Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Doubts... and I as ready as I was on 2008?

So, I know we are 3+ weeks out, and the taper-madness includes self-doubts, but I am wondering if I ran enough, did enough LR, etc. So, I retrieved my data from the Pig training in 2008, and here is what I came up with.

1) Pig training was longer training cycle, so included 18 weeks, instead of 14, and more longer runs. Also, I think I did more speedwork in 2008.

2) Since I did a 12 week plan, and last two weeks will be a taper, I compared the 'meat' of the programs: the 10 weeks before the taper. Interestingly enough, the average mpw in 2008 was 40.1 and 2011 is 44 mpw. (in 2008 I did have an off week of just 26 miles while out West skiing)

So, then I compared LR averages over the same period and found them both to be 16 miles average LR distance. So, I am feeling a bit better about my preparation. I also have the Master's Swim program workouts which will end up being about 5 weeks of the training program, so that is good speedwork as well.

This week I am feeling pretty beat up: the renovation project is going well, but it is REALLY old having people in the house from 7:30-4:00 M-Friday. I also swam again this week (3000 yards) and that 2 hours of sleep always hits me on Wednesdays.

Onward and upward!

4 weeks to go....

And training has been great. Here is what the past 3 weeks looked like:

M: 11M: 1M recovery, 6M progression (9:27) 4M@MP 8:38
T: recovery 4.9 M @ 10:12
W: LR: 15M in Mt. Lebanon @ 9:34
F: MLR: 11M @ 9:30
S: recovery 5.25 M # 10:17
mpw: 48

9/26-10/2 (Vegas M-T)
M: 10M w/3M @ MP MP@ 8:40, 7M @ 9:35
T: 7M easy @ 9:35

Th: LR: 18M North Park @ 9:48
F: 6M easy @ 9:30
S: 4M recovery 2 10:05
mpw: 45

10/3- 10/9
M: 9M w/6M @ tempo @ 8:04
T: recovery 5M @ 10:12
W: 11M w/2M @ MP @ 8:35, other 9 @ 9:30

F: LR: 20 miles downtown with J- awesome run! @ 9:43
S: recovery 5.1 M @ 10:12
mpw: 50.1

Everything is humming along nicely.