Marathon Maniac #957
For those of you who are new, this is the 40/40 thread, for people who are over 40 years old who run 40 miles/week or more. We give Free Passes to those who come really close or try really hard...
Here’s what I have for last week’s tally.
Steady and strong
Still high mileage – sweet
Plus squats and crunches
Sub-20 5k and then Monkey – wow!
In spite of travel
Weekend travel got in the way
Here’s my tentative plan for the week, for now. Time to get back up to 40mpw.
5 mile Turkey Trot plus CD and WU
Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."
M - 10 m. 1 w/u. 9 m @ 7:55 pace.
T - 10.1 m.
W - OFF. Work & Hockey. No time to run
T - 5 m. ORRRC Turkey Trot. 7:35 pace.
T - 7.6 m. Post Thanksgiving meal calorie burn jog.
F - 10.1 - 8:27 pace
S - 17.1 m. - 9:51 LSD pace.
S - 12.5 m. - 9:05 pace.
S - 7.1 m. - EZ Run - 2nd run of day.
Total - 79.5 m.
I'm in again. Hopefully these monkey battered legs will respond.
MTS: 50.7 on Monkey battered legs.
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
Start of my Three-day, Ten-K, Turkey Trot Taper. Coworker insisted on running 5 at a pace way faster than I would have preferred for being in "taper" mode.
Going to do four easy miles and then ROAD TRIP, New Hampshire to Detroit. Road trip, yes, running, no; the drive took three hours longer due to snow.
Going to need to stretch those legs after the long drive. No run again, spent the day sleeping and with family.
My first 10K since 1999 and only my second since 1990; I didn't PR. A little warm up on a very cold snowy morning; finished the 10K in 48:24, which given the conditions was good enough for 11th place in my age group out of 222 runners.
My calves were painfully sore from the slippery run yesterday; did four easy miles to help loosen up.
I could only sneak in 7 before I had to head east back to New Hampshire.
Didn't get home until well after dawn after an all night drive; no running for me and no 40 mile minimum for the week either.
Fat old man PRs:
Week 4 of 10-week Aerobic base-building phase:
Week 4 of 24 Total
(10-week Aerobic Phase)
It's been cold here in Minnesota lately (and I'm a bit of a cold weather running wimp).
So, mostly treadmill miles, here.
"Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon." -- Meb Keflezighi
Thanks Holly! Here’s the plan for the week…
10 (6 Strength)
1:20:02--including 4 x 1.5 at 6:30 pace + planks + crunches and stretches
Ball squats and bowling
14 (10 Tempo)
1:38:32--including 10 in 1:06:00 (6:36) + planks + stretches and crunches
49:23 + squats + crunches and stretches
1:18:31 + planks + crunches and stretches
1:02:48 + triceps extensions + lateral raises + crunches and stretches
I don't have a plan. At this point in the week, I usually do. It must be the holidays! Safe travelling, if you are, and Happy Thanksgiving! We have running to be thankful for and that is more than the average person.
Tuesday...............................Easy 4 miles
Wednesday........walking with the family & the dogs + Easy 3 miles
Thursday............ditto on the walk + Easy 3.7 miles
Friday.................Easy 6.2 miles + another walk
Saturday............One more walk + Easy 5 miles, a little hilly
Sunday...............Progression Run 7.3 miles
Total....Think I will need a free pass.....................Run 29.2 miles, Walk 7.7 miles
"We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good." Vince Lombardi
Mon 9.7 mi (1:19)
Tue 11.7 mi (1:36)
Wed 9.7 mi (1:22)
Thu: Two by Turkey Trot, 3 mi in 17:33 then 3 mi in 19:16 with 1.5 mi warmup
Fri 11.7 mi (1:33)
Sat 9.7 mi (1:17)
Sun 11.7 mi (1:32)
Total: 71 miles ( 9 hrs 30 min)
I did my annual Two by Turkey Trot on Thursday, first going all out
in the 9am start (men over 40 and women) and then jogging the 9:45am
start for men under 40. Finished 2nd overall in the 9am start, and that was
also 2nd AG. I actually was in the lead when the front guy missed the turn
but he then came back and won anyway
Crazy work week so this turned out to be more of a Tet-style "no training" plan.
another free pass, please