|Yes, I am! Get some miles yo.|
WELCOME TO THE 90'S!! 90 mile weeks that is! I've been prancing around at 85 miles for too long. So I put on my big girl pants and did 90 last week.
I know we all have opinions on high mileage. That's cool but to support that it works for me I have the following indisputable data:
On 90 miles :
* I did 5x1 mile at 5:58-6:03. All five of them. On the same day. Same workout. Recoveries were 800 at 7:30 pace. ME! If you're like so what or why you flippen out LaBella?? This is why!
For years I ran the Mag Mile in downtown Raleigh. The state championship mile. For years I tried my best and for years I ran 6 flat. Once getting it to 5:40. I was running 30 mile week back then. I was thrilled with my performance back then ('08-'11). So to do 5 miles at the same pace blows my mind!
*I ran 15 miles sub 7 (6:56) for my long run. That's a whatever…but still cool on 90 I think.
The day before I ran those 15 miles I ran these hilly 10:
So I am beyond stoked to roll into Boston training with my wheels rolling fairly well. Here's my last weeks schedule:
Monday: am 10 miles @ 6:57 pace. pm 4 miles at 8 pace. (too fast but it felt slow…)
Tuesday: 12 miles of hills @ 7:25
Wednesday: 3 mile warm up 5X1 mile (800 recovery) and 2 mile cool down. 12.5 total
Thursday: 12 miles flat @ 7:20 pace. pm. 4 miles at 8 pace
Friday: 10 miles of hills at 7:25 pace
Saturday: 10 miles on the megahill treadmill above
Sunday: 15 miles. 2 easy, 5x5 minutes at 6:20 pace and an hour easy. I did this one too fast though..
So what else does a 102 pound marathoner do in her spare time after all of that?! EAT!
In running alone last week I burned 6000 calories. I actually get ripped off because I weight less. But that's still a lot of eating to maintain muscle and body weight. Nothing has added sugar. Mostly all organic and super healthy. I could do without the white bread but that's my one "screw it" item. So let's enter the food photo part of my post!
|turkey with pineapple mango salsa|
|just b/c I love Mo!|
|turkey and left overs for a snack|
|pasta and grilled chicken|
|homemade bean salad|
|baking my granola|
|Boars head Chipotle chicken sandwich with a gorgonzola salad|
|kinda embarrassing but just so you see how my fitness is...|