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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?

        So bittersweet,
        This tragedy
        Won't ask for absolution;
        This melody,
        Inside of me,
        Still searches for solution.
        A twist of faith,
        A change of heart
        Cures my infatuation.
        A broken heart, 
        Provides the spark
        For my determination.

          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.

                  If we lived in a world without tears...how would scars find skin To etch themselves into;

                  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