Saturday, 19 October 2013

172 Miles............

............ of running in the 10 weeks since Connemara. That's 17.2 miles per week. My highest weekly mileage was 38 miles, 3 weeks ago. That, followed by two 34 mile weeks, is the core of my post recovery training programme for pacing Dublin in 9 days time. My last long run this morning was more or less a repeat of last weeks run, except for the fact that I joined the 12 mile pre-Dublin club run @ 7:30 pace, getting pulled along in a post late night of over indulgence stupor. With the group consisting of  runners in peak condition targeting anything from 2:50 to 2:57, the pace slipped down towards 7:00 at times, which went unnoticed except for your truly. Still, I managed to hang on and keep a reasonably consistent pace after they had stopped, covering 21 miles @ 7:26 pace between 2 walking warmup/cooldown miles, getting 3 hours on my feet. I only need to add another 20 minutes for my next long run in 9 days time. Looking forward to it.



  1. You need a bit of down time every now and then Grellan. Enjoy it.

  2. Gee, my meagre mileage is almost matching yours! Nice looking shirt for the pacing gig. I'm sure you'll do a great job just on memory.

  3. Another handy long run for you Grellan.Enjoy plenty of "easy" miles between now and Xmas, excepting your annual birthday run (47 miles isn't it? )!!!!! ;-)