For 2010 Country Music Marathon, I have been following Pfitzinger 18/55 plan. 18 weeks and topping out at 55 miles per week. I believe that week 8 (8 weeks before marathon, he count's the weeks down to goal week) is supposed to be the 55 mile week.
Week 14 totals - 55 miles and around 6,250 calories burned. I feel good about the mileage. I can feel the road miles are getting easier after I log some trail miles. Most of the miles are easy, but I am mixing in some 3X3 tempo runs and hill sprints in with the trail miles.
I'm also on a 10 day streak, the longest such streak ever.
Week 13 is the final week of cycle #1 for Pfitz. The "Endurance cycle" is generaly a transition phase from the non-training phase to the training phase, getting the body ready for the ramped up mileage and some lactate training.
At the end of this week is my only winter time 5K. Stephanie and 2 of our kids are running the Zoo Run 5K on Saturday. Steph has really been diligent in her training. I think she has run every day this year except for a few days. Her goal is the CMM Half. I think its a great goal and challenge for her, and a good way to stay in shape. One of the kids running the 5K this weekend also wants to go out for XC at her middle school. I'm really happy and grateful that my running has rubbed off on my family.