Total Miles For Week (Year): 102 (1749)
Long Run: 28
In general I feel good for where I'm at right now, but I'm worried about carrying my fitness all the way to October. Looking at the Daniel's plan it calls for an 18 week build up. That seems a little long for me. Over the last few years I've generally raced a marathon or longer in June, taken some downtime in July, started seriously building in August, gotten sharp in Sept, and raced pretty well in October. My fear is if I start too early I'll be coming into TCM on fumes. Of course, that summer/early fall schedule hasn't produced a 2:22, so using history as a guide may be inappropriate. Maybe the length of the buildup isn't the problem at all. Maybe I need to schedule more down weeks, fewer consecutive high volume weeks. That could allow me to ultimately run faster. So many variables.
Then there is the thought that my ultimate goal at TCM is to get a Oly Trials qualifier, but the Trials are a scant 4 weeks later. How will my body respond to that? I would assume the ultra-training of the past couple years would help. But then that is putting the cart ahead of the horse, cross that bridge when we come to it, and any other cliche you can think of.