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Weekly check-in 22 - 28 Feb (Read 383 times)

    On track for 100 miles this month...it will be close

     

    I did 2 miles and 1.5 miles at HM race pace on Wednesday - felt good with light running this week.

     

    Good luck drphibes! - I have the same sub 10 minute goal... but for the HM

     

    Happy Friday, A

    Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

    Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014

    Toronto Waterfront  HM October 2014


    Imminent Catastrophe

      Had a nice long run today, 10-1/2 miles with various dogs. I felt pretty good, that's my longest since December. I ran with my new Ultimate Direction Wasp hydration pack and was pretty impressed--it was comfortable and didn't bounce or slosh, with 1 liter of water. I'm going to be spending a lot of time with this thing on my back and it's good to know that.

      "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


      Imminent Catastrophe

        4 miles today in Inov-8 230PK shoes. This is a very lightweight (8 oz./230g) minimal shoe and was surprisingly comfortable. I could see running road races in these.

        After 10.5 yesterday and 4 today my legs are a little tired, the layoff in mileage has really affected my endurance. 

        "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

          11.5 miles today.  Felt pretty good, much better than the 9.5 last weekend.  My pace was about 15 seconds a mile faster and my HR was 9 BPM less.  I spent some time recently scoping out the logistics for the Boston trip.  I am starting to get very excited.  There are some cool videos on youtube showing the course and I've been reading some race reports.

          Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -

          Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -

            DrPhibes: RUN RUN RUN....

            I skipped two runs this week, otoh, I did run on Monday. So I'm actually only skipping 1 run.

             

            So why did I skip two runs? Well, after a 3-month lay off, I'm continuing with my Open University courses. And I always get into trouble figuring out when to study and when to run, cause mornings are best for studying, but if I don't run in the morning, chances are I don't run at all because the day gets away from me. Which ofcourse happened Thu and Sat. Choices, choices...

            It's actually a no-brainer when I work (I run), but it's the days off that are a problem (Thu, Sat and Sun).

             


            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

              The RNR Mardi Gras has some really nice live timing.  I'm watching for Brian to go by the first split.  Looks like conditions are almost ideal at around 40F.

               

              First split : 5K - 30:37 (9:52)

              2nd split: 10K - 1:01:55 (9:58)

               

              Looking pretty good so far.  I'll let Brian fill in the rest!

              Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -

              Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -

                Heffa: is Brian still running (there's an I think 8 hour time difference). It's 6h35 PM here.

                 

                Did a 6 kilometer doggie run this morning followed by a 10 miler on the TM cause we're in the middle of a storm.

                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

                  Conditions were perfect, but it did get warm over the last hour or so.

                   

                  Performance, not so perfect.  Went out at 10, per the plan and nailed it all the way through 15, but my heart rate was near 90% by that point and I couldn't hold it.  Slowed down, but couldn't get the heart rate down.  Walked and couldn't get the heart rate down.  Bottom line, an 19 minute positive split and a 4:39.  If you told me to go out and run 10:37 I think I could have done it without a problem.  I just aimed too high and fell short.  Still a PR by 19 minutes and a lot of lessons learned. 3 or 4 miles on the schedule for Wednesday.

                   

                  Thanks for the support.  I may put a full race report together.  If I do, I'll let the group know.

                  New Orleans Marathon - 2/24/2013  4:16:32

                  Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon - 4/27/2013 4:09:56 PR!

                  Honolulu Marathon - 12/8/2013

                    Congrats on the PR Brian!  I know what you mean about the pace.  I did the same thing at OBX.  I went out with a very agressive goal pace and when I hit the wall at about 19 miles it went away real fast.  I could have run my finish time easy if I had gone even pace, but going out so fast I was trashed for days.  I know you really wanted that 10:00 min mile but you have got to be happy with cutting 19 mins off your PR, and what a great stepping stone for Country music marathon.

                    Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -

                    Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -


                    Just a dude.

                      Sounds like an overall good run Brian... Not a perfect run, but thats a huge PR...


                      And you got the "lot of lessons learned." part too...


                      I couldn't even fathom running a marathon right now...


                      My week ended up fine... Upped the mileage more than I expected... Had a great long run yesterday...  Overall I am feeling pretty decent...


                      -Kelly 

                      Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 

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