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<p>DOR for me in this glorious rest week.  :eek:)</p>
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<p>Racing Whaling City tomorrow as a relay for my niece.  I may be swimming and biking or just biking.  Game day decision.</p>
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<p>Safe racing and workouts this weekend everyone!</p>
 

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<p>Good morning, TEAM LIT!</p>
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<p>After three consecutive days of higher mileage (Tues: 11.25, Wed: 15, Thurs: 16), it's a rest day for me...</p>
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<p>2 mile leg-stretcher early this morning.</p>
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<p>Great day, y'all!</p>
 

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<p>Mike: Before you jump on the notion of a 50 miler, think about your goals and how important they are to you. There's a reason very few runners do ultras and marathons successfully (success in relation to running to their ability). The long stuff, especially on trails, which most ultras follow, is hard on the body and will slow you down if you do proper training. The good news is that you wouldn't need to do proper training. As long as you paced easy, you could fake the 50 and then muscle through the end of it. But layer in too much specific training, and you just might kill your legs for Boston, and of course NYC. So think about your goals, or really think about how important they are to you.</p>
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<p>I say follow the fun. If you want to do the 50, go for it. But that you even post here that you need the mental and physical rest tells me that you just might need it. And so if your goals for NYC are important, maybe that will play into your decision. But if you go with the 50, be aware that you may kill your legs (in relation to running fast) for NYC.</p>
 

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<p>40+ mile bike ride ... including 2-3 miles of dirt/gravel adventure again. Blaming google maps....</p>
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<p>Mid 17s.</p>
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<p>Took it easy yesterday with just the swim. A century on tap for Sunday, and possibly a 50-60 miler tomorrow with the Bagelry group depending on the weather in the early AM.</p>
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<p>Great weekend and racing (for those doing one) all.</p>
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<p>George</p>
 

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<p>Thor - First of all, solid workouts the last few days!  Second, thanks for the feedback.  It's pretty much in line with what my coach told me when I mentioned I was thinking of a 50 miler in October.  She pointed out that I'd been working pretty hard so far this year, I'm planning two IM races plus Boston next year, and that I should probably let what is 'fun' dictate my fall/winter schedule.  My thought is that the 50 miler is what really gets my juices flowing right now and that plus NYC as a eased-off (but still sub-3) marathon would give me a great base going into my spring Boston training.  I've been thinking of getting into the longer trail races for a while now and I'm a bit burned out on all the speedwork and tempo required for a fast marathon, so now is probably a good time to focus on taking my base to the next level.  Plus I think getting some variety in races will help keep thing fresh and prevent me from burning out.</p>
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<p>BannonOBannon - Crazy is relative.  I just finished reading 'Running on Empty' about Marshall Ulrich.  Guy did things like the quad-Badwater (yeah, Badwater 4 times back to back), ran across the US in 52.5 days and did the Seven Summits.  He also was married 4 times, left one wife who was dying to go out and run, had strained relationships with his kids and had his toenails surgically removed. Compared to him, I'm positively sane.</p>
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<p>Sparty - keep up the great work!  You're going to kick ass in your marathon!</p>
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<p>Workout - 30 min on the exercise bike in random mode, level 8.  Will also probably join the Prudhoe Bay Running Club this evening for an easy run.</p>
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<p>TGIF, multi-sport-peeps!</p>
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<p>Mike</p>
 

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<p>Mike...  <span><img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif"></span>  Which two IM for 2012?</p>
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<p>Thor... when is Trans Rockies?</p>
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<p>9.7 mile run for me this morning.  Ran from home to work.  Yes.  I *am* wearing recovery compression tights under my shorts.  <span><img alt="icon_compress.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_compress.gif"></span></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Alaska Mike</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/74713/tgif-july-29-workouts#post_2008511"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> Compared to him, I'm positively sane.</p>
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<p>No, you're definitely crazy.  He's just on a much higher plane of craziness than you, is all.  Or lower, I suppose.</p>
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<p>Mostly a rest day for me, just an easy 4-miler along the river.  Got a little light-headed and finished on shaky legs, maybe eating 5 pancakes for breakfast this morning wasn't the smartest move.  I dunno.  At any rate, I'm done for the day now, nothing left but a few more hours of work and then some wine tasting!</p>
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<p>Having trouble doing a "multi quote" or even a simple "quote", so I'll do it manually...</p>
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<p>Alaska Mike: Then the 50 it shall be. You seem in the right frame of mind. If you don't want to kill your legs, try to "cheat" the 50 by going into it without multiple crazy-stupid super long runs. Those will just tire your legs and body out, and once you get down it'll be hard to get back the spunk in the legs. By cheat I mean doing just enough to get by. You're strong enough and talented enough an athlete to do this. You can lean on the Ironman knowledge of how to power your body for duration. Start doing 40 mile training runs and you'll eventually blow your speed for a long time. So stay away from those.</p>
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<p>Sparty: ATL :)</p>
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<p>Cake: TransRockies is Sun. 8/21 through Fri. 8/26. Got this weekend and next for long runs, and that's it!!! Very, very, very excited for it! Just starting to get my gear ready... that which needs to be specially ordered. Fun stuff.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>cak73</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/74713/tgif-july-29-workouts#post_2008517"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Mike...  <span><img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif"></span>  Which two IM for 2012?</p>
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Coeur D'Alene, which comes pretty quickly after Boston, and Wisconsin (assuming I can get in, I'm volunteering this fall).</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MBannon</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/74713/tgif-july-29-workouts#post_2008550"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>No, you're definitely crazy.  He's just on a much higher plane of craziness than you, is all.  Or lower, I suppose.</p>
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<p>Alaska Mike: Then the 50 it shall be. You seem in the right frame of mind. If you don't want to kill your legs, try to "cheat" the 50 by going into it without multiple crazy-stupid super long runs. Those will just tire your legs and body out, and once you get down it'll be hard to get back the spunk in the legs. By cheat I mean doing just enough to get by. You're strong enough and talented enough an athlete to do this. You can lean on the Ironman knowledge of how to power your body for duration. Start doing 40 mile training runs and you'll eventually blow your speed for a long time. So stay away from those.</p>
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<p>I admittedly haven't looked at ultra training plans or talked to my coach about her ideas, but I can't see myself doing 40 mile training runs.  That much time on your feet for a training run just doesn't make much sense to me.  I do 24 mile runs during marathon training, but that's because that's how long I go when I do a 3-hr run at my steady pace.  I could see myself going 4 hours and getting 32 miles in at one session, but more than that wouldn't make much sense to me.  I think its more about consistent high miles, maybe some doubles rather than trying to go really long on a single training run.  The risk/reward of that kind of long run doesn't make much sense.  I faked my way through the 50k version of this race last year a month after IMMoo with relatively minimal run specific focus.</p>
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<p>Mike</p>
 

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<p>Just completed a 20 mile ride.  Tues and Wed turned into rest days as I finished two grad classes that were both compressed into 3 weeks. Whew! Now I can focus on getting things ready for the start of school and doing stuff around the house. </p>
 

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<p>Oh boy...it's been a few days since I've checked in. Busy, busy, busy at work but I am getting workouts in. Mostly in the form of bike commutes and easy basebuilding miles. Now that the PF has abated, I'm in the process of slowly building up to running on consecutive days but days like today suck when I only have to run 2 miles. It's pretty sad when getting ready, stretching, and getting cleaned up take longer than the run itself. *sigh* But the calendar says I can make this run 3 miles next week!</p>
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<p>Mojo to all the weekend racers!</p>
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<p>TGIF!!!!</p>
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<p>Basic daily run. Went after work. Felt better today. Race tomorrow. Whitewater rafting on Sunday.</p>
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Hot/low 80s - Cloudy and windy. Crawford/Puckett/Security/Kiva/Fontaine/Grinnell/Crawford/Upton/home. Short easy effort run with a few pickups. Stretching afterward.</p>
 
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