Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ramping up your running mileage a few miles at a time

Now that I am planning on racing the marathon in December I have regrouped with the same guy who put together my previous run plan to get something on paper for the 26.2 miles. The difference this time is that I am committed to sticking to the plan and making a change in my training approach that puts it as a priority instead of some of the more trivial things I’ve been focused on recently.

Since I have so much time between now and then, it would not be a good idea to start training this soon. Instead, I am going to be ramping up my mileage to get up to about 40 miles per week by the end of July. That way, I should be able to then get my mileage and pace to where it needs to be before the race.

Here is a brief snapshot of that mileage ramp-up:

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  Sunday run in the rain.