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.
Still running well
Three 50’s in a row
Plus lots of x-training
No plan, just running
Still taking it easy
Here’s my tentative plan for the week, for now. I am chaperoning my DS’ JSA fall convention weekend trip, so may not get in any running on the weekend.
Weights and core
Out of town
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 - 9 m.
T - 9.5 m. 1/2 m. w/u. 9 miles at 7:53 pace. (Edging closer to the pace I will need to BQ).
W - 5.5 m. 5 miles at 7:53 pace.
T - 10.3 m.
F - 12.7 m.
S - 10 m.
S - 10.8 m.
Total - 67.8 miles
Thanks Holly. I'm in and with a Monkey in my future I say the odds are in my favor.
Mon - 6.2
Tue - 7.1
Wed - 6.2
Total - 61.1
and the first sub 20 five k in almost three years. Oh and another monkey kill.
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
I'm a man without a plan...except to run easy this week and adjust based on how I feel. I'll probably need a pass since this is reverse taper week.
Week 3 of 10-week base-building phase:
Week 3 of 24
(10-week Aerobic Phase)
"Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon." -- Meb Keflezighi
Plan for this week:
Slow 3-mile company group run, moderate 8-mile night trail run.
Moderate to fast 4-miler at lunch with coworker, moderate 6-miler through a cold dark cemetery after work.
Fairly quick (for me) night trail run, had to push the pace because I left work late and had 11 horses waiting for dinner.
No horses waiting tonight, just a nice easy ten miler. I did hit something of a PR tonight, in the last 7 days I've run 77 miles, 6 miles more than I've ever run before.
The glare from my headlight shining into the heavy mist made seeing the trail difficult; had to take it real slow.
The first six miles were down in the 9 to 10 minute range; just couldn't shake the feeling of being tired. The last 4 ramped up to sub-7; go figure.
Geez it was cold and windy today; several points along my trail I run across causeways from a 19th century railroad, and the wind was so strong it blew my upwind leg into my planted leg.
Fat old man PRs:
It's race time!
Monday...........6 miles easy.........................................done-6
Tuesday...2 mi. easy + 4 mi. @HMP + 2 mi. easy....done but with shorter cool down-7.4
Wednesday.....5 miles easy.........................................done-5
Thursday.......3.5 miles easy-Pack Pint Run....plus yoga class - 3.5
Friday.......4 mi. easy + 4x100m strides.......................rest
Saturday....Expo & rest.......................yesterday's run done-4.2
Sunday......Warm up + Half Marathon..........................done-14.5
"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
Thanks Holly! Here’s the plan for the week…
10 (6 Strength)
Including 3 x 2 @ 6:30 + ball squats + crunches and stretches
Just some planks
14 (10 Tempo)
2 in 15:56 + 10 in 1:06:19 + 2 in 15:42 + ball squats + crunches and stretches
55:14 + planks + crunches and stretches
1:05:20 + ball squats + crunches and stretches
19 @ 7:17
2:17:03 + planks + crunches and stretches
49:24 + ball squats + crunches and stretches
Wow! That was a nice run on Tuesday, Holly...oh, but it was at an easy pace...
Yeah, no big deal at an easy pace. But if it was 607 miles at Tempo pace ... now you're talking!
I need a day like that to get me over 2000 this year (heck, that might get me over 2500).
I have some travel Thursday (to Minnesota, which is expecting some snow that evening) but I'll try to get in 6 M on 5 days, 10 miles on one day, and that will bring me to 40 yet again.
LOL! Need to have my reading glasses on in the morning...
I have some travel Thursday (to Minnesota...
Where to in Minnesota?
Mon-Fri 10.2 mi (1:25, 1:18, 1:24, 1:16, 1:19)
Sat, Sun 9.7 mi (1:17, 1:24)
Total: 70 miles ( 9 hrs 25 min)