Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Building Up

So last week I ran 34 miles, 14, 5, and a 15 miler.  This is a somewhat artificially high because I did the 14 miler on a Tuesday instead of the prior weekend.  But the good news is that I am building the mileage and should be able to do the usual 20 miler 3 weeks before the Chicago marathon which is October.  But if the weather or training doesn't cooperate my insurance is an entry for the Naperville (western suburbs) marathon one month later. 

The bad news is that my mileage has been fluctuating wildly with a couple weeks under ten a(weather or an injury) and a couple weeks in the 30s and I am only occasionally running the usual T-W-TH and Sunday pattern.

Good news, no kidney stones and not getting as dehydrated as usual from the long runs (the two are somewhat linked).  Bad news I am carrying at least 5 pounds more than I usually do at this point in the training cycle.

Even better news is I only have do 12 miles this weekend and expect to clock in with high 20s for the week.  So am getting there but somewhat erratically.

On a related note, I am posting most of my running photos and route maps on Instagram.  If you are into that sort of thing, follow me @sweberwaller.

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there Spencer. There's still time, and your legs are not new to the marathon distance. I noticed a sudden jump in how I felt when I did two 15s, a week apart. I find there are really only four long run distances. 12-13, 14-16 and 18-20. You're now comfortably into the 14-16 range, and primed to make the next jump, still two months out. Hooray!!