Training Totals 4.25.10

RECAP: 41.5 miles. Over six hours on my feet. That, my friends, is a lot of running. The goal for the week was 43 miles, but life got in the way (wedding venues!) and I had to cut the Saturday run really short. Whatever, I’m still proud. This is the most miles I have ever run in a week. It’s nothing compared to the 70 – 120 mile weeks I know a lot of people put in, but for me, it was a serious milestone.

The long run this week was pretty brutal, I had a lot of tightness in my shins for the first couple of miles and then was just exhausted the last four or so. I even had to resort of the some walk break. But whatever, I got it done.

This long run was also the first twenty miler I have run since my aborted attempt at the Marine Corps Marathon a couple of years ago. I ran that twenty miler, got injured, and then didn’t run the marathon. Hopefully, that isn’t going to happen this time around. I do have some pain in the top of my foot and the area is a little red and irritated. After extensive googling, and poking at it, I don’t’ think it is a stress fracture or a tendon issue. I think it might be bruising from having my laces tied too tight. At least I hope that is what it is. I’ve been so diligent with my training, I don’t want anything to stand in the way of this marathon.

Anyway, here are the numbers


Work out streak: 116 days; (256 to go)

Run Streak: 68 Days

Average Weight – 184 (same as last week)

Running Miles: 41.5 miles in  6:23:28 for a 9:15 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~6.5 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 3 in 26:47

Tuesday – Ran 5 in 44:42

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 34:32

Thursday – Ran 5 in 37:18

Friday – Ran 3 in 26:41

Saturday – Ran 1 in 8:00

Sunday – Ran 30 in 3:25:28

Goals for Last Week:

1. Increase long run to 20 miles – DONE!

2. Increase weekly mileage to 43 miles – FAIL

3. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – FAIL

4. Exercise for at least six hours. – DONE

Goals for Next Week:

1. Pay attention to foot and make sure this isn’t a big deal.

2. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound.

3. Increase mid week run

4. Exercise for at least six hours.

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  1. Rad Runner

    41 miles awesome! Dont even try to pretend thats not a lot! High five!

    1. seanv2

      Haha high five right back to you! I’m pretty proud of my 41 miles. Fifty miles here I come!

  2. Glenn Jones

    Forty miles is quite respectable. That’s right about the point that things in my body start breaking. Well done!

    1. seanv2


      I REALLY hope this isn’t when my body starts to break down!

  3. lindsay

    congrats on the weekly-mileage pr! it wasn’t long ago that 40mpw seemed lofty to me, it’s no easy feat.

    my feet-tops get sore sometimes too. rest it, ice it, pop an ibuprofen. mine have (so far) not been serious – lace irritations, or just tired/sore from a long run. hopefully yours is similar/not serious!

    1. seanv2

      I am pretty sure this is just some bruising, the thing is, I need to figure out how to lace my shoes so that it doesn’t happen anymore. Any suggestions, Lindsay?

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