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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<br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">JenRuns</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
4/21 Boston 3:20<br><br><b>Training Plan:</b> 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><b><span style="font-size:medium;">runninirish</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
5/18 Rockford - goal sub 3:00<br><br><b>Training Plan:</b> Pfitz 18/70<br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">wonicooker</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
1/16 Disney Half Marathon<br>
2/10 Gasparilla Marathon - goal 3:50 or better (BQ)<br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;">kp9597</span></b><br><b>Race(s):</b><br>
6/21 Grandma's Marathon<br><br><b>Training plan:</b> Daniels Marathon A - 24 week
 

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Last week was a good week for me.<br><br>
mon - rest<br>
tues - 9 ez<br>
wed - 13 tempo<br>
thurs - 5 ez (rec)<br>
fri - 10 ez<br>
sat - 20 LR<br>
sun - 4.25 ez (rec)<br><br>
Total: 62 miles<br><br>
I'll take it.
 

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Kind of crazy week. Took a long weekend and joined a fun FA run this past Saturday. It's now 15 weeks to Boston and I'll start looking at scheduling some phased quality. I think its going to start with some Benji Durden-style hill repeats for a few weeks.<br><br>
Thanks Tim for organizing this thread. My week past:<br><br>
Su- 5 E; cooled down with 6x strides<br>
M- 10.5 E<br>
Tu- 8 E; ran the 7th mile as a pickup in 5:56<br>
W- 5.5 E<br>
Th- off<br>
F- 3.5 E, with 4x strides<br>
Sa- 32 miles on easy going trails in 4:52. I took it real easy and ran/walked with others during a low-key FA in Delaware.<br><br>
64.5 total
 

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I guess I will re-post in the correct thread.<br><br>
I ended up caving into the pressure of VRAA this week - Started Friday<br><br>
M 6<br>
T 6 (3 mile Tempo) + Arc Trainer 40 Min + Jump Rope 10 Min<br>
W 12 + Arc Trainer 40 Min<br>
TH 8 + Arc Trainer 30 Min<br>
FR 14am 4lunch 5pm<br>
SA 8am 5 pm<br>
SU 35 + walk 4<br><br>
Total 89 on run # 1<br>
Total 103 total running + 2 hours cross training + 6 weight lifting sessions + 3 core sessions.<br><br>
The 35 on Sunday - fits in well with trying to train for both Boston and a 50 miler 19 days after Boston.<br><br>
VRAA will cause me to do strange things the next 4 weeks - Hopefully some weight loss will go with it <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Holy Schnykies!!! I am um way out of my league here with yall...<br>
My measly week with 3 days off b/c of sickies (me and the twins<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">)<br>
mon-6 with hills<br>
Tues-0<br>
Wednesday 0<br>
Thursday- 6 miles/ 30 minutes on bike trainer all i had time for<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">/ firm dvd um ouchie dang newyears resolutions<br>
Friday 0 couldnt find a sitter<br>
Sat 13.1 race<br>
Sunday 6 EZ in the dark ( i really need more reflective stuff)<br>
31 total which is one day total for yall <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif">
 

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Good week again last week. I didn't get in a long run on Sunday, I "raced" a 5k...not too pretty, but oh, well. The weather was nice midweek, so those runs were awesome.<br><br>
Monday: 6am 2pm<br>
Tuesday: 11 Tempo<br>
Wednesday: 15<br>
Thursday: 6am 2pm<br>
Friday: 12<br>
Saturday: 6<br>
Sunday: 7 (2 warm up, 5k, 2 cool down)<br><br>
Total: 67<br><br>
My left knee is still hurting a little, I think it's the shoes. I just ordered a pair with a little less cushioning, they should be here in a couple of days. I've started using my blog to track my training thoughts, if you feel like some amusing reading, check it out. I'll try to make the site a little more interesting this week but I'm certainly going to write in it at least a few times a week. I think it'll help me track how I'm feeling better than just my running log.<br><br>
Good week everyone!!
 

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uhm, yeah. i'm right there with ya. and i don't even have an excuse of twins!! <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
week 1 of pfitz 18/65 (modified, obviously)<br><br>
mon rest<br>
tues 7mi with 10x100 m repeats<br>
wed 4.5ez<br>
thurs 9 miles, tempo<br>
fri 4miles<br>
sat 12<br>
sun rest<br><br>
36.5 miles<br><div style="text-align:right;"><img alt="" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/misc/progress.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
 

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Following Flounder's footsteps ... reposting here (with some minor edits)<br><br>
Feeling a little tired/slow at the end of the week.<br><br>
M - 3 E<br>
T - 8 T (2x2mi w/ 0.5 recovery; 2 w/u, 1.5 c/d)<br>
W - 9 (supposed to be ML for 10; but icy, cold, & dark + missed the turn)<br>
Th - 7 E<br>
F - 8 E (w/ 9x~150m strides)<br>
Sa -14 L<br>
Su - 7 E (got to wear shorts! yay!)<br><br>
This coming week is last week of base before starting Pfitz 18/70 for the Cleveland Marathon. Haven't registered yet, but I am fully committed now (what with the VRAA keeping me on task getting the miles in. Though not nearly to the same extent as Flounder - HOLY MOLY - You are a machine = 100+ points/day!?! )<br><br>
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Yeah, shoes can do that to you. Around this time a year ago, I switched off Asics (GT20xx) series and went to the Brooks Radius. I really liked them and used the Brooks instead of my Asics for my first marathon and all other marathons since then. I of course moved up to the Radius 7 when they came out. Now, they are discontinuing them. I picked up the last pair of R7s from the homewood store, and I have a pair in my size on hold at the inverness store. So, those two new pair should get me through to mid year. After that it's time to search for another new shoe. I guess it will be between the Brooks replacement, the Asics Nimbus and the Nike Pegasis.
 

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Yeah, it's weird. I loved the Trances, then I got a pair of Saucony Fast Twitch Endurances for racing/speedwork. Now when I go back to the Trances they seem too heavy and mushy AND my knee hurts! I ordered a pair of Brooks Adrenalines, so I hope they work. They look like they'll have enough support without all the cushioning and weight. Also, it would be nice if I could stay in a cheaper shoe...the Trances are so expensive and I like to change shoes every 300 miles or so. That comes up quickly with this kind of mileage.
 

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ok, I guess I posted this in the wrong thread at first. Just to clarify: this is for the week I just ran, not the week I will run.<br><br>
M: 6.51mi (9:13)<br>
T: 7.11mi incl 8x[[email protected] pace, 2min jog]<br>
W: 4.91mi (9:11)<br>
R: 8.5mi (7:51) incl miles 3-5 6:59/7:06/7:06, 4x[150m [email protected]:30<br>
pace]<br>
F: 4.86mi (9:16)<br>
Sa: 7mi (8:35)<br>
Su: 13mi (7:49)<br><br>
between 5-20min strength conditioning each day<br><br>
total: 51.9 miles aaargh I can't believe that mileage
 

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You can add me to the Sping list...I'm running the Rockford Marathon 5/18...hoping to break 3:00 using Pfizer 70mpw training program...so far training has been great...
 

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<b>JenRuns</b> - yeah, I like to switch shoes every 300 - 350 miles too. So, I try to stay in the next to the top of the line models. I can swing $85 per pair, but $100+ is a little steap.<br><br><b>joplus</b> - that's a great looking week<br><br><b>runninirish</b> - welcome to the group. Good luck with trying to break 3:00. One of my training partners is trying to do the same, and I think his next shot is actually at Boston. I will add you to the group at the top.
 

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i've trained a lot between the nimbus and pegasus. i have to say that i feel like the pegasus isn't built as sturdy as the nimbus is.. less cushioning than i prefer. i know each runner is different in terms of preference but i thought i'd throw that out <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Oops, I guess I posted last weeks mileage in the wrong thread <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif"><br><br>
Anyhoo, week 3 is in the books and it went like this:<br><br>
M - cross training<br>
T - 10<br>
W - 5<br>
Th - 8 (4 miles at tempo pace)<br>
F - rest<br>
S - 14.2<br>
Su - 5<br><br>
It was a good week and I feel like I finally got my shoe issues figured out.<br>
I have been running in the Asics Cumulus until they changed it. The new one is too wide in the regular and too narrow in the narrow <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> After trying a few others, I have found the Asics Landreth 4 to feel just like the old Cumulus - a nice, not too heavy neutral shoe. Just thought I'd throw that out there if anyone else is having similar problems. I hate when the shoes get changed like that..... Of course they are more $$$ than the Cumulus and I too only get 300 - 350 miles out of a pair.
 

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Hey Tim. Can I join in the thread? I'd like to learn more about the training plans you all are referencing. I'm training for Gasparilla on 2/10 with hopes of BQ (3:50 or better). I'm doing the Disney Half this weekend.
 

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If we were all the same we would be one heck of a boring group. Variety is the spice of a good thread and a good group. Don't worry about others - We are all trying to follow our own plan(What ever it may be) and need encouragement and support along the way.<br><br>
 

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Tim - add me to the bit at the top please.<br><br>
Race: Grandma's Marathon 6/21<br>
Training Plan: Daniels' Plan A - peak mileage should be in the 50-55 range<br><br>
the plan is 24 weeks in length, with the first 6 being base building, and I'm trying to steadily get my miles up. Ran 28 last week and the schedule for this week is:<br><br>
Monday - 5<br>
Tuesday - off<br>
Wednesday - 6<br>
Thursday - 5<br>
Friday - 5<br>
Saturday - 8<br>
Sunday - 4<br>
Total of 34<br><br>
This will be my first marathon - three HM under my belt. Right now the goal for this race is to finish and hopefully be under 4:30.
 

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This is my last planned not so structured week, a cut-back week in terms of mileage. I am very much looking forward to getting back to more "formal" marathon training next week and focusing on Boston and how I am going to tackle its hills.<br><br>
Last week:<br><br>
Monday: 4.25<br>
Tuesday: jog/walked a 5K (in a dress) so I counted that as cross-training, really<br>
Wednesday: 4<br>
Thursday: Off<br>
Friday: 3.5 with 4 strides at the end<br>
Saturday: 50K (32 miles) done very easy just to finish and have fun<br>
Sunday: Off<br><br>
About 47 miles for the week and most were at an extremely easy pace.
 
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