Monday, June 22, 2009

Off Track - Switching Gears

A setback in this Spring's goal turns the focus to Fall Marathoning. After a few easy running days, 9:00 min/mile, the left hip is left to feeling less than normal. Self-diagnosis leading to higher mileage and intensity of the tight track turns burning 200s. Will the 16:40 5K resolve? Maybe, but its second, always has been, to the marathon goal.

This is the time to shift gears as we are 17 weeks out from the USATF New England Marathon Championships. Its the Baystate Marathon where I ran my first marathon, a Boston Qualifier, flat and fast.

Through the down time I've picked up our ten year old copy of Jack Daniels Running Formula to train smarter. A few insights will be coming out as the weeks follow. For now lets just say the maximum weekly mileage will be right around 7o and not to exceed 80.


  1. 17 weeks out....perfect timing for a good marathon base. Best of luck!

  2. Sorry to hear about the hip, but glad to see that you're keeping things in perspective. I really like Daniels', I'm interested to see what you make of it. Good luck!