<span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team E<br></span>Billy</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Charley Brown</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Hairy Trotter</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Hanging Jury</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">kruss</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">lelly</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">sistergoldenhair</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">speck</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">ToddEP</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">XavierDanQ</span><br><br><br>
Hello Team! <img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif"> reporting in.<br><br>
Someone else will have to do the trash talking....I am not so good at it....yet.
See, now, normally I loves me some trash talking. But I suppose it'd be a little unseemly for the commish to be all up in other teams' grills.<br><br>
Otherwise, I think we're loaded up with Genuinely Nice People. So unless Xavier Dan Q goes old skool on this beeyotch, we might be crappy trash-talkers.<br><br>
But solid racers.
another team E person saying "hi" Billy-I think you are the one also doing HH Int II program for a Sept race, right? If so we should be reporting close to the same thing-we can keep each other accountable<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> My race is Sept 9. Go team Eeeeeeeee!
Ah yes. Permit me a perhaps lengthy aside. *ahem* Remember where, in the sign up thread, I said I had trouble being consistent? Here's the longer version.<br><br>
I started Hal Higdon's Intermediate II Marathon Training Plan (hereinafter HHI2). the weee of May 7. It has taken me a <i>long time</i> to get the trick down of running 4 miles without walking. I don't know why, but it did. Then one day in January of this year, it just happened. I don't want to lose it.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adjustment 1 to HHI2</span>: all 3 mile runs to 4 miles runs, adjust longer short runs accordingly (4 becomes 5, 5 becomes 6). I left the "sorta long runs" (Wednesdays and Saturdays) the same.<br><br>
I have been rock solid on the weekdays. If I don't get up in the morning - my biggest problem - I go to the gym at lunch. This has not been an option on the weekends. I just don't want to do long runs on the dreadmill!<br><br>
Next, I knew I was going to go on vacation the week of 7/2. I'm heading up to Flagstaff, AZ. That's going from approx. 1200 ft elevation to approx. 7000 ft.! As such, I plan to take it easy on the running.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adjustment 2 to HHI2</span>: Start one week early, put a vacation week between Week 8 and Week 9. This vacation week I'm planning on doing about 3 miles everyday. If I don't get to them, I don't get to them. However, I want to get to them so I don't lose too much fitness.<br><br>
Between missing long runs due to basic laziness and also a nasty cold that took me out for about a week, I got way behind on long runs. So, I had to fix that.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adjustment 3 to HHI2:</span> <b>Totally</b> reconfigure long run schedule due to failure to execute in early Weeks. For instance, I should be doing 17 miles this weekened for Week 8. I'm going to do 15. I will be gradually, just as Higdon does, stepping up to 20 mile weeks. I do plan to run a couple 20 miles back to back.<br><br>
Based on that, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adjustment 4 to HHI2:</span> Slightly reconfigure weekly runs. I like Higdon's idea of stepback weeks. However, I don't like how he steps back <i>every week</i> after a 20 miler. That may be wise, but I'm gonna try being foolhardy. So, I'm going to do more of the 6/10/6/10/20 weeks (I think, w/o looking at my schedule) than he says to do. But then, I'll have a step back week that is a little less mileage than his stepbacks after.<br><br>
You see, I'm only <i>allegedly</i> doing HHI2. I like the themes. I like the bit of variable pace - adjustment 5 might be making almost all (instead of merely most) weekend sorta longs at M pace instead of E pace.<br><br>
More than you wanted to know, isn't it? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I did a 14 miler last weekend, despite rising late, because I thought to myself: My goodness, how in the heck am I gonna do VRAA if I don't do my weekend long runs, not to mention survive a September marathon with my dignity intact!<br><br>
So, it's already working. I hope I can be an encouragement to you kruss as I know you are/will be to me.<br><br>
You are very perceptive, Hairy.<br><br>
I do need to really work on my trash talking game.<br><br>
But we here at Team <b>Excellent</b> don't have any need to trash talk, do we?<br><br>
'Cuz we already know that we rock! <img alt="headbang.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/headbang.gif"><br><br>
Or some such thing.
Hi <b>E</b>asy Teammates!<br><br>
Since the commish is on our team, maybe we should be the <b>Executives</b>. But I prefer <b>Easy</b>. No need to read anything in to that! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> It'll be easy for a great group like us to have the other teams eating our dust across the USA.
Oh boy oh boy oh boy I'm on a TEAM! Hello Team! Speck here, better late than never. Looking forward to this. I ran today but have to figure out how many miles I did, will run the same amount of time on another route Monday and report back. Now back to you in the studio.
Hi Team. I'm one of the late joiners. I was posting on coolrunning, but started posting here with the rest of the 30 somethings crew.<br><br>
I'm still a fairly new runner. I did Couch to 5K last fall, my first 5K on Thanksgiving, and my first half marathon at the Flying Pig in Cincinnati in May.<br><br>
I have a few local short races planned this summer, but nothing big until the fall. Grand Rapids Marathon Relay and Philadelphia Half in Nov.<br><br>
Looking forward to getting to know everyone.<br><br>
Do you think playing soccer (on an organized soccer league- not just neighborhood ball) would count as General Cardio or as an Alternate workout? I play midfield if that helps...<br>
Also, say I play an 80 min game- I would probably take out 10 min of that to compensate for times the ball wasn't on my side of the field or whatever. Does that seem reasonable?<br>
It's your call, but that seems reasonable to me. The basic difference is that General Cardio workouts are those that get your heart rate up into aerobic zones and beyond for sustained and extended periods, while alternative workouts can be vigorous, but they don't do that (weights, yoga, and such). Playing midfield on a competitve soccer team works kinda like a fartlek session; it's definitely pretty far over on the aerobic vs. non-aerobic scale. Good, hard full court basketball is the same way; half-court, probably not.<br><br>
So I think your calculation works, with down time backed out. Like the previous commish, I will accept folks' characterization of their activities unless they're clearly out of line. Yours seems entirely reasonable.
Billy-I agree with you about the every other week step backs with HH plan. It does seem like a lot. However, I am going to stick with his plan mostly because I am older and I'm hoping this will help me avoid injury. I did another 18 today and to be honest am looking forward to a lighter week physically and emotionally. Let me know how its going.<br><br>
Hi to all the new members of Team E(vil) <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
Welcome Amichel...and MollyBella too!<br><br>
As you can tell from this picture, the Flying Pig is a very special marathon to me. Hope you had fun!<br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://i19.tinypic.com/4y68wi1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
Hi team. I was awol for a while yesterday and this AM. I'm in! I took yesterday off from exercise and then ran 13 killer/difficult (for me) miles on trails this am. Garmin said the total elevation gain was over 5700 feet.<br><br>
I know a few of the names here and look forward to getting to know the rest of you!<br><br>
I went ahead and responded to Tag. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Due to some car trouble (fortunately timed before we left), I'm not out of town yet. I hope to get that fixed tomorrow. I may get an early morning report in on Mon 7/2. Otherwise, see you in a week.