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Can't break 15 miles (Read 333 times)


IMKY13 finish!!

    Man, for the second week in a row my long run goal was 15 miles and I couldn't "break thru" Confused Last week I did 14.5 miles and earlier today I did 14.6 miles Undecided

    Fitness/weight goals for 2014

     

    1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!

    2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)

    3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours

    4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)

    5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:

             Swim: 100 miles

             Bike: 3,000 miles

             Run: 1,400 miles

      From your profile, congrats on all the accomplishments you've had so far! Looks like you've completely transformed your life with running. Very impressive! Looking at your log, it looks like your long run is waaaaaaaaay too much of your weekly total milage. Undecided A lot of people will tell you to keep your long run somewhere between 1/3 - 1/2 of your weekly miles, leaning more towards 1/3 for an average. This is because the long run really stresses the body and you need a strong milage base to support it. My understanding is that if you keep up the pattern you're doing with your super long run once/week and a few comparatively really short runs in between then you're very likely to get injured. Good luck and happy trails! Modified to add: my log's not a perfect model right now because I'm coming back from an injury myself... Blush

      Roads were made for journeys...

        From your profile, congrats on all the accomplishments you've had so far! Looks like you've completely transformed your life with running. Very impressive! Looking at your log, it looks like your long run is waaaaaaaaay too much of your weekly total milage. Undecided A lot of people will tell you to keep your long run somewhere between 1/3 - 1/2 of your weekly miles, leaning more towards 1/3 for an average. This is because the long run really stresses the body and you need a strong milage base to support it. My understanding is that if you keep up the pattern you're doing with your super long run once/week and a few comparatively really short runs in between then you're very likely to get injured.
        What she said, long run in the range of 1/4-1/3 of your weekly average. Not that many of us are good models for that. Blush But that's the general range you want it to be in.


        IMKY13 finish!!

          Thanks for the advice guys...I really appreciate it!! I am going to try to modify my running schedule to get my weekly mileage in the range you guys have said. I'll post on here my schedule of weekly long run percentage and I'll try to get it closer to 1/3 (although that's not always easy). Again, thanks!!

          Fitness/weight goals for 2014

           

          1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!

          2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)

          3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours

          4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)

          5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:

                   Swim: 100 miles

                   Bike: 3,000 miles

                   Run: 1,400 miles


          IMKY13 finish!!

            Again, thanks for the advice guys & gals!! How does this look for my "revised" training schedule for the rest of my marathon training (this is probably the best I can do, based on my other commitments)? Mon: Rest Tues: 4.4 in am (tempo run); strength training in pm Wed: 4.4 in am (speed training) Thurs; 7.8 in pm Fri: strength training Sat: 4 miles (easy) Sun: 14-21 miles (long run every other week); 8-10 miles (shorter run every other week) The percentages below are percent of long run to total miles run that week… 7/9/2007 - 7/15/2007 30% 7/16/2007 - 7/22/2007 45% 7/23/2007 - 7/29/2007 30% 7/30/2007 - 8/5/2007 44% 8/6/2007 - 8/12/2007 30% 8/13/2007 - 8/19/2007 51% 8/20/2007 - 8/26/2007 30% 8/27/2007 - 9/2/2007 49% 9/3/2007 - 9/9/2007 23% 9/10/2007 - 9/16/2007 55% 9/17/2007 - 9/23/2007 42% 9/24/2007 - 9/30/2007 33% 10/1/2007 - 10/7/2007 64% marathon AVERAGE 41%

            Fitness/weight goals for 2014

             

            1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!

            2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)

            3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours

            4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)

            5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:

                     Swim: 100 miles

                     Bike: 3,000 miles

                     Run: 1,400 miles


            Forever Learning

              First thing I see is two quality days back to back - Tuesday and Wednesday. I don't know of many plans that would suggest this...
                I don't feel qualified to advise on specific plans, but why not join the coaching group/forum? It's at http://www.runningahead.com/groups/RACF/ and was set up specifically for people looking for advice on their training plans...

                Roads were made for journeys...


                IMKY13 finish!!

                  thanks Janell!! I'll check it out

                  Fitness/weight goals for 2014

                   

                  1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!

                  2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)

                  3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours

                  4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)

                  5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:

                           Swim: 100 miles

                           Bike: 3,000 miles

                           Run: 1,400 miles

                    First thing I see is two quality days back to back - Tuesday and Wednesday. I don't know of many plans that would suggest this...
                    That stuck out to me as well. If that 7.8 is easy, I'd just switch into the mid of the three day week between your speed workouts. Maybe drop to 2 quality days during the weeks of your longer runs. I dunno, I'd check out that group posted. I'm about to post my own marathon plan and see if people think I'm nuts.
                    Gig


                      amcniece, I've read your profile. I think you're nuts. (Welcome to the club.)


                      IMKY13 finish!!

                        Of course, I may be using the term "Tempo" run wrong or loosly. When I do what I call a tempo run, it's more of just a run...just getting miles in. I wouldn't classify it as "speed" work or easy either. But I have modified my training schedule a bit. Thanks for all the advice gang...you guys/gals are great!!

                        Fitness/weight goals for 2014

                         

                        1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!

                        2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)

                        3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours

                        4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)

                        5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:

                                 Swim: 100 miles

                                 Bike: 3,000 miles

                                 Run: 1,400 miles