Sunday, July 22, 2007

REPORT: Breaking the Marathon Training Slump Report

This cutback week is starting to pay off as indicative of tonight’s 5 mile tempo run in 29:46. That’s eight seconds faster than my 5 mile race last week! In reflection the summers can be a real drag if left to one’s self. The need for races, cross-training, group runs and track work can all break these doldrums.

Recent inspiration is from friends in the Lake Placid Ironman triathlon, NYC Triathlon and the Vermont 100-miler this weekend. By competing from 2-20 hours in these events sure is one way to have a good time. Be sure and check for Kyle’s and Jamie’s blog and giving them a good rally of support for their efforts.

Weekly Review
Total Miles:
Number of Workouts: 7
Stretching: okay
Yoga: back to none
P\U, S\U: a few
Notes: mileage cut-back in hopes of returning to regular training
Issues to Note: lower right back, energy level, poor sleep
Next Week Goal: push past 50 miles, possible 2400m eval run on Thursday, attend 5K race on Wednesday eve, show up at the Around the Lake 24-hour ultra (nice plug for myself from the 2001 & 2002 races) to cheer on friends, explore running the BAA Half Marathon this fall

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