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Running Week of 10/05-10/10

indigoiis2010-05-01 07:43:48 +0000 #1
Howdy,

Yesterday was my day off.

Today I rode my half commute and will ride home, so probably won't run.

Then my plan is (2nd to last week on Hal's half newbie training sched...)

Wed: 5m

Thu: 3m

Fri: 5m

Saturday I will bike around 30. Sunday I plan my last long run before my last week. Probably will do 11 miles (I'll be on MV and I mapped a nice route.)

How is your week looking? Susan, are you also following Higdon's training schedule for your half on the same day?

I have to say, this morning, after not having been (much) on the bike since the century, I wanted to gooooo. I felt very strong. But as fate had it my commuting buddy has a sinus infection, so I had to sit and spin. We took our time going in. She's bussing home so I'll go for a fast ride home.
katluvr2010-05-01 08:00:08 +0000 #2
WOW! I am second to post!

I did a 5:30 AM run (in the dark again!). Only a 3 miler. But at least I got up and out there. Just trying to get in the habit of the daily AM run.

Let's see if I can get out there again in the AM!
OakLeaf2010-05-01 08:21:42 +0000 #3
Back at it, after the weekend's fitness convention.

I put some higher pads under my big toe joints and went out for 4.25 to try them out. Felt good - but I'll see how my calves/Achilles feel tomorrow morning. That was the issue last time.

With the pads in my walking-around shoes, the main difference I notice is balance. Wow.... I'm not tottering around with basically two points of support on my feet, I actually have two corners in front. That sure makes it easier to walk!
JH-NV2010-05-01 09:06:28 +0000 #4
I jogged yesterday , 1 mile warm-up walk, 2 mile jog, 1 mile cool-down. This seemed to help my tired legs. Still, no lightning fast times...... "the race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running"
Susan Otcenas2010-05-01 09:28:34 +0000 #5
Quote:

Originally Posted by indigoiis

How is your week looking? Susan, are you also following Higdon's training schedule for your half on the same day?

No. I took a program off the Runner's World website, then modified it based on my tri training schedule. It's really hard to fit everything in! The RW training program had me running 4 days per week, but I can really only manage 3.

Starting November 1st, I'll be working with a coach to build my training plans month by month between now and next September. We'll just do one month at a time, and build as we go, with a couple very definite events as goals for the year.

Susan
kacie tri-ing2010-05-01 09:13:12 +0000 #6
Susan--you will love having a coach. Mine has told me to take it easy in this post race time, and I am ready to have a schedule again. It is really nice! What are you training for next september?
Susan Otcenas2010-05-01 09:51:13 +0000 #7
Quote:

Originally Posted by kacie tri-ing

Susan--you will love having a coach. Mine has told me to take it easy in this post race time, and I am ready to have a schedule again. It is really nice! What are you training for next september?

I have 2 BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals

) for 2010.

June 2010 - Pacific Crest Half Ironman

September 2010 - Ring of Fire 24hr time trial (250-275 goal)

This year I did the Olympic at Pac Crest and rode 16hrs (187 miles)in the 24hr race. I want to go "all in" for 2010!

I expect I'll also run the same half-marathon next October that I'm doing this year. Goal would be a time improvement - hopefullly sub-10min/mile.

I've spoken with my coach about the winter, and we're planning to dial back on the run distances especially. I want to work on speed over the winter, as well as core strength. My core is weak, and I think that holds me back in all three events. Plus, I'd love to have some killer abs.
indigoiis2010-05-01 10:32:22 +0000 #8
I ran 5.2 tonight in the city... such a different kind of run. I ran fast (for me.) 50 minutes. In my old Avias because I forgot my shoes today. I definitely felt the difference from the cheap shoes. But I still felt good.

Yesterday I rode and I wanted to just take off and ride really fast, but was riding with friends and had to hold back. I think the running is making me a stronger cyclist! I have so much more energy on rides, now.

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