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Burning River Preparations… an analysis of my training mileage

Posted by on Jul 10, 2010 | 10 Comments
Preparing for Burning River has been going well.  I finished my last long run yesterday, a 68 mile adventure with Jesse Scott and Mark Robillard.  That singular run was Mark and Jesse’s longest run ever, and my second longest run.
This is my long run mileage since April when i began training for Burning River:
  • April: back-to-back long runs of 21 and 24 miles
  • May: 54 miles (Mind the Ducks 12 hour ultra)
  • June: long runs of 30, 23, and 35 miles
  • July: long runs of 36 and 68 miles
This is my total mileage:
  • April: 112 miles
  • May: 119 miles
  • June: 116 miles
  • July: 95 miles through July 10th
As you can see from the mileage, it is relatively low.   I average only about 35 miles per week with 2/3 of the mileage coming from long runs.  Will this be enough?  I think so.  In the 68 mile run yesterday, we managed to maintain about a 10:00 average pace.  We were able to run for the first 52, then use a 10/2 minute run/walk ratio for the remaining 16.  Additionally, I feel very good today.  
I will add two weeks of hill training, night trail running, and cross training to refine some skills.  I will also add some very short runs on rough surfaces to help prepare my feet for the 100+ barefoot miles at Burning River.  I plan on taking the entire last week off.  Now I just need to plan the Burning River race strategy…
Ultra vets- what does your race preparation look like?

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10 Comments

  1. 吳婷婷
    July 15, 2010

    當你真心渴望某一樣東西,整個宇宙都會聯合起來幫助你。..................................................

  2. 于倫
    July 15, 2010

    每日都有新日光,每日都有新希望。.......................................................

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    July 13, 2010

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  4. 偉軍
    July 13, 2010

    教育無他,愛與榜樣而已............................................................

  5. 芸茂芸茂
    July 13, 2010

    去冬眠以前,臨去秋波一下~~大家順利!!!............................................................

  6. Barefoot Tyler
    July 12, 2010

    Great job man. I don't think confidence will be an issue during Burning River since your distances are awesome.

  7. 陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富
    July 11, 2010

    初次造訪,安安^^..................................................................

  8. 童雅
    July 11, 2010

    Nothing comes from nothing.............................................................

  9. 恩如
    July 11, 2010

    來幫推 你個blog影d相真係好靚,係我至愛~ ..................................................................

  10. Angie Bishop
    July 10, 2010

    Nice numbers! It gives me hope that I can do this someday too :)
    I don't have loads of time to run for hundreds of miles a month but I can see how those long runs are so important.
    Excited for you!!