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Do You Think . . . . . (Read 556 times)

    Someone who has run 50ks for the past 4 years (only been running 5 years), one 50-miler last year, and has been/will be sidelined this year for about 6 months (March 27 'til probably at least September) can work back up to two 50 milers next year, then increase things the following year with a possible goal of a 100-miler in 2013????

     

    I was planning on two 50-milers this year (April and Sept or Oct) until I tore a tendon in my foot in March.  I've been pool running and stationary biking to try and keep the cardio up and have been doing as much strength training as a person can when she can't put weight on the foot.  (Upper body, no problem.  Lower body, problem.)

     

    I can't get the idea of a 100-miler out of my head.  I must be a glutton for punishment.

    Leslie
    Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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    2015 Wish List:

    April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June - A 50k somewhere; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; October 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50; January 2016 - Ordnance 100k (dream a little dream . . .)


    "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
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    Fatozzi


    Imminent Catastrophe

      Yes. Next question?

      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

       

      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

        Big grin  A good first 100 miler that's not clear across the country?!?  And PerfesserR, if you say Headlands I might have to hunt you down and maim you.

        Leslie
        Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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        2015 Wish List:

        April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June - A 50k somewhere; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; October 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50; January 2016 - Ordnance 100k (dream a little dream . . .)


        "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
        Ultrarunnerpodcast

        Trail Runner Nation

        Fatozzi

          Magic 8 Ball says; YES


          Imminent Catastrophe

            Big grin  A good first 100 miler that's not clear across the country?!?  And PerfesserR, if you say Headlands I might have to hunt you down and maim you.

             

            What's wrong with Headlands? Fast and flat, I hear. But seriously, I hear Javelina Jundred near Phoenix is a good one. I'm considering that one myself. 

            Please don't maim me, I'm already maimed enough. 

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

             

            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

              Javelina Jundred is one that came to mind.  My in-laws winter in Yuma, AZ, so I could get them to crew for me!  (Use the people you know, I say.)  Plus, Dove from the Masters Forum ran this year and loved the course. Thinking, thinking, thinking . . .

              Leslie
              Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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              2015 Wish List:

              April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June - A 50k somewhere; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; October 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50; January 2016 - Ordnance 100k (dream a little dream . . .)


              "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
              Ultrarunnerpodcast

              Trail Runner Nation

              Fatozzi

                Yes, of course. Smile

                DoppleBock


                  You can do a 50 - It will be a little slower if you had not been injured (Or not) - The strategy is the same:  Run or run/walk a pace that you can maintain for 50 miles, take care of your body, eat, drink and electrolytes.  When you start to hurt - be tough.

                   

                  The last 3 - 50s I ran in less than the shape I wanted to be - But I learned more than when I am in shape.

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

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

                   


                  You'll ruin your knees!

                    I believe you can. 

                     

                    Good hunnerds in your neck o'the woods...

                    Tahoe Rim

                    Cascade Crest

                    Angeles Crest

                    Bear

                    Wasatch

                    Ooo, just found... http://www.runwildidaho.com/default.aspx

                     

                    Sure there's more, too depressing to look...

                    ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      I believe you can. 

                       

                      Good hunnerds in your neck o'the woods...

                      Tahoe Rim

                      Cascade Crest

                      Angeles Crest

                      Bear

                      Wasatch

                      Ooo, just found... http://www.runwildidaho.com/default.aspx

                       

                      Sure there's more, too depressing to look...

                       Watch it, you're gonna get maimed.

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                       

                      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                      You'll ruin your knees!

                         Watch it, you're gonna get maimed.

                         

                        I made no mention of Headlands...

                        ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)

                          Yeah, but most of those still give me the "holy freaking crap!" feeling. 

                           

                          You can do a 50

                           

                          Are you talking about this year still?  If so, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind.

                           

                          And today is my first full day off crutches after 11 weeks.  The foot isn't ready for anything more than EZ slow walking, but maybe I'll be running before September!

                          Leslie
                          Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
                          -------------

                          2015 Wish List:

                          April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June - A 50k somewhere; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; October 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50; January 2016 - Ordnance 100k (dream a little dream . . .)


                          "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
                          Ultrarunnerpodcast

                          Trail Runner Nation

                          Fatozzi


                          You'll ruin your knees!

                            Yeah, but most of those still give me the "holy freaking crap!" feeling. 

                             

                            ... you crossed that line at 100...

                             

                            Are you talking about this year still?  If so, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind.

                             

                            And today is my first full day off crutches after 11 weeks.  The foot isn't ready for anything more than EZ slow walking, but maybe I'll be running before September!

                             

                            Don't think about calendar year so much... within a year...

                            ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)

                            DoppleBock


                              Personally I would just take each day, week as it comes - Generally building on successes.

                               

                              One thing I do know - Once you can train consistently - The fitness comes back much quicker the 2nd time

                               

                              But the 1st thing is to get your body healed and ready that it can train. 

                               

                               

                              Yeah, but most of those still give me the "holy freaking crap!" feeling. 

                               

                               

                              Are you talking about this year still?  If so, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind.

                               

                              And today is my first full day off crutches after 11 weeks.  The foot isn't ready for anything more than EZ slow walking, but maybe I'll be running before September!

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

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

                               

                                My ortho won't let me run until I can power walk a solid hour with no pain.  My opinion is I need to be able to do this on the trails, so that's a ways away.  When I am able to start running, I'll be following this program fairly closely.

                                 

                                And DB - I'm keeping my fingers crossed the fitness comes back faster.  I've been busting my butt with stationary cycling and pool running, as well as strength training, so we'll see.

                                Leslie
                                Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
                                -------------

                                2015 Wish List:

                                April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June - A 50k somewhere; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; October 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50; January 2016 - Ordnance 100k (dream a little dream . . .)


                                "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
                                Ultrarunnerpodcast

                                Trail Runner Nation

                                Fatozzi

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