DD, what a perfect run! You have to be super happy with that heading into the final stretch! Very impressive.
Andi, another week, another PR for you. Well done again!
Yidd, nice naked running!
Did 19.5M today at HRave 137 (68%) at 8:35 m/m. Just went out really easy and gradually increased pace so the last 5 or so were about 8 m/m at ~70-72%. This was a great confidence builder as just 3 weeks ago I did my first run over 14 miles all year and could feel it. Today's run was like a hot knife through butter. Felt really relaxed and easy. Would have made it a 21 miler but ran out of time and had to take one of the kiddies to her appt. Foot felt pretty good most of the way and has been fine today. It hurts every so often...I don't think it's PF...more like a bruise or just a beat up area of the foot. Responds pretty well to ice. My last subLT and this LR haven't seemed to exacerbate. Will see how it goes.
Dr. Dan, you are almost there. You'll make it unscathed right...just that one pesky week for you. What is your pace goal for this one? And good luck on the upcoming 10K.
Andi, rock and roll brother! I wonder if you shouldn't just skip the marathon and keep doing what you are doing. Every couple weeks you are rewriting your stats. Almost hate to see you stop the progression. But I believe it's good to break up this training...too many months of the same has to lead to burnout.
BeDe, you're back! No turning back now, eh?
So tacked on another subLT. Ended up doing 7 miles of subLT as my HR started to rise a bit on the 6th and definitely was moving up by the 7th mile. Felt pretty good until the 7th mile and started to feel my energy going so shut down. Didn't realize I was still 4 miles from home though! Maybe a bit overdone on the cooldown. Anyway, the first 6 ave to slightly under 6:50 m/m, which is the 10K pace I need to beat in a few weeks to make the faster start for the marathon. Only negative is my plantar fascia on the left foot has been a bit sore this week. I've had issues with this same foot in the past so will see how it goes and will be cautious in the coming week. Stats below:
JB, I like the idea of having that test done. As a scientist, you really never can have too much data! And for me, it would probably be worth doing the full panel to get maxHR too. Sometimes I think I'm just gestimating all of this from a few hard efforts to determine max...and then I haven't done the test again in a while.
DD, you are also in a good place. Great races recently and everything going according to plan. Will keep fingers crossed that we both can just keep putting in hte work and arrive at the start line intact! When is your race again?
After feeling so beat down during my recovery week, I realized I may have gone a bit lax on my carb consumption. It's taken about 4 days of eating better, but finally back over the hump. After the subLT Tuesday, had a nice easy 10M @67%maxHR Wed and 6M @ 65% today. Have been faithfully doing weights, normal PT stuff, and a hip ITBS prevention routine. Feeling strong and hopefully durable enough to not break down as I'm about 12 weeks out now. Am considering adding in a second subLT run tomorrow. Maybe just 5M. I think I'm ready to slowly incorporate that one. That way maybe I can swap this second subLT for more speedwork stuff 6-8 wks out.
Brian, bummer about the knee. I'm frustrated for you! You've seem to have good patience, so that is a good thing right now. I'll send good karma and healing thoughts!
So took yesterday off and was feeling better today. Still not super energetic, but OK overall. I wanted to get the subLT of the way so just went ahead. The results are below. I started off a bit fast on a couple of miles, but they didn't feel fast. In the future though I probably should begin a bit slower and warm up over the first couple of miles. This is the same course as a couple of weeks ago so no fluke. Adaptations are happening. As you can see my HR rose over the last 2 subLT miles to keep pace and was pretty tired during the last mile. But overall happy with the miles in the bank.