Just this very morning I filled out my application for a 9 miler! It's the Pioneer Road Run and is exactly one month from today on November 13th.
Is this a good idea? I'm not really sure. The furthest I've run since the half is 5 miles, so I have 4 weeks to up that distance by 125%. Ouch.
Damn! That's gotta hurt!!!
So, before I get into the nitty gritty of my schedule I'll tell you my plan for upping the mileage. I have 3 weekends of building and 1 recovery ahead of me. This weekend I'll run 6.5 (30% increase), the following I'll do 8 (23% increase), the third week I'll go balls out and do 10 (25% increase). Since the final weekend will be recovery I'll probably do 6 or 7, depending on how I'm doing.
Since today is Wednesday, I'll start from there and go through Tuesday. I'm actually kind of looking forward to having it all mapped out. When I have a plan, and a particular workout is "scheduled" in, I really feel obligated to do it.
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