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.
Hot to Trot 8 Hour Run!
Birthday this week!
Where are you ice skating?
Didn’t quite make it this week
Here’s my tentative plan for the week.
Weights and core
Hoping for some tempo 4 x 1-mile
Easy pace, plus weights and core
Easy pace light weights and core
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."
Been a little hectic with family issues but this week should be "normal".
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
Thanks Holly! Here's my plan for the week...
Nice and easy 49:12
1:20:35--this was a whole lot harder than it should have been...
40:24--that's all I had time for--and it it was a whole lot tougher than it should have been...not sure what's going on...
9.3 (15K Race)
15K race in 59:07 + 2 mile cool down
Will rest the knee this week.
Sunday 4.2 miles.Slipped on sidewalk.Twisted the knee slightly.Plan is to hit 40 this coming week.
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
40 miles jogging, 6 hours ice skating.
Dopplebock - The Dark Side of the Moon Curve
M - 9 / 6 - Easy
T - 6 / 7 / 13 - Easy - This was going to be speed, but I put it off until Wednesday
W - 6 / 18.5 - 4x1 mile @ 5:49
TH - 10.5 / 6 / 4 - easy
F - 9 / 33 "Nothing But Hill Repeats" - Grinding the hill
S - 11 / 5 easy
SU - 50k on track / 8 easy
183 miles in 24 Hours 34 Minutes
This was max week (Actually max = 160) - Foot is unhappy from 4:45 straight of hill pounding.
Not sustainable training for a 43 year old - Next week will be a 80-85% week and then a big cutback to 60-65% to reset.
Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016. April 2017 ... Shit it is almost April !