Okay, let's see if we cant get this post started back up and running more consistently. The kids are back in school so hopefully I will be back on a more steady schedule.
Last week was a pretty good week for me. Mileage is still a little lower than I want it. I would like to hold my mileage between 40-50 for the rest of the year building up to my marathon training for a May marathon. At that point I am hoping to ramp up the mileage to 70s (maybe using Pfitzingers plan).
Anyway, foot was hurting a bit last week but I did do a 5K on Sunday which felt okay. I felt a bit out of shape running it but took 2nd in my AG and was able to out-kick another runner from my running club at the end. Came in at 20:13 which is 24 seconds off my PR but I really havent done any speedwork or prep for this race so I'll take it.
Right now I am looking into hiring an online running coach again - just not sure if I am going to do it now or wait till the marathon training starts at the end of December.
Milestones this week:
Oldman - 7 months
Albertoknox - 7 months
Jill_B - 6 months
Roses Revenge - 100 days
SkBunny - 100 days
Teresadfp - 3 months
Nice job everyone - keep up the good work.
In it for the long run..
I will hit 180 days in 2 days.
This past week was a tough one for me. With Labor Day, I had two races (Mon and Sat) and a 22 mile training run yesterday. I am flat tuckered out, so took an easy 2 mile run this morning. I think I'll cut back the miles this week and rest up. I am not an advocate of 22 mile training runs (especially for older runners), but our course was mis-measured and this was a SHORTENING of the course from the 24 it turned out to be! Thank God for Garmins so I actually knew what was going on, unlike some others who followed the directions blindly and just had watch time to go by.
"It's not who wins the workout..."
I am still holding steady although my legs are a bit sore from doing the Ragnar Relay last weekend. I ran well but too fast for me on all 3 legs so I am paying for it now. I went out for 12 miles yesterday and had to stop after 8 because it was enough. I too am feeling a little burned out so I am going to take it easy this week and then start back with the marathon training Sunday.
Congrats to all with milestones! Keep it up!
Bring it on.
I had a good couple of weeks until last week. I found both pairs of shoes I have been alternating might be reaching the end of their useful running life. A new pair of shoes has been introduced to the rotation as a result.
My weekend mileage was disappointing and I am pointing to donating whole blood on Wednesday as the cause (see thread I will begin shortly). I hope to be solidly over 30 miles this week.
Marathon Maniac #991 Half Fanatic #58 Double Agent #22 It's a perfect day and I feel great!
Getting back in the groove... still not streaking though
Hoping that, combined with following a few recommendations on low HR training, I can keep nagging injuries at bay and get into a good streak.
Chris PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full
2016 Goals 1,000 miles/ 100 Day Streak/ 25mpw base/ Race a half marathon/ Try for a sub-6 hour marathonRun, consistently, without fail
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"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
yeah, uh. well. I ran today.
Hey, its something. How is the leg?
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Last Race: Portland Maine Half Marathon October 5 2014