Highest weekly mileage: 36. (Yes, you are reading that correctly)
Lowest weekly mileage: 28.
The good: Two 20 milers at 8:27 pace
The bad: Working way too much! I've been working my regular M-F 9-5 and then I've been freelance interpreting 5-10 times per week before and/or after work.
The Ugly: Vitually no cross training. Low mileage. I think I ran on the Boston Marathon course 2-3 times! Jeesh, I practically live ON the course! No speed work, no tempo runs, no hill work.
Goal for Boston: A. Course PR (3:40:01 or less) B. 3:45 or less
Best Training runs:
3/5/11- 20 miles at 8:27 pace (could have easily kept this pace going for another 6.2 miles)
4/3/11- 20 miles at 8:27 pace (felt like poo. Could have kept this pace for another 1/10 mile)
Plans for Boston:
-Go out easy
-Run by how I feel
-Maybe stop for a kiss at mile 13? Nah, I'm a germ freak
-Not get trampled in Corral 3 of Wave #2
Last year I ran 3:40:02 on significantly more training. Only time will tell but I'm shooting for a course PR for sure! I might be crazy but I've got nothing to lose!
Sweet heel strike. Last year at mile 25. I ran for TnT
If you are running Boston, What is your goal?? Good luck to all!