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March Madness

March Madness Marathon Training continues!

For February I had 142.8 on my training schedule. I managed to get in 42.47 miles or just under 30% of my goal!

My goal for March was 189.2 miles. This would have been a 4x increase over February. Tonight I adjusted my schedule for the rest of March.

My legs are still sore from a combination of wearing my Newtons for a 10K treadmill run after not wearing them for months, and the New Bedford Half. I ran 10K Thursday but will rest until our Sunday Long Run which is 17.8 miles this week.

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Eastern States 20-Miler

I’ll probably take Monday off, run 10K Tuesday night and maybe a few miles on Thursday. On March 29th I have the April Fool’s 4-Miler and on March 30th I have the Eastern States 20-Miler. After that one-two punch I’ll take March 31st as a rest day.

Eastern States is sold out, but the April Fool’s 4-Miler will have race day registration. Or you can register now. 😉

With all of that, I should finish March with 141 miles. That will be 3.3x what I ran in February. I’m pretty confident about the 17.8 SLR this weekend, but I know the Eastern States 20-Miler will be a slog. That will be the real test.

The home stretch

For April I have one more long run (12.5 miles) and a 5K race. My goal miles are 76.5 over 20 days. I have lots of short runs scheduled, some of which will get cut. If I don’t hit 76.5 miles I should still be okay.

For the past six months or so I’ve been doing a lot more leg work in the gym. My cardio is pretty good. I’m hoping this combination of good cardio and strength that I did not have for Baystate will propel me to a respectable finish at Boston.

That’s about it on how not to train for a marathon. It is March Madness!

Run well my Friends!

Andy, pub-4167727599129474, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0




4 responses to “March Madness”

  1. Jason Avatar

    Nice increase for March! Which Newtons do you run in?

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      Hi, I have the Sir Isaac’s. I know they have changed their designs recently. A friend of mine is on his 3rd pair. They’re not worn out he just keeps trying new models.
      My calfs are still sore today. I need to stay out of the gym and do nothing today!

  2. Pandora Viltis Avatar

    I was really tempted to sign up for the Eastern States 20 miler since I have 22 miles on my schedule for that day. But I felt like the travel would be a little annoying since it’s point to point. Maybe another year. It seems like a good race.

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      Hi, for $5 they have a bus that takes you back to the Ashworth.
      My club is running the Hopkinton to BC 22-miler that day. I hate to miss it but I think running a 20 mile race with out stopping every 5 miles to re-fuel and socialize will be just as good.
      Our club runs are part running and party social gathering.