I'm working on something really big with the Jackalopes right now- it will take me another week or so to really hammer it out, but keep checking back here for updates. I promise, it's gonna be pretty goddamn awesome.
This was a great week of training for me- I hit 73 in 7 runs, my highest total ever. I started feeling a little sluggish towards the end of the week, probably because I had only run over 60min at a time a handful of times before this and this week featured only one run under 60min (a 58:30 9-miler than included a 5k tempo section). I'm feeling really good, though, aside from being a little tired.
Though I am vehemently anti-concrete plans, this is my general idea for myself for the next 4 weeks: (keep in mind this is the opposite of set in stone- it's more like light pencil on sketch paper. . . or maybe just vague scratchings in the sand)
Next week: add in doubles, hit 70-75 or so, do a tempo and a session of easy mile repeats- this is kind of a break week for me to relax a little after the high-volume singles
Then go 80 or so but take a day off, then go 85-90, and by the end of June/first week of July hit 100. I'd like to hold 100 for a few weeks, but I'm racing a ten-miler on July 24th, so we'll see how much I back off from the volume for that. Basically, by the end of August, I want to be totally accustomed to 90-100 mile weeks.
Expect a Jackalope update soon!