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Any advice? Run until I puke? Yes...I asked my coach yesterday...still awaiting a response.<br><br>
I'm not good w/the whole strategy thing.
 

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2 miles. Run as hard as you can throughout the 2 miles. That doesn't mean you start at a full sprint as you would a 400 or 800 interval workout.
 

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Ewwww....2 mile time trial. Sounds like my worst nightmare.<br><br>
I think yeah, pretty much run til you puke. Only try to make it so you don't puke til you're done the two miles...not before. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> But there is some pacing involved...last time I tried one of these (1.5 miles) I went out waaaaay too fast, ended up slowing down a LOT for the last 1/2 mile. Are you gonna do it on a treadmill or track or what?<br><br>
If it's a treadmill, you'll have an advantage for the pacing. You probably know "about" what you can do. If so, you can start a little bit slower than that, and get faster over the two miles until you're all out at the end. That's what I did for a one mile tt that I did, and I learned a lot, especially since I had a little bit left at the end, I realized I coulda gone a bit faster (not much though). My second choice would be a track, but I'd still have a hard time with the pacing.
 

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Hey I've got a 20 minute time trial on Wednesday. My plan is to build the first 10 minutes low zone IV, then just go for it until I puke! Maybe high zone IV for the next five minutes, then go pukin hard.... I don't want to be slacking the last 5 minutes. I always run better times trying to do negative split.
 

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Is this the week for time trials? I'm supposed to do one Tuesday. WU well, 30mins hard--10mins into it, hit the lap button then run 20mins more. CD well. He wants to data from that middle 20mins.
 

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Just run a nice solid, steady effort that leaves you tired but not exhausted. Look at the bigger picture of your week and how this one effort fits in and pace yourself accordingly. The main thing, in my estimation, is to run a steady effort so you get the numbers you need to go forward.
 

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Run until you puke! Jeebus that sounds like fun! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Jr-I don't think a strong effort will do...CS is trying to test my fitness...<br><br>
Well-if I puke at least it will get washed away...the forcast is for RAIN wed-sat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">
 

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Hmmm......I would have no idea how to do a 2 mi time trial.<br>
BUT...when I did my 500's for time....I did them as if they were races.<br>
So....do it like it's a race....negative split that bad boy!!
 

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I had to do a two-mile leg for a 4-man relay last year. Not having done any real speed races prior (my shortest race beforehand was a 10K), I just tried my best to guesstimate a pace I thought I could hold steady for that distance based on my prior training times, which was about 7:10/mi for me. As it turned out, I came close to my projected time but didn't hit the split as well as I would've liked (7:01/7:22).<br><br>
Bottom line - it's going to hurt if you do it right regardless.
 

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Tithers has a history of running her races poorly. She no likey to runny.<br><br>
Although-I did neg. split today's run by a minute...mostly b/c at mile 9 I HAD TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!! We aren't talking #1 either!
 

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I came home from a run once when my parents were visiting....<br>
hit the door....<br>
see my bedroom door is still closed (mom's still asleep)...<br>
dad's watching golf...<br>
I make a BEELINE for the xtra bathroom.<br><br>
Dad laffed!!<br>
grrrrrr<br>
NOT something to laff about.
 

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Mile 8ish I took a gel...I think that helped bring things on. I hadn't had a gel since Thanksgiving half marathon.<br><br>
I just ate my last 2 gels today.<br><br>
Time to internet bulk order more!<br><br>
Cherry Bomb gel caused an explosion of sorts...
 

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sometimes I can't tell what brings the 'splosions on.<br>
:S<br><br>
Sometimes, I can. Those foods I avoidlike the plague.<br><br>
How do you find the gels that work if you only have a few flavors available....and can only order in bulk from the web? ack!
 

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The gels usually agree with me... <img alt="icon_cherry.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cherry.gif"><img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">ottytrain4:<img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">ottytrain2:<br><br>
I dunno why I'm putting the following smiley in...it makes me chuckle!<br><img alt="thefinger.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/thefinger.gif">
 

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I assume he's doing this to calculate or re-calculate your zones. Therefore go all out or the data is worthless, but build into it. But then maybe he's doing it for another reason, I don't know your coach. I would assume he would tell you???
 

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Yah-he'll tell me once he reads his messages...or remembers to respond.<br><br>
I suspect I'll get a phone call 7AM. He tends to do that on teacher HOLIDAYS.<br><br>
"Oh, did I wake you?"<br><br>
<cough> "No, CS...I was just getting up to go swim 10 miles...you're lucky you got a hold of me!"<br><br><img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 

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I am still awaiting an explanation of a public butt explosion. Think I joined this board to late to find out what it was, but I have seen references to it.
 

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warmup real good prior. hydrate.<br>
run your a$$ off for 2 miles. <optional but optimal> puke at end<br>
cool down good after. mega hydrate.<br><br>
nice 6-10 mile day <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
2miles aint nothin' for Tithers. Tithers eat that for breakfast. Wait, better not, else you wannta see breakfast on your shoes!
 
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