onemile - 3/30 - Egg Shell Shuffle Half Marathon
PressingOn - 3/30 - Cupcake Run 5K
runnrchic- 04/07- Gulf Coast HM, Pensacola
Julia1971 - 4/7 - Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
Jackdyl11 - 4/7 - Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
Joe1775 - 4/13 - Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra 50
So_Im_a_Runner - 4/14 - Union Half Marathon (1:30 pacer)
AthenaofAmerica - 4/14 - Artichoke Half Marathon
Marco59 - 4/15 - Boston - goal: 3:05
markrice - 4/15 - Boston - goal sub 3:15
GregTR - 4/15 - Boston
JenRosie - 4/15 - Boston
onemile - 04/20 - Carmel Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 4/20 - DTF Endurance Race 50K
Xrayman: 4/21 - Lansing Marathon
GregTR - 4/21 - London Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 04/27 - Key Biscayne Half Marathon
SIAR - 4/28 - Glass City Marathon
GoneFishing - 04/28 - Big Sur, CA
Julia1971 - 4/28 - Nike Women's Half Marathon
hilltopper91 - 05/05 - Broad Street Run
jackdyl11 - 5/5 - New Jersey Marathon
Joe1775 - 5/5 - Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati OH
PressingOn - 5/5 - Tacoma City Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 05/07 - Puerto Rico Marathon
Patti678 - 5/11 - Gulf Coast Half Ironman, Panama City Beach, FL
RVDowning - 5/11 - Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon
AthenaofAmerica - 5/11 - Mermaid Run East Bay Sirena18 (18 miles)
SprinklesRunner - 5/19 - Run for the Red Marathon
Runmomto3boys - 05/20 - Green Bay Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 6/16 - San Francisco Marathon
AthenaofAmerica - 6/16 - San Francisco Marathon
Patti678- 7/4 - Peachtree Road Race 10K: goal: PR
Not too Swift - 7/4 - Peachtree Road Race 10K
AthenaofAmerica - 7/6 Dirty Half Dozen 6-Hour Endurance Run
Patti678 - 8/23 & 24- Hood to Coast- 199 mile relay with 10 person team
SprinklesRunner - Date TBD - Wineglass Marathon
GregTR - 9/29 - Berlin Marathon
Runmomto3boys - 10/6 Lakefront Marathon
GregTR - 10/13 - Chicago Marathon
RVDowning - 10/13 - Chicago Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 10/13 - Chicago Marathon
AthenaofAmerica - 10/19 - Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon
RVDowning - 10/26 - Silver Comet Marathon
not too swift - 10/27- Atlanta Marathon
ImNotScott - 10/27 - Marine Corps Marathon
JackDyl11 - 10/27 - Marine Corps Marathon
Docket_Rocket - 10/27 - Marine Corps Marathon
Julia1971 - 11/3 - New York City Marathon
PRs: 5K: 22:31, 10K:46:43, 15K: 1:10:35, HM: 1:42:49, M: 3:38:20
Morning everyone! Happy Saturday.
Good luck to the racers if they are still racing today!
I'm drinking coffee now, heading out to run with BoMF after a while. I think I'm running 6 with them, will get a few more in on my own, but not sure yet how many exactly.
Still losing weight, down about another half a pound. Probably going to have to up the calories a bit when I start running more, but I guess I'll just be careful what I'm getting them from. Eating more fresh veggies now than ever before!
Has Broken Parts
Good morning! For someone that is too busy to post, I'm sure posting a lot!
NTS - Enjoy the running group this morning. Congrats on the continued weight loss. Controlling food intake is something I struggle with and I admire folks that are better at that than I am.
I planned to run 10-12 this morning but I've decided to take a URD and run it tomorrow morning instead. I have a little soreness in my achilles. I'm not overly concerned about it but I"ll let it settle today and get in a good run tomorrow morning. I miss running long.
"Address the process rather than the outcome. Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp
PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)
All in for Boston
Good morning, all. I tried to sleep in but couldn't. It seems like I wake up at 5:00 no matter what. Maybe I can take nap later.
No running today but I'm hoping to figure out a weight lifting routine and hit the gym.
I'm starting to get a little nervous about Cherry Blossom next weekend. I haven't done that kind of fast running in a while. I think it's gonna hurt. LOL!
Swift, It sounds like you're been losing the weight the healthy way. Keep up the good work.
Scott, Enjoy the rest day. There's no purpose in rushing back too soon.
SIAR, Good luck with the 24. That's a lot of miles... Wait. Is this your last hard week before tapering? Wow, where has the time gone?
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin
I had a great 12 yesterday running home from work. My office closed early and I took advantage of what actually felt like a spring day. I'm planning on 10 today.
NTS - Good job on your weight loss. By the way, I know what it actually stands for, but whenever you mention BoMF I read "bad ass mother fuckers".
Scott - Probably a good decision to rest up and get 100% healthy
SIAR - Have fun on your last long run!
Julia - I was up at 5:00 too. I was also up at 1:00, 3:00, and now 8:00. I don't know why I bother going to sleep. I'm nervous about CB too! I'm feeling pretty good about my fitness but still, that's gonna hurt!
NTS-- great job on the weight loss, I actually gained like 3 pounds since the marathon ...
Scott-- hope your achilles is doing better tomorrow!
SIAR-- have a great long run
Julia-- check out pfitz's book they have a great weight training routine. I also noticed a HUGE difference doing cross fit.
Jack-- sounds like nice weather
I'm back from camping. The air quality here sucks right now due to a forest fire, and we live near a campground, so my breathing has been horrible. I did 6 this morning averaging around 9:20 min/mile, and it was painful to breath. Hoping tomorrow gets better, since many of the spring breakers will leave.
Next week's race is shaping up nicely. We have 80 registered 5K runners and 20 registered 10K runners. We think we're going to get socked again this year with race day registrations. Cool thing is the weather is supposed to be GORGEOUS!
Half: 1:48 (March 3rd, 2013)
Full: 4:05:40 (March 17th, 2013)
Sub-4:00 hour Marathon
Sub- 125 poundsSub- 1:45 hour half.
Hey everyone. My 24 was great...big confidence booster. I ran 16 with the group at a fairly slow pace, and then did the last 8 as a progression (7:58, 7:51, 7:39, 7:18, 7:19, 7:06, 6:39, 6:21). Being able to get under marathon pace for the last 2 miles of a 24 and not even be pressing has to be a good sign, right?
Julia...Hope the weight planning went well. You'll be good at the Blossom I'm sure, once the competitive juices get going. I'm not exactly tapering yet, but I do think I'm going to cut back a little more than the schedule has me doing just to make sure I go into the race fresh.
Jack...That must have felt great to get to run home from work in decent weather. Enjoy the run today too.
Jodi...Sorry about the air quality. That would be tough to deal with. I'm glad that your race entries are on the rise.
Scott: Hope the Achilles feels better tomorrow and you get a good run in. I think my motivation for working so hard at my weight loss goal comes from missing my time goal at the marathon. If I'd made my goal, I don;t think I'd be quite as determined right now, plus I'd like to at least get back to sub-3:50 for my fall race (PR goal may be too ambitious on that course), and I'm pretty sure the weight loss will help me get back there.
Julia: Good luck working out the weight training routine. I'm starting to do more weights too, but right now just with light dumbbells at home to do upper-body work. I might join a gym after a while, though. I'm sure you'll do great at Cherry Blossom.
jack: Nice you got out early and got 12 in yesterday. Have a good 10 today.
jojo: That's a bummer about the bad air quality, hope it gets better. Great job getting 6 in. Glad things are looking good for the race.
SIAR: Awesome job with the 24, definitely looks like a great sign. I always had to cut back a lot more than Hudson had in his plans in the book to be ready to race, but maybe that's because I'm pretty old. Though I don't feel old enough for his Masters plans, which don't have enough running for my taste.
I ended up getting a little over 9 in. The last 3 with the group, we picked up the pace a little and averaged 8:40, the rest of the miles were slower. Route had a few decent hills in it, but some flats too.
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Saturday.
fake it till you make it
Julia napping sounds good, hope you can do it. Thanks for linking to Bhearn’s thread. I thought I had read something of his a while ago in regards to Boston pacing but I couldn't find it last time I searched. I bet your high mileage marathon training will have you in great shape for CB.
Scott sorry you had to miss out on a run, but wise thinking on the URD. Hopefully the achilles sorts itself out.
Swift- nice going on the weight loss!
SIAR Your long run sounds awesome! Those are some sweet paces.
Jack that doesn’t sound like a fun night. Insomnia?
Jojo- glad to hear things are shaping up for the race! Same day registration, while I’m thankful for it, has got to be a huge headache for a RD!
I ran 20 this morning. No smokin' fast paces like SIAR's but my legs never felt tired. Started pretty slow/relaxed with some of the group and there were a couple slower miles of treacherous footing through an icy park so I think that gave the legs some active rest, but I felt like I could've run another 10 or at least run a lot faster. Good feeling. Last long run until Beantown.
Hi, guys. I had a fun run with the ultra running group. I planned on doing 6 hours, I ended up doing 18 miles. My breathing is very low today, so I'm not happy, but hey, I ran 18 miles. I don't think last year I would've been able to do so with the asthma like this.
Have a nice day, everybody.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: RnR Country Music Half Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Jen...Glad you had such a good run today too. Go us! There is something nice about starting that far under pace. It's hard to believe Boston time is here already. I'm excited for you.
Swift...I'm sure age is not a limiting factor for you yet! I didn't realize Hudson had masters plans...that's kinda cool. Even if I just get back to doing the miles on the schedule I'll be cutting back some, so I'll at least do that. Sounds like the 9 miles were good to you. The legs like to be reminded of those faster paces every once in a while.
Docket...Sounds like you found your silver lining in the day. 18 is still awesome, and it sounds like you're learning to deal with it even better.
Plane, train, and automobile today for the past 10 hours and have about an hour left. RD today and tomorrow. Just north of Boston at the moment and almost back to Maine. Did 10 on the TM yesterday morning at the hotel to get the mileage PR of 303.6 for March.
SIAR-- It has it's benefits and drawbacks. Last year we were overwhelmed with race day registrations. This year we are prepared for it.
After spending the morning playing with my phone, I did actually make it to the gym. It didn't take too many leg exercises for my hamstring to start barking at me. I'm not upset about it - it's obviously unhappy with me for some reason. And, once it heals, it'll ultimately be stronger. I ended up doing lunges, squats, and deadlifts.
Jack, It was beautiful out today! Hope you had a great run. I actually wore shorts out. Yay! Spring is here!
JoJo, I'm so glad the numbers are increasing for the race.
SIAR, That's a great sign! That's a lot of miles... It might be a bit early to start cutting back, though. Are you feeling particularly tired?
Swift, That's a solid workout. Hope you're recovering well.
D_R, Did I read that right - you planned on running 6 hours?! OMG! I have no words. Well, except... Only 18?
JenRosie, No nap for me. At about noon the noise of circular saws and hammers started coming from my neighbor's unit. When I finally left the house and took a peek, it looks like she decided to replace the hardwood floors... Whoo hoo! Last long run!!! I've been going through pictures to transfer to my phone and this one's for you and Marco: