On training to run 30 miles

When I first came up with the idea to run 30 miles on my birthday I only shared it with Tommy. I knew once I told everyone I couldn’t back down. Now the word is out and training has started.

I googled a lot about training to run a 50k (which is a little over 30 miles) and ended up making up my own training schedule that works for me. Most of the websites said running 30 miles is a really bad idea but with the help of my friends its going to be really fun.

Tommy is in the process of training for a half ironman at the beginning of June, so we do our best to coordinate schedules. He is up early swimming with a masters team 3 days a week. He’s crampin my style but I’m proud of him so I’ll let it slide…

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Too bad Ruby can’t babysit.

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I’m lucky enough to have a friend who will run with me during the longish runs (Wednesdays) and the really long runs (Saturdays).

longish run= 6-8 miles

really long run=12-24 miles

The world’s greatest running buddy, Annie. I make her wake up at ridiculous hours to cram in our runs before school and other commitments. “Sorry Annie, in order to run 14 miles before 7:00 am we will need to start at 4:30 am on Saturday.” She never tells me no…

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I also run about 6 miles on Sundays, which is new to my routine. This part is really kicking my butt. The three of us have been doing these together which makes it better.

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The rest of the week I run and sleep in ride my bike in the basement when I can. I’m a terrible cross trainer, something I want to improve on these next few months. 

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