September 19, 2011

22 Miles and 250 Beers

Week 13 wasn't much to write about. Just a quick recovery week with a couple skipped runs to rest up for the final assault in the following week.

Week 13 Summary  -  (7 Weeks to Go)
Wed 5 mi
Thurs 6 mi
Sat 12 mi
Total Week's Mileage: 23 miles

But week 14, wow, what a week. Altered the schedule a bit to accommodate Oktoberfest on Saturday, so I knocked out a 22-miler on Friday. 22 MILES. Hard to really comprehend the distance until you're on the final mile and smiling about the past three hours being all worth it. The 22-miler was actually easier than I expected, which puts me in a great mood headed in the taper weeks to recover for the Army Ten Miler in early October.

Week 14 Summary  -  (6 Weeks to Go)
Mon 8 mi
Tues 5 mi
Thurs 10 mi  (at marathon pace)
Friday 22 mi
Sat Oktoberfest  -  Ein Prosit!
Total Week's Mileage: 45 miles

Did I mention Oktoberfest? Yeah, had 30 different brands and types of German beer, making up a beer mountain of 250 bottles of beer. It...was...epic.

250 bottles of beer on the wall, 250 bottles of beer;
Take one down, pass it around....

For total 20-week training plan from previous blog posting: Click here.