This weekend I have my 18th marathon. It is called the Haulin’ Aspen Full and Half Trail Marathon. I was supposed to or at least I was planning to run the Crater Lake Marathon this weekend but the drive is twice as long to get there and the logistics were just to complication for me.
This weekend will be the ending of a LARGE running week for me. Normally I do not run to many miles. My coach and I do not blindly adhere to the more miles equals faster running approach. But this week is higher milage than normal. I will do a little over 60 miles this week. Here is a small and simplified break-down of them.
Monday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 6 miles with speed work at the track
Thursday: 6 miles with middle three at tempo pace
Saturday: 10 miles easy
Sunday: 36 miles (10 miles prior to the marathon start)
It will be a bit of a chore to do those 36 miles but I am sure I will make through it just fine and in one piece. I do a really big week about once a month. I enjoy them. This weekend I will be totally solo as my wife has family in town. She will be having fun with them while I will be having “fun” on the trail in the 90 degree heat. HAHAHAHAHA Here is a map of the marathon itself: