Thursday, July 1, 2010

Monthly Training Plan - July 2010

Notables about June 2010 training:
  1. New single month mileage high: 279 miles (topped May 2010 by 1 whole mile!)
  2. Eight straight month of 200+ miles per month
  3. Continued with ab/core/lower back routine. 2 days on, 1 day off.
  4. Continued with my nutrition log. 
  5. Have done really well in my strength training. Significant improvements in upper body strength.
  6. Added in treadmill training runs at 15% incline to help with hill training
  7. Training hardly followed my original schedule. Main reason was because of infected skin around some of my blisters post-North Face Endurance Challenge. This cost me a weekend of running and also prevented me from reaching my 300 mile month goal:

Plans for July include:
  1. Improve on my 50 mile race finish time with a new PR at Headlands 50 on July 17, 2010.
  2. Continue trail running and hill training
  3. Maintain high mileage month to prep fourth 50 mile race TBD
  4. Continue to review 100 mile races for Fall, 2010
Running Plan:


  1. My goodness! Your monthly running miles blow my mind. I think my highest mileage months leading up to a marathon would be something like 160 miles/mos. You make me look like a slacker. That really is cool that you are able to maintain that kind of mileage without any injuries. Keep up the awesome running!

  2. That's great going! I hate it when something stupid make me miss a goal like monthly total. I missed some runs now because I had a cold. My June total is now terrible. Good luck for July!

  3. You are inspiring me with your dedication, especially your non-running planning, like nutrition and strength work. Keep up the great work.

  4. Impressive, Brian. Looking forward to the race report!