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6 day Break, Boston Coming (Read 123 times)

    I am considering taking the kids to Vail during the Spring Break on Sunday.  I am also training for Boston coming on April 15, now doing 70 mile weeks, with a 1:31:05 HM from last week, a 10K coming up this Saturday, and another HM on March 17th.  I am realistic,there is no way I am going to train and ski, so that's a 6 day hole 6 weeks from Boston.  Am I risking blowing my quest for a new PR?


    Boston Strong in 2014!

      If you wanted to try to get in some training, I've gone to the Vail Athletic Club at the Vail Mountain Lodge to use their treadmills (and hot tub). Since you're done skiing by 4:00 in the afternoon, it's not too hard to get in some TM time. Just a thought.

      2014 goals

      2000 miles; 5k < 24:30; HM < 1:56Century Bike Ride

       

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        MTA: I wish it were possible for the OP to modify the post into a poll. I suppose this is a feature request.


        Obligatory runner.

          I'm with jerseyrunner! If you really, really want to, you can get access to a treadmill and get your runs in, or at least some version of your planned runs. I've done this on hiking holidays: 6-8 hours hiking during the day, short rest at home, then out for a run. Actually quite a fitness boost, though I'm not sure whether skiing has the same effect.


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            I am considering taking the kids to Vail during the Spring Break on Sunday...  

             

            Am I risking blowing my quest for a new PR?

             

            Maybe off topic, but even if you are blowing your chances, there will always be more chances at PRs.  You won't get more chances to go to Vail with your kids at their current ages.

             


            old woman w/ a hobby

               

              Maybe off topic, but even if you are blowing your chances, there will always be more chances at PRs.  You won't get more chances to go to Vail with your kids at their current ages.

               

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              steph  

               

              OCD  If you don't laugh...   

                I am considering taking the kids to Vail .  Am I risking blowing my quest for a new PR?

                 

                No.

                 

                Have fun with the kids.

                 

                Worry about how to trim 10 minutes off that marathon PR.

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                  Six weeks out with uour fitness you'll barely notice it. Ski your ass off. Enjoy. Don't try to run while you're there. No brainer.

                   

                  Hell, it could wind up being 90 degrees at Boston.

                   

                  I miss Vail.

                  Runners run.


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      No. Enjoy your skiing and don't hurt your knees. The break might actually do you some good.

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                       

                      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                        I think taking a week off will be good for you overall as a runner. It will show you exactly what loosing a week doesn't loose you at the peak of your cycle. Next go round, if you are sick, or have a similar interruption you will know just what to expect.

                          No.

                           

                          Six weeks out with uour fitness you'll barely notice it. Ski your ass off. Enjoy. Don't try to run while you're there. No brainer.

                           

                          Hell, it could wind up being 90 degrees at Boston.

                           

                          I miss Vail.

                           

                          Yes, the 90 degree day is the norm for me and marathons.  It's good to hear from other experienced runners about this.  My training has been going so well, I don't want to screw it up.  Of course, I also want to go to Vail....