Marathon Trainers


September 2013 (Read 24 times)

    Hey everyone, let's get busy here!


    Today I ran 21.5 miserable wet muddy mucky miles on the Equinox course. I can say more later, but suffice to say, I covered most of the course and sure hope we get some dry weather for the next two weeks....

    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

      Congrats on the long run.


      We ran 400s today - 4x400 w 400 recovery. Then DW and the others did one more, more slowly, concentrating on form - but I skipped that one, I'd had enough.


      DW & I have decided we'd like to try to get some hill work in at some point.

      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

        C'mon, Perry! You're starting to sound like a slacker! Wait... you're not coming off injury are you? Hope not... What's coming up on your race schedule?


        Where is everyone? This is a good group, sorry to see it fade away...


        I actually took a rest day yesterday. Not really by choice, but the weather turned so awful I just didn't have the gumption to get out there in it. The rain was bad enough, but then the wind picked up and made it truly unpleasant. Good enough, I'd run 18 days in a row with a couple of tough runs in there, so it was time anyway. Today was foggy in the morning, but it cleared off to be a beautiful afternoon. I took a "late lunch" and went for a trail run at 1. A little soggy in spots, but still nice to get out there on the trails. 5.8 miles, ran it pretty hard and ended up with 8:20'something average. Nice.


          Wow - both impressive running


          i have been running well just big going online much

            I guess I should pop in here before the end of September to report on the Equinox Marathon. I came in at 4:16:24, which is not a bad time considering the snow up there on the back side of the dome. I really needed better shoes, but oh well. Came in 2nd for age group (first place was a gal from Anchorage who ran 4:07:30... no way I was catching her!), and 20th overall for women. Next year's goal is to do better on the hill. Even though I trained more on the Dome than ever before this year, I still felt pretty wiped out by the steady climb.


            Been running since the race, thinking I'll do about 40 mpw for awhile. Need to be sure to not slack off like last year. I'm down almost 10 lbs from january and don't want to pack that back on!


            Nice to see Kimmie! Hope everything is going well for you!

            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              Congrats on the slenderness Erika!


              It's hard to relate to snow. It just got a bit chillier here, down to 60s and sometimes 50s in mornings - great running weather.


              I've almost certainly just peaked my weekend mileage with 60mi this weekend - couple long runs and several easy runs in the afternoon/evening.


              I have races most weekends from now on, so that is why I think this was my long run training peak.


              Main training goal is 50mi in late autumn w DW.

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

              HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                Oh and congrats on the masters podium finish too.

                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.