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<i>Very</i> light week for me last week (had outpatient surgery) - just a 5k race. 25:50, not as well as I would have liked, but it was pretty hilly and I made a few tacticle errors. Now I've got a baseline reading for VDOT which I'll use to set my training paces. 18/55 shcedule starts next week!<br><br>
Getting back into it tomorrow with a short (2-4 mile) run to get my toes wet and see how recovery is going.
 

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I ended up getting 33 miles in last week, which is OK considering my start. 10.5 today starts off my week OK, too. I have a hilly 16 mile race coming up in a few weeks that I am not at all ready to race. I'm either going to nix it or run it as a supported training run.
 

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TAPER for me!<br><br>
Will do a track workout tomorrow that is 4x200 at I pace then I think 6 sets of strides/pickups ~75 yds each.<br><br>
Will probably do super easy 3 miles on Wednesday, and call it done, or maybe try out the whole "running the day before" thing for 15-20 minutes. We'll see. The marathon becomes quite a social affair around here, here is my social schedule:<br>
Thursday: Houston Fit Pasta Dinner<br>
Friday: work runner lunch, HFit color group dinner<br>
Saturday: tri club board meeting lunch (pizza) and pasta dinner with family<br><br>
Goal: not to gain 5 lbs before race.
 

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My peroneal tendon finally stopped hurting and I got in one run last week (5.66 miles in 1 hr) and some cross-training.<br><br>
This week is a very light week. Slowly building up the time of my long runs in preparation for Surf City on 2/3.<br><br>
Last Week<br>
M: rest<br>
T: 27 min recumbent bike, light weights<br>
W: 35 min recumbent bike<br>
T: 44 min recumbent bike<br>
F: rest<br>
S: 65 min recumbent bike, weights<br>
S: 1 hr run (5.66 mi)
 

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<b>LTrain</b> - Looks like you had a good week last week.<br><b>KC</b> - Nice social schedule. I have a hard time following those. Pfitz and Daniels don't write much about that part of training and as a result it's a pretty lax are of my training. What's your goal for this marathon?<br><b>Nettie</b> Glad your tendon's just about better. You've got a pretty heft xtraining shcedule; do you usually cross train that much or is it just because of your perionneal problems?<br><br>
Did 4 great miles this morning - my first run after surgery on Friday. Went out just to test teh waters and wished I had given myself a little more time as I would have liked to go a bit further. It was 43 degrees this morning - shorts and no jacket weather!
 

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<b>IncPete</b> - I don't typically crosstrain that much and was doing so because of the tendon issue. I will be running 3-4 days a week and XTing 1-2 days a week until my next marathon.<br><br>
I went for 3 this morning and got soaked. It warm, so it wasn't too bad. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Hey all,<br><br>
Nice running/cross-training/taper-social-eventing everyone!<br><b>L-Train:</b> that is a nice start to the week! a 16-mile race sounds like fun -even if it is a supported training run. There are definitely not enough races between HM/Marathon distance. I wish I could find some.<br><br><b>Incomplete Pete:</b> already running post surgery! amazing. I hope it wasn't anything serious.<br><br><b>kcwoodhead:</b> Sounds like a fun taper! Can't wait to read your race report!<br><br><b>Nettie:</b> Nice recovery schedule! Looks like the recovery is going well. Cleveland ended up getting your rain this afternoon. (I'm glad I ran this morning, otherwise I might have TM'd!)<br><br>
I did my second week of base building this last week. I am at 56 miles and still feel pretty good. I've done these miles before - though more randomly with more 0 days and higher mile days - about a year ago, so I felt ok ramping up quickly. But this is the first time I've done 50s for two weeks in a row (this week will be 3 in a row). I'm taking what Jim said in the Boston thread to heart and trying for that 50-60s mileage, to see what that gets me.<br><br>
Official marathon training (Pfitz 18/70) for Cleveland starts next week - but I might take more of a cut back week than the schedule calls for - depends on how I'm feeling at the end of this week.<br><br>
happy running everyone!<br>
--erin
 

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Laying down the miles trying to get ready for Lost Dutchman in mid-February. Last weeks was 67 miles, looking for a similar total this week.
 

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Thanks!!!<br><br>
Here is an email I just sent out to my running buddies:<br><br>
Marathon time for me is like Christmas time for most little kids. No matter how prepared or unprepared I am, the excitement is still always almost too much to handle. In a little less than 48 hours, we will be lining up at the start line of a very long, rewarding, journey. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I toe that line, the excitement is still there, along with fear, anxiety, and joy. These days I pretty much know what Santa is going to have for me under the tree at Christmas, but I do not know what the marathon gods will have in store for me come race day. The fear and anticipation of the unknown is what keeps me awake in bed the night before, as if I were a child waiting to see if I could hear Santa on the roof. Also like the little kid, I try hard to sleep because Santa won't come if he sees you awake, just as the marathon gods might not be nice to you if you don't show up at the start adequately rested. While the journey to the finish line is a little longer than the journey down the hall to see what Santa has left, the anticipation of what awaits at the end still overjoys me. Not once have I been disappointed in what awaited me at the finish line because it has always been so much more than just a few numbers on a clock overhead.<br><br>
I hope you find what you are looking for on Sunday, not only at the finish line, but all along the way!!<br><br><br>
"Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory knowing that on this day, at this hour, they were at their very best." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
 

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Our very own kcwoodhead is probably finished with Houston right now, but active sucks balls and I can't get any splits or anything for her. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> Can't wait to hear how it went!
 

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<b>Update</b> - She reached the half at 2:11:11 (sweet!!!!) and the 30K at 3:10:49. She is definitely going to PR way big today! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Ok, I gotta go out and run...
 

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Ugh....Boston is HOW far away now?<br><br>
I'm going to take the next chunk in baby steps...not so much 42 minutes at a time. That hurt.
 

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Better update that marathon PR in your profile. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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