Chick, great to hear that! Hope it holds as you start again.
DD, I agree. I'd like to nab my qualifier and skip that distance for a year too. Shorter stuff for me but not sure which distances or in what order. Will be excited to do some faster training though (hope I hold up!).
13 miles in the dark for me. Felt really good tonight. Miles just clicked off at about 8 to 8:10 pace and in the 68-73ish HR range. It's now 1 am and I have to be up with my girls at 6...and I still have to drive home. Fun stuff. Big couple of weeks ahead at work...
Dan, nice bounce back run. Great to get the gas tank topped off again, eh?
7.5M easy for me today. Tried the Huakas. They are an interesting shoe. Much, much firmer than the Cliftons, yet still have lots of cushion. They are more like my Nimbus shoes, only about 3 oz lighter. At times late in runs, the Clifton's can almost feel mushy, but don't think that would be an issue for the Huaka's.
On the LR slow vs progressive, I hear you. But I also always read warnings about only doing fast finish/progressives once every 3rd week or so. How often do you bundle them in? Can you sense the doubt creeping into my brain? Oh well, all told, I think I'll be fine but could do a few progressive runs as I finish out here. I'm only 6 weeks out now. Actually looking forward to taking a break form constant marathon prep as this will be my 3rd in 12 months, which equates to roughly 16 months of training in 3 cycles...yikes...
Legs felt OK during my first mile today so opted to go for a subLT session. Was warm but not as humid for once. HR very steady today (80-82% range). Was a hilly course (normally I run a more flat or even slightly downhill course). Pace came out around 6:5X/m. Definitely felt a little tired in the last couple miles but HR didn't rise so will take it.
BTW, because I have shoe fever now, I got another pair of Hokas (the Huaka). Very similar to the Clifton (light at around 8-9 oz) but much firmer. Have worn them around just walking and really like the feel. Will try them on an easy run this week to compare. But unlike the Clifton, the color scheme on this shoe is awful!
DD, I've been following the 2 subLT plus LR per week for most of this build up. But typically the LRs start easy and get faster (I've followed the P&D style). The last few miles usually get into the 75-77% range. So these are kind of like a progressive and/or fast-finish type LR. Last time I did do several true progressive runs (7M easy; 7M in the 74-75% range, then the last 7 in the 80-83% range). Only problem is after one of these on a Sunday am gassed for a subLT the following Tuesday. I guess the cycle should be 1 wk w/2 subLT plus a normal LR followed by 1 wk w/1 subLT midweek and a progressive LR, then a cut back week and repeat the 3 week cycle again.
Chick, such a bummer that you are injured, but now that you've entered into the acceptance phase, you can see the upside again. Enjoy the running you get as you heal up. Nice fall weather to boot. You'll be back soon enough!
SSLHP, wow, very low HR. I'm impressed. I've never done the proper test when in bed first thing in the morning. Think that's the only way I'll see sub40 readings. But I have noticed readings of low 50s when walking to end of my drive way to start a run. After reading "Once a Runner", keep waiting for my wife to tell my the whole bed is shaking from my heart beats...
DD, some great efforts from you this week. Glad to hear you are feeling strong in these efforts. And yes, HR always rises in the last 2 miles
Andi, go for the 20! And what DD says in terms of training. Sounds like you get plenty of hills now matter where you run (non tready) already.
So been a long week here. Had a good case of DOMS in quads from the race that took most of the week to shake out. But got some striders done Sat in a 7M run then came back with 21M yesterday. LR kept easy the whole way as still on tired legs from race. Felt great most of the way then wanted to do something other than run in the last 2 miles. Miles in the bank though. Debating whether to launch into a subLT tomorrow (today will be no running). I had a cut back week 2 wks ago...race this past Monday, then no fast efforts up to now (but did get 54 miles last week including race). Not sure what the recovery rules are after a 15 miler like that. Anyone? My week, if I proceed normally, would be SubLT efforts Tues/Friday, LR Sun, and easy stuff to round out.
Oh yeah, and my oldest daughter got lice last week. Not just an expert on viruses anymore. Holy sh*t these bugs can take over your life. 3 treatments, 3 full house cleanings, and a whole bunch of picking stuff out of hair later, I think we are clear again.