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"Stop trying to spoil the mystery of life, I was really getting into it."
Master of Inconsistency
Ain't Wastin' Time No More !
Hawt and sexy
I'm touching your pants.
Ok. Due to general curves that life has thrown my way, I have missed two weeks of speedwork. Then today I realized something. My goal for NJ in MAy is to BQ. A BQ for me is a 3:45 which is between an 8:30 and 8:40 mm pace. My current MAF is just over a 9 mm pace. My PR is 3:48: xx and I will be happy just to beat that. As long as things go well, I should have no problem getting to my BQ goal.
JimBob, should I skip the peak phase this time? I still have six weeks and could get it in, but it is so tempting to skip it. Ok, everyone else can answer too, but Jimmy holds that special place in my bosom.
44F and very windy 25+ mph again at least it was sunny today
Ran 8 miles , General Aerobic today. Resting HR back to normal and I feel like myself again.
Ran the first 6 easy and picked it up for the last 2
Overall AHR= 148/167 Pace=9:29
I've got a mild discomfort in my IT band on my right leg so I'm stretching more than usual.
It doesn't really concern me yet ,just something I'll have to watch out for.
Hope everyone has good runs this weekend
Hank , Your pace looks great I say go for it on the 14K next Sunday !
Docster, your tempo run beat my 5K PR by 14 seconds, ouch !
Aerobigal! (thx Jimmy!)
Ran 5 miles easy today AHR 148 , Pace= 9:55 Ran mostly on grass , dirt trail and a bit on the roads.
Happy Easter to all that celebrate it!
DCV 2002 : Nice run, yet another Maf Whiz
Today was my last continuous very long run before Boston. 22.17 miles. I broke it up into 5 sections. First 5 miles at MAF (145) or under. Next 5 at MAF + 6 (151), next 5 at MAF + 12 (157), next 5 at MAF + 17 (163). Final 2.17 at whatever feels comfortable...... I'm expecting to average around 160-163/164 for the marathon.
So first 5 miles were about 8:43/mile AHR 139/140.
Next 5 in 8:05/mile AHR 151
Next 5 in 7:34/mile AHR 157
Next 5 in 7:16/mile AHR 162
Last 2.17 in 7:52/mile AHR 156
Overall run was @ 7:55/mile AHR 152 (MAF+7)
It was slightly windy out (not as bad as yesterday). Had some tightness in right calf. Took gels at 8,14,20 to make sure it didn't affect my stomach in Boston. Considering that this is not on a taper, etc. Looks like anywhere in the 7:10-7:20 range should be a good marathon pace. The crowds at the start should keep me nice and slow.
Will do an easy 11 tomorrow to cap off a 33+ mile weekend. I have a half marathon next Sunday, that I will not do all out, but will probably run by HR until mile 10 and then pick it up the last 5k. After that will slowly ease into taper time... I probably could have easily run another 4 miles to get 26.2 in @ 3:25, but I'll wait until 4/21 to do that
It was very dry out today, cold but not frigid. I was covered in salt when I got home. Wonder if I should have taken more fluids (only water with gels). Anyways legs feel great right now.
Congrats on your comeback. Looking good for Boston. I wish you the best there. It's a great race. I had a blast when I ran it. Don't count on the crowd of runners keeping you slow. Lots of them get sucked into running the first 5-6 miles too fast because of the downhill at the start.
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