does CIM count as a fall marathon?
anyway, I'm actually the guy that started the Boston sub-2:30 thread this year. didn't work out for many reasons, the weather only being a part of it all.
Unfortunately, a few days after Boston I began to experience IT band issues in my left knee, so I've basically been out since then. I've been able to cycle as much as I like with no pain.
I've been able to run some since May but haven't exactly been training. In the last few weeks I've been able to run every other day, about 5-8 miles each time. I've been doing some quality during every run, so either just some strides or a tempo, or intervals, or whatever. Just anything really. I've also done many ~30min aqua jogging sessions in the last month or two and will continue doing that about twice a week until summer is over. If you count my 30min aqua jogs as about a 2-3 mile run, then my mileage has been: 26, 21, 24, 28, 27, 32. just this weekend I actually did a race as part of a triathlon. Ran 5.6 miles at 5:40ish pace, in about 70+ degree weather with a slight headwind. I was actually pleased with that although it was close to all-out.
on the bike I've averaged 104 mpw in the last 12 weeks, with most of that being in May and June. For May and June I was riding most days but only 20-25 miles usually, and sometimes with interval training thrown in. In the last few weeks I've only done about 3 rides per week but they're all longer on average. Rode 71 miles around Lake Tahoe last weekend which is the longest ride I've ever done. I could go whip out a century if I wanted to but I don't want to get carried away...I seem to be getting decent on the bike, and am considering finding a duathlon to race as I don't really want to have to add swimming.
As for training, I'm hoping to finally run over 30 miles this week. Got 7 miles in yesterday and hope to run 3 more times plus one or two aqua jogging sessions. tomorrow I have intervals or hills reps planned. thinking maybe something fast like 200s or hill sprints
plan is still to try for 2:29 at CIM but it depends how long recovery takes for ITBS. not gonna have a big running base going into the start of the marathon cycle but maybe the cycling will be good enough