The world lost an incredible mother, wife, daughter, friend, attorney, underprivileged advocate, and community member suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2013. In honor of my late wife, Holli Wallace, I am training for the Hallucination 100 mile trail run and raising money for the Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

My training progress

Friday, May 30, 2008

Time for a plan

Okay, enough lamenting the amount of work I have to do and the lack of running that I've been doing. Time is running short. If I'm going to even make an attempt at a 100 miler this year, I need to make a plan and to stick with it. As before, my goal is to avoid getting injured and to train to finish. I'm putting in more miles/week then I was at this time when preparing for the 50 so I don't think it is too late to start getting serious. The problem is that I just haven't been putting in a regular pattern of long runs. So here it is:

I know, it kind of violates the old 10% rule, but I think if I avoid hills and update my shoes regularly, I think it will be okay. My plan is to max out my long runs with the Wild West 100k race in Lowell, MI. After a week of recovery, I'll try another 50 mile run on my own. I might do this as a regular 50 mile run, or a set of back to back 25 milers with one at night. I want to work a couple night runs in so that I can get acclimated to running while sleepy as I hear this is one of the differences in moving from a 50 to a 100. So there it is. Hopefully, having my training schedule out there will help me stick to it.

On a fundraising note, I'm still planning on posting a link for donations. I just haven't had time to get everything arranged and, I'm afraid, the way my summer is going I'm going to scale back my fundraising goals significantly. More later.


dirtdawg50k said...

Looks like a great plan! if i wasn't headed to Colorado for a few weeks at the end of July/August that 100k would be right up my alley. Maybe we will meet up on the roads/trails this summer. Wasn't there a marathon out your way during the summer?

Maeko said...

Hi, Thomas,

I've been reading your blog on and off now for about a year. I donated to your $5K fundraiser for lupus last year before your North Country run. I'm a sufferer, too, of lupus. It can be crippling, or it can hide itself for weeks.

I've decided to take up running, too. I'm running my first dirt 5K June 14. The Flirt with Dirt race in Novi. If I can successfully participate in a 10K by the end of July, I'd like to aim for the half marathon at the Detroit Free Press Marathon in October. Do you have any tips for trying to raise money for the Lupus foundation on my own?

I tried Team in Training, but they're for Leukemia (a great cause), and I would like to support a disease that's affecting my family.

If you have any tips or advice you can offer, that would be great!

I see Dirt Dawg is a fan of your page as well.

-Mae Ko