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40/40 Thread for Week Ending 5/11/14 (Read 22 times)


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.

     

    Who

    Miles

    Commentary

    IBleedUnionBlue

    66.8

    Capital City HM/Flying Pig Marathon

    Mike E

    59

    23 yrs old – very sad

    Runnerclay

    54.6

    Darkside 8-Hour Run

    A Trackrat

    54

    Nice week

    Alexander

    51

    Recovery and beer

    Holly

    47

    Flying Pig Marathon

    C-R

    45.3

    Vanilla is good

    SubDood

    44.5

    Snow!

    KellyDodge

    40.9

    80 lb weight loss – wow – awesome! Plus 1st AG and rival-beating!

    Opie

    Free Pass

    Got sick…..

     

     

    Here’s my tentative plan for the week. This will be a recovery week, so I may have to give myself a free pass.

     

     

    Day

    Plan

    Actual

    Commentary

    Monday

    0 miles

     0 miles

    Rest day

    Tuesday

    4-6 miles

     4 miles

    Recovery pace

    Wednesday

    4-6 miles

     4.3 miles

    Recovery pace

    Thursday

    4-6 miles

     5 miles

    Easy pace

    Friday

    0-3 miles

     0 miles

    Weights and core

    Saturday

    4-6 miles

     10.2 miles

    Long run

    Sunday

    8-12 miles

     7 miles

    Long run

    Total

     

     30.5 miles

     

    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."


    MM #7877

      I'm struggling.  As several of you may know, I have lost considerable weight on a very restrictive, very low fat, mostly earth based vegetarian diet.  It seems that now about 11 months into this, several things might be happening to my body.  I am exhausted, fatigued, weak and have lost muscle coordination. This is a small group, but I can share here that muscular movements arent smooth, and I have been urinating myself. Several blood tests came back indicating problems and I continue to get tested.  I'm concerned.  Even though I had a relatively good time last week in the Pig, my runs this week have been in the 12 minute mile range. The anxiety is definitely affecting my runs. I've gotten obsessed with diet and scales. Once I lose another pound, I strive to maintain that loss. This morning, I was under 128. Two days ago, I binged on 5 bananas and oatmeal, then starved myself for the next day and ate less then 700 calories. I cant seem to stop. My Doctor told me I am too light, and should probably be 137 - 141. He also insists I add some fat back into my diet.

       

      I could use some prayer for those that believe.  This week will be a light week, but I will try to hit my 40 mile goal.

       

      47.8 m this week. Most in the 12-13 minute range.

      Philippians 4:13.


      MM #5615

        Thanks Holly!  I don't know what I'm going to do, this week.  I have 2 church meetings and my DD wants me to do a 5K with her this weekend.  It's too close to my marathon to be messing up my training.  Anyway...here’s the plan as scheduled for the week…

         

        Day

        Plan

        Actual

        Comment

        Monday

         10 (6 Strength)

          11.5

         1:23:33 (including 4 x 1.5 between 9:51 and 9:42) + crunches and stretches

        Tuesday

              Rest

            0

         

        Wednesday

         13 (10 Tempo)

          14.0

         1:39:07 (including 10 miles in 1:06:54) + crunches and stretches

        Thursday

           6 Easy

            6.0

         49:27 on the treadmill so I could watch the NFL draft + crunches and stretches

        Friday

         10 Easy

          10.3

         1:21:47 + crunches and stretches

        Saturday

         10 Easy

            9.2

         1:28:52 (including 2.8 with my GD in 38:58) + crunches and stretches

        Sunday

           8 Easy

           8.0

         1:03:36 + crunches and stretches

        Total

         57

          59.0

         


        Just a dude.

          Traveling part of this week, so things could look weird... so far so good though...

           

          M - 6.4 Easy

          T - Off - Travel

          W- 5.4 Windy

          T - 8.5 Easy

          F - 6.8 Easy

          S - 14.5 Long / Trail

          S - 5.4 Easy + Strides

           

          Total - 47

           

          Thanks!

           

          -Kelly

          Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 


          Hungry

            Thanks, Holly! Good luck with the post-marathon recovery.

            I am in. The plan is starting to look like another marathon on June 1st -- Minneapolis Marathon.

             

            Day

            Plan

            Actual

            Commentary

            Monday

             0

            0 miles

             Rest Day

            Tuesday

             6 mi

            6.2 miles

             Easy pace. 

            Wednesday

             6 mi

            9.5 miles

             3 x 2 mi (13:10, 13:12, 13:47) 

            Thursday

             8 mi

            5.9 miles

             Easy pace.

            Friday

             6 mi 

            7.6 miles

             Easy pace.

            Saturday

             6 mi

            6.0 miles

             Tempo Run -- 4 mi @ ~7:00 pace 

            Sunday

             18-20 mi 

            18.0 miles

             Long Run -- 18 mi in 2:21

            Total

             52 miles 

             53.2 miles 

             

            .

            C-R


              Thanks Holly. Hoping into the 40 pool again.

               

              MTA - 36.8 - need a pass. No time for miles last weekend.


              "He conquers who endures" - Persius
              "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel

              http://ncstake.blogspot.com/


              Consistently Slow

                Mon

                0-0

                Tue

                0-0

                Wed

                4- 5

                Thur

                7- 0  

                Fri

                4- 0.4  rain started 

                Sat

                15 - 24.1

                Sun

                10- 10.7

                 

                TOTAL   40  Actual 40.4

                Reached my 40 mile week. Just need to not to 35 miles of it on the weekend.

                Run until the trail runs out.

                2013***1500 miles

                50 miler

                Race Less Train More

                 

                Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                "The Marble in The Groove"

                 

                unsolicited chatter

                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                  Hi Holly.  Here is my plan, which should get me close to 40.

                   

                  Day

                  Plan

                  Actual

                  Commentary

                  Monday

                   5 miles

                    3 miles

                  Maybe dehydrated from the weekend???

                  Tuesday

                   0 miles

                    0 miles

                  Rest is good

                  Wednesday

                   6 miles

                    6 miles

                  3 at tempo pace

                  Thursday

                   6 miles

                    6 miles

                  Easy pace. plus "lifting"

                  Friday

                   6 miles

                    6 miles

                  3 at quickish pace (8 m/M)

                  Saturday

                   6 miles

                    4 miles

                  Easy pace

                  Sunday

                  11 miles

                   14

                  Fun run with friends (former World Championship 11 Miler plus 3)

                  Total

                  40 miles

                   39 miles

                   

                    I'm in.  Didn't have much of a plan this week but I have 34 miles now and I can run 6 tomorrow!

                     

                    Dennis, let me add my voice to those thinking about you and hoping things turn around.

                     

                    Monday.............Easy 5.1 miles

                    Tuesday............Wave 6.1

                    Wednesday.......Easy 5.9

                    Thursday...........Easy 2.9

                    Friday................Easy 5.8

                    Saturday...........Warm up + 10k race=8.4...One of my best 10k's

                    Sunday.............Easy 6.4

                     

                    Total.................40.7

                    "Pain only hurts" -Scott Jurek


                    Hungry

                      I'm struggling.  As several of you may know, I have lost considerable weight on a very restrictive, very low fat, mostly earth based vegetarian diet.  It seems that now about 11 months into this, several things might be happening to my body.  I am exhausted, fatigued, weak and have lost muscle coordination. This is a small group, but I can share here that muscular movements arent smooth, and I have been urinating myself. Several blood tests came back indicating problems and I continue to get tested.  I'm concerned.  Even though I had a relatively good time last week in the Pig, my runs this week have been in the 12 minute mile range. The anxiety is definitely affecting my runs. I've gotten obsessed with diet and scales. Once I lose another pound, I strive to maintain that loss. This morning, I was under 128. Two days ago, I binged on 5 bananas and oatmeal, then starved myself for the next day and ate less then 700 calories. I cant seem to stop. My Doctor told me I am too light, and should probably be 137 - 141. He also insists I add some fat back into my diet.

                       

                      I could use some prayer for those that believe.  This week will be a light week, but I will try to hit my 40 mile goal.

                      Dennis,

                      I saw this and my heart sank. I hope you receive some good care and advice from your Doctor. My thoughts are with you. Your health and overall well-being are so very important. Diet, scales, and miles should not be your priorities right now, in my very humble opinion.

                      Bob


                      MM #5615

                        I don't know how I missed your post, IBUB.  You will definitely be in my prayers.

                          I agree with Bob.  Running can add so much to your life, but if you plan to run all your life and run for a long time, this diet does not seem to be helping.  5 bananas and oatmeal is not a binge!

                           

                          Rolf

                           

                          Dennis,

                          I saw this and my heart sank. I hope you receive some good care and advice from your Doctor. My thoughts are with you. Your health and overall well-being are so very important. Diet, scales, and miles should not be your priorities right now, in my very humble opinion.

                          Bob


                          MM #7877

                            Thanks guys, your comments are appreciated. Mike, you didnt miss post, I edited post to come clean.  I am struggling. I need to find that balance between a health diet and exercise that leads to lifetime health & fitness, and not either extreme that leads back to obesity or to obsession / starvation.

                             

                            I have more blood tests not this week, but next week. And I promised the doctor I would add calories and fats back into my daily diet. I've already started doing this by using Olive Oil for my salad dressing, taking in Omega 3 fish Oil, And last night, I stopped at United Dairy Farmers and ate Ice Cream for the first time in 11 months. (Holly will be familiar with UDF Ice Cream). I also got 14 hours of sleep today and an easy pace, enjoyable 10 mile jog that doubled as prayer time also. I also did not step on scales today which has become an obsession. Thank you for well wished and prayers. I'm gonna get this right.

                            Philippians 4:13.

                              5

                              9.5 with threshold intervals and pick ups

                              8

                              7.5 with some fast 1-1:15 work

                              9.5 trails

                              6 recovery trails/hills

                              14 with tempo 10K in 40 min (into a light to moderate wind)

                               

                              just a shade under 60


                              Just a dude.

                                Thanks guys, your comments are appreciated. Mike, you didnt miss post, I edited post to come clean.  I am struggling. I need to find that balance between a health diet and exercise that leads to lifetime health & fitness, and not either extreme that leads back to obesity or to obsession / starvation.

                                 

                                I have more blood tests not this week, but next week. And I promised the doctor I would add calories and fats back into my daily diet. I've already started doing this by using Olive Oil for my salad dressing, taking in Omega 3 fish Oil, And last night, I stopped at United Dairy Farmers and ate Ice Cream for the first time in 11 months. (Holly will be familiar with UDF Ice Cream). I also got 14 hours of sleep today and an easy pace, enjoyable 10 mile jog that doubled as prayer time also. I also did not step on scales today which has become an obsession. Thank you for well wished and prayers. I'm gonna get this right.

                                 

                                Sorry to hear of your struggles. Please remember that numbers only describe things. They aren't real. Whether your weight is 127 or 137 is just a number. Take a step back and think about the quality of your life. When you decided to lose all the weight and get in shape, you were able to make lots of changes that allowed you to do that. Now that you are here, see if you can make another set of changes to start the next phase of your life.

                                 

                                I'll pray...

                                 

                                Thanks!

                                 

                                -Kelly

                                Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 

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