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40/40 Thread for Week Ending 3/4/12 (Read 579 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

    MikeE

    70.2

    Looking good!

    Hermosaboy

    68

    New training plan

    Perch

    61.6

    Feeling strong is awesome!

    Holly

    56.4

    Last big LR – bleh – not inspiring

    Pfriese

    50.1

    1st AG in 10K race – nice!

    Sees the Ground

    42.4

    Welcome!

    C-R

    ??

     

    Runnerclay

    Free Pass

    2nd AG for 5K race – nice!

    Tramps

    Free Pass

    Taper time

    MrPHinNJ

    Healing time

      Sad

    DfromBG

    ??

     

     

     

    

     

     

    Who

    Miles

    Commentary

    Hermosaboy

    70.1

    How was American Idiot?

    Perch

    54.4

    Going strong!

    C-R

    51.8

    Quite respectable

    Pfriese

    50.3

    Welcome back, Paul!

    MikeE

    46.4

    Boy, you really push those LRs - you’re doing close to a marathon every other week, seems like. 

    Runnerclay

    45.6

    Got some doubles going there

    Holly

    45.4

    Getting in the miles, if not much quality

    Tramps

    25.6

    Radical taper, I like that

    MrPHinNJ

     Free Pass

     ??

    Jdmom3

     Free Pass

     ??

    DfromBG

    Free Pass

    Recovering from a hiking vacation

     

     

    

     

    Here’s my tentative plan for the week. 

     

    Day

    Plan

    Actual

    Commentary

    Monday

    0 miles

    0 miles

    Weights and core

    Tuesday

    5-7 miles

     9 miles

    3am, 6pm

    Wednesday

    5-7 miles

     4 miles

    Some tempo easy pace

    Thursday

    5-7 miles

     8 miles

    Easy pace 5 at tempo/MP

    Friday

    0 miles

     0 miles

    Weights and Core

    Saturday

    5-7 miles

     5.4 miles

    Easy pace, plus weights and core

    Sunday

    20 miles

     22 miles

    Long run

    Total

     

     48.4 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 #5615

      Thanks, Holly! 

       

      MikeE

      61.6

      Wow – I thought you only ran every other day?

      I'm just trying to keep up with the rest of you guys.  Running slower has allowed me to put in more days of running--I have to admit--I'm amazed.  I've only got two weeks, though, before I have to start tapering.  These races get in the way of some good running, sometimes.

       

      Here's what the plan calls for this week--hopefully I'll do a little more.

       

      Day

      Plan

      Actual

      Comment

      Monday

       10

       14.8

      1:52:45--I had to get some miles in before the big snow storm hits.

      Tuesday

       6

       6.2

      48:03

      Wednesday

       10

       16.4

      2:07:26--pretty sloppy out.  You may be wondering why I did 16.4 when I was only scheduled for 10...so am I.

      Thursday

       0

       6.2

      48:29--boy--my legs sure are feeling the affects of this added mileage.

      Friday

       10

       12.1

      1:32:31--nice and easy--the legs, actually, felt a little better--although my left Achilles is acting up a little bit  and my Morton's Neuroma has flared up on my right foot.  That's what I get for trying to be like Rob.

      Saturday

       0

       0

       

      Sunday

       10x1 @ 6:25

       14.5

      1 mile wu--10x1 all under 6:25 with .25 mile after each--1 mile cd 

      Total

       46

       70.2

       


      barefootin'

        Thanks be to Holly!

         

         

        Is there an easy way to get the standard table "you people" are using?

         

        Day Plan Actual  
        Mon 6.2 7.2  
        Tue 6.2 6.3  
        Wed 6.2 6.3  
        Thu -    
        Fri 10  10.5  
        Sat 12.1  12.2  
        Sun -    
        Total 41.8  42.4  


        Bill Wagnon / stl

          Thanks Holly!!!

           

          Transitioning to a new training plan -- could be interesting.  Initially, I think I will be working on my top end speed more than I like.  OUCH!!!

           

          Day

          Plan

          Actual

          Commentary

          Sunday

          16

          16

           

          Monday - AM

          2.5

          2.6

           

          Monday - PM

          6.5

          4.15

          Nice run with my lovely girlfriend…

          Tuesday - AM

          2.5

          2.8

           

          Tuesday - PM

          12

          12

          Includes 6 miles alternating between goal race pace and interval pace.  Then 4 x 0.2 @ mile pace...

          Wednesday – AM

          2.5

          REST

          Snow removal again…

          Wednesday – PM

          8

           8.45  

          Thursday – AM

          2.5

           REST Paths not cleared after the snow 

          Thursday – PM

          10

          8.5   

          Friday - AM

          2.5

          REST 

          Yoga

          Too icy to run in the dark 

          Lunchtime Yoga

          Friday - PM

          5

          3.1   

          Saturday

          10

          10.4  Hill repeats 

          Total

          80

          68

           

           

           

          ETA -- American Idiot was AWESOME!!!  As a big fan of Green Day and the album, I really enjoyed seeing how they put a story together that matched the album concept.

          And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

           

          Rob

            Thanks Holly.

             

            M - 8 miles

            T - 8 miles

            W - 6 miles

            Th - 4.6 miles

            F - rest day

            Sa - 1.1 mile warm up, 10K race (47:52, 1AG)

            Su - 16.2 miles

            _____________________________

            Total -50.1 miles

             

            Paul


            i'm lovin' it... MM#1949

              Thanks Holly!

               

              Entered the LT + Endurance Phase

              Day

              Plan

              Actual

              Comment

              Monday

              4

               8

              8:24 inc 6 x 0.52 mi avg 7:24

              Tuesday

              8

               4

              9:14 in Ohio... hi Holly

              Wednesday

              10

               6

               9:19 in 33 deg rain w/ wet shoes/socks from icewater puddles.... not fun!

              Thursday

              6

               10

              8:28 splits of 42 and 42 min... solid MP run

              Friday

              6

               7

               8:42 GA with strides. Nice run in shorts 

              Saturday

              9

               8.6

               9:01 with running group.. new route, 40 mph wind gusts!

              Sunday

              18

               18

               8:40  which is almost BQ-10 pace

              Total

              61

               61.6

               feeling strong

              Perch's Profile "I don't know if running adds years to your life, but it definitely adds life to your years." - Jim Fixx "The secret is to make in your mind possible what was not possible before. The secret is to make easy what was difficult, instead to make difficult what really is easy." - Coach Renato Canova


              Consistently Slow

                Day

                Plan

                Actual

                Commentary

                Monday


                0 miles

                 

                Tuesday


                3 miles

                knee sore

                Wednesday


                0miles

                "    "

                Thursday

                8

                3.5miles

                Weights and Core

                knee sore

                Friday


                 0


                rest

                Saturday

                20

                 7.1

                wishful thinking

                Yes it was.

                Trail 5K 23:16. 2AG. Raining

                Sunday

                10

                 10

                easy

                Total

                 

                 20.6

                 

                 

                Run until the trail runs out.

                2014***1500 miles

                50 miler 13:26:18

                Race Less Train More

                 

                Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                "The Marble in The Groove"

                 

                unsolicited chatter

                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                   

                  Friday

                   10

                   12.1

                  1:32:31--nice and easy--the legs, actually, felt a little better--although my left Achilles is acting up a little bit  and my Morton's Neuroma has flared up on my right foot.  That's what I get for trying to be like Rob.

                   

                       

                   

                  As I recall I was the one to tell you to slow down...

                  And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                   

                  Rob


                  MM #5615

                    I did slow down.  Average pace in Oct 2011 was 7:14--average pace in Feb 2012 was 7:47.  But, then I added more miles.  I'll be okay.  I've got one more week of beating myself up and then I'll start to taper.  I love the extra miles.  I almost feel like I did 15 years ago.  I sure hope it pays off in Knoxville. 


                    Marathon Maniac #957

                       

                       

                       

                      Is there an easy way to get the standard table "you people" are using?

                       

                      Day Plan Actual  
                      Mon 6.2 7.2  
                      Tue 6.2 6.2  
                      Wed 6.2 6.3  
                      Thu -    
                      Fri 10  10.5  
                      Sat 12.1    
                      Sun -    
                      Total 41.8  30.2  


                       

                       

                      Bill - the table I use is in Word format.  I have it in a Word document on my computer, then I hit the "paste from Word" button up above here and paste it into my post.  If you like, you can email me at hollys4874 at yahoo dot com and I will send the template to you.

                      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."

                        Bill - the table I use is in Word format.  I have it in a Word document on my computer, then I hit the "paste from Word" button up above here and paste it into my post.  If you like, you can email me at hollys4874 at yahoo dot com and I will send the template to you.

                         

                        Bill, another way to do it is to copy one from someone’s post.

                        1. “Quote” the post with the table you want.
                        2. click on “HTML” (far right, top line); this shows you the code
                        3. click and drag to highlight the entire post (be sure to scroll down to the end)
                        4. Right-click your mouse and “copy”
                        5. Hit “cancel” (lower right)
                        6. Go backwards via your browser (so you won’t actually quote)
                        7. Now start a new post
                        8. Click on HTML, and “paste” what you copied
                        9. click on “update” (lower left)

                        You now have the table plus whatever else was in that original post.  Go through and delete what you don’t want to keep, while keeping the table.

                         

                        Man, that looks more complicated in writing than it actually is!

                         

                        Anyway.... I didn't get a chance to post this week but I did get my 40 in....

                        43.9 miles for me.

                        First week of taper...which oddly comes after my cold-induced radical taper.  Roll eyes


                        Prince of Fatness

                          ??

                           

                          My leg has started to go numb again during some runs and I am going to have to go on hiatus.  Definitely a nerve issue.  Return unknown.

                           

                          I have appreciated you doing this Holly.  Thanks.

                          Semi-retired.

                            I did slow down.  Average pace in Oct 2011 was 7:14--average pace in Feb 2012 was 7:47.  But, then I added more miles.  I'll be okay.  I've got one more week of beating myself up and then I'll start to taper.  I love the extra miles.  I almost feel like I did 15 years ago.  I sure hope it pays off in Knoxville. 

                             

                            Yes, you did slow down.  Can you now try adding some true recovery runs?  Maybe one or two quality runs and then the other ones are even more leisurely than 7:47?  Just a thought...

                            And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

                             

                            Rob