Monday, December 7, 2009

Less Than One Week!

So, believe it or not, this is the 18th week of training. The week of the race is here! This is what I've been working toward!

I've done 7 runs of 18 miles or more. 5 of those were 20 miles or more. I've averaged over 70 miles per week. I've topped 80 miles in a week 4 different times.

I didn't miss a single scheduled tempo run. I did every VO2 workout whether I wanted to or not. I've done back to back long and medium long runs. I've beat the pavement before 5:00 AM to get in 15 or more miles before work.

I've been very careful with my diet. So much so that I've lost 8 or 9 pounds since I started 18 weeks ago. I've passed on cheeseburgers, fries, and desserts (well, not always desserts, but I've missed a lot of desserts) because I was picturing some number less than 3:15:59 on the clock.

Now, all that's left is the simple task of racing for 26.2 miles.


joe positive said...

I'm running Huntsville too, and I've enjoyed reading your blog. Good luck Saturday!

joe positive said...

oh, and I'm #1114. I'll keep an eye out for you.