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runninlaw Amateur 983 posts since
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Dec 20, 2007 10:39 PM

Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

Hey everyone!  We have 3 people up this weekend - spokest, kestrou and Downhill - Good luck to you all!!
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IN THE BOOKS:



July-October Race Reports[/URL" target="_blank">

Elyria - 11/4
cowardlylion - 3:15:59

Manchester marathon - 11/4
roadrunner262 - 2:30 - 2:40
cookie74 - 3:45
3:41:39[/URL" target="_blank">

iUWR Marathon, Seattle - 11/4
bhearn
3:13:45[/URL" target="_blank"> - includes recap of 4 marathons in 5 weeks

New York - 11/4
Warrior1971 - 2:27:59
teek - no goal stated
BrianMcN - 2:39 2:47

Richmond - 11/10
HOSS1961 - 3:50:00 3:53:14
goldpoint - no goal stated

Philly - 11/18
dzillas - 3:15
Schnakees - 2:55
Dr. Wu - 3:24:59
rbbmoose - 2:45 2:41:58
wayfool - 2:55
2:55:31[/URL" target="_blank">
jtv - 3:15 3:40

NCR Trail Marathon - 11/24
gregw - 3:15:59 - scrapped for injury

Memphis - 12/1
spkoest - 3:08:00
3:15:21[/URL" target="_blank">

Tecumseh Trail Marathon -12/1
kestrou - 3:59:59
4:11:30[/URL" target="_blank">

California International HALF 12/2
afletche - no goal yet - scrapped full until London in spring
1:29:56[/URL" target="_blank">

Tuscon - 12/2
Downhill Racer - 3:10-3:17
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UP NEXT:

Huntsville - 12/8
tuscaloosarunner - TBD - scrapped due to injury

Charlotte:
JasonsDrivingForce: 3:10
3:20:40[/URL" target="_blank">

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DOWN THE PIPELINE:

Jacksonville - 12/16
joplus - 3:10
JSM - 2:26-2:28

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WINTER AND SPRING RACES:



1/12 & 1/13 - Goofy Challenge
Loopy - Half: 130; Full: 3:10
Kestrou - Half: 1:40, Full: 3:40
2/16 - Myrtle Beach
Doctster - 3:15
bigdave10000 - 3:19:59
92heelgrad - 3:20

2/17 - National Breast Cancer Marathon
Runninlaw - training run

2/24 - Hyannis Marathon
Brian McN - TBD

3/16 - Shamrock - VA Beach
Hoss1961- 3:45

4/13 - London
afletche - 3:20:59

4/16 - Athens (OH)
runninlaw - 3:21

4/21 - Boston
aurang - 2:59:59
dcv2002 - 2:59:59
kestrou - 3:20
RunForFun - 2:59:59
tonya921 - 3:05

5/4 - BMO Vancouver
nocknee - TBD - first marathon

5/4 - New Jersey Bayshore
willamona - 3:45
runninlaw - 3:20

5/4 - Eugene
zoomharp - 3:59

5/24/08 - Bayshore (MI)
corland14 - 3:39:59


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  • loopy069 Rookie 218 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    1. Dec 2, 2007 12:51 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    Hi all, hope all went well for those racing this weekend...

    My week:
    M: 55 mins trails
    T: 55 mins trails
    W: 10 mi - 8 mi @ 6:38 + 1 mi wmup, 1 mi cldwn
    T: OFF
    F: 55 mins trails
    S: 15 mi @ 7:05
    S: OFF

    Yesterday's run felt very good, albeit a bit on the chilly side...

  • MilebyMile Amateur 307 posts since
    Aug 15, 2007
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    2. Dec 2, 2007 3:22 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    Well I did not hit my goal but I had a great deal of fun on
    Beale st. in Memphis. I ran this marathon the hard way with alot of pain those last 6 miles. I have not figured out exactly what went wrong but I did hang on for a small 26 second PR so cant complain to much. More to come. Thanks.

    6.2 m 44:45 pace 7:13
    13.1m 1:36:26 pace 7:22
    20m 2:24:37 pace 7:14
    final     3:15:21  pace 7:28

  • RunForFun001 Pro 626 posts since
    Jan 25, 2007
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    3. Dec 2, 2007 3:54 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    Spkoest - It appears that  you ran from 1/2 M to mile 20 in 6:58 Pace?
    1st 6.2 = 7:14 pace
    next 6.9 = 7:30 pace
    next 6.9 = 6:58 pace
    final 6.2 = 8:11 pace

    without knowing anything else a little more even pacing would seem to yield a 3:10 - 3:12 time - But 3:15 is a very solid time - Congratulations!

  • RunForFun001 Pro 626 posts since
    Jan 25, 2007
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    4. Dec 2, 2007 3:59 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    My training will not go anywhere until I quit drinking booze, start drinking more water and eating a little more healthy!

    Week #2 of come back - I trained decently, did the above poorly.

    65 miles running - 1 fartlek, 1 light LAT session - 7 runs
    4 hours other aerobic (Eliptical & Arc Trainer)
    5 - Weight lifting sessions
    5 - Core work outs
    2.5 miles walking at high % incline

    Next week - No booze, 75 ish miles running - repeat all other work outs.

    It will be interesting how long I can hold out just running 1x a day.

  • RunForFun001 Pro 626 posts since
    Jan 25, 2007
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    6. Dec 2, 2007 5:31 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    runninlaw - Heal up - Lots of different ways to get your aerobic workout fix - Just take it easy and get strong this winter for a great 2008 season!

  • joplus Expert 282 posts since
    Oct 11, 2007
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    7. Dec 2, 2007 6:47 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    I can hardly wait to read all the reports from this weekend!

    Taper inadvertently started this week, due to 1) a weekend workshop and 2) a lack of desire (or will, or guts, or whatever) to do my long earlier in the week, after last Sunday's 23-miler. Whaaaaa.

    M: 6mi (9:47)
    T: AM 11mi incl 2x[1000, 800, 400], avg 3:52, 3:05, 1:25. PM 4mi (9:28)
    W: 8mi (9:13)
    R: 10.15mi (8:52), the little last long run that wasn't
    F: 10.5mi (8:36)
    Sa: 8mi (9:39)
    Su: AM 7mi (8:36), PM 3mi (8:18)

    total: 67.7 miles

    I think this coming week will actually be a few miles more than the past week.

  • Brian McN Amateur 240 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    8. Dec 3, 2007 7:23 AM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    A really bad week.  I'm going to lay low this coming week and then hopefully get back in the game after that.

    M- sick 2.5 miles then quit
    T- 2 miles still sick
    W- 8 miles
    T- 11 miles
    F- bagged it
    S- 16 @ 8:30 pace
    S- 16 @ 7:30 pace

    55 miles

    Nice job to spkoest.

  • gregw070 Rookie 244 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    9. Dec 3, 2007 9:52 AM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    Last week was 50 min elliptical on M, W, Fr, Sa and 100 min elliptical on T, Th, and Su.  Really boring.  But this morning, I ran!  A whole whopping 3 miles.  I was slow and it required entirely too much effort, but I ran!

    I was totally pain free for the first 2.9 miles.  Then my heel hit the lip of a sidewalk cutout (car forced me onto the sidewalk) and I had a little pain in my shin.  Walking home I could also feel it a little.  It wasn't really in the area where I've had a problem, so I think I'm OK, but I'm being cautious.

    I'm not quite sure what to do from here.  I'll probably run by feel in the morning and then elliptical every other day in the afternoon to keep the volume up.

  • alan fletcher Rookie 66 posts since
    Oct 30, 2007
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    10. Dec 3, 2007 8:21 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    After months of injury and then rebuilding I finally managed 3 solid weeks around 50 miles and this weekend I ran "half of my original plan race" (CIM 12/2) - It was my 2007 goal race but achilles injury stopped all that.  Got healthy enough for a half, but not the full.

    It was a good half marathon PR for me, and a good sign that my 3:20 goal for London (which will likely now be Edinburgh instead in May) is achievable.

    (Long) Race report is here....
    http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/Forum8/HTML/010859.shtml[/URL" target="_blank">

    thanks, Alan

  • Kevin E. Stroud Rookie 511 posts since
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    11. Dec 3, 2007 10:32 PM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    I keep telling myself that I'm working the Pfitz 24/70 plan pointing for a great performance at Boston - but I keep having stuff get in the way!  This week it was a beautiful trail marathon in southern Indiana - Tecumseh Trail.

    M: Off
    Tu: 11 Miles General Aerobic
    W: Off (starting mini-taper)
    Th: 5 Miles Recovery
    F: Off
    Sa: 26.2 in 4:11:40
    Su: Off

    Weekly Total: 42.2

    Tecumseh Trail was a beautiful course, and I highly recommend it for trail runners. While not quite mountainous, there's some serious hills with switchbacks along the course. I was running a sub-4:00 pace for the first half, but then decided I didn't want to make the "investment" in this race to hold the pace and then walk funny for a week - so I eased off and just whistled down the trail for the last half.

    Did put the hammer down for the last mile and passed quite a few people back that had gone by me! !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!

    Finished smiling in 4:11:40 and legs don't feel bad at all - the easiest marathon I've ever run!

    kestrou

  • MilebyMile Amateur 307 posts since
    Aug 15, 2007
  • DownhillRacer Rookie 88 posts since
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    13. Dec 4, 2007 11:02 AM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    Hi everyone,

    Tucson was tougher than I expected. The race starts at 4,500 feet, and I definitely felt it coming from sea level. There were also more rolling hills than planned, partially due to a late course change. And finally, the 3:10 pacesetter for the second half was a bit overzealous and cranked out some 6:45-7:00 minute miles right after the half. Overall, I probably went out a bit too hard and kind of crashed at mile 22. By the end, my mantra was "don't walk." Still, I got out of there with a 3:13:58 PR. Can't complain too much! Full race report to come.

    Walking very funny this week - more leg soreness than I remember from my first two.

  • MilebyMile Amateur 307 posts since
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    14. Dec 4, 2007 11:42 AM (in response to runninlaw)
    Re: Marathon Trainers Thread - Week of 11/26

    quote:


    Originally posted by Downhill Racer:

    Hi everyone,

    Tucson was tougher than I expected. The race starts at 4,500 feet, and I definitely felt it coming from sea level. There were also more rolling hills than planned, partially due to a late course change. And finally, the 3:10 pacesetter for the second half was a bit overzealous and cranked out some 6:45-7:00 minute miles right after the half. Overall, I probably went out a bit too hard and kind of crashed at mile 22. By the end, my mantra was "don't walk." Still, I got out of there with a 3:13:58 PR. Can't complain too much! Full race report to come.

    Walking very funny this week - more leg soreness than I remember from my first two.


     



    Still a very good time. Sounds all to familiar  Those last 4 miles when people start looking at you with concern and say things like just take it nice and steady you know you look as bad as you feel.

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