On Saturday, I ran 20.1 miles and then took a 2 and a half hour nap.
On Sunday, I took a 90 minute nap and then ran 6.6 miles.
On Monday, I ran 21.3 miles and then took an 80 minute nap.
On Tuesday, I went to work and didn’t have a chance to nap, but ran 5.4 miles.
On Wednesday, I ran 24.1 miles but didn’t nap. (I cooked a chicken instead. It was good.)
Thus ends the bulk of my training for the Running From An Angel 50 Miler on January 3rd. This will be my first race that is longer than 50k, and my goal through this training period was to get as many back to back long runs on the weekends as possible with a long(ish) run mid-week as time allowed.
I didn’t get quite what I wanted, although I did bump my weekly mileage up to levels that I haven’t run at since college, hitting over 100 miles the week before Thanksgiving. This week I wanted to do the 3 runs over 20 miles every other day as the last tough training that I was going to get in before starting to taper and letting my body recover. I now have 3 weeks and 3 days before the race to do so.
Next week, I may run as far as 15 miles in one go, but no further. Christmas week, I am going to limit myself to 10 miles in any one run. New Year’s week, I’ll have 1 run that is 50 miles long but otherwise will try not to go over 5 miles at any given time.
That said, does anybody have any good running suggestions for while I am in Vegas?