Mileage Monday: 41 Days and It All Goes Down

41 Days away from the Ventura Marathon. With each day of training, I continue to add to my streak of consecutive days running. Currently my streak is at 231 consecutive days, dating back to December 10, 2012. Along with training and preparing for other marathons in the past few months, I have been fortunate to stay injury free and surpass the 2,000 miles ran in 2013.

Last week was my second full week of marathon training for the September 8 showdown in Ventura, California. Though my mileage is slowly starting to build up, I have realized that training during the summer months in Sacramento is pretty tough with the hot weather that we have been getting lately. Temperatures have been cranking up in from the high 90s to the mid 100s. Staying hydrated and trying to find the covered routes has been important this last week. However, this coming week the temperatures are predicted to drop into the 80s, so training will be a little more comfortable. To cap off the week of training, I was able to mix in a 10.5 mile trail run as part of my training at the Blood, Sweat & Beers trail run in Auburn, CA (race report coming soon).

at Blood, Sweat & Beers trail race

Accumulating a total of 67.92 miles last week my training looked like the following:
Monday – 10.02 miles easy
Tuesday – 10.62 miles total: 1 mile warm-up, 4 x 1.5 miles at sub marathon pace w/ 800 meter recovery, 1.62 mile cool down
Wednesday – 5.09 miles at recovery pace
Thursday – 11.74 miles total: 1 mile warm-up, 9 miles at marathon goal pace, 1.74 miles cool down
Friday – 10.02 miles easy pace
Saturday – 10.01 miles easy pace
Sunday – 10.42 miles on trail at Blood, Sweat & Beers.

How has your training been going? Do you have a weekly training recap or race report to share? Post your link on the Mileage Monday Link Up

4 thoughts on “Mileage Monday: 41 Days and It All Goes Down

  1. Great job Christopher!! The only thing missing from your full blown marathon training is the long run. Amazing week of quality miles!

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  2. Thanks Scott. My “long run” is scheduled for every other weekend. It is part of the training plan I have followed for the LA Marathon and SF Marathon where I have ran a 3:11 and 3:09.

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  3. Summer running in the central valley sounds horrible, but by the time you get to Ventura, you'll probably fly.

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  4. I hope I fly come Ventura 🙂

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