Well, I hit an all-time high for weekly mileage last week at 65 miles. It felt good for most of the week, though this weekends runs were tough.
I think after 6 years of running I finally found my "Easy" pace. I have always had trouble hitting any mileage above 50, and the 50s were hurting me. turns out I may have just been going too fast. I have been running my easy runs around 8:10-8:30 but this week I slowed down to closer to 9-9:30s and was able to go much farther.
Upcoming weekend will be tough. This is the weekend my wife is away with my oldest daughter so not sure how much mileage I will get in Friday to Sunday, so my mileage might drop this week quite a bit. I am also starting my 5K training so my focus will be on a few key speedwork sessions this week.
Milestones for this week:
Ojo - 200 days
favre3xmvp - 5 months
jugdish - 150 days
hstreet - 75 days
vkay - double digits
celiacChris - double digits
jb944 - double digits
Best of luck this week everyone - happy streaking!!!
Jeff-- I'll need a reset. I blew it on Saturday, as I planned to run the trails after we closed the checkpoint I was volunteering at, but my flashlight was out of batteries.
Good running week for me otherwise, and I'm happy my mpw was consistently been increasing post-marathon. I'm sticking to this streak now, as I have some stupid plans for 2010 and need a 50mpw base to get there. I have a goal race on Friday (5k), so I don't expect to hit much past 30mpw this week with a mini-taper, but that's ok. 21 weeks till goal marathon, and then I can train for stupid.
Chris PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full
2016 Goals 1,000 miles/ 100 Day Streak/ 25mpw base/ Race a half marathon/ Try for a sub-6 hour marathonRun, consistently, without fail
Ran in my new Vibram FF's last week on the trail, and LOVED them! I plan to do it again later in the week. I'm also lovin' the streak counter on the home page, and this:
Time to work on maintaining my consistency in the every-day runs again. See if I can hold this new, slightly higher level...
Chris - I admire people who can run marathons without hurting themselves! Good luck for 2010!
Roads were made for journeys...
I hit 20 today! Whee!!
I have been in a speed and motivation slump for a very, very long time. The consistency that streaking provides is slowly bringing my pace back to where it should be and helping me remember why I started running in the first place. As a bonus, my four-legged running partner is way less of an a-hole these days with the additional miles under her belt (collar?)
I had a pretty good week last week except for yesterday. I had planned to get in a long run last night, but yesterday evening I ended up at a friends house cooking out on the grill. Several hours and several beers later I ended up running a mile in his neighborhood to keep my streak alive. My streak stayed alive, but my mini streak of at least two miles a day ended. I'll start that again.
I signed up to do a 60 mile bike ride for a diabetes fund raiser in sept, so I am starting to train for that. It will be interesting incorporating the rides with my streak. I'll ride 3-4 days a week.
Hope everyone has a good week . . . and congrats to those with milestones.
In it for the long run..
I had a high week (52) and month (216) for the decade. My final 20 mile run before Grandma's was Saturday and I'm still feeling the hills and effort from that run. Yesterday would have been a day off if it was't for THE STREAK!!
I, too, struggle with finding an easy pace. I am working on slowing down, but I don't think I have slowed down enough.
Glad to see y'all (as we say here in Tennessee) hanging with it and re-starting if necessary.
"It's not who wins the workout..."
Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon
I only ran 3 miles last week - caring for an injured mom and not willing to leave her alone. Fortunately, she is doing better, and I can get out a little more. I hope to start my streak tomorrow morning before she gets up.
Good running everyone.
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Last Race: Portland Maine Half Marathon October 5 2014
I too am at 20 days. The longest I ever went before was 21 days when I wasn't thinking about streaking. I am doing most of my runs easy. I know they say that if you do the same exercise all the time your body adapts and you're not getting the same benefit anymore, but I still feel running is better than not running. I must be doing something good for my body. At least I am doing something good for my mood.
Nice work everyone and keep it up!
I celebrated day 150 by setting out for a 20 miler that turned out to be only 17. It was cut short by a nasty stomachache at mile 14 after taking in a couple of Hammer Gels at mile 11. It was something new I tried and will not use again! I gutted out miles 15-17 before calling it a day three miles from home. Mercifully my wife agreed to pick me up
The week was also a high for the year in terms of miles - 41. As I look back on a week that had day 150, day 1 of the next 150, 41 total miles and a 17 mile run I have to say it was all good.
The Year of the Monkey
Ran 3 miles barefoot on the track today. It was good to be free! Of course, now I have a blister per foot to show for it. Gotta toughen them babies up.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.