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HADD Training Method

Posted: Yesterday at 19:09

Zicksi, sounds intriguing. And nice work losing those lbs…so hard to do, especially when training at high volume (as weird as that always sounds!).  Will be interested to see how you do. What kind of speedier workouts have you been doing?

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Posted: Yesterday at 01:14

And for the record, I've had enough of winter now.

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Posted: Yesterday at 01:13

Well, spring-like weather is to be celebrated in these parts

HADD Training Method

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:03

Oh my, our little house is dark and empty. I think life has gotten in the way again. Anyway, just a holler to say I hope everyone is doing well. I'm finally running again after my stress fracture/reaction/whatever the he** is really was! Although stomach flu put me on my back this week (yuck!). Anyway, looking like my goal is simply to restore my base through hadding this spring and target a fall marathon. The timing should be right to get fit again and have a good race-specific build up.

Injured 2.5 weeks away from first marathon

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 22:44

Hmmm. Didn't realize the clock was ticking for maternity. That does put a new spin on your original post. Well, you've got the training to understand the long term consequences better than us, so if your gut says it's OK then maybe OK it the right answer. Good luck with your decision.

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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 22:30

SSC, have heard of this from others but never tried (I've heard of the 2 at MP and 2 easy repeated through the run). I think I like the 1 and 2; could be a great way to break up a LR.

5.3 very gentle miles today. My HR was super low and refused to climb (my first true bonk?...not likely but I was thinking it knowing how little I've eaten the past few days and watching my HR stay so low). Nice weather (32 F, no wind, and big fat snow flakes drifting down around me; wore shorts so felt great to ditch the pants for once).

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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 14:07

Case of Norovirus here. Haven't been this sick in a long time. Am at the point today where I'm considering trying to get a few easy miles in, but not sure. Only good thing about this is I've shed some lbs that needed to go (Xmas bulk combined with my subsequent layoff due to injury). Such a wonderful thing to be able to eat again though! Also had a nice 12 miler just Tuesday before I got sick. HR/effort dialing in again nicely. Am thinking a fall marathon might be my next goal. Should have plenty of time to get the base back and then sharpen.

GDawg, good for you! Easy to give that advice but very hard follow it. More free advice…if you are in taper, no need to race a 1/2 at all. If anything, you just want shorter MP sessions (5-7 miles?). Maybe just bin the race and go out for an easy run (if all feels good maybe go as far as 13, but keep it easy). Save the fast stuff for the next week midweek. But not knowing when your race is I'm just guessing you're 2-3 wks out. As others have indicated, ALL your hay is in the barn now. Nothing left to gain as I think it's physiologically impossible this close to the race (adaptations need 2-3 wks I think). Anyway, good luck on the test run. BTW, I show such concern because I really want to see how fast you can run 26.2 after all the great training

SJ, you are an animal. Great, great running!!

Gul, you are in fine form. I'd say that's a great run not far removed from your race (or even in peak form!)

OO, much respect on #100 Have fun and good luck on the LR.

Marrows, saw you are grounded w/a SF/SR. Sorry to hear and hope you survive the layoff. I just went through the same so feel for you. We'll have to wait for a fall marathon to shoot for another near photo finish?!

Really great stuff from everyone lately. Can't wait to see how the marathons go.




P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:21

RBC, random post here for you. One of the reasons for ITBS can be weak glutes/hips. My advice is to do the following exercises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydcy3dPf__M to fix the imbalance that is likely causing the ITBS in the first place. Foam Rolling can help…and don't neglect rolling up onto the sore hip as well as the along the femur. My experience was that after a week or two you can start running shorter distances again (you may have to stop and stretch that ITB out along the run as it tightens). And it can be OK to feel tightness during the run…just be sure to shut down before tightness becomes that sharp "screwdriver to the knee pain." Good luck.

Injured 2.5 weeks away from first marathon

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:53

Well, I'll buck the trend here and ask how important running is to beyond the marathon? There is a lot to be said for protecting what you have, but perhaps also for protecting what you want to keep (as in the ability to run consistently). My advice would be to bin this race and focus on recovery. If you could only go 7 miles before stopping, it's not likely you'll finish this race. Injuries stink, but there are lots of races out there. If running this one trumps long term well being, than go for it. My 0.02.

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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 18:36

Have read back over a couple of days so the details are hazy, but really nice racing from all this past week! Very impressive stuff (heads melting or not!) From my position of just coming back it all seems very blazing fast!!

So last week was another step in the right direction. Strung together 9 Tues, 7 Wed, rest Thurs, 10 Friday, 6 Sat, 10 Sunday. Still shaking off the rust a bit and getting the little aches/pains worked out as I return to higher volume, but so far the biggest pain has come from the cold (Sunday it was 8 F with 25 mph wind...math = COLD). Saw a nice downshift in HR the last couple of runs this week so looking like the fitness may be more intact than I first suspected. Rest day Monday and out again later today to see what's what.

GDawg, I would seriously consider taking at least 4 days off before going out again (maybe even the rest of this week). You have massively pushed the past month so you may actually benefit greatly from some total rest. That gives next week to resharpen (won't be a problem at all) and then the final week to coast to the start. You'll make it! And see the Fizz just in case they can help move things along. Seems to work wonders a high percentage of the time for me anyway. Good luck!

Speedy, hang in there. No way to sugar coat it. Stinks to be hurt. Hope you recover quickly!

Leslie, really hoping it's nothing major. A little break in the action hopefully will take care of things (and might be just what the dr ordered for you. Maybe use the time to get extra sleep??!

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