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Sluggin' away?! July 30-Aug 5

alpinerabbit2010-05-02 01:48:27 +0000 #1
I ran 5.5 K at near race pace*.

I passed several recreational joggers, very satisfying.

This is the first time in my "new life" - i.e. the last 3 yrs that I came back sweat rolling off my face.

*I go by breathing rythm. 7 (4 in 3 out or reverse) is longjog/base endurance pace.

6(3 in/ 3 out) is "feelgood" pace

5(2 in / 3 out or reverse) is race pace

4 is sprint. Yeah yeah I don't like to torture myself.
yellow2010-05-02 01:55:41 +0000 #2
Thanks for starting the thread, AR. Sounds like you are bookin' it. Doesn't it feel good to have great days like that?

My running routine is still all wonky and I haven't been very successful at pulling it back together. My primary excuse is the heat (hottest July on record in SLC), but I think I may be trying to just do too many different things without any structure. I've chosen an event to train for and have a partner in crime that is wanting to train for it with me, so that's a good start. The event isn't until November. We start the "schedule" on August 13.

Last week was a total of about 33.5 miles. So far this week I have 9.5 miles. Rest tomorrow and then I'm going for a long run Saturday (measured by time, not distance). Thankfully it's cooled down a little with the arrival of the monsoon weather pattern (though now it's "humid" for SLC

...a whopping 45-50%, big change from 8-15%).

Run on, ladies!
KSH2010-05-02 02:07:39 +0000 #3
Well, for the month of July I racked up 75 miles of running!

I was SHOCKED!

Last night I ran 10.50 miles of hills.

2h 17m

10.50 miles

13m 03s /mile

1st loop (2.1 miles): 24:30

2nd loop: 25:30

3rd loop: 25:30(ate 1 Accel Gel)

4rd loop: 25:00

5th loop: 30:00

After the 2nd loop, I needed a bio break and took a total of a 9 minute break.

Otherwise, my breaks were short, maybe 30 seconds to 2 minutes to refill my water bottle or what not.

The last loop, I started it feeling good, but I was also feeling some pain in my quads. Nothing serious, but they were screaming.

I knew that if I ran that loop, I WOULD PAY for it this weekend. The last time I ran my full 10 miles on these hills, I missed my long distance ride on the weekend.

I didn't want to pay for this run for days, so I walked the last loop.

Overall a good run.
teigyr2010-05-02 03:02:32 +0000 #4
You all are so inspirational!

I ran about 2.5 miles and it felt pretty good. I am breaking in new orthotics and wasn't supposed to run in them yet and when I did start (tomorrow), I was supposed to do more walking and less running.

To be honest, it felt GOOD. My feet didn't turn like how they did before. Everything felt so much better and I felt like I was being much more efficient. Of course now I'm a bit sore....I can tell I'm using my muscles differently.

I think I will go out for a bit longer tomorrow. The orthotics aren't finalized and she is still looking at my stride and how my feet go but I can tell such an improvement.
Wahine2010-05-02 02:01:45 +0000 #5
Wow, you ladies are doing fantastic. I've been working on form with a coach and trying to get rested up for IM. Next week is a "pull the curtains week" where I do 10% of my usual workouts and try to get an extra 15 to 20 hours of sleep over the week.

KSH - you have come soooooooooooo far. Well done.
KSH2010-05-02 02:08:51 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Wahine

Wow, you ladies are doing fantastic. I've been working on form with a coach and trying to get rested up for IM. Next week is a "pull the curtains week" where I do 10% of my usual workouts and try to get an extra 15 to 20 hours of sleep over the week.

KSH - you have come soooooooooooo far. Well done.

Already taper time for the IM?! WOW! I can't believe it so close! Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Yea, last year for the month of July I ran 5 miles... this year 75... I have come a long way baby!
Starfish2010-05-02 03:25:15 +0000 #7
You guys are so inspiring. I keep thinking I want to try a Tri, but I am just so afraid of starting even a walk/jog program until I lose some weight (knee).

But, I am going to cross train through the winter with swimming, weight training, and maybe walking, and I hope lose some weight. Part of me wants to do that and then give the bike everything I've got for next year...there are a couple of bike rides I would like to focus on, I think.

But, reading that book Marathoning for Mortals has re-piqued my interest...

Thanks for letting me listen in on your Tri discussions! Truly I am so impressed.
teigyr2010-05-02 03:17:30 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Starfish

You guys are so inspiring. I keep thinking I want to try a Tri, but I am just so afraid of starting even a walk/jog program until I lose some weight (knee).

But, I am going to cross train through the winter with swimming, weight training, and maybe walking, and I hope lose some weight. Part of me wants to do that and then give the bike everything I've got for next year...there are a couple of bike rides I would like to focus on, I think.

But, reading that book Marathoning for Mortals has re-piqued my interest...

Thanks for letting me listen in on your Tri discussions! Truly I am so impressed.

Starfish, I feel the same as you. My knees are pretty bad but I recently got orthotics and those are helping a lot. I run on the days I don't have much time because I can go out for 45 min to an hour and accomplish more than I could on the bike.

If you do it, start slowly

KSH, I can't believe the distances you are doing!! It is difficult for me to plan ahead sometimes and I just plug along and then forget to see there is progress. Going from five miles to seventy-five is incredible though!

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