Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Marathon Training- Don't Try This!

On a typical school day, Westover is awake by 4:45 a.m. and setting her treadmill to 9 miles per hour (a 6:40 per-mile clip); she does 15 to 20 miles at that pace before work. She's showered and out the door by 7:10 to start the 20-minute commute to the public school in Charlestown, N.H., where she teaches from 8 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. After the school day -- and any requisite faculty meetings -- she heads to Fall Mountain Regional High School at around 4:40 in the afternoon to do a 10- to 15-mile run at 6:30-6:45 pace with her coach, Larry Sayers.
-Heidi Westover High-mileage teacher

Are you kidding? Westover has run a 2:35 and 1:11 for the half, but 200 miles a week, much of it run at a quick tempo pace and half of her workouts on a treadmill? There are not many American runners, male or female, that could handle this workload.

I'll be tracking her results in the future. Good luck Heidi!

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