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April 2013 (Read 51 times)


Bad Ass

    If it is, that was mean.  But I really hope it was a joke.  I've falling for every one today, so you never know.

     

     

    yeah that's what I meant. I hope it's a (STUPID) April Fools joke!

     

    I did 3.14 recovery miles and heavy weights.  I'm sore.

    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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    "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

    SprinklesRunner


    Whippet

      Ugh....still sick!  Can't go 2 minutes without coughing up a lung or two!  So, URD again....bummed!  I hope to be able to run tomorrow, but may not be up to the strength run.  Sorry I am not up for personals, but will catch up later!

       

      Me too Sad  I got sent home from work.   I'm coughing and made it 1 mile today jogging my dog before I got a side stitch.

       

      Simon- I think I'll go by feel.  So far I've had no issues recovering from high mileage, only speedwork.  If my legs are trashed I'll do the 20 milers and the cutbacks and that's it.

       

      Josh- congested too huh? Ugh.  It is going around for sure.

       

      Me- NO idea what is gonna happen tomorrow- going to suck down some nyquil and see.  It's going to be cold so I might see if I can slowly crank out 5 on the TM.  I figure the warm air will help and pretty much no one is ever downstairs running, so it should be fine.  I hate running inside.  I think next year I'm just doing a fall marathon.  I hate spring.

      13.1: 1:45 | 26.2: 3:55


        I did 3.14 recovery miles and heavy weights.  I'm sore.

         

        You're supposed to run Pi on Pi day!


        Bad Ass

          My bad!

           

           

          You're supposed to run Pi on Pi day!

           

          Morning!  I have 11 miles tonight.  Hoping the 85F lets me run on pace, which never happens.

           

          Sprinkles, feel better.

           

          AmiK, hope you feel better soon.

           

          RVD, s'up?

          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

          Blog

          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

          jedigunnie26.2


          BQ in 2013

            onemile - yes indeed! You should see the 5k and HM plans.Smile I decided I am just going to do the 20wk 60-80mpw plan for Philly. July 1st I start I am so stoked to start!Smile

             

            RVD - interesting Hansons has different recoveries in the purchased plan but I guess it makes sense - I think the purchased plans are harder all around! 

            Morning Donuts! I've been a bad MIA donut!Smile Just don't have time to post regularly right now. I ran a really good 4m LT progression tempo on Saturday on track. First time I did tempo on track. 7:10, 6:59, 6:45, 6;44 were splits. Solid 13 miler day after on my new favorite LR route and finished a strong week with 58m. 227m for month and lost my mileage title (Damn HM taper) lol 10.5m this am w/3x2m w/3min rec on mill. i was a wuss today and did not want to run in cold today and track too dark anyway. Really feel like i am back in a zone again after last week.

             

            Lot to catch-up on here and will post when i can.  Do Work Donuts!Smile

            PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011)  | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013)  | 26.2 - 3:47:47 (2012)

             

            2013 Goals - 3000 miles (940m May'13) | sub20 5k | sub 43 10K  | sub1:35 13.1 | sub 3:15 26.2

             

            2013

            Saginaw 5k - 1/19/13 - 20:15 PR

            Chambersburg Half Marathon - 3/9/13 - 1:36:22 PR

            Frederick Half Marathon - 5/5/13 - 1:34:40 PR

             

            Up Next:

            Shippensburg Fair 5k - 7/27/13

            RnR Philadelphia Half Marathon - 9/15/13

            Philadelphia Marathon - 11/17/13

            mdawg87


              Good morning!  7+ TM miles and stretching at the gym this morning.  Strength training tonight.  For those of you interested, the pool temperature is 60 degrees.  That's a good sign.  First time it's been out of the 50s since winter.  Won't be long until we're hanging out at it...not in it yet...well, DH maybe, but not me.

               

              cbus:  I really hope you're fooling us.  But if not, I'm so so so sorry!

               

              Docket:  I think DH's breakfast yesterday was at the hotel he's staying at.  I'll take your 85 degrees!

               

              sprinkles:  I don't see how you more northern folks can train through those winter months up there.  Kudos to you.  I'd never be doing a spring marathon if I lived in a cold climate.

               

              jedi:  Nice to see you!

              PRs:  1:39:24 (HM)  3:47:02 (FM)

                I'm looking forward to doing the Hansons' purchased 20 week 60-80 mpw for Chicago.  I've just got to be good about getting to bed at night so that I can put in the mileage and hit the paces in the cooler early morning hours.  We don't have it as bad as D_R here in the Atlanta area, but it is certainly bad enough that I could never hit pace when running in the afternoon heat.

                 

                I've been in a bit of a funk the last several days.  It started last Friday evening at the local high school track when I was doing the scheduled 2wu+3(2m@1/2MPw1mr)+2cd = 13 miles.  I had a hell of a time on the first 2 mile interval.  I was running to a cadence in my music but still was really having a hard time keeping pace.  So, after the first interval, I modified my Garmin to notify me of slow speed ten seconds slower. (I was getting tired of the buzzing/beeping telling me that I was going too slowly.)  I was also going to change my music to a faster cadence but forgot to.  Still had no joy during the second interval.  This time, after the interval, I went to change my music to a higher cadence and then noticed that I had accidentally been running to my MP cadence, not my HMP cadence.

                 

                No wonder I was having problems.  I was having to over stride to a slower cadence to try to hit my pace and it felt really awkward.  I cut off the last 2cd miles.  I was too pissed off at myself at that point to continue. Afterwards my legs felt rather beat up.  I went ahead and did my scheduled six miles on Saturday and added on the two that I had cut off from Friday, but my legs still felt sore all day.

                 

                So, here comes my Sunday 18 mile long run.  My legs just felt too sore.  I was afraid of hurting myself so took an URD.  Not feeling good about that, especially with perfect weather. Did get up and do my 8 mile early morning run on Monday and was supposed to get up early today to do 2wu+5(1k@5w400r)+2cd but was just too tired.  I stayed up too late last night watching the end of the Braves' baseball game and I hadn't gotten much sleep the night before.  So,  guess I'll have to head out after work to do today's workout.  Won't be able to do it on the usual track, but on an informal track that goes around a Lacrosse field and is 1/3 of a mile long.  Footing is a bit uneven at places and the temp is going up to 66F which I'm not used to yet.  But, I need a good run just to get my confidence back after screwing up/missing my last two runs of substance.

                 

                jedigunnie26.2:  I've done Philly a couple of times.  I really like that out and back to Manayunk which is the second half of the course.  I never liked the first half though and there were a couple of surprisingly steep (and for me unrunnable) overpass sections that I seriously didn't like.  Problem is that I should probably plan to run it again since my DD & her friends live in that area and have run it with me before.


                Bad Ass

                  RVD, I'm the contrary.  The dewpoint in the mornings is so bad I cannot hit my paces in the morning, but I can in the afternoons with 50% humidity v. 300%.  Ha!

                   

                  mdawg, that's until you run in it.

                   

                  jedi, glad to see you back.

                  Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                  "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                  onemile


                    I've seen the Hansons 60-80 week plan. It looks really tough. I think I could survive the first 4 weeks.  Maybe.  Shocked

                    jedigunnie26.2


                    BQ in 2013

                      Jenny - yeah, some of those 80m weeks scare me a bit, but I can always reduce the mpw if too much for me. I am on the line of do or don't I make a run at a BQ this fall. depends how HM goes in few weeks, but think I am almost there.

                       

                      I've seen the Hansons 60-80 week plan. It looks really tough. I think I could survive the first 4 weeks.  Maybe.  Shocked

                      PR's - 5K - 20:15 (2013) | 10K - 45:14 (2011)  | 13.1 - 1:34:40 (2013)  | 26.2 - 3:47:47 (2012)

                       

                      2013 Goals - 3000 miles (940m May'13) | sub20 5k | sub 43 10K  | sub1:35 13.1 | sub 3:15 26.2

                       

                      2013

                      Saginaw 5k - 1/19/13 - 20:15 PR

                      Chambersburg Half Marathon - 3/9/13 - 1:36:22 PR

                      Frederick Half Marathon - 5/5/13 - 1:34:40 PR

                       

                      Up Next:

                      Shippensburg Fair 5k - 7/27/13

                      RnR Philadelphia Half Marathon - 9/15/13

                      Philadelphia Marathon - 11/17/13

                        cbus - butthole

                         

                        - edited because Cbus is just wrong

                        PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

                         

                         


                        Rusk Runner

                          cbus - If you are not joking, I am so very sorry to hear about this.

                           

                          sprinkles - I am thinking along the same lines as you. I have seriously been thinking about maintaining higher mileage but training for half marathon and below for Spring, and then training for Fall marathons. I am never appreciative of spring weather and I need to cut down on marathon stress.

                           

                          I dont know how my leg is going to hold out for the race Saturday, but I am racing anyway. Damn the torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!

                          PRs...5K - 20:36, 4mile - 26:15, 13.1 - 1:32, 26.2 - 3:42

                          Just Run!!!

                          akalei


                            Indi and Sprinkles:  That's what I did this Spring--stuck with halfs and will run Wineglass this fall--and I'm so happy I did.  I needed the break from marathon training, and it's so nice to get out there and remember why you started running in the first place.  I've been doing 30-35 mile weeks (5-6 3x during the week and a 10-14 mi weekend run), and it's been great.  I'm also looking forward to starting Pfitz at the end of May, so I think it helped decrease the dread.  I really encourage everyone to get out, even during training, and leave the watches, GPS, and ipod at home and just enjoy your surroundings.  It's necessary sometimes.  Done with my tree hugging moment Smile

                             

                            Cbus: I hope to heck you're kidding us.

                             

                            Sprinkles and ami: Hope you're both feeling better soon.  This bipolar weather sure doesn't help.

                             

                            Jedi: I'm thinking of hopping on board for the Philly half... I keep hearing great things about the entire event!

                             

                            RVD: Those periods just happen to all of us.  Hopefully you get a good run in soon to boost your confidence again!

                             

                            Me: was going to do 6 at lunch but it's super windy and I'd be down by the river, so I'm going to run some errands at lunch and run after.  Then I'm in the woods to block some of the wind, and pup can join me.

                            My PR's! 5K: 21:54 | 10M: 1:16:55 | HM: 1:43:40 | Full: 3:51:56

                            2013: BQ or bust!

                            http://justalongfortherun.blogspot.com


                            Smashy!!!

                              Just got back from the specialist, and I got really hopeful news. Turns out I did not tear the ACL. The doctor said I got a 3rd degree case of april fools! Apparently, it only takes 24 hours to recover.

                              PRs: 21:35 (5K); 1:46:46 (HM); 4:30:46 (FM)


                              Bad Ass

                                Sheesh.  Good news although now I want to use my whips on you!

                                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                                Blog

                                "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."