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10 easy miles - weather was nice - upper 50s, low humidity, fairly calm<br><br>
5 out 39:24<br>
5 in 36:27<br><br>
Good running to all -
 

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No run for me today. Scheduled day off.<br><br>
I have to figure out now what I'm going to do with the 2 mulligan weeks I built into the schedule. It's too early to start tapering, and I've reached the end of mesocycle #3 on the Pfitz/Douglas 18/70 plan.<br><br>
I'm tempted to repeat the last two weeks of Mesocycle 3. Either that, or take a "recovery" week this week then repeat the last week of Mesocycle 3 before beginning the taper.
 

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Rest day for me too, I might bike later.<br><br>
See EQ? You should have had more faith in yourself. Congrats on getting there, a major accomplishment!
 

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Thanks jen. It was important for me too because I noticed a significant difference in how my body felt after mile 22. At mile 22 I felt fine. At 24, I was really sore (especially in the hips).
 

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6.3 mi for me this morning. 51:59, avg pace of 8:10/mi, 60F temp really helped.
 

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EQ - Personally - I would redo 2 weeks of cycle #3 type workouts. You do not want to peak too early and cycle #4 is to help you peak.
 

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That's what I was thinking as well Flounder. I'm considering repeating the last two weeks (of course, I won't repeat the 26.7 miler yesterday, I'll do the 20 that Pfitz calls for). The 2nd to last week is only 63 planned miles (and when I did it before, I found that I only did 60). Then this past week was supposed to be 68 miles. Then I could start the taper.<br><br>
I'll decide in the morning tomorrow. The legs are a bit tired, and a recovery week might not be the worst thing in the world right now. However, I have had struggles with the VO2max workouts the last couple weeks, and if I can muster good VO2max workouts, that might be quite helpful.<br><br>
Thanks for the advice Flounder.
 

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EQ-<br>
another Idea is pick the last cutback week from cycle#3 for this week and then redo the last week that you just did. I am sure you legs could use a break from being toasty, so a cutback would be a good choice.
 

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I don't know what I'm talking about so don't listen to me EQ but keep up the kickassness! You are gonna dominate the Equinox.<br><br>
Mike...hasn't been nice waking up in the morning and actually feeling a lil' chilled? Nice run...how are you feeling now?
 

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Thanks Alex. I hope you're right. I feel like my legs are much stronger now than when I started the program. They're a bit tired, so my pace hasn't been what it was before I started the program. I think once I start the taper in a few weeks, everything will come together and I'll feel great going into the Equinox.<br><br>
One month from this Wednesday! Yikes!!!
 

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Wow, you guys. I feel like a midget in the land of running giants. 3 miles for me at a brisk (heh) 9:30 pace. I have my weights class tonight at the Y.
 

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Easy run for me tonight too - Just 3.6 miles in a tad over 8 minute pace. Legs felt a little heavy after the weekends race. Have an early start tomorrow as I have a 10 mile run planned with Horrible Peanut at 6am Dublin Time, while most of you guys are still asleep, and Californian's haven't gone to bed!<br><br>
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5 recovery paced miles @ lunch<br><br>
Alex - This AM it was nice - I would not say cold yet. I am looking forward to 49-54F weather.
 

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jeez flounder, I ran at 4am:<br>
64 degrees and and 97% humidity in my part of wisconsin was suffocating<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br>
....or it could be simply that I'm a humidity wuss....
 

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6.1 mile run at practice today with instructions of go out easy and come back firm.<br><br>
Went out at 8 pace with the guys and then went half mile further...pushed on the way back and I guess I had a kickass way back with like 6:57, 6:42 and then a 6:13. Didn't feel that hard at all and in this heat that's a good sign.<br><br>
Oh ya check out how sexy I am now with no braces in the PRT Before and After thread I am making soon. I smile even more now! I can't believe how nice it feels to finally have them off but now I have a lil' permanent retainer on the inside of my teeth for who knows how long. But they sure look purdy...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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EQ -- I'm excited to see the payback you get for all your training next month. You've really worked hard!<br><br>
Even though it was hot, I had a great coached track session tonight. Some clouds and a breeze kept the 90ish temperatures manageable.<br><br>
1 mile warm up, then 6 X 800 w/ 2 minutes rest:<br><br>
3:46<br>
3:46<br>
3:48<br>
3:47<br>
3:48<br>
3:43<br><br>
Then 1 mile cool down. I felt strong throughout and was very happy with the workout.
 

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Nice running in the heat, SGH!<br><br>
After a wonderful swim this weekend at the natural spring quarry, my Monday swim was interupted due to poor water quality in Lake Erie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"><br><br>
Instead, I ran to the Y (2 miles each way) to swim in the pool.<br><br>
Forgot my goggles, so I had a horrible swim. I toughed it out for my VRAA teammates. Swam the 1000m without goggles and my eyes are paying the price now.
 
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