Euphoric, that was a good 4 mile run in the cold. Paul, with that positive thinking I think you'll break the 50 minute mark. When is your 10K?
KS, that was a heck of a 22 mile run in the damp and dank.
An easy 4.5 miles Wednesday, and 6.2 today at the same pace, with a little speed work. This week should be 25 miles by tomorrow. I'd like to run several miles at close to race pace, but feel I should wait a while longer before I do that. I think it's a good sign that I want to do that, though I think I should stabilize at 35 miles a week before I do. Next week will be another reduced mileage week without (probably) a long run. I did the usual pushups and other upper body work after today's run.
I know this is marathon-related, rather than 50-plus, specifically, but I am wondering if there is any chance that the Boston Marathon organizers would ever decide to make qualifying times lower (harder) to cut down on the number of people in the race. Any thoughts on this?
Yesterday was meant for shorts and a 20 mile spin on the road!
Ks, I'm going to look at a new bike today...........great components, but really ugly. I hope there's a repeat of last year's Boston weather for you and some relief from the H & H you're now facing at home.
I just went for a short run in a long sleeved shirt and I think I'll not be able to resist the road this afternoon. This is a very dangerous time of year! Lycra can only stretch so far.
Thanks to all of you for the encouragement you have given me throughout this last year. It's great to read about your training and runs. I'm looking forward to all the race reports we'll soon be seeing here.
It was 64F yesterday, but I'm still running indoors with Mary and Alan.
Wednesday - 20 min. warmup, 20 min. steady state with 2 hard laps, 20 min. warmdown
Thursday - 60 min. easy
Friday - 50 min. warmup, 5 min @ steady state , 5 min. hard
Saturday - 60 min. easy, 50 min. slow
Jim posted his master's PRs at RA:
Masters PR's:40's - 5k 16:39; 10k 33:48, 10m 56:25, HM 1:15:27, Marathon 2:43:1250's - couch potato60's - 5k 19:00, 10k 38:35, 10m 1:05:30, HM 1:24:09, 30k 2:04:33"
Euphoric - what is the brand of the bike? Take some pics for us.
Paul - thanks for the offer. I signed up for a hotel room months ago and we will spend about a week in Boston. Maybe next year?
Boston used to have stiffer standards to run but relaxed some years ago as the running craze for marathons took off and maybe they saw the loads of money other marathons were making. In 1987 I had to run a 3:00 just to qualify. I didn't know that when I ran grandma's marathon and ran a 3:01 and change. Now my goal is just to go sub 3.
Had an interesting run today after yesterday's 22. Goal was 10 easy. End up with 13.5 but on the way back I passed the turn around for a small 5k just about 100 yards ahead of the leader who I knew. So I cranked it down a bit to hold him off as long as I could. He and his brother both passed me but 3rd place couldn't get me. I was already 11 miles into my run. The best part was being tired I could crank it down to 6:20 for a mile. That gave me more confidence for Boston than the run yesterday.
Good day all
Hi ya Fred
Nice bit of unexpected speed for you there KS. A good confidence builder.
How you doin' Sun? Check in with us more often. Great to hear from you.
KS is right about Boston. It's now about the money. The race pumps zillions into the City of Boston. No way will they ever toughen the standards and take fewer runners. In 1979 I think my number was in the 3,000's and I was seeded in the middle of the pack as a sub-3 hour marathoner. They had maybe five or six thousand back then if I remember it correctly. The following year they reduced the qualifying time to sub 2:50 for men in their 30's.
4.4 slow on the dirt track, just to get my 40 in for the week. Spareribs
Sure, K.S., that sounds like fun.
What is the reason for running 22 miles one day and then 10 easy the next? I see a lot of similar routines here. Is doing 10 miles the day after a long run better than, say doing 15 miles on a bicycle or walking fast for 7 miles?
That is bad news about the Boston Marathon. I did not know that. I wanted to qualify for next year's Boston Marathon at Indianapolis this year, but now it hardly seems worth it. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's still worth it.
I ran my 8.9 today and beat monday's time by more than two and a half minutes. I'm healing up and the weather is warmer. I'm going to attempt some upper body exercises next week.