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40/40 Thread for Week Ending 10/14/12 (Read 254 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

    Dopplebock

    109

    Achilles seems to be holding up a bit

    Holly

    44.3

    Time to get more serious about weights

    IBleedUnionBlue

    43

    Me, too, except for the walnuts and acorns hiding in the   leaves

    Pfriese

    42.1

    Nice HM!

    Fortunate One

    40

    Shhh, we won’t tell

     

     

    Here’s my tentative plan for the week. 

     

    Day

    Plan

    Actual

    Commentary

    Monday

    0 miles

     0 miles

    Weights and core

    Tuesday

    4-6 miles

     5.5 miles

    Easy pace

    Wednesday

    4-6 miles

     8 miles

    Easy pace

    Thursday

    4-6 miles

     5 miles

    Easy pace

    Friday

    0 miles

     4 miles

    Weights and core

    Saturday

    5-7 miles

     2 miles

    Easy pace, with striders

    Sunday

    14-15 miles

     13.1 miles

    Dayton River Corridor Classic HM (1:55:26)

    Total

     

     37.6 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."

    DoppleBock


      Thanks Holly

       

       I will do a mini-taper to a non-goal race on Sunday ... so mileage will decline as the week goes on.  The race is the Glacial 50 Mile in Greenbush, WI on the Ice Age Trail (Northern Kettle Moraine)  One of the goals will to not make my achillies worse.  This race is pretty hilly with many rocks and roots.  With all the leaves mostly down it will be an adventure on the ankles.

       

      Day

      Plan

      Actual

      Commentary

      Monday

      Speed

      6/14

      Hopefully 3-4 x 2 miles Cut it short at 2x2 miles - Felt good, but decided it was enough in race week

      Tuesday

      Easy

       7/6

      Easy pace

      Wednesday

      half ass hills + speed

      TM hills with a fast-flat  run out interval post hill (1/4 mile hill - 1/4 mile speed)

      Thursday

      taper

       6

      Easy pace

      Friday

      taper

       7

      Easy pace 

      Saturday

      taper

       4

      Easy pace + some half ass TM hills

      Sunday

      Glacial 50 Mile

       50

      Ice Age trail in Northern Kettle Moraine - Very Sloppy and Muddy - Rained 2 inches Sat and 3 inches during the race on Sunday.  Had to walk most up and downhills the last 20 miles.  Fell 6 times.  But managed 3rd OA 7:58.

      Total

       

       104

       Hoping to be > 100 total for week

      http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

      2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

       

        DoppleBock, I thought about that one (actually, I was thinking of the marathon) but didn't like reading race reports about all the leaves and turned ankles.  I ran a Half in the Southern Kettle Moraine unit last fall (NF Challenge) and really like those trails.  Yes, it's hilly, but the hills aren't huge.  Enjoy the heck out of the day and aim toward the leafless areas if possible.  Holly, have fun with your Half.

         

        My plan (first 20-miler of this training cycle)"

        Day

        Plan

        Actual

        Commentary

        Monday

         4 miles

         4 miles

         Recovery pace

        Tuesday

         0 miles

         0

         Rest

        Wednesday

         6 miles

         6 miles

         Including 3 M tempo run on TM

        Thursday

         4 miles

         6.2 miles

         More recovery

        Friday

         0 miles

         0

         More rest (I am 64 after all)

        Saturday

        10 miles

        10 miles 

         Hal Higdon Intermediate 2 plan

        Sunday

        20 miles

          5 miles

         Long run postponed a day 

        Total

        44 miles

         31.2 miles

         Way short this week

         

        DoppleBock


          The Northern KM is much hillier ... I have run Ice Age 50M a few times and you should consistently be 30-45 minutes faster on Ice Age than Glacial 50M because of the less hilly and less technical trail.

           

          Glacial is a fun throw back race - When times were simplier and runners didn't need to be so pampered or have the event have entertainment or be a circus.

           

          7 aide stations in 50 miles - Well crewed, but will Gels, H20 and simple food.  Trail is well marked and an out and back.  Of the 50 miles in the out and back there are 12=/- miles that you need to be careful, the rest just has some rocks and roots.  

           

          Afterward there is chilli and or soup, sandwiches, a few desserts, chips soda and beer - Many people bring beer to share and sit around in lawn chairs or in the fire station hall for a few hours.

           

          I like low key races - So this is my favorite ultra race.

           

          DoppleBock, I thought about that one (actually, I was thinking of the marathon) but didn't like reading race reports about all the leaves and turned ankles.  I ran a Half in the Southern Kettle Moraine unit last fall (NF Challenge) and really like those trails.  Yes, it's hilly, but the hills aren't huge.  Enjoy the heck out of the day and aim toward the leafless areas if possible.  Holly, have fun with your Half.

           

          http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

          2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

           

            Hi Holly!

             

            Shooting for 40 again this week.

             

            M - rest day

            T - 7.7 miles

            W - rest day

            Th - 8 miles

            F - 4.6 miles

            Sa - rest day

            Su - 19.7 miles

            ______________________________

            Total - 40 miles

             

            Paul

            DoppleBock


              It is suppose to start raining early Saturday morning and rain through most the race Sunday - Likely 2+ inches over the period.

               

              This is gonna be a wet, muddy, cold, messy and fun run!

              http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

              2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

               


              Marathon Maniac #957

                It is suppose to start raining early Saturday morning and rain through most the race Sunday - Likely 2+ inches over the period.

                 

                This is gonna be a wet, muddy, cold, messy and fun run!

                 

                I hope it was dryer than predicted.

                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!  Sorry I'm late to the party again.  This has been a crazy week for running.  I record what I had kind of planned in my head for the week then, of course, show the actual.

                   

                  Day

                  Plan

                  Actual

                  Comment

                  Monday

                   10

                   10.2

                   1:13:57

                  Tuesday

                     6

                     6.4

                   48:15

                  Wednesday

                   10

                   12.2

                   1:31:02--there was a strong wind blowing from the west so I altered my course to finish with the wind to my back...but I got lost and ended up with 12.2 miles...but is was fun.

                  Thursday

                     0

                        0

                   

                  Friday

                   10

                     5.8

                   40:35--my route took me by a bar where I noticed some guys I knew were inside so I stopped in for "one quick one"...4 beers and 2 hours later, I got a ride home

                  Saturday

                     6

                     5.8

                   40:34--I ran with the high school cross country team

                  Sunday

                     0

                   13.1 + .8 

                   1:33:13 for the 1/2 marathon and 6:34 for the .8 cool down.  I received a call yesterday, telling me about a guy who just found out he had testicular cancer--to make a long story short--I ran a 1/2 marathon on the course that he was supposed to run in 2 weeks.  It was really pretty cool.

                  Total

                   42

                   54.3

                   


                  MM #7877

                    I need a pass this week. Caught a head cold. I stopped at 23 miles.

                    Philippians 4:13.