So far I am surviving training through a Phoenix summer. The volume isnt where I want it to be but the intensity is coming along nicely. I will never be fast, but I am discovering that if I train properly -including running S L O W on slow days I have more top end speed on longer runs. I really need to look more in depth to my proper heart rate zones as the movescount software I use with my Suunto Ambit says I am working way to hard almost every run, while Training Peaks says that I am working too hard some of the time but hitting my zones fairly often.
It is now 7 weeks and counting for the Flagstaff marathon. I am looking forward to it but need to start hitting large weekend volume. Starting this weekend I will get up at 4:30 to beat the heat on a 2-3 hour run if need be. Still looking to get a room for Saturday night at the Drury hotel in Flagstaff, anyone have a hook up? After that great run it is only 4 weeks until my favorite run, Soulstice Mountain. Good times ahead. Then comes November and December, where I am aspiring to run a 50k each month. Things keep going well I will hit them both no problems. I just hope that my daughters soccer schedule works well with my training/racing schedule.
And, here are the pictures. Enjoy.
This I Believe <— a good little article related to getting the most out of your training and running. Take a peak.