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Century Mark (Read 1163 times)

    Normally I don't take the time to appreciate the hard work I put into training for this marathon, but I hit 103 miles this week and I feel great.  I am not as so much proud of the mileage as I am with the fact that I have trained intelligently so I could can handle it.  It's all downhill for the next 5 weeks - 90, 80, 65, 50, and 35 + marathon...

    Goals for 2013: sub 18 5K; stay healthy

      Congrats -- kick some butt at your marathon!

      And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

       

      Rob


      Cool Jump Suit

        That's great!  Training intelligently...who wudda thunk it?

        The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
        Both wrong and right, our memories. 
        The whispering before we sleep,
        Just one more thing that you can't keep.

        Our favorite place we used to go,
        The warm embrace that no one knows.
        The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
        But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

          Very nice to peak perfectly.  Good luck with the taper - and the race!

          Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


          Marquess of Utopia

            That's a long taper if you ask me. I like to peak 2-3 weeks out. Congrats on the century!

              That's a long taper if you ask me. I like to peak 2-3 weeks out. Congrats on the century!

               

              I sort of get his thinking process here.  Build up the mileage and then I am guessing build up the intensity (speed workouts/Hills etc) while lowering the mileage towards the race.  I'm sort of going along that same course of action.  So many different ways to train for a marathon.  Who knows what is the best?  I think in the end we are all so different.  I've learned one thing I don't second guess anyone faster than I am on his or her training.  However, you may be faster than DJ?  I know I am not.

               

              BTW - Great job Diamond J. 

              2014 Goals: (Yeah I suck)

              • Sub 22  5K
              • Sub 1:35 1/2 marathon 
              • Sub 3:25:00 Marathon


              Marquess of Utopia

                I've been following some of Renato Canova's training methods.

                Short taper keeps the fuel storage levels high.

                 

                10 wk Example: 116 miles; 118 miles; 131 miles, 90 miles(1/2 marathon race week); 106 miles; 93 miles(rest week); 134 miles; 112 miles; 129miles; 60 miles+Marathon

                 

                This isn't my plan for Chicago, but one proposed for a 2:26 female.

                If I can peak at 120 I'll be pumped.

                 

                This is just one small piece to the puzzle.

                Some further reading: http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=222028


                an amazing likeness

                  Congrats -- kick some butt at your marathon!

                   

                  He finished 5th overall in 2:41:36.

                  First marathon.

                  That's pretty much kicking butt in my book.

                  Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                  Biking Bad


                  finnegan begin again

                    Congratulations. Go get 'em.

                    "... the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value..."  Thomas Paine Dec 23, 1776 The Crisis 

                     

                    Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron

                      He finished 5th overall in 2:41:36.

                      First marathon.

                      That's pretty much kicking butt in my book.

                       

                      Agreed!

                      And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                       

                      Rob