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  • DCtoPgh Community Moderator 3,033 posts since
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    15. Sep 30, 2008 10:10 AM (in response to KrisMCM)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    I ran a very hilly 12 today at 9:40 pace (9:40 pace was originally going to be my marathon pace, still wondering if I should modify that). Felt pretty light and fast, got caught in the rain twice and saw lots of cute critters on the three or so miles of trails that I ran. I'm kind of frustrated because I feel like I've had a good training season but I'm worried it's not going to translate into a good marathon. I think barely missing my 10K PR on Sunday bummed me out more than I realized





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  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    16. Sep 30, 2008 10:14 AM (in response to DCtoPgh)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    Kat, great time for a hilly 12 and then feeling good as well.  Don't be so hard on yourself, you're going to do great.  Positive thoughts translate into record times.

  • Andrew... Legend 273 posts since
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    17. Sep 30, 2008 10:48 AM (in response to dutch omi)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

     

    I was having a crappy run until I passed a bicyclist on a hill!  

     

     

     

     

     

    I started off this mornign to do a long Tempo run. I'm still really achy from a 20 mile race on Sunday and the warmup mile didn't feel good at all. I decided not to run at Tempo pace and I even cut it back a mile.  After about 1/2 of the run - right where the path takes a hard left to an uphill, a bicyclist gave me little (aka no) warning as I made the turn. and we came close to colliding. Another bike - who did give a warning - was right behind him passing so first bike rider slowed down to near a dead stop. Net result was not a collision, but close. It was 6:30 in the morning so it's not like the trail was crowded or anything. I was ******.

     

     

    So I pick up my pace (adrenaline kicked in from near miss). The first bicyclist was slow topick up his pace - it was a little hill, so I kept pace with him. I even mentioned "C'mon - you can go faster than that". But try as he might, he didn't gofaster. I closed the gap even more. Then I realized I could beat this bike rider up the hill. So I did. As I passed him, I uttered another "pick it up" line. At the top, I thanked him for getting me up the hill and told him to enjoy his ride. I slowed a bit to let him go ahead. As I did that, I realized I hadn'tt run much faster than Tempo pace,so I kept that pace up for the rest of the run. Last halfof the runfelt wonderful - aches seemed to melt away.

     

     

     

     

     

    BTW - September Totals: 213 miles and 3 pounds down.

     

     

     

     

     

    Happy Running,

     

     

  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    18. Sep 30, 2008 10:53 AM (in response to Andrew...)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    Who cares about the 213, what really counts is the big 3.  Congrats on both.

  • scottiesamples Amateur 36 posts since
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    19. Sep 30, 2008 10:58 AM (in response to badgergrl)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    5 miles in 42:27 (8:27 per mile).  I was really not feeling like running today but made myself go and ended up running a PR for 5 miles.  Just proves you never know how a run is going to go until you get out there.  I postes a question last week about what I should do this weekend (run my last 20 miler before taper or run a 15K race), I have decided to run the 15K on Saturday at about a 10 min pace and then on Sunday run the 20 miles at a 10:15 ish pace.  The 15K is almost all down hill.  Hope everyone has a great day..

  • KrisMCM Pro 137 posts since
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    20. Sep 30, 2008 11:05 AM (in response to dutch omi)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    I have not tried Ibuprophen pre-run, but may do so to see if it helps. I'm going for another 5 tomorrow and see how it feels.

  • FormerBAM We're Not Worthy 4,378 posts since
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    21. Sep 30, 2008 11:21 AM (in response to DCtoPgh)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

     

    DCtoPgh wrote:

    I ran a very hilly 12 today at 9:40 pace (9:40 pace was originally going to be my marathon pace, still wondering if I should modify that). Felt pretty light and fast, got caught in the rain twice and saw lots of cute critters on the three or so miles of trails that I ran. I'm kind of frustrated because I feel like I've had a good training season but I'm worried it's not going to translate into a good marathon. I think barely missing my 10K PR on Sunday bummed me out more than I realized

     

     

     

     

    Kat, you are going to do GREAT!  Stick with me and we'll kick some as$.  My PMP is 9:20.  Just let me run behind you with a cattle prod and w'ell get there in record time!   Will you be happy with 4:15?

     

     

     

     

     

  • DCtoPgh Community Moderator 3,033 posts since
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    22. Sep 30, 2008 11:57 AM (in response to FormerBAM)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

     

    FormerBAM wrote:
    DCtoPgh wrote:

    I ran a very hilly 12 today at 9:40 pace (9:40 pace was originally going to be my marathon pace, still wondering if I should modify that). Felt pretty light and fast, got caught in the rain twice and saw lots of cute critters on the three or so miles of trails that I ran. I'm kind of frustrated because I feel like I've had a good training season but I'm worried it's not going to translate into a good marathon. I think barely missing my 10K PR on Sunday bummed me out more than I realized

     

     

     

     

    Kat, you are going to do GREAT!  Stick with me and we'll kick some as$.  My PMP is 9:20.  Just let me run behind you with a cattle prod and w'ell get there in record time!   Will you be happy with 4:15?

     

     

     

     

     

    Would I be happy with cutting a half hour off of my previous time?! Haha, you're silly! Of course! I need to keep everything in perspective. I'm happy with my good health. I'm happy with my running friends. I'm thrilled I'm running a marathon in a few weeks. The time on the clock is only one component of a run, and a race is only one snapshot of a bigger picture.





    I do today what you won't, so tomorrow I do what you can't.


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  • FormerBAM We're Not Worthy 4,378 posts since
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    23. Sep 30, 2008 12:58 PM (in response to DCtoPgh)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    Good attitude.  I can tell you right now, if I crash and burn and come in at 5 hours, by the time we leave Carpool that night, I would give a rat's as$.  I'm there to have fun running the MCM and see my friends.  A good finish time will just be gravy   I still think we can pull that out also!

  • Jay Silvio We're Not Worthy 1,775 posts since
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    24. Sep 30, 2008 12:59 PM (in response to badgergrl)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    I did 6.5 miles right after lunch with splits from 6:30-6:15.  My knee was still a tiny bit sore from Saturday's 10K.

  • KarlD_Navy84 Legend 879 posts since
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    25. Sep 30, 2008 5:24 PM (in response to Jay Silvio)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    Cross training day for me. I did one of my two usual 45 minute stationary bike workouts. The other day, I found my old heart rate monitor strap that works with my Lifecycle, so I put it on just to see what the old ticker was doing. When going for 4 minutes at about 50% of maximum resistance (Level 6 of 12), at a 95 - 100 rpm cadence, it was showing roughly 135 bpm. Then when I went for a full minute at close to max resistance (Level 11) and the same cadence, it read 155 - 160. Interesting information, but I must say that I don't usually focus on heart rates. I typically just gauge things according to my perceived exertion on a given day. Anyway only 7 cross training days left. Tomorrow, I am looking at 8 miles at PMP. Talk to you soon.

     

     

     

     

     

    Karl





    Karl

  • Al-MCM Legend 203 posts since
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    26. Sep 30, 2008 5:28 PM (in response to KarlD_Navy84)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    I had an easy 5 miles this afternoon.  I had a big sloppy burger for lunch and knew I would pay for it on the run but it didnt hurt me too bad.





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  • Courir26 We're Not Worthy 1,968 posts since
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    27. Sep 30, 2008 5:43 PM (in response to Al-MCM)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    Excellent runs all around! Nita & Kat, wow! I think y'all are gonna smoke me at MCM!

     

    Hey, I got an actual training run in today and without reinjuring myself! 5k in 32:04 - only 11 minutes off of my PR. But who cares, I ran today!

  • TampaTom Legend 252 posts since
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    28. Sep 30, 2008 7:23 PM (in response to Courir26)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

     

    Wow good job everyone - lots of runners out there today - a special Woohoo to BAM for her very successful long run today and entry to taperville.

     

     

    I will sheepishly say I (only) ran 3 miles tonight.at a slow 10 min/mile pace.  My body wasn't feeling it tonight so I cut my usual midweek 5 miler short.   I'll save it for another day.

     

     

  • Immer treu We're Not Worthy 5,202 posts since
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    29. Oct 1, 2008 6:40 AM (in response to TampaTom)
    Re: Tuesday Runs

    Coming over an hill and around a bend, I encountered a woman attempting to run while a young and bouncy black lab kept crossing in front of her.  Coming up the steeper hill coming off that loop, our paths meet again, but now she has the lab and two big goldens (all off leash) who have joined them all weaving and cutting around her, the canine runners all looking very happy, while the human is somewhere between swearing and laughing.  My run was somewhere around lactate threshold, hers somewhere near the threshold between anger and joy.

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