50 Marathons in 50 States by Boston 2011 (while training for 2011 Western States 100!)
Monday, November 2, 2009
Dueling Marathon Goals... Can they Both Win?
Marathon #1: OBX Marathon in NC ~ 11/8/09
~Goal: 3:40 time goal~ Run hard, leave nothing out there, get CB her BDay wish!
Marathon #2: RI 6-Hour Ultra ~ 11/15/09
~Goal: 36 mile distance goal, back-up goal: 27 Miles (2.7 Mile loop, so 27 is the least amount I can do and still complete a marathon distance)
Normally, I would have no problem covering the 2nd marathon distance goal, but if I run really hard the week before, I can definitely feel it the weekend after.
~ Speed Work: 1 Last speedwork session tonight then continue with the taper! I did 8 (3 Min) Yassos early last week and it left me with very little discomfort after. If I do 9, I'll have the footwork in for the full this weekend, and not loose any fitness for next weeks ultra!
~ 2 X 3: Twice this week I'll run about 3 miles at a mild pace. Keep up the intensity but keep up with the taper.
~ STRETCHING! We all know about my leg cramps and ridiculous measures I took to get rid of the leg cramps last time. Including:
... Bottles of Pickle Juics
... Coconut water
... Drinking packets of mustard
After NH (the night before ME) on my double I found that stretching a LOT right after NH helped to make ME a much easier race. HuH! Stretching helps to run... who would have thought?!?!?! haha
Well this will be a tough couple of weeks, but the good news is I'm taking off the month of December! 3 more races for 2009 then we jump right into a double for January 2010. MS & AL!!!
Posted by Stephanie Nichole at 9:28 AM
Labels: North Carolina, OBX Marathon, Rhode Island, RI-6Hour Ultra
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GOOD LUCK!! I'll be just down the road from you this weekend, in Wilmington NC!ReplyDelete
Good luck this weekend. My calves are killing me right now so your past post gave me some ideas for future runs. Now to stretch and roll them out.ReplyDelete
Best of luck! Sounds TOUGH!!ReplyDelete
I am having a marathon fever. I am searching for a marathon. I did check to see how far it is for me to drive from NJ to Outer Bank. Close to 8 hours... too long! I wish I have my own learjet.ReplyDelete
Good Luck !!!
wow- you are truly amazing.ReplyDelete