Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hal Higdon Training: 12.24 Miles

With today being my last run of the month I can post my total run miles for November: 125.37 Mi

Today we were scheduled to do a 14 mile long run. We didn't quite make it to 14 and ended up finishing up at 12.24 miles.

Our average pace was 10:24/mile and we completed the run in 2 hours and 7 minutes. I burned 1514 calories and can tell because I am still hungry even after a big dinner. This run was hard on my body. My legs, hips, and knees are aching right now. I soooo enjoy running in the morning over the evening.

(See my Garmin Map and Splits:

We stopped at 12.24 miles because we ended up running this evening and got started a little later than we wanted. It got dark fast and it was actually dangerous out. Our little town turned into a freaking race track tonight and we had a couple of close calls with cars tonight. Even though we were on the sidewalks and I had on a reflective shirt and shoes we were very uncomfortable. So when we made it to the parking lot where we were parked at 12.24 miles we decided to call it a night.

This week is going to be a taper week for me going into the 50K Trail Run on Saturday. I plan on doing 2 miles on Tuesday and 2 miles on Wednesday just to keep myself loose and used to moving. I might even try and get in a few minutes on my new trainer on Tuesday or Wednesday but Thursday and Friday are going to be rest and preparation days. I am getting nervous and excited all at the same time for this race!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. I think the difference between 12.24 and 14 is splitting hairs at this point in your training. You are well conditioned. Wow, a one week taper! You are one tough athlete.

  2. If I was to stick to the Higdon training Saturday - which is race day - would be a scheduled 20 mile run. Higdon has me running Tues, Wed and Thurs at distances of 5,10, and 5. I am just going to do 2,3,and 0. And after the 31 miles on Sat i will actually do less miles this week than I would have if I stuck to the Hogdon training! So the tapper is there but based on my training it really wasnt needed all that much!