More about ME and my recent running-related background:
Ran for UMBC in college...mostly a xc 8k guy (25:29), but also ran events as low as the 800 (1:56.9) and 400 (51.4). More recently, I ran 5:20 pace last October for 10 miles and in the past 4 weeks ran 32:12 (10k) and 15:21 (5k). I've been running around 60 mpw for approx 9 months (high of 76, low of 40 - sick week) with a weekly long run average of 14 miles (12-16). The week of 4/2 I plan to take it easy, but I want to gradually build up to 85-90 miles (NO MORE) at the peak of my training. I want to make a gradual increase of weekly mileage (with a rest/easy week every 4-5 weeks) for the next 11 weeks.
My first week back will be around 45-50 miles (recovery from Cherry Blossom)...so I need to go from that to 85/90 and then taper.
Thoughts or ideas? A good workout I should run? Should I run a half marathon "X" weeks before the big dance? Thanks.
- Marathon Virgin