We discuss a first for me (at least in 30 years), a 30 mile week. We ended up covering almost 36 miles for the week, a record in my second age of running. While I thought the down week each month would not happen with the 1/2 marathon training schedule, in reality, the week coming will be short: about 15 miles. It will include, however, a tempo run and a race. After this light week, we will hit the ground hard leading up to the 1/2.
I also reflect on the long run. It is absolutely critical for any successful training program, whether your long run is 6, 8, or 15 miles: Make it happen! Speedwork also has its place as well. But like everything else, you must work into it gradually and give yourself time to get there. Do not grow impatient. Mark is just getting into the habit of exercise. Hear my advice to him about how long he should give himself. The advice applies to all of us, including yours truly.
Also, take a minute and explore a couple of new features on this blog page: the search bar and some issues I need your input on. Send me an email if you have thoughts about the issues I list. I will add to it as new things develop.
We close by discussing briefly the role of animals in our lives and how we need to slow down as we drive! Odie and I lost a neighborhood friend because someone simply drove too fast. May we all do our part to make the roads safe for humans...and animals alike.
This episode was a lot of fun putting together. I encourage your feedback and email. Let me hear from you! And, as always,
Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,
The 20 Minute Runner
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