Why? The total weekly mileage is significantly less than what I was doing for Grandma’s training. For Grandma’s I was logging 50 mile weeks in the first 3 weeks of training, then 6 weeks of 60 – 70+ mile weeks, then a relatively high mileage taper. I liked the high mileage (and the quality). I felt like I was really working hard and like I was super fit.
Looking ahead at the whole training schedule for TCM, the total weekly mileage has me doing 35 – 45 miles for the next 4 weeks, 3 weeks of 45 – 55ish miles, then 3 weeks of 55 – 60ish miles, followed by taper. The 55 – 60ish mile weeks will be good, but for the other ones I know I’m going to feel like I should be doing more. I already feel restless this week. I wanted this morning’s run (6 easy miles) to be longer. All of the Pfitz plans I followed (and the grandma’s plan) had mid-week long runs, and I felt like those were really important.
I guess I’ll just sit tight and trust in the coach/plan until he tells me differently. Maybe I should use this extra time to get to Gold’s and start lifting and biking again more regularly (I’ve only been one time in the past 4 months!).