Sunday, February 01, 2009


Did an 18 mile treadmill run (1.0% incline) this morning. Heart rate stayed solidly in zone 2 throughout, so minimal drift. Took me a couple of minutes less than 3 hours; I'm slow but steady enough. Took in only water and salt tabs, so legs feel quite depleted.

Next week I have scheduled a recovery week, then my maximum volume and duration week (ending with a 20 mile treadmill run on which I *will* take in calories). From there I'll taper.

I have a long weekend trip to NYC in a little more than two-and-a-half weeks. That should be a good opportunity to try some of the gear for the Antarctica Marathon - and to buy a last bit of the gear too!


Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

You are a person of greater mental fortitude than I; I feel hot just THINKING about it!


2/01/2009 03:38:00 pm  
Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, and I thought 16 miles was a lot on a treadmill! Way to get it done. Glad to hear you'll have a chance to test your gear before the big day.

2/01/2009 04:03:00 pm  
Blogger Spokane Al said...

Training on a treadmill in the Grand Caymans for the Antarctica Marathon - You are tough and definitely taking the long way around to this race.

2/01/2009 11:47:00 pm  
Blogger Bill said...

So let me get this straight -

You live in the Cayman Islands and you have found a treadmill on which to run?


2/02/2009 12:38:00 am  
Blogger Rainmaker said...

Damn dude...18 miles on a treadmill? You know they make an outdoors, right?

2/02/2009 01:59:00 am  
Blogger Karen said...

18mile dreadmill session... boy - hope there was some TV on!!

Still - good mental prep I'm sure! Sounds like the training is going well :o)

2/02/2009 02:47:00 am  
Blogger Wendy said...

I may be one of the few that understands why you choose the dreadmill!

2/02/2009 12:02:00 pm  
Blogger Kona Shelley said...

Dreadmill? yuck..well at least you're "doing it". Good for you!!

2/03/2009 09:34:00 am  
Blogger Cliff said...


I would rather run in the cold than on a dreadmill...that's determinaition :)

2/03/2009 09:20:00 pm  

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