2000Km-1243 mile club

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    Just joined the 2000km club, might be a stretch but i'll give it a go.Joking

      Hi EM Welcome to the group!

      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


      Imminent Catastrophe

        Welcome aboard!

        "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

          Have discovered that yes,I can run my first ultra with bugger all training.

          Finished the 66km in 7:22. Didn't really hit the black demons until a bit of nasty gravel road at 50km so pretty happy.

          Bit sore now though, can only get worse tomorrow.

           

          Welcome Emurphy.  Give it a crack

           “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure”

           

          Goals 2014

          Keep running

           

          2014 km in 2014

           

            Pukekura - Just WOW. Insert emoticons here. You're making my 3 miler today look pretty wimpy. 10 miles tomorrow.

             

            Emurphy - hello from Canada! I'm looking forward to reading about your training.

             

            A

            Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

            Halifax Bluenose 10k May 2014

            Halifax Navy 5k August 2014

            Annapolis Valley Harvest, NS  HM October 2014

              Puke - That's just an awesome performance given your training!  Way to go.

               

              Emurph - Welcome aboard.

               

              I had a breakthrough run this morning.  As you all know I've been doing my long runs on my bike recently to limit the stress on my recovering knees.  Today I decided I needed to start doing some real long runs if I have any hope of completing my marathon in 2 months.  I decided on a 13 miler for my first test (my recent long run is 7).  It was not what I would call speedy but I completed it with absolutely no problems and I felt strong the whole way!

              Belmead Trail Fest 50 mile Sep 27-

              Tuna 200 Relay Oct 10-11 -

                Three cheers for Puke and an awesome run! 

                 

                Same goes for Jeff - quite a large jump in LR distance with an excellent outcome - very happy for you!

                Hi Ayola, EM, PerfesserR, drphibes, and any other lurkers...the bunny awaits

                 

                This morning I ran my last 14-mile LR before the half in two weeks. I also switched over to a new pair of shoes a couple days ago. The old ones had around 700 miles on them and suddenly last week the bottom of the left shoe started peeling off in one spot and I wore though into the white at the heel - no wonder that achilles has been feeling a little tight - NO cushion left in the shoe! I'd been thinking they might be nearing retirement age; I guess I just needed confirmation - hah!

                Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                  Happy Feet the Penguin has lost his GPS tracker or he has been "lost." Sad  He certainly had a Big Adventure and many fans.

                  Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                  Imminent Catastrophe

                    Over 20 miles last week, the first one of those since May. Yay! That included an 8-miler and a local 5k on 9/11 which was a lot of fun and because it was a very small race I got 2nd in age group. But the best thing is that so far the ankle is holding up. I might catch that bunny yet. 

                    Happy--700 miles on your shoes? Bad Happy! Bad Happy!

                    "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

                      Over 20 miles last week, the first one of those since May. Yay! That included an 8-miler and a local 5k on 9/11 which was a lot of fun and because it was a very small race I got 2nd in age group. But the best thing is that so far the ankle is holding up. I might catch that bunny yet. 

                      Happy--700 miles on your shoes? Bad Happy! Bad Happy!

                       

                      Yeah, I might just agree with you at this point, although it's not unusual for my shoes to get there.  Anyhooo, after tonight's run...well you can read my notes in my log rather than listen to me cry here. Could be from wearing shoes too long, could be from mileage increase coupled with tempo runs, whatevah! crashin and burnin too close to the race date. I'm just going to reel it in, figure out a new plan for the next week and a half and hope to feel strong and rarin' to go on 9/25.

                       

                      Hey, great to hear about your high mileage week! especially including an 8-miler! and a 5K race with hardware!! That is truly the way to stage a comeback.

                      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                      Imminent Catastrophe

                        And now for some unsolicited advice...

                         

                        You're 10 days out from a half marathon and showing signs of overtraining. You have two choices:

                         

                        1) Stick with your training plan. 

                        2) Take it easy, forget the tempo runs and just do easy maintenance.

                         

                        What's the worst that could happen?

                         

                        1) Injury. Disappointment. Crash and burn. Be out for weeks or months. (For details, check my log). 

                        2) Maybe lose a minute or two, but probably not. You will not lose any fitness in 10 days and tempo runs so close to the race will really not do you any good at all.

                         

                        "reel it in" sounds like a great plan!

                         

                        OK, my latest setback was not the result of overtraining, it was my first run after a long layoff, but I've been guilty of overtraining plenty of times and your last log entry sounds pretty familiar. OTOH, some of my best runs have been after taking a week or two off. 

                        "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

                          Thanks for the "unsolicited advice Russ. I could just cry reading it (which just proves the point about overtraining). At this point, I would love to just "2) Take it easy, forget the tempo runs and just do easy maintenance" - and will do. That's what my gut feeling is telling me to do. I've spent the past year trying to "run by feel" as the book says, going by how my body is responding to the demands I'm giving it - this would be the worst time to ignore that. Thanks for the moral support - I appreciate it.

                          Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                            Jeff and Perfesser - glad you're getting back into it!

                             

                            Happy - 700 miles on one pair - OY! Anyhoo, you are well trained and I second the Perfesser's opinion that some easy running is in order before the race. You will be bursting at the seams on race day, and that's probably good.

                             

                            Ten miler last saturday was great. I did set the Garmin to beep if I went faster than 10:30m/m (which I tend to do coming down a long hill) and I managed to run slow n steady yet still get slightly faster on each mile, instead of the usual crash and burn at the last hill/ mile. I'm going to use the same technique for my tempo run tomorrow. Working on even pacing.

                             

                            Happy wednesday, A

                            Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                            Halifax Bluenose 10k May 2014

                            Halifax Navy 5k August 2014

                            Annapolis Valley Harvest, NS  HM October 2014

                              Nice LR last Saturday, Ayola. Your pacing plan paid off for you. Let us know how your tempo run goes tomorrow.

                               

                              Yoga night for me - no running today.

                               

                              Have a good one, everyone!

                              Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                              Imminent Catastrophe

                                10 1/2 miles done on a truly spectacular day in St. Paul, my longest since May. We're not downwind of those fires and the sky was so blue with a chilly breeze, a truly memorable run and the ankle felt fine. You know that T-shirt "Running is my Prozac"? I haven't ever taken Prozac but after the last few months' problems this run left me with a real buzz all day. Happy, I expect that by race day you'll be feeling great and rarin' to go!

                                Bunny, you are dead meat!

                                "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