Three Things Thursday: Vegas, A New Running Book, My Next Race
2) A new running book! Torn between running more miles (with a Pfitzinger plan that runs up to 70 miles a week over an 18 week plan) or smarter miles? A lot of variables with this one, but if you're closer to 50 (years not miles) than 20 which I am, and you've had overtraining and fatigue issue, I'm leaning towards the later.
I'm 70 pages into Runner's World's "Run Less, Run Faster." How can you resist a title like that? The book is based on a scientific approach that values three quality runs in a training week vs. trying to log as many miles as possible. Granted, the three runs are not for the casual runner as they push you fairly hard. Those training runs are complemented by two days of cross-training...hmmm...could that forced summer off from marathon racing have been some kind of divine intervention to raise my bike and swim game in preparation for this?
I'm not 100% convinced that it's going to be my plan come January, but it's leaning that way. I'll keep ya'll posted.