>Running 101>From a slug to a runner - your story!
...Dr.Ernst Van Aaken was a German physician/coach that believed in training at a low HR with very little speed and he coached some to the olympics and world records. His system is very similar to Phil Maffetone of today and is how I believe in training. It gave me a 2:49 marathon at the Boston Marathon in 1983 and a 4:55 mile in 1981....all on slow running and one short race every weekend (at Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Ma.).
The basics of training are build and maintain your aerobic base by running as many miles slowly as you can without reducing the quality of your life, run fast one day and run long one day...the rest just fit in what you can. If you look at my log you'll see that I no longer care about pace, yet at the age of 55 I am planning on attempting a 3:15 marathon this fall. Before you set running goals be sure you spend time with your family...family first!
This is a great thread and a great website....thanks!
...because running ultramarathons includes hiking, sometimes 50%, so I need to practice that also, which might have extended my running years
Another thing about ultrarunning....you live in the hotbed. There is a club there that I am a member of and always will be a member of that you ought to hook up with, they are fun people who run in the mountains all around you.
Tell them you know me
First things first. I'm a bit of a newbie to running. I don't run my first regular marathon until November, but I am already looking ahead to 2008 for new challenges. Some races that caught my eye were the Bel Monte Endurance Run 25K, Spring 2008, and the Great Eastern Endurance run 50K, Fall 2008.
Is it ridiculous to think that someone with 1.5-2.0 years of running experience can compete in these types of endurance runs?
voiceofgrog ----- Awesome!
Needs more cowbell!
Now I'm concentrating on losing the rest of the weight (shooting for 185 lbs) and I'm registered to run the Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2007!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)