Marathon Maniac #957
For those of you who are new, this is the 40/40 thread, for people who are over 40 years old who run 40 miles/week or more. We give Free Passes to those who come really close or try really hard...
Here’s what I have for last week’s tally. Sorry so late!
Lots of doubles
1st 5k race
Almost back to better
Even with travel
Here’s my tentative plan for the week.
Weights and core
Chaperone to DS school trip
Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, "Bring it on, darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalapenos."
4 + ST
Moderate pace. After medium
long weekend runs Adapting
Ran 2 Walked 2. Tight calf.
8 miles at 3pm -79F
7.2 miles. On call.
Got the call
Walked for recovery. HR 98/144 pace 14:25
Rain arrived. Could not force the double
Run until the trail runs out.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff
I'm injured but participating ... Glass City Marathon on Sunday is tentative.
AM: 1 m. PM: 10 m.
AM: 1 m. PM: 10.6. Last 5 Splits - 8:47, 8:55, 8:23, 8:01, 7:49. Healing ?
Tired today. Worked 3rds instead of 1st. 3 hrs sleep.
3:32:43. Good run. Glass City Toledo Marathon
Hamstring strain early in week. Some Icy-Hot and Ibuprofen and no issues with marathon.
My marathon was my 2nd fastest and my 3rd all between 3:31 - 3:33.
Had no late race fall-off, didnt hit the wall. Ran steady even pace. VERY happy about that.
Just a dude.
I'm in again... Thanks!
M - 1.8 Warm up, 12x200 w/200 jog, 3.6 cool down.
T - 5.75 Easy - Windy
W- 8.2 Progression run
T - 3.4 Easy - Windy / 3.1 Hilly and Eays
F - 6.6? Wind and rain that turned into snow at the end.
S - 13.2 Long but easy
S - 5.4 Easy plus 4 laps of stride straights, walk curves.
Good week for workouts. Not so good week for losing weight. Still not 100% with the leg, but I think its getting better finally...
Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape...
Thanks Holly! No races or church meetings to mess up my training this week...at least, I don't think so...maybe I should check...anyway, here's the plan for the week...
9 (6 strength)
1:20:40 (including 2x3 under 20:00) + crunches and stretches
Weights + crunches and stretches
12 (9 Tempo)
1:34:03 (including 9 miles in 1:00:18) + crunches and stretches
59:25 + crunches and stretches
1:54:40 + crunches and stretches
Helped my brother move all day
1:09:55 + crunches, weights, and stretches
Trying to see what my next adventure will be for training. So this week is just base. Until I have an epiphany. Any ideas? I'm thinking short 5k and hammering it out this summer.
MTA 45.8 and I think I found my mojo
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
I did 26.2 on Monday and 4 on Wednesday, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say I can get over 40 this week.
5 on Thursday
10 on Saturday
5.8 on Sunday
Don't know if I'll make it this week or not!
Monday...........................unplanned rest day
Tuesday......Easy run about an hour...........................done-6.1 miles
Wednesday..........Short run before the rain turned to storms...done-1.7
Thursday.....Easy run 8 miles...................done but not so easy with wind gusting to 40+mph! - 8
Friday..........Easy run some.....................................................done-5.6
Saturday......Maybe run depending on severe storm possibility...done-4.8
Sunday........Walk-run with our daughter in her first half marathon...done-14.4 with very short runs from my parking place to the start & finish
"We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good." Vince Lombardi
I am in with Fortunate One! 26.2 on Monday, so we'll see if I can squeak in 40 this week.
Boston Marathon. 7:10 pace dropped to about 13:00 pace
somewhere between miles 18 and 23 due to leg cramps.
High-fived hundreds of spectators on way to finish line.
Not too awful.
My legs said, "No!"
Free pass, please!
Way to get back at it, SubDood. It was nice to meet you in Boston. I met a guy at our hotel Tuesday morning who was on crutches from tearing his meniscus halfway through. He finished anyway! Kinda puts cramps in perspective.
Thanks, FO! Good meeting you too. I think my recovery is going well. Cramps are bad, but temporary -- I'm already thinking about another marathon on June 1st.
SubDood, sounds very familiar. I started cramping a bit around mile 18, and then it was
on and off until the end. Luckily it was not too bad and it did not slow me down too much,
just looked funny with the right foot pointing all the way to the left rather than forward
Mon 26.2 mi (3:00:26) Boston marathon
Tue, Wed 0
Thu 6.6 mi (1:01)
Fri 6.6 mi (1:01)
Sat 7.2 mi (1:00)
Sun 9.7 mi (1:16)
Total: 56 miles ( 7 hrs 18 min)
3:00:26 on Monday. yes, just 1 second per mile too slow.
oh well. it was a beautiful day to run and I really enjoyed
the atmosphere, the crowds and the whole thing.
it was great. my 10th Boston
I hope it's ok to congratulate and thank each other in this thread ...
IBUB -- Congrats on yet another marathon. I am about to sign up for a "rebound" marathon. After Boston on 4/21, my next one may be on 6/1, which sounded way too soon for me ... until I saw that you will do 3 marathons within that span. Just Wow.
Alexander R -- 1 second per mile "too slow" is not exactly what I was thinking when I saw your 3:00:26 Boston time. That's phenomenal. Congrats!
Mike E -- I've been meaning to say "Thanks!" for some very nice comments you made in the Boston Tracking thread. It is humbling to think that I have internet friends tracking my progress and agonizing with me from afar. Thanks!!
There is a very nice silver lining in being reduced to a walk/slog during the last few miles at Boston. MarathonFoto took LOTS of pictures of me (51 photos!), many of which show me high-fiving spectators and smiling. I bought the full package -- seemed like a bargain on a per-photo basis!
Thanks SubDood. Had a good race today, steady pace, and really didnt even try hard. The idea for me is to get used to this distance.
Looks like I've done 4 marathons in 4 states in 43 days. But by the end of this week, it will have been 4 marathons and 2 half marathons in 36 days.
53 miles in 6 days. Not feeling good but putting in the miles. May is always better than April.