Monday, April 14, 2008

Sixty

Do not have much to say about my training here.
I had about 10 days without any work at all which gave me a sense of vacation I’ve missed for so long. I expected that my running volumes would increase significantly but … but it didn’t happen.
All I did were 50 mi or so weeks which I actually really enjoy. Last week Sun 4/6 – Sa 4/12 I finally HIT Sixty Miles with 5 hills and 10% of total volume made at Goal Marathon Pace and oh boy, it’s getting harder. My concept now is to peak and get better weeks in run approximately a month before Race. The Race is Almaty, Medeo Half or Full on Jun 7.
Still I can’t decide – what do I run there? Problem is that I keep in mind Full Race in Omsk, Russia on August 2. Running half way “uphill” in Almaty could ruin all my preparation for Russian Siberia.
7+ weeks – is it enough time to recover for me or not ???

Bad Thing about my training: Since my Shanghai marathon I did no one 20 miler. In the winter it is almost impossible here, but now the only excuse I can mention is that headwind...
Whatever excuse is - I have to make 3 or 4 decent twenty milers till the middle of May.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

> Ruslan прокомментировал(а) ваше сообщение "Almaty Medeo Marathon 9th
> June 2007":
>
> Almaz - Salam! I googled for "Medeo marathon" and found your page.
> So .. how are you now and how is your training? Write about it! BTW
> will you run this time. You know my page, also runners discuss about
> coming race at www.ct.kz - Sport - Beg
>

Hey, Rus from Karaganda city, nice to hear from you. thanks for the last pictures you ve uploaded to us. how is life, how is it going. Concerning the race, I suspect me to be low prepared to this though, I would love to run in Almaty either 21 or 42 km somehow, but Man....this is such a tough issue to me...
I am no longer a runner this time, sorry Friend. It's been a long time I ran. I haven't run for nearly 5-6 months since I am in Astana. And also I gonna leave Kz for some times to Germany, flight layout set on May 30,31ths, seeking to get Master of Science in Environmental Protection, Will c, Allah Kalasa

I will ask Colin, if he goes? He would like to take a part, cause practicing himself for a long.

Thx. Keep in touch !!!
Almaz
almazonly@yahoo.com

bannikov said...

Rus, if I were you, I'd pick Siberia, no doubt. But I'm also hoping to see you in Almaty this June, so please do both. :D

Andrew said...

60 miles is very good. I like the August idea better as it gives you more time to get those long runs in.

Paul said...

Hey Rus, I thought you were going to post about the Karaganda 20-miler this Saturday, April 26 at 9 am. Starts and finishes at the EthnoPark. Weather should be great - let's do it!