San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
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
Hi Trey, how many chores did you do?
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
But today when I went running it was 47 and last week it was 42. I even ran yesterday at 2 in the afternoon and it was something like 62.
What?!?!? Oh wow. I'm jealous.
Awesome, easy 8.5 miles tonight at 10:15 pace. Threw in a few strides just for kicks. I really needed a good run like this after the torture from Sunday's long blistering heatstroke hit-the-wall run.
"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 19/20 July 2014
Georgia Death Race 14 March 2015
Boston Marathon 20 April 2015
I run for Fried Chicken!
Did a weight workout afterward and pulled my hamstring!
September is off to a good start. 7 on Monday and Tuesday and hopefully another 7 tonight. Trying to rack up some mileage.
I want to get faster, feel like I've been on a plateau lately.
I'm also confused with all these training plans. I think I just need to stick with the run a lot and you'll get faster plan. It's just frustrating sometimes when I don't feel like I've been improving.
I'm big on the just run more. I think once you get up to a fairly high mileage then the intervals and stuff work better with less injury risk. Miles are the foundation, speedwork is the interior decorating. Putting up curtains in a house that isnt built yet doesnt do much for the house.
Although I think if you have them available running a rolling hilly terrain does good things as far as building the legs and speed.
Which isnt to say dont do ANY speedwork, but I wouldnt do it at the expense of mileage. If doing speedwork is making it harder for you to build mileage, then skip speedwork. Maybe I am just lazy but for me if anything is "off" I will pull out the speedwork. I was sick or injured for a good bit of august so I yanked the speedwork.
I like periodization too. Pick a 2-3 month block and build mileage with little speedwork. Then take another block and keep mileage flat but add speedwork. Then maybe do a gradual build with moderate speedwork. See what your body responds to. Which yup, means it could take years to figure out what works best for you.