2000Km-1243 mile club

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Yep...I think I bit off more than I can chew (Read 539 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    Last year I logged just over 1800 miles...but I was only running.  I recently got a road bike and have plans of at least 1 duathlon (5k run, 30k bike, 5k run) in April, a couple of century rides, and several running races, too (15k, 25k, trail relay, HMs).


    Last night I started messing around with putting together some training plans and am feeling a bit in over my head.  Not so much with the cycling stuff, but the mileage to hit 1500 for the year.  I think it's a bit overly ambitious.


    2000k, though...I always try to run at least 100 miles/month and it's usually not much of a struggle.  So I think this is a better goal for me, running-wise.  I want to enjoy the training for my races, not feel obligated to meet some arbitrary mileage goal that doesn't benefit the training for my specific races and might actually hurt it.


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    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

      Welcome to the group Zoomie

      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


      Needs more cowbell!

        Thanks! Big grin

        Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          Wow Zoomy, that's a lot of training for the year! I have a hard time just getting the miles in for my races. Putting in all that biking too would have me keel over.

          Dutchie
          I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.

          Run the day, or the day runs you.

          Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle


          Needs more cowbell!

            Wow Zoomy, that's a lot of training for the year! I have a hard time just getting the miles in for my races. Putting in all that biking too would have me keel over.

             

            I tell ya', I have been trying to do 30 mile weeks since the new year and it's kicking my butt--and I'm not yet putting in all that many miles on my bike trainer.  I don't know how people train for triathlons...just the thought of a half Ironman makes me whimper.  Where do they find the time?  And full IMs...ack! Tongue

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              So what do you do nutrition wise to refuel all that energy you're using up?

              Dutchie
              I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.

              Run the day, or the day runs you.

              Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle


              Needs more cowbell!

                So what do you do nutrition wise to refuel all that energy you're using up?

                 

                Ha, I eat a lot of carby crap.  Did I mention I also need to drop about 20#s to be at a more ideal weight for my height and build?  With all the extra stress I'm putting my body through I really need to consistently eat better.  My hubby and kid are major carboholics...we all need to exchange a lot of those empty calories for more veggies/fruits.

                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                Gig


                  Hi, all. I'll be bringing up the group's rear for a while, I guess. Zoomy, I need to drop 20, too. I got on the scale this morning, and even though I knew I had gained a bit lately, I was surprised--five pounds heavier than I thought.

                   

                  So it's oatmeal for breakfast for a while, and more fruits and veggies for me, too. (A moment of silence for the shunned bagel and cream cheese, please....Thank you, and it's okay if you wept. I did.)

                   

                  So I'll shoot for 1,243, along with adding in some regular lifting, karate, and better eating.


                  Imminent Catastrophe


                    2000k, though...I always try to run at least 100 miles/month and it's usually not much of a struggle.  So I think this is a better goal for me, running-wise.  I want to enjoy the training for my races, not feel obligated to meet some arbitrary mileage goal that doesn't benefit the training for my specific races and might actually hurt it.


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                    Well, you know, you can't just waltz in and join the 2000Km group, we're very selective about our membership. You will need to submit a resume and nonrefundable $135 application fee for consideration by the membership committee. We will meet in June to review applications. If you are accepted then you may begin to count mileage for the year. If you are denied you may reapply next year, which will require another nonrefundable application fee. Good luck!

                    Inspired by the New York City Marathon application.

                    "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


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Well, you know, you can't just waltz in and join the 2000Km group, we're very selective about our membership. You will need to submit a resume and nonrefundable $135 application fee for consideration by the membership committee. We will meet in June to review applications. If you are accepted then you may begin to count mileage for the year. If you are denied you may reapply next year, which will require another nonrefundable application fee. Good luck!

                      Inspired by the New York City Marathon application.

                       

                      Ha, $135 is what Vega$ charges for their full AND their half.  But I don't gamble, so it's a safer way to "lose" money. Tongue

                      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                      Imminent Catastrophe

                         

                        Ha, $135 is what Vega$ charges for their full AND their half.  But I don't gamble, so it's a safer way to "lose" money. Tongue

                         Don't even get me started on Rock 'n' Roll races. 

                        "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


                        Needs more cowbell!

                           Don't even get me started on Rock 'n' Roll races. 

                           

                          I wouldn't normally have any interest...I don't like crowds.  But 30-some RA gals are getting together for this year's.  The race is really just an excuse for a long weekend party. Smile

                          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                            Welcome, Kirsten!!  You're just ahead of me, so I'll have to run more!  This is my 4th week in a row at 25 mpw, so I'm psyched.  4 weeks is my previous record.  I'm determined to keep this mileage up, because it feels good (well, most of the time, but not this morning out in the freezing precipitation!).  Good luck with the bike training!