Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Miles in the Javelina Bank

This past month I have really been focused on packing in the miles for the Javelina 100 and I was able to pull it off. In the month of September I ran 213.33 miles and this included one marathon and some well timed recovery. I have read in a number of places that someone getting ready for a 100 mile ultra should be able to comfortably run 60 miles per week in the month prior to the race and I was able to do that 3 of the last 4 weeks. I took the week after the road marathon a bit easy to make sure I recovered well. So for the month of October I have the Palo Duro 50K on October 17th and the Javelina 100 on October 31st; everything else will be taper and recovery time.

Also in September, last weekend, I ran the Elephant Man Triathlon. I was very curious as to how I would be able to perform on this difficult Olympic distance race given my high running mileage and the fact that I did a 25 mile long run the day before the race. I also have not been training for triathlon. I ended up having a much better race than expected earning third place masters clyde and third clyde overall missing 1st place by about a minute and 30 seconds. Amazingly the race among the clydes was won in the swim. I had the second fastest bike, the fastest run and the third fastest swim and that landed me in third place. I felt pretty good for my efforts ans as usual had a great time.