Danger, Will Robinson

Ok, I’ve got to be mighty careful the next few days. After averaging 30 miles a week for the past […]

By on June 25, 2007 | 10 comments

Ok, I’ve got to be mighty careful the next few days. After averaging 30 miles a week for the past four months (excluding Laurel Highlands), I ran 42 miles over the weekend. On Saturday I ran 17+ miles for my first long non-race training run in 16 weeks!? Sunday I had a nice follow up 25 miler. Oh boy. Not only did I add long runs back into my training regimen, I did back-to back long runs. On top of that, I ran workouts on both Wednesday and Friday last week so four of the past five days have been hard days. I can’t remember exactly what my weekly mileage was but I’m fairly certain that it was in the upper 70s for what was by far my biggest training week ( again excluding LHU) since sometime in February.

While I don’t feel sore or tired, I plan to run my flat five mile loop really easy tonight. I’d likely hit the track tomorrow, but fortunately I have a business dinner and will have to push the workout back to Wednesday.

Looks like I’m back on the training bandwagon.

Ps. While I don’t want to yet again falsely promise an upcoming post, I hope to post about the course of the upcoming North Face Endurance Challenge trail runs (10k, half marathon, 50k, 50 miler) to be held from Great Falls Nat’l Park on August 4. My runs this weekend took me over the entire course – it’s beautiful… and fast.

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.