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#1 of 39 Old 12-24-2007, 03:14 PM - Thead Starter
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Hey all,

Had a good week last week. The whole holiday thing forced me to be extra flexible with both the schedule and the number of miles that I could squeeze in.

I ended up with approx 53 miles for the week. That's pretty good since technically, I should still be in recovery mode from my marathon 2 weeks ago.

Me week looked like this:

mon - 10 ez
Tues - 7.25 Threshold run w/3 miles @ T pace (7:1x / mile)
Wed - rest
Thurs - 5 Fartlek 38:34
Fri - 7 ez
Sat - 10.5 ez
Sun - 13.1 (my long run of the week; shorter than I wanted)

Mileage total: 52.9 miles

This week will be another challenge with the holiday thing and travel to and from various relatives. I'll feel good about it if I can get a long run in somthing about 18 - 19 miles would be good. We'll see how it goes.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that.

Good luck squeezing your runs in.
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Spring Marathon Trainers Goals and plans:

Kestrou
Race(s):
12/13 Jan - Goofy Double (Training Runs) - 1:40 / 4:00
2 Feb - Kennekuk Road Runners 28 mile Fat Ass - 5:30
29 Mar - Clinton Lake 30mi Ultra - 5:30
21 Apr - Boston - 3:20

Training plan: Pfitz 24/70 plan

Loopy
Race(s):
Goofy Challenge on 1/12-1/13 -- I am roughly shooting for 1:30/3:10

Training plan: ???


Mykemp1971
Race(s):
4/6 – Athens, OH – BQ Attempt need 3:15:59

Training plan: Pfitz 18/70

Timr1
Race(s):
2/9 Mercedes Marathon (Training Run) – goal time TBD
4/6 Athens, OH – BQ Attempt need 3:15:59

Training plan: Pfitz 18/70

Roots
Race(s)
4/21 Boston ?

Training plan –

Sistergoldenhair
Race(s)
4/21 Boston ?

Training Plan -

Flounder
Race(s):
POINT BOCK 5 MILER 3/1/08 Break 30:00
BOSTON 4/21/08 Break 3:00
ICE AGE 50M 5/10/08 Break 9:00

TRAINING PLAN: PIG'S 20/100

missy1102
Race(s):
5/3 Flying Pig

Training Plan: Pfitz 18/55

hawk765
Race(s):
4/21 Boston

Training Plan: Pfitz 18/55

joplus
Race(s):
5/24 Bayshore - goa: 3:10

Training plan: just got a new coach
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I started cranking my miles back up this week after sort of taking it easy the last 2 weeks after my Jacksonville Marathon. It is less than 2 months so time to get running.
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OK now I am feeling like a slacker two weeks after my marathon going after Timr1 and Floridaboiler. I only logged 35 miles. My week went this way:

Monday 12/17 -- 3 miles, upper body weights, taught a yoga class
Tuesday 12/18 -- nothing. Traveled from NC to ND which pretty much took all day.
Wednesday 12/19 -- 6 miles
Thursday 12/20 -- 40 minute snowy outside run, not measured. Took a yoga class.
Friday 12/21 -- rest day
Saturday 12/22 -- 16 miles, legs definitely felt fatigued and heavy toward the end
Sunday 12/23 -- 6 miles very easy

I am semi-recovering from marathon Dec. 8 and semi-tapering for a 50K on Jan. 5.

This week I am juggling everything around to do my longest runs before Thursday morning when I travel back to NC and then go to 2 1/2 days straight of a yoga workshop Friday-Sunday. There is a fitness room in the hotel and a Y nearby, but I have a feeling after 3-4 hours of yoga/day and lots of intense detox/cleansing stuff my body will not feel like any hard running workouts!

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hey, no worries. My marathon was on Dec 8th too. BTW, after I ran 3 recovery miles the day after the race, I took 5 days off, then ran 6 for a whopping total of 2 runs and 9 miles in the week right after the race. But, I felt like I needed the break. I ran 3 marathons in 85 days, so a little down time was in order. I'm running another full marathon (as a training run) on Feb 9.

I too am juggling my long run this week. I'm going to try to get it done on Friday morning. We have a Fri - Sat trip scheduled up to Nashville this coming weekend, so I know it won't happen on Saturday. I'm going to shoot for Friday and then have Sunday as a fallback day in case it doesn't happen on Friday.
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My week past: Sun 12/16 - Sat 12/22

S- 5.5 Miles
M- 5.5 (cooled down with 6x strides)
T- 8.25
W- 5
R- 9 easy
F- 5 (4x strides)
S- 7.5 on trails.

Total: 45.8 miles. All easy pace.

A seven run week, but this week I came down with the flu. I have not run since Saturday. I guess its better now than later in the season.
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I was a little off 'numbers wise' for the Pfitz 70 plan, but I did pretty much follow the pattern, I just missed a Friday ML run due to holiday craziness.

Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 8 miles w/4 at 15k-1/2 pace (7:08,7:06,7:05,7:04)
Wednesday - 10.25 ML
Thursday - 5 Miles recovery
Friday - 0
Saturday - 6.22 (10k) with 5 at MP
Sunday - 15 Miles - LR

ETA - 44.47 miles total

As of 12/25 I'm at 155 miles total for the month - which is basically 155 miles of marathon training since I started my training on December 1.
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Last weeks training - 12/16 - 12/22:

S - 5 easy recovery miles
M - Cross Training Day
T - 9 miles
W - 5 miles
Th- 7 miles w/10 X 100 strides
F - rest day
S - 12 miles

I'm following the Pfitz 55 mpw plan. Running is not my primary sport, so I have to move the workouts around some to fit everthing in - it gets hectic sometimes!

Roots - feel better and keep that nasty flu bug on your side of the river, mkay?!
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Ok - posting last week?

M - 15.5 (LAT workout) + 40 minutes Cross + Weights
T - Easy 8 + 40 minutes cross
W - 18.5 with 15x30 sec @ 5k + 30 minutes cross + weights
TH - 8 easy + 30 minutes cross + Weights
F - 14 (Lat Workout) + 40 minutes cross + Weights
SA - 8 easy miles + weights
SU - 32 miles

Total 104 miles - Monday was 22 miles - so back to back long days
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Hey mk71 - nice to meet you - I'm on the Pfitz 24/70 plan (for Boston) and got wiped out on Friday too. Hard to get that run in when I hit the office at 7am and don't leave until 11pm sad.gif

M - off
Tu - 10
W - 12
Th - 5
F - skipped
Sa - 5
Su - 18

Only 50 miles since I missed that Friday, but feeling good and already hitting it this week.

Glad to see a Spring Marathon Trainer's Thead - but don't we need a list of everybody's goals at the top?! smile.gif

Put me down for:
12/13 Jan - Goofy Double (Training Runs) - 1:40 / 4:00
2 Feb - Kennekuk Road Runners 28 mile Fat Ass - 5:30
29 Mar - Clinton Lake 30mi Ultra - 5:30
12 Apr - Boston - 3:20
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Hi, can I join in? I am a CoolRunning refugee (the final straw was when they changed my name to loopy069 and wouldn't let me change it sad.gif)

Like Kestrou, I am getting ready for the Goofy Challenge on 1/12-1/13 -- I am roughly shooting for 1:30/3:10... but starting to think I could be a bit more aggressive...

My week 12/17-12/23
M: 6mi @ 7:30
T: OFF
W: 10mi - 8mi @ 6:20 +1mi wmup, 1mi cldwn
T: 5 mi @ 7:45
F: 10 mi @ 7:35
S: 22mi - 1-16 @ 7:30, 17-21 @ 6:35, 22 @ 8:00
S: OFF
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Wow Loopy - that's a heck of a 22 miler!

Kestrou - I'm going to be a little off on the numbers this week too... today called for a 14 miler but bad weather had me on the TM and 10's all I could stand... I ran 10 on Monday which was supposed to be an off day, but it was my running clubs Christmas Eve run... hopefully things will settle in better in the next few weeks. I'm still putting in more miles and better quality miles than when I trained for my last Marathon in November, so I think I'm ok...
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Thanks mykemp! Yeah, that run felt great and was one of the reasons I am rethinking my Goofy goals.

Of course, I have been really doing well in the cold weather -- was in the low 30s during Saturday's run -- and Orlando could be just a wee bit warmer...
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I know how that goes... I was very fortunate when training for my November marathon - the days I ran my 20 milers were nice and cool, which gave me a nice confidence boost because I was able to run them at a good pace. There were times in my training tho, that my 16 and 17 milers were on hot days, and took almost as long as my 20's smile.gif
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I thought today called for a 13 miler? I too ran Monday, but took yesterday off as a rest day. So I ran yesterday's threshold run today. 9 miles with 4 @ LT pace. Ended up with this:

2 warm up miles: 8:12; 8:37
4 miles @ LT pace: 7:19; 7:11; 7:05; 6:55
3 miles easy: 8:00; 8:02; 8:01
Total: 9 miles - 1:09:29 (7:43 pace)

I've juggled the days around this week, but if all goes according to plan, I should get all of the workouts in. The saturday one is the one most in jeopardy since we'll be out of town for a family Christmas party.
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Yes we do. I'll comb through this thread and update my post at the top of the page with the info that everyone has provided so far. I'll paste that in each week when we start the thread.

If you haven't submitted your goal races and times in your update or intro, please do so.

Thanks,
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Updated the post at the top of this thread.
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hi all.

i am also training for a spring marathon, the flying pig on 5/3 and i'm using a modified pfitz 18/55 to aim for a sub 4 hr wink.gif

my training isn't go too well right now. i thought my recovery following the NYC marathon was adequate but i ended up coming down with runner's knee so i'm slowly rebuilding my base. i'm still trying to figure out if i need to strictly adhere to the 10% mileage increase per week or if i can push it a little. any thoughts?
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I would say that yes, you can push it a little. Just scale back if you start feeling like it's too much.
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Yeah today was 13 miles - if you're on week 16 of Pfitz 24/70. Mine felt pretty good.

I know I can do better than 1:40/4:00 at the Goofy double, but that's not the goal race for me - which is to BQ at Boston.

Really enjoying the basebuilding phase of this Pfitz 24/70 right now - great stuff!

Timr1 - thanks for the edit in the header - great to see what everybody's got planned!!!

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So far this week, I've managed to get in runs of 10, 5 and 8 miles. 13 and 5 miles are planned for this weekend.

notworthy.gif I don't know if I really belong in this thread - you all are some fast runners laying down some huge mileage. I'm just a lowly TNT runner who somehow managed to get a BQ last spring. A relative made a bet that he would match my funds raised if I could do it. Well it really hurt but I did it with a couple of minutes to spare surprised.gif.

Now I'm using Pfitz 18/55 plan again with a goal of having a good time, and an outside goal of requalifying on the course. Number 1 goal is to always feel good enough at the finish to enjoy a beer (I'm thinking Sam Adams this time!).
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Hawk - Beer sweet Beer

Sounds like we have similar goals - Finish feeling good - Drink beer smile.gif
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List of Goals at top?

1) Meet a bunch of KRs
2) Enjoy spectating the Womens' OT race
3) Feel good enough at Finish to drink beer
4) break 3:00

I suppose #4 is the one that will end up at the top of the thread
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Welcome. This thread is open to all who wish to particpate regardless of what their goals are or what their current level is.

I'm sure you'll do great with the 18/55 plan. I almost went with that again instead of the 70. I used the 18/55 in the fall to train for the Marine Corps Marathon and had a great day there where I cut 22 mins off my marathon time from my marathon debut earlier in the year at Country Music Marathon (Nashville).

I'll add you to the top of the thread (maybe later today). I'm at work for an hour or so now and I want to finish up and get out of here since technically, i'm on vacation.
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My spring marathon is Boston on 4/21, goal is to enjoy the reward of all the hard work it took to qualify! I just want to finish feeling good and in what I consider a time that respects the race, but am not going to race it hard or plan to PR. My training program is written by my coach with peak mileage around 55 mpw.

Along the way I will attempt a 50K on 1/5, and am signed up for Shamrock Half Marathon 3/15 and will shoot to PR there.

I may also look at Madison on 5/25 but haven't decided yet. It's been on my list for a few years and lots of KR people are doing it, which would be fun. smile.gif

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Yeah SG, Madison is where it's at! smile.gif

I don't seem to have a spring marathon anymore. sad.gif
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