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Happy

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    Meanwhile, in observance of Unplug, I will be running sans Garmin tomorrow. No PC, tablet, or phone for me either! Shocked

    Buzzie -- Oops, I forgot about unplugging today (I've used my Garmin, iPod, iPhone, and now my laptop, all before 10:30 am).  I looked at your workout log to see if there was anything about the out-and-back run that might be illuminating (other than the 5 second positive split). All I can say is, WOW! A 24-hour trail run just a few weeks ago (99+ miles in under 24 hours). 5 seconds on your out-and-back run can certainly be forgiven! I am completely amazed. Congrats!

    "Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon."  -- Meb Keflezighi


    Happy

      A follow-up to my Recovery Indicator saga: I had a (thankfully) short-lived stomach flu the past few days. It caused me to go easy on an Aerobic Run day on Wednesday (RI=Mostly Recovered). On my Rest Day, I didn't measure all the recovery indicators, but my resting HR when I got home from work was in the 80's (normally in the low 50's). I felt better by the end of the day (i.e., able to eat), but very weak. The next day (yesterday), my scheduled run was an Out-and-Back, but my recovery indicator was the lowest mark I've seen so far -- Partly Recovered(?), one step above Danger Zone. I skipped running altogether. Today, my RI's were back to normal (Fully Recovered). So I did my full Long Aerobic Run, and it felt really good. I hate skipping a day, but I'm sure it would've been counter-productive to have even attempted to run yesterday.

      Thanks for the earlier well-wishes. Ok, time to unplug ...

      "Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon."  -- Meb Keflezighi


      Bacon Party!

        Buzzie -- Oops, I forgot about unplugging today (I've used my Garmin, iPod, iPhone, and now my laptop, all before 10:30 am).  I looked at your workout log to see if there was anything about the out-and-back run that might be illuminating (other than the 5 second positive split). All I can say is, WOW! A 24-hour trail run just a few weeks ago (99+ miles in under 24 hours). 5 seconds on your out-and-back run can certainly be forgiven! I am completely amazed. Congrats!

         

        LOL. Thank you. It usually takes me four weeks to recover from one of those long runs.

         

        Totally not concerned about the 5 seconds. Yeah, I did start off a bit fast, instead of letting the speed come naturally - as it always does. It seems to take me at least 4 miles to warm up, by 8 I'm hitting my stride, by 14 I'm feeling even better. Still, was nervous about not pushing hard enough (as I've spent the last year and a half coasting through Maffetone runs). Felt good to feel a bit on the edge for an extended period. Next one will be better.

         

        Glad you're feeling better and w good recovery indicators! Smile

        Liz

        pace sera, sera

          Honestly? When Liz/Buzzie first posted in this thread I clicked on her log and was instantly slightly terrified, in a reverential kind of way, when I saw the races/pr's.

           

          Sorry Liz.

           

          So I'm a little sick today, didn't run yesterday and probably won't today. Maybe a tiny mini-jog later on. I just registered for my goal half marathon on 5 May...I had to put a Zielzeit (goal finish time) so I put 1:38:00, which is about how fast running wizard claims I should be able to run it if I follow the plan.

           

          1:38! My PR is 1:40:07 (those seven seconds have haunted me ever since) and I haven't run a half marathon since sometime in 2010. I've also not gotten my mileage quite up to the maximum in the plan, which is something like 75 km/wk. I made it up to 60. But I'll try to keep it around 60-65 for the next 2 months. And then hope for a really really good day...


          Bacon Party!

            Honestly? When Liz/Buzzie first posted in this thread I clicked on her log and was instantly slightly terrified, in a reverential kind of way, when I saw the races/pr's.

             

            Sorry Liz.

             

            So I'm a little sick today, didn't run yesterday and probably won't today. Maybe a tiny mini-jog later on. I just registered for my goal half marathon on 5 May...I had to put a Zielzeit (goal finish time) so I put 1:38:00, which is about how fast running wizard claims I should be able to run it if I follow the plan.

             

            1:38! My PR is 1:40:07 (those seven seconds have haunted me ever since) and I haven't run a half marathon since sometime in 2010. I've also not gotten my mileage quite up to the maximum in the plan, which is something like 75 km/wk. I made it up to 60. But I'll try to keep it around 60-65 for the next 2 months. And then hope for a really really good day...

             

            Oh, good grief! You're terrified of MY PRs ... YOU'RE going for 1:38!! Big grin

            Hope you feel better soon and are able to get out for little jog today - usually the cure for whatever ails ya (especially at "jog" effort).

             

            Have to say, I love seeing what folks in this group are working on. And, I'm really looking forward to watching the results of everyone's efforts. This is gonna be great!

            Liz

            pace sera, sera

              Yeah, but it's a half marathon, not a 24 hour whatever!

               

              Actually, my impression is that everyone in this particular group is faster than I am. It's very motivating Smile


              Hill Slug

                Yeah, but it's a half marathon, not a 24 hour whatever!

                 

                Actually, my impression is that everyone in this particular group is faster than I am. It's very motivating Smile

                 

                 

                I'm sure you have me beat. I'm working hard to break out of my old lady marathon shuffle (and drop the extra weight around my stomach!)

                All time PR:  1:20 HM. 2:49 M

                2013 goal:  Master's PR HM  Recover from illness/finish the year strong

                 

                Rage, rage against the dying of the light

                   

                   

                  I'm sure you have me beat. I'm working hard to break out of my old lady marathon shuffle (and drop the extra weight around my stomach!)

                   

                  Ah, but the 2:49 in your signature says it may be a shuffle, but it's likely a darn fast one Big grin

                   

                  OMG YOU GUYS can I just whine here for a second? I have barely run all week due to some nasty - and recurring for MONTHS - GI issues. I finally got my act together and went to the doctor (only after googling my symptoms and finding they could be due to typhus, yellow fever or a kidney infection) and she said it's most likely a food intolerance. I.e. intolerance to gluten, fructose, or lactose (or more than one of the three). I have to see a specialist to get tested and officially diagnosed, and can't get an appt until April - but I have to say, this would make sense. Actually I can't believe I didn't think of it before.

                   

                  So, like, whatever. I hope it's an intolerance, because then I can stop eating whatever it is and thus stop having these symptoms which are causing me to miss my runs. I just wanted to whine about it because my training was going SO WELL and then all of a sudden I couldn't even get out of bed due to sheer nausea.

                   

                  But it's fine, training-wise, right? Missing the first six days of the hill phase? I can still do 1:38? The race is in 2 months. Plenty of time to recover...?

                  JML


                     

                     

                    But it's fine, training-wise, right? Missing the first six days of the hill phase? I can still do 1:38? The race is in 2 months. Plenty of time to recover...?

                     

                    Missing a few runs is not going to hurt in the scope of the full training plan.  When I ran my half using RunningWizard, I missed a few workouts due to illness / life getting in the way etc and I still hit my goal time.    If you do have to miss a run in a given week, use the rank listed in the plan to eliminate the least important run.  Since you are in the hill phase, my advice would be to NOT make your hill workout your first run back after missing a few days.  This seems like it might be a bad idea and could lead to injury.  Good luck!

                     2014 goals: run a bunch....race some.....repeat...

                       

                      Missing a few runs is not going to hurt in the scope of the full training plan.  When I ran my half using RunningWizard, I missed a few workouts due to illness / life getting in the way etc and I still hit my goal time.    If you do have to miss a run in a given week, use the rank listed in the plan to eliminate the least important run.  Since you are in the hill phase, my advice would be to NOT make your hill workout your first run back after missing a few days.  This seems like it might be a bad idea and could lead to injury.  Good luck!

                       

                      Thanks JML! Just did a slow 50 minute run and was basically fine. Will do the first hill workout tomorrow, I think. It's just the one "repeat" (is it a repeat if you only do it once?), so just once up and down and the strides. Doesn't seem TOO intimidating...

                        Runharriet... I have been wanting to respond to your post but my Internet is down and all I have is my daughters iPad to peck out a response. So I will get back tomyou in more depth but I just want you to know that I am alsongluten intolerant and most of my family has food allergies. I definitely know how you are feeling! When I can I will come back and write some more
                        JML


                           

                          Thanks JML! Just did a slow 50 minute run and was basically fine. Will do the first hill workout tomorrow, I think. It's just the one "repeat" (is it a repeat if you only do it once?), so just once up and down and the strides. Doesn't seem TOO intimidating...

                           

                          You are correct.   For your first hill workout, the write-up from Running Wizard recommends that you only do one set.  This can be a physically taxing workout and you definitely want to be careful.    As you get further into hills phase, you can probably add sets as your leg strength increases.   I am finishing up my last week of hills phase and typically run 4 sets during a workout, but I do pay close attention to my form and cut it short once I start to get sloppy.  My only other thought is to make sure that you run a good warmup before the set.  I do about 2 miles with a couple of strides at the end to make sure my legs are ready for bounding.

                           2014 goals: run a bunch....race some.....repeat...

                            Runharriet... I have been wanting to respond to your post but my Internet is down and all I have is my daughters iPad to peck out a response. So I will get back tomyou in more depth but I just want you to know that I am alsongluten intolerant and most of my family has food allergies. I definitely know how you are feeling! When I can I will come back and write some more

                             

                            Hi Christirei! Would love to hear your experience whenever your internet comes back! Just quickly (because I know everyone's dying to know more about my digestive tract) - I haven't ingested fructose, lactose or gluten since Friday, and what do you know? It's like the last two weeks of constant GI problems never even happened. No nausea, no stomach pain, no intestinal distress (ur welcome)...I even lost the 2 kg that had randomly appeared during the last few months, literally overnight. On Saturday I weighed 60 kg. On Sunday I weighed 58. Serious bloating was going on there! My recovery indicators are so confused by the sudden change.

                             

                            Anyway Smile  Hi everyone...how's the Wiz treating you this week?

                             

                            Here, I rearranged my plan to fit everything in, due to some time constraints, and it would have worked perfectly if we hadn't had a random snowstorm. Now I've got a theoretical 9km PCR on tap on/in/through six inches of fresh snow. Thinking it's going to be an R without much PC about it. Naja...

                             

                            I wish you all success in your progress calibration, uphill springing, easy fartleking, and whatever other endeavors await you today Smile

                             

                            MTA: yeah, that PCR thing? Totally didn't happen.


                            Happy

                              We got quite a bit of snow in Minnesota the past few weeks, so I've continued to be a slave to the treadmill for a really long time this winter. BUT, I was fortunate to be in San Francisco, CA over this past weekend for a work-related event. The weather was perfect!! My Long Run on Saturday was scheduled to be 17.5 miles -- the longest scheduled run of my marathon training program. It turned into 18.8 miles, from my hotel downtown, to the waterfront by AT&T baseball field, to the middle of the Golden Gate bridge, then back. It was still dark when I went past AT&T Park, but the sun had risen by the time I got to the bridge. It was sunny, about 48 degrees, and absolutely beautiful!!! My pace and HR were all over the place, ... and I got lost 4 or 5 times, ... and don't get me started about the HILLS!! But it was really awesome! It's tough to be back in snow-covered Minnesota. I "fartlek-ed" on the treadmill this morning.  Blechhh!

                              "Strawberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite thing to eat after a marathon."  -- Meb Keflezighi

                                We got quite a bit of snow in Minnesota the past few weeks, so I've continued to be a slave to the treadmill for a really long time this winter. BUT, I was fortunate to be in San Francisco, CA over this past weekend for a work-related event. The weather was perfect!! My Long Run on Saturday was scheduled to be 17.5 miles -- the longest scheduled run of my marathon training program. It turned into 18.8 miles, from my hotel downtown, to the waterfront by AT&T baseball field, to the middle of the Golden Gate bridge, then back. It was still dark when I went past AT&T Park, but the sun had risen by the time I got to the bridge. It was sunny, about 48 degrees, and absolutely beautiful!!! My pace and HR were all over the place, ... and I got lost 4 or 5 times, ... and don't get me started about the HILLS!! But it was really awesome! It's tough to be back in snow-covered Minnesota. I "fartlek-ed" on the treadmill this morning.  Blechhh!

                                 

                                that San Francisco run sounds heavenly. I feel your pain on the snow issue. We just got six inches and it was 20 degrees this morning when I ran. I am just so very over it.