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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 22:19

No more discussion about beets!

Had not heard about the caffeine purge/binge approach. Will have to read that link.

Nayan, I use the hammer endurolytes now. But only in the summer (warm) months. Last summer as I trained for a fall marathon, I would take 2 tablets before any tempo, run, MP run, or LR and then another 2 every hour during the run itself. No adverse impact on my GI tract and on race day it was the first marathon I didn't start getting calf spasms in the final miles. I'd highly recommend.

Had a good week so far. Since Tuesday it's been 12, 7.5, 6.5, and 10. Shooting for 12-15 Sunday so should be my first 50+ mile week in a long time. Probably need a cutback week next week, then will think about reintroducing a subLT run back in and see how that goes. HR has really stabilized the past 8 days or so.

HADD Training Method

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 02:17

Roy, nice running and good luck on the half this weekend. My next trip is to Siena in June.

Zicksi, nice progress on the interval training. I'm scared to do them as fear I'll get hurt. But know that someday I need to try and recover some top end speed and not just do 10 mile subLT runs for speed.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 17:22

And the blue hokas pure flair!

HADD Training Method

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 16:02

DD, I figured you'd turn up again sooner or later. Sorry to hear about your injuries and loss of mojo. So much for our summer of speed, eh? The good news is I'm living proof that the mojo can be reclaimed (and rather quickly). The time off was probably not bad thing in the end. I'm back up to 40+ mile weeks, but now my right knee is a bit dodgy due to patellafemoral pain (bad tracking). Is slowly getting better, but keeps me a bit anxious. Base and HR getting there again though.

Spent last week in beautiful San Diego. Paradise!

Zicksi, how goes the 10K training?

Roy, what's going on in 70% land for you?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 03:14

SSC, disaster with the Garmin! If it still works thinking they should pay to put you in a commercial. Think I wrote too much earlier but that Minni captured it. Do run to feel so pressure is not too high. You'll know what's OK. 

Minni, like the 10 + 10 test. I can attest that my final run before my last race was 22 w/last 10 at marathon pace. Felt strong and was able to comfortably maintain that in the race. So SSC, 15 at MP pace (well 13 and change) is a pretty good test and seems you passed it. And if pace feels better this time vs a previous build, another good indicator. Fingers crossed.

 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:59

SSC, do you track your HR? For me, regardless of weather or anything else, I know what I can and can't do based on HR. For instance, the attitude of just going for it and hoping for the best doesn't work for me. I collapsed last year within sight of the marathon finish on an unusually hot day. Was really chasing a specific time and watched my HR carefully 1st 20 miles...but when HR went up I decided to stay with the pacers. Learned a bit about my fortitude, but also to really run a smart, safe race. Out of 4 marathons, I've only chased in 1...much better experience running your own race to your own feel. All that to say run conservatively in the 1st half and see what's left at 20. You need 7:26 average so I'd be careful as that sounds a bit faster than your MP training would suggest. In my case, I typically have a faster MP in training than on the day. Don't know if this helps or not, but good luck. I'd say you got good training in despite the injury so should be fit. HOpe it all comes together on the day.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 04:05

And forgot to say go for it, Birch! In my first marathon just before the start I asked a guy who'd done 100 marathons what his advice was for a newbie. His reply was simply trust your training. Even after all your racing and years of miles, I would echo that advice on to you. I've watched what has happened for you the past few months. No reason not to trust what you've done and the results you are getting. Go get your 3:15 and then send me some of whatever it is you've been putting in your water 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 04:01

G-Dawg, nail biter. Glad to see you masterfully handled the day. You looked into your guts and found something special today. I love the spot on consistent pacing. You must have been passing a lot of runners in the 2nd half. Really terrific when it all comes together after all the hard work. You'll sleep especially well the next few nights!

Badbark and OO, really excellent racing over 10K. You guys are set up nice for the big day. BB, so glad to hear you are turning the corner on the illness too.

MsE, glad you are feeling better too. Like your pacing strategy. Can't wait to see how things turn out.

Lots of great running by all going on. Sorry I haven't been able to get to everyone.

Back from San Diego. Glorious weather all week (left me puzzling why I ever left!). Managed to string together 6 consecutive days of running (for 50+ miles). Getting there.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 03:06

Badbark, wow! That is quite a display of varicella. That virus thrives on stress so am concerned about you logging 90 mile weeks. Are you getting better and slowly clearing virus or is it staying the same and/or getting worse? Be really careful as you need to let you body clear the bug and recover. I second the antivirals too. Best of luck.

I'm on a plane to San Diego right now. Headed to my old stomping grounds for the week. Can't wait as still cold in VT. 

My running is slowly rebooting. Last 3 days have been 13, 7, 11 and managed 43 for the week last week. Finally getting stronger after the norovirus hit and able to rebound run to run. Have been fighting a bit of patella femoral pain as clearly have a slight imbalance in left leg. This was in the background all last year just a bit but never flared like this. But after 10 days now of some simple strengthening work the symptoms are really improving. No pain as I've sat for 5 hrs on the plane now (anyone who's had this knows what sitting can do!).

OO, shocking result from your daughter. You must be so happy and proud. Is fun follow her incredible progress. 

HADD Training Method

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 02:11

Hmmm. I have that book so will read further. Good luck with those sessions. I haven't done any since high school cross country, but as a quarter miler, that was the only workout I could smoke everyone with...I was dust for all the other steady run stuff.

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