Monday, May 21, 2007

Busy Week

Last week was a recovery week on my training schedule. I follow a three week cycle. (Week 1) A "build" week, which is composed of running 5-6 times a week of moderate distances. (Week 2) A "distance" week, which is composed of running 4-5 times a week of varying distances, from 3 miles up to a longer and longer run on each cycle (currently 12 miles). (Week 3) A "rest/recovery" week, 3-4 runs this week, some cross training, lower milage, etc.

This past week was a "rest" week and 23 total miles. Saturday, however, was the Quarryman Challenge 10 Miler. This is probably one of the toughest 10 miles you'll find in the Chicagoland area. The elevation map doesn't do this race justice. I'll get a dedicated race report out soon.

This weeks goal is at least 6 runs with a total of 30 miles.

I have two races coming up over the next 7 days, neither of them will be maximum effort but more for fun. Thursday is the Chase Corporate Challenge 3.5 miler. And Monday is the Xtreme 12k in Portage, IN.

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