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Well I managed to get through another tough week on the Pfitz/Douglas 18/70 program.<br><br>
The plan for this week was as follows:<br><br><b>Monday</b>: Cross training.<br><b>Tuesday</b>: Daily double. 6m recovery run in the am, 4m recovery run in the pm.<br><b>Wednesday</b>: Medium long run. 14m.<br><b>Thursday</b>: Recovery run. 5m.<br><b>Friday</b>: LT run. 11m with 6m at 15K to HM race pace.<br><b>Saturday</b>: Recovery run. 6m.<br><b>Sunday</b>: Long run. 20m.<br><br>
Here's what actually happened:<br><br><b>Monday</b>: I did my other exercise routine.<br><b>Tuesday</b>: Got out of the house at 4am to get 6m in before work on pavement. Then in the pm I did 4m up on the Merrimack River Trail.<br><b>Wednesday</b>: I did 14m on the Merrimack River Trail. I did a repeat on miles 3 to 7 which meant 8 hilly miles and 6 flat miles. I came back with 4 ticks on my legs. <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif"><br><b>Thursday</b>: Recovery run. 5m on pavement.<br><b>Friday</b>: LT run. 11m with 6m where I tried to run 7:00s, and tried to get the HR up to 180. I was able to get the 7:00s for the most part, but I couldn't get my HR to 180 no matter what I did. This was done on pavement.<br><b>Saturday</b>: Recovery run. 6m on pavement.<br><b>Sunday</b>: Long run. 20.05 miles on pavement.<br><br>
66.05 miles (planned 66).<br>
18 miles on trail.<br><br>
This up-coming week is going to be tough. The plan isn't that tough, but we are looking at our first full-fledged heat-wave of the summer. It's going to be in the 90s with high humidity this week. We'll see what happens. I still have 2 Mulligan weeks in the bank should I need them.<br><br>
Thanks again for all the support folks. I'm still feeling pretty good. The left knee is complaining a little bit at me, but there is no swelling or any signs of any serious problem. I think it's just a lot of mileage.
 

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Way to go EQ. 66 miles is A LOT of miles. Plus killing ticks is fun. Must be the country boy in me...disgusting side note, my friend's dog had a tick about the size of a pop/soda tab. Crazyness...
 

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Fortunately, they hadn't yet burrowed in very deep. I was able to get them with my fingers and an old towel.<br><br>
From now on when I run on the trail, I will be wearing insect repellent, and will keep a pair of tweezers in the car just in case.
 

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Wow, you're doing great with this EQ! I find ticks to be my least liked crittur. They skeeve me out. I'm glad we don't have as many around here, but with all this dang global warming, we'll have more soon enough.
 

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Nice week - Heat and Humidity = Slower running - So if you need 7:00 for LT - If its 7:10 or 7:15 - Who cares -<br><br>
This is the week to pay special attention to Hydration, electrolytes and sleep.
 

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Two suggestions:<br><br>
1) Ibuprofen. Two hours before your runs, if possible. If you get up in the middle of the night before an early morning run... that sort of timing.<br><br>
2) Slow it down.<br><br>
Sounds like you're doing really well. Wish I could get back to that.
 

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You are doing great and are almost half way through. The toughest part, getting up to speed is over. The next half will be easier as long as the weather is OK. I suggest considering an air conditioned gym with treadmill if the temperatures get hot.
 
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