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<p>I completed 60miles this week.  Running <span><img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="" style="width:24px;height:24px;">.  For many marathoners, this is nothing noteworthy.  It is just an arbitrary number and wasn't my goal in itself or anything.  It gives me a sense of how I am doing toward my goal and a nice pause to take a deep breath before moving on.  For this 7th marathon training cycle since my first in 2004, the highest week was 55miles (that was for my first marathon training)  I just blindly followed a plan.  I developed lots of pains & aches but kept on going with a few block of rest just to keep the injury at bay, survive the training and finish the race in one piece.  Since then, I have never run more than 45miles or so, with average weekly miles probably way less than 40miles during a marathon training.  I am pleasantly surpised that I am not feeling beatend up nor having any major injury concerns.  I have never thought I could run 60miles a week.  That is with three key quality workouts (cruise interval, MP run, and long run).  Running 6-7days/wk in fact helps tons.  I am at the halfway point to Boston (excluding 3-wk taper).  I probably wouldn't go much higher than 60miles.   </span></p>
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<p><span>Milestones (especially athletic ones) means something only to you.  But it is worth smiling about before moving forward.  So, share yours - what is your recent milestone?</span></p>
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<p>Over the weekend, I felt like me (running) for the first time in <em><strong>years</strong></em>.</p>
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<p>After having a kid, and running sporadically (if I'm being honest with myself) for the last 10 years, my form changed drastically.  I could feel it in my hips especially, but I never quite knew how to fix it.  I've been weight training now for 5 weeks, and I've felt my running change.  I feel like the runner of 10 years ago (well, a slower version anyway).  I felt like a real runner again....not a middle aged has been. </p>
Me thinks you need a padded room.  <span><img alt="wink.gif" src="" style="width:16px;height:16px;"></span><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Donskiman</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/72595/milestones#post_1983599"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> 60 seems pretty easy</p>
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