For me, it's the start of an 18 week marathon training program. Somewhere in there I'll run a 10 miler and a 30K.
Recovery run this morning. Felt better than I expected. Nice, fresh 13C and barely any wind. Now that's my kind of weather for running
Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
Yesterday, 1.5 hours easy XT on the bike around town.
Rest day today; massage after work.
San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
Today is "recovery is over--back to work!" day.
Hard 13-miler with 10k @ LT pace and 3-mi @ MP. NIce bike path along the Conneticut river.
"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
12 miler for me yesterday. It was hard to just maintain my "easy" pace. I really need to get back on a regular schedule.
Dutchie - Sorry about your HM. Your training sounded like it was going so well. I know you must be frustrated but honestly your results seem pretty good considering the circumstances. Besides there can only be good runs if you have bad ones to compare it to. Like my favorite band says "If it weren't for gravity there would be no flight" (Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers)
Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -
Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -
Trey: it's based on my training for my first marathon. Since my 1st marathon worked out so well though very slow, I must've done something right However, my base now is much better then it was back then. I've already done 5x20+ kilometer long runs (plus now the half) in the weeks leading up to the half and another 3x20+ runs spread out in the 8 weeks before.
I'll now take my time building up to a 30K long run over a 10 week period. And do 3x30+kilometer long runs before my 30K race (32, 34 and 36K). And one more after the 30K race before tapering for the marathon.
To improve my speed a little,I'll do one shortish tempo and one progressive run a week. And a 3/1 long run every 3rd week. I've been doing 1/1 long runs before the half: running easy for 1h15 then speed up a little for the second half.
I'll change the plan depending on how well or bad training goes.
Difference with my first marathon plan is that I'll be working a little on my speed. And that I've set myself a time goal for the race. I'd like to finish faster then I did the first time (5h16), preferably a sub 5 hour marathon
Saturday, 8 hilly miles, still a bit tired from last week.
Sunday, went to a bridal shower and there was free flowering champagne (my favourite) enough said
Today, easy 2.5 with an upper body workout at the YMCA - gotta order a lap suit.
13 weeks out from my first HM of the season.
Dutchie - good luck on the new training cycle - did you rest after that HM?
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014
Toronto Waterfront HM October 2014
Best of luck gearing up for your HM.
Hope it works.
As long as we're posting race photos:
OK, now I one see race pics from everyone. Lets post them guys and girls
But I warn you, I'm nothing to look at.
I've already set that bar pretty low!