Yesterday I passed the 1,000 mile mark since beginning my Javelina Jundred training on May 31. Having endured a summer of training in the dry heat of Arizona and the hottest August in history it seems so long ago that I started this quest. The radius on my map stretches to the edge of my home state of Iowa (and nearing Canada to the north, Arkansas to the east). Crazy things can happen in very small steps if you do it long enough.
Over the past fives weeks I’ve logged weekly totals of 80.50, 82.25, 58.00 (rest week), 92.00 and 80.80 miles. In September alone my Saturday long runs have been 31, 25, 33 and 26 miles (with other 20+ mile runs sprinkled throughout the weeks) with the most recent 26 mile run being the Flagstaff Marathon (at 8,000′ above sea level) on Saturday then running 20 miles less than 16 hours later on Sunday morning. * I’ll put a link to my Flagstaff Marathon report at the end of this post so you can read it also.
This week will be a quiet week as I prepare for my second ever 50 mile race on Saturday, October 1st. Man Against Horse is in Prescott, Arizona. Runners and horses start out at the same time racing over the 50 mile mountain trail. This should be a very good bench mark test to see where I’m at with my training, both physical and mental, with only 46 days left before the start of Javelina Jundred.
Until the next time have fun and be safe.