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<p>Morning!  I was up again before my alarm and am getting ready to head out.  Inspired by Tim's race report and thinking about my own goals.  I have been searching around for a good half marathon training schedule, but can only find ones that appear to be geared toward first timers or those with really low mileage.  Any suggestions?  I am hoping to stay in the 40-50 mpw range and run 12-15 on the weekends.</p>
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<p>Vibes to those in taper mode.  ENJOY IT!!  I love me some taper!!</p>
 

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<p>Morning Gang -</p>
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<p><strong>Mindi -</strong> what about the Daniels plans?  I did one of those for the first HM I really trained seriously for and I liked it.</p>
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<p><strong>Tim</strong> - love the RR!  What's the deal with the garmin AND the watch?  Do you just let one run constantly and automatically do the miles, and manually push one?  Or what?</p>
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<p>Rest day for me today.  Might try to sneak in some biking after court.</p>
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<p>Good runs to all today!</p>
 

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<p>I'm enjoying the taper just fine.  A little germophobic - I sneezed twice yesterday and had a moment of panic "Am I sick? How do I feel? Do I have a fever?" I'm also frequently checking the weather forecast. I'll feel anxious the day of the race, but it's typical for me not to feel nervous about something until right before the event.  Because I have a real time goal this time I think I might feel extra nerves but I'll be with friends all doing the same thing so that will help a lot. <img alt=":)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//smile.gif" title=":)"></p>
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<p>Soooo glad I got out and ran outside yesterday over lunch because it's been thunder storming and raining ever since.  I'm bringing my gym bag to do my 30 minute tempo over the lunch hour.</p>
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<p>Happy running and fitnessing to all!</p>
 

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<p>Good morning, ladies.  I hope you aren't sick, <strong>BigG</strong>...</p>
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<p>I did some nice speedwork yesterday.  I think based on my interval times, I should be a lot faster at the marathon distance than I am.  Hrmph. </p>
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<p>Today I'll take a day off from running.  But I'll hit the gym for some lifting if I have time.  I don't do enough lifting...</p>
 

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RIL - just train like you would for a marathon and just decrease mileage accordingly
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Runninlaw</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70267/trucking-along-on-thursday-9-23#post_1947891"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Morning!  I was up again before my alarm and am getting ready to head out.  Inspired by Tim's race report and thinking about my own goals.  I have been searching around for a good half marathon training schedule, but can only find ones that appear to be geared toward first timers or those with really low mileage.  Any suggestions?  I am hoping to stay in the 40-50 mpw range and run 12-15 on the weekends.</p>
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<p>Vibes to those in taper mode.  ENJOY IT!!  I love me some taper!!</p>
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This plan has always amused me, mostly because it is labeled basic, but has long runs up to 18, and you will end up with several 50+ weeks.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=5998" target="_blank">http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=5998</a></p>
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<p>4.7 muggy miles this morning.  It is now officially autumn, I am done with muggy.  Actually a mixed tempo run (easy 10 minutes, tempo 10 minutes, repeat), but ran the two tempos two fast, and was gassed at the end. Sluggish to start really, and the humidity did not help.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Goon</strong> - get some Airborne!  I usually do that during taper.  If anything else, it makes me feel better (mentally).</p>
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<p><strong>Cindi</strong> - the Daniels plans are way too complicated for me to figure out.  I just want miles and workouts and Daniels is not readily decipherable to me (I know, I am a slacker).</p>
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<p><strong>KP</strong> - yeah, I was thinking about modifying the Pfitz up to 55 mpw plan to make a 6 week HM plan.  I was just hoping to find a quick and easy HM schedule that was higher mileage.  Oh well.</p>
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<p>Nice run for me this am.  I did 7 with 3 at tempo.  I haven' done a tempo in ages.  Usually I do tempos early in marathon training, but since I had the Capitol Mile training, I did speed work instead.  It was a bit intimidating, but I was able to do 3 without too much trouble (7:27, 7:29, 7:18).  The last mile was deceptive b/c the first .65 was on a gradual uphill and into the wind and my average pace was 7:47 - so I booked it the last .35.  Would have been better to have run a steady pace, but I'll take it.  <img alt=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//biggrin.gif" title=":D"></p>
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<p><strong>QOD:</strong>  What is your current fitness goal?  I know we have lots of peeps doing different things, so I thought it may be fun and motivating to share.  Mine is to lose a couple pounds, get back into good shape/optimal health and qualify for NYCM in a half marathon (1:36) on 10/30.  Not sure that is within reach, but I always like to have something to shoot for.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Litch</strong> - I missed this on my last post.  THANKS!  Yeah, "basic" for 24 weeks too?!?!  I will take a close look at this - could be perfect.</p>
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<p>I too am sick of the warm/humid.  It was muggy out there for me too (although under 70 degrees), but will be 82 this afternoon.  Oh well, better than the sub-zero temps that are ultimately on their way, so I'll quit griping.  <img alt=":D" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//biggrin.gif" title=":D"><br>
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This plan has always amused me, mostly because it is labeled basic, but has long runs up to 18, and you will end up with several 50+ weeks.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=5998" target="_blank">http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=5998</a></p>
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<p>4.7 muggy miles this morning.  It is now officially autumn, I am done with muggy.  Actually a mixed tempo run (easy 10, tempo 10, repeat), but ran the two tempos two fast, and was gassed at the end. Sluggish to start really, and the humidity did not help.</p>
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<p>Heading out for a few. It's all foggy and humid here.</p>
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<p>QOD: Hard to say. I've reduced mileage quite a bit while waiting to hear what the deal is with my hips. Been trying to improve flexibility, and just maintain other fitness. I'm sort of on hold right now.</p>
 

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<p>RIL - also look at the two plans associated with this article:  <a href="http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=13645" target="_blank">http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=13645</a></p>
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<p><strong>QOD</strong> - consistency.  I may or may not run a HM a week from Sunday, but the idea of running it has forced me to be consistent.  My biggest issue is that I tend to do well for a few months, lose a few lbs, get in a pretty good groove, and then things slowly deteriorate until I am not running at all, and I put the weight back on, sometimes even more then I had lost.  Usually the slacking off begins in November or so.  If I stop posting around here in 6 weeks or so, hunt me down and kick me in the ass, OK.  I have averaged 17 miles per week for July - now, even with a broken toe in August.  I want to keep building on that, not in any dramatic way, but just build consistently.  I do not need 50 mile weeks, or anything like that.  If I can average 25 mpw, with the occasional 30-35, for November-April I would be overjoyed.</p>
 

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<p>Ran hills this morning.  Didn't feel all that great, kinda sluggish.  But it's a nice day out there and it was good to get out for a bit.</p>
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<p>QOD:  My goal is to keep on truckin'.  And get some flexibility.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Tim</strong> - love the RR!  What's the deal with the garmin AND the watch?  Do you just let one run constantly and automatically do the miles, and manually push one?  Or what?</p>
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Yep, that's exactly what I do.  Garmin on my left arm, Timex on the right.  As you know, the Garmin is NEVER going to match the course markers.  So, I manually look at my splits on my timex since that's the only time that really counts.  Also, if the Garmin craps out for whatever reason, I'm not left winging it.  I did give my Timex to one of Larry's friends at the Baltimore Marathon when that guy's Garmin just shut off and wouldn't come back on about 5 mins before the gun.</p>
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<p>I posted an 0'fer yesterday.  Need to get back to running.  I'll get something in today.</p>
 

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<p><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/thread/70274/2010-us-air-force-marathon-pacerchris#post_1947992">http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/thread/70274/2010-us-air-force-marathon-pacerchris#post_1947992</a></p>
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<p>I totally overdid it this morning - ran with 3 training partners who have marathons next weekend so I was going to be supportive and hit the track with them early this AM.  We did 5x1 mile starting off around 6:50 and last one (for me) was 6:13.  That was way too much after Air Force - I'm frigging beat now!  I'll be doing nothing faster than 7:30 downhill for the next week+ until Twin Cities!!</p>
 

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<p>Hi all - 7.6 mi yesterday ez.  The tops of my feet are still on the sore side - hiking 20+ miles the previous week plus a tough 30K trail race just one week later might've ben a bit much I guess.  I may just cool it on the runs until Saturday and get some icing in just to be sure my feets are all good to go for TCM.</p>
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<p>Speaking of which, I got my participation booklet or whatever they call it for TCM - have they always done bib pickup like that (present the booklet to get the bib), is that something new, or can you bring a copy of your receipt and still get your bib?</p>
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<p><strong>QOD:</strong>  transitioning to new challenges.  Longer runs and races have been pretty much the norm for the last year - this is a cycle that I plan to end first part of November.  After some break time, I want it all to be about improving my overall strength, shorter race improvement, and getting back to unfinished business re: triathlon for 2011.  We'll see where things stand after my tentatively planned goal race (a HIM in September)</p>
 

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<p>Morning all!  Will be squeezing in a run later tonight betw a couple other obligations, allowed myself to get sucked into the p.m. running track this week which isn't a good thing w/stuff going on at the office and after work.</p>
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<p><strong>Litch</strong> - prior to last year I was always feeling slumpish by the end of Nov/all of December.   Keep your runs consistent and easy when not doing quality and you can bust through that end-of-year time off, you're doing great!</p>
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<p><strong>QOD</strong> - I'm still feeling a bit lost with regard to my goals so for now I'm going to try and lose these extra couple lbs. I picked up after dropping off peak mileage in May and stay consistent with my running and yoga.</p>
 

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<p>QOD - still rebuilding from the longer than it should have been break.  I've had a lot of internal dialogue about goals lately, but I haven't come to any conclusions yet.  I'm my own worst enemy there!</p>
 

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<p>1!  I remember starting the road back to running Jan. 2009 after recovering from injury and doing nothing but a lot of walking while overseas in Damascus (despite intentions to start getting going there) end of 2008.  It wasn't until April around Glass City (for the 30s marathon relay team) that I felt the running was just starting to get to back to where it had been. </p>
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<p>Consistency is the key, and from all I've seen, you've been doing a great job at it, <strong>Litch</strong><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>runningINnyc</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70267/trucking-along-on-thursday-9-23#post_1948022"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><strong>Litch</strong> - prior to last year I was always feeling slumpish by the end of Nov/all of December.   Keep your runs consistent and easy when not doing quality and you can bust through that end-of-year time off, you're doing great!</p>
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<p>morning</p>
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<p>well, last night was carpy (fitness wise)</p>
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<p>I ended up not having a whole lotta time.  Went out for a quick 6, my shin was bothering me more than it should, my stomach was bad and I just felt blah, so I stopped after 3.5. </p>
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<p>went to an awesome concert afterwards though (arcade fire)</p>
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<p>QOD: getting generally fitter in regards to speed and overall health</p>
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<p>In races, I will wear my garmin but manually lap it.  I find that having that distraction every mile is a good thing for me.</p>
 
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