One common theme among the top runners at the 50 mile and up distances seems to be consistency and volume. That makes perfect sense and really shouldn’t be a revelation of any significance. First there was the Summer of George and now there will be the Summer of Consistency and Volume. I don’t think that this will make me a top runner but I feel like this is the path to take to try and finish closer to the front. Consistency and volume plus losing another 20ish pounds and I should be golden.
And I promptly kick off the Summer of Consistency and Volume by tweaking my hamstring while doing some goblet squats… good thing this is only the spring. I did manage to maintain consistency this week but have not been pushing the volume because of the hammy.
4.18.12 - 30 min stairs plus lifting (goblet squat day...)
4.19.12 - 4 miles (no speedwork b/c of tight hamstring)
4.20.12 - AM - 30 min stairs, PM - 6 miles (hamstring feeling almost normal)