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-----------------------------------------------------------------------<br><br><span style="font-size:large;"><b>Spring Marathon Trainers Goals and plans:</b></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><b>Kestrou</b></span><br><b>Race(s):</b><br><span style="color:#000000;">12/13 Jan - Goofy Double (Training Runs) - 1:40 / 4:00</span><br><span style="color:#000000;">2 Feb - Kennekuk Road Runners 28 mile Fat Ass - 5:30</span><br><span style="color:#000000;">29 Mar - Clinton Lake 30mi Ultra - 5:30</span><br><span style="color:#000000;">21 Apr - Boston - 3:20</span><br><br><b>Training plan:</b> <span style="color:#000000;">Pfitz 24/70 plan</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:medium;"><b>Loopy</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Race(s):</b></span><br><span style="color:#000000;">Goofy Challenge on 1/12-1/13 -- I am roughly shooting for 1:30/3:10</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Training plan:</b> ???</span><br><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:medium;"><b>Mykemp1971</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Race(s):</b></span><br><span style="color:#000000;">4/6 – Athens, OH – BQ Attempt need 3:15:59</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Training plan:</b> Pfitz 18/70</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:medium;"><b>Timr1</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Race(s):</b></span><br><span style="color:#000000;">2/9 Mercedes Marathon (Training Run) – goal time TBD</span><br><span style="color:#000000;">4/6 Athens, OH – BQ Attempt need 3:15:59</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Training plan:</b> Pfitz/(Daniels) 18/70</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:medium;"><b>Roots</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Race(s)</b></span><br><span style="color:#000000;">4/21 Boston ?</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Training plan –</b></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:medium;"><b>Sistergoldenhair</b></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Race(s)</b></span><br>
1/5 50K<br>
3/15 Shamrock HM (looking to PR here)<br><span style="color:#000000;">4/21 Boston (reward run for qualifying)</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b>Training Plan -</b> coach's plan; maxes out @ 55 MPW</span><br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">Flounder</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
POINT BOCK 5 MILER 3/1/08 Break 30:00<br>
BOSTON 4/21/08 Break 3:00<br>
ICE AGE 50M 5/10/08 Break 9:00<br><br><b>TRAINING PLAN:</b> PIG'S 20/100<br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">missy1102</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
5/3 Flying Pig<br><br><b>Training Plan:</b> Pfitz 18/55<br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">hawk765</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
4/21 Boston<br><br><b>Training Plan:</b> Pfitz 18/55<br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><b>joplus</b></span><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
5/24 Bayshore - goa: 3:10<br><br><b>Training plan:</b> just got a new coach<br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">alan fletcher</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:small;">5/25</span></span></span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Edinburgh Marathon - <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Goal: sub3-BQ (3:20:59) depends on training progress...</span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Training Plan:</b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Pfitz/Daniels combination 24/75-ish kindof thing.....</span></span></span></span></span></span><br><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b><span style="font-size:medium;">root finder</span></b></span></span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Race(s):</b></span></span></span></span><br>
2/17 Road Race (Training run) marathon?<br>
3/22 Trail Race (First Trail run) marathon distance?<br><br><b>Training plan:</b> an improvisational merge of plans<br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><b><i>e</i></b></span><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
?/?? Cleveland Marathon<br><br><b>Training Plan:</b> program starts in two weeks; currently base building
 

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Here's how my last week ended up. A little light on mileage since I took 2 rest days instead of just one; that cut 10 miles from my schedule. But, I think it's OK for now.<br><br>
Mon - 7.75 ez<br>
Tues - rest (Christmas day)<br>
Wed - 9 miles (w/ 4mi @ T pace)<br>
Thurs - 13.1 ez<br>
Fri - 5.5 ez<br>
Sat - rest<br>
Sun - 17 LR<br><br>
Total miles: 52.4
 

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Count me in.<br><br>
Edinburgh Marathon, 5/25<br>
Goal: sub3-BQ (3:20:59) depends on training progress...<br>
Training: Pfitz/Daniels combination 24/75-ish kindof thing.....<br><br>
Last week was a planned cutback week at 42 miles, but it included a 19:38 5k time trial.<br><br>
- Alan
 

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Hi marathon trainers. After 12 days off of clear roads in one way or another, I am happy to be back outside this week.<br><br>
Last week was something of a cut-back.<br><br>
Mon 12/24: 6 miles on Fargo Y treadmill<br>
12/25: 4ish slow slippery miles in snowy Fargo-Moorhead<br>
12/26: 9.5 miles on Fargo Y treadmill<br>
12/27: 4 miles on hotel treadmill<br>
12/28: 4+ hours yoga. Rest day.<br>
12/29: 3 hours advanced yoga. 6 tired miles on the hotel treadmill.<br>
Sun 12/30: Rest and travel day. 3 hours yoga.<br><br>
29.5 miles total.<br><br>
This week is fairly easy leading up to Saturday's 50K attempt. I expect I'll recover a bit from that and then get back on the real marathon training program. I miss being in more of a regimen.<br><br>
Timr1 -- thanks for getting this thread started and keeping track of us. I did update my race schedule and training information last week. Were you able to see it?<br><br>
Good training to all!
 

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Monday - 9.6 miles (Christmas Eve Group Run I'm going to logged as a ML run)<br>
Tuesday - 7 miles with 5 Miles at or faster than Marathon Goal Pace<br>
Wednesday - 10 miles ML on the TM<br>
Thursday - 5 miles Easy<br>
Friday - 4.5 miles Easy (on the TM)<br>
Saturday - Rest<br>
Sunday - 16 miles LR<br><br>
I was a little off of Pfitz's plan again, but I did pretty much follow his format - two ML runs this week, on Long run, and a day with some effort (7 miles w/ 5 at MP).<br><br>
ETA - 52.1 miles total for the week
 

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still base building last week.. officially start pfitz's 18/55 (potentially modified to 65) this week!!!<br><br>
tues 6ez<br>
wed 4 intervals<br>
thurs 3.25<br>
fri 5<br>
sat 9 tempo<br>
sun 4 ez<br><br>
total: 31
 

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I must have missed it. I'll go back and get it and update the top when I get back on my own computer...later today.
 

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No worries. Just wanted to make sure you saw it. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Thanks again.
 

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I missing this the last couple of weeks...Tim thanks for keeping this going!<br><br>
Goal: Boston 3:20<br>
Training Plan: Pfitz 18/70+ (this is seeming a little daunting right now, I've done the 18/70 before, but I'm giving it a try)<br><br>
Last week went pretty well, I was a little light on miles because of the holidays.<br><br>
Monday: Easy 6<br>
Tuesday: Easy 5<br>
Wednesday: Med. Long 13<br>
Thurday: Easy 6.5<br>
Friday: Easy 11 (TM, mixing in some declines)<br>
Saturday: Easy 6.5 (a little sore from the declines today)<br>
Sunday: Long 18 (TM)<br><br>
So, 66 for the week. This week is a little mixed up because there is a 5k on Sunday I want to do-don't know when the long run will be, maybe next Monday? I need to get used to trying to run fast again, I'm not sure how well it'll go but I'm ready to be humbled-5k's I find painful. I'm really feeling slow right now, too.<br><br>
I'm questioning if the increase in miles is going to hurt my quality too much. If I can't keep a decent pace during my runs, I may scale back to the 18/70 plan.
 

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JenRuns, how do you incorporate declines on the treadmill? I'll need to simulate hills somehow in preparation for Boston. Right now it's looking like a huge busy highway overpass which maybe isn't the safest idea.
 

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DH built a platform that I put under the back of the TM. It's a little steep, so I can move up the incline to change things up. It works pretty well. I'm like you, there is no when I can easily work on hills, so this is the solution for now anyway.
 

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Very cool. I imagine the gyms I belong to would frown at that, however.<br><br>
I will probably brave the overpass and wear all safety orange or something.
 

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Hi all and Happy New Year!<br><br>
My week of 12/24-12/30:<br><br>
M: 6mi @ 8:00<br>
T: OFF<br>
W: 10mi - 8 @ 6:40 +1mi wmup, 1mi cldwn<br>
T: 50 mins (ICY) trails<br>
F: 7mi @ 7:45<br>
S: 13.1 mi in 1:29:58 (1st/last mile @ 7:30, rest at 6:45)<br>
S: OFF<br><br>
I wanted to get a feel for what the Goofy half would be like, hence the 13.1 on Saturday. It felt pretty comfortable and I still felt fresh the next day. So I am feeling fairly confident that I can dip a bit below 1:30 for the half and still run a decent marathon the next day, but we'll see... Less than two weeks to go now!<br><br>
p.s. as for my training plan, I don't really have one -- just kind of making it up as I go. Probably not the best idea, but it has worked out ok for my last few marathons...
 

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We don't have that problem here in Birmingham. Check out this elevation profile from my LR in my neighborhood this past sunday (17 miles):<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x120/Timr71/LRElevation.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I have 14 measurable inclines on my ez 5 mile route that does a loop around the hood!
 

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<b>Tim</b>, I am totally jealous! You are probably in awesome shape from that. When I ran at my parents house in MN this summer, I thought the hills were going to kill me. I have certainly lost that art, for sure. When I was a kid, I never even really thought about the hills when I ran unless they were wicked steep. Now, even a small change, sets off all kinds of alarms...times have changed.
 

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Yeah, I think it does pay large divedends when racing. For example in the Marine Corps Marathon, the first 7 miles or so are really rolling terrain. Amy (my fellow BTC memeber who was running with me) and I would litterly fly down the down hills. It was just like our training runs.<br><br>
Birmingham hosts the Mercedes marathon in Feburary. It's got a reputation was one of the more difficult marathons due the hills. You have climb up and over Red Mtn twice to get out and back to downtown. My training group does a lot of training runs on the back side of the mtn on the actual marathon course. It's brutal. And it's double hard in August in the 100+ degree heat and humidity.<br><br>
Here's the profile from one of those august runs. The massive uphill that you see is part of the race course.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x120/Timr71/TrakShakLongRun.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I <heart> hilly road courses. Makes the winter go by. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Suffered a flu through the holiday last week, but I'm back and ready to keep building the base. My week past:<br><br>
Su- off<br>
M- off<br>
T- off<br>
W- off<br>
Th- 6 E<br>
F- 5 E (cool down 4x strides)<br>
Sa- 13 E on hills<br><br>
24 miles total<br><br>
Already at 24 for this week and aiming for a FA 50k this Sat. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Sixteen weeks to Boston. <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif">
 

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This might actually hold me accountable... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
First of the new year and i am sick.. nothing exercise related today<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> at least i did get a good 3hr trail run in this weekend <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
My race is March 22.. It is on a trail.. and i am a trail race virgin<img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif"><br>
will probably do a local road race Feb 17 as a training run..<br><br>
TimR my inlaws live outside of bham.. i try to get all my long distance running in before i go visit.lol.. bought my new bestest shoes from the trak shak in homewood.. hehhee.....being from florida not used to all the hills...<br><br>
jenruns awesome idea on the platform...<br><br>
Training plan? There is supposed to be a training plan? Still trying to get mine tweaked... Last year i used hal higdon ,my old marathon groups from the year before and smart coach all mixed up... I am new and STILL very SLOW... so i just want to finish under 5 Please dont hate me <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Root Finder, if you ever feel at all outclassed by these speedy people, join me in the Looooong Road to Boston thread. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Well, it looks like I'm becoming more committed to the Cleveland Marathon. My DH may be pacing it, so I guess I'll be there too.<br><br>
This last week was still base - and a bit of a mileage jump for me (2 more to go before starting program)<br>
M: 5 - Tempo<br>
T: 7 - easy<br>
W: 9 - ML<br>
Th: 7 - easy<br>
F: 6 - easy<br>
Sa: 12.5 - LR<br>
Su: 6 - recovery<br><br>
Tim - That elevation profile looks frightening! ugh! (but then I'm a baby when it comes to hills).<br><br>
Happy New Year & Happy Running<br>
--e.
 
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