class in North Dakota (read: hotel gym).  Felt really good and really strong, but hope I didn’t overdo it before my Saturday long run.

All in all, a great week, even if that isn’t reflected in my mileage (and hitting my target mileage)!

I’m mixing up my training a bit this week to maximize my speed work – I’ll let you know next week how it goes (and how I’m feeling).

It’s almost marathon time!

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Ultrarunner, adventurer, academic, and feminist. Running Across the USA in 2021. I write about ultrarunning, adventuring, and the intersection of endurance athletics and life.

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