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post #10411 of 12856
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Originally Posted by mylesmyles View Post

On Friday-Saturday I got in 48.17 miles pacing my boss in the second half of the Wasatch 100. Race was a beast of a course, the climbs and descents were more than I had expected, but he made it to the finish line in under 32 hours. Solid effort.

Rested Sunday and today.

 

That's a solid effort on both your parts!

 

I got in 5 miles this morning in the fog.  Still a little congested so I just took it easy.

post #10412 of 12856
I'm in Miami for work, and worked my running schedule around it in advance. Now I wish I'd brought my gear. Even a short run would have been nice.
post #10413 of 12856
I got in 6.2 miles at a great pace yesterday and a nice slow 8 miles this morning.

I've got less than 2 weeks until the Air Force Marathon. My goal is 3 hours 30 minutes but for some reason it's feeling less and less likely like it will happen (it would be a PR by about 4 minutes). For some reason I'm just not feeling it. I'm considering relaxing and just enjoying the run and maybe using it as a final long training run before the Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October and pushing myself for that one instead. In the long run, as a former Marine, if I was going to do better at one of them, I'd much rather it be the MCM which has sentimental value for me and where I will have a couple friends running with me.
post #10414 of 12856
Just saw your 'round the world post. That's really good mileage you're getting in. Even now, six years into running, I can't do 40+ mile weeks consistently without some sort of injury/discomfort.
post #10415 of 12856

Got in 6.6 miles this morning.

post #10416 of 12856
6.2 miles. Tapering...
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Just saw your 'round the world post. That's really good mileage you're getting in. Even now, six years into running, I can't do 40+ mile weeks consistently without some sort of injury/discomfort.

Thanks. I'm starting to feel quite fatigued from running these days both in terms of muscle soreness and boredom. I have been doing between 50 and 60 miles a week since June and it's starting to get old. Once I am done with the MCM next month, I am going to cut way back on the running and get back into spinning on a much more frequent and regular schedule and maybe take a bootcamp class once a week or so and try to limit my running to maybe 30 miles a week with at least half of it being in one big long run.

Even if I plan to run any marathons next year (thinking about the Army Marathon in TX in the spring and then Detroit and MCM in the fall), I don't think I'm going to follow an actual training plan. If I do follow a training plan, it's going to be one to get my 5k time back down below 18 minutes.

FWIW, I am part of a local Facebook running group and yesterday somebody was asking about compression socks. I thought to myself, "Hey, I have a pair of those (calf sleeves actually) that I've never actually worn!" so I dug them out before this morning's run and put them on. I noticed an immediate difference. It was astounding! I don't know how much of it is psychological and how much of it is physiological, but whatever it was my legs didn't feel like they typically do at 5:00 a.m. They felt much more awake and the blood was definitely flowing.

Does anybody here run in compression socks/sleeves regularly? I don't think I'll use them everyday but will definitely use them more often. Now I'm thinking of compression shorts or thigh sleeves as my thighs are what seem to take forever to loosen up in the early mornings.
post #10417 of 12856

I use sleeves after I run and it seems to help with recovery.  I can't tell if they make a difference when wearing them on runs though.  I bought some 2-in-1 shorts that said they were compression on the inside but that was not the case.  It would be interesting to try a pair out but I don't want any weird chaffing they may cause though so I have stayed away.

post #10418 of 12856
I wear compression socks for long runs and recovery. I was a skeptic, but I notice the difference, especially for recovery. My legs are less twitchy at bedtime.

I walked to dinner last night along Brickell Avenue, and there waves and waves of runners the whole time. I've never seen that many people running outside of a race. Seeing this did nothing to ease my regret at having left my gear at home. frown.gif
post #10419 of 12856
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

Thanks. I'm starting to feel quite fatigued from running these days both in terms of muscle soreness and boredom. I have been doing between 50 and 60 miles a week since June and it's starting to get old. Once I am done with the MCM next month, I am going to cut way back on the running and get back into spinning on a much more frequent and regular schedule and maybe take a bootcamp class once a week or so and try to limit my running to maybe 30 miles a week with at least half of it being in one big long run.

 

I think that's a good idea. I'd definitely say you were probably pushing it too much to keep up on a longer-term basis. I'm not necessarily the best person to offer advice on how much to run because I probably don't run enough, but I tend to keep to no more than 3 times a week for a total of 20-25 miles a week in normal weeks with more than half of that being a single longer run (+ interval training, which I am not including). However, what I do tend to do about every quarter-year (but irregularly) is have my own private intensive running camp - usually when I get a chance to get away for a long weekend of even a proper holiday, where I'll do 3-5 consecutive mornings of 13-20 miles each day, with substantial off-road and hill / mountain elements. I find that kind of intensive bloc really makes a lasting difference, much more so than the regular miles.

 

On compression socks, I use them for any longer training runs and all competitive runs of over 10k (and even for 10ks in the winter!).


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 9/11/14 at 7:13am
post #10420 of 12856

Another short and fast 6.5k / 4 miler this morning. Not least because the rain was sheeting down and the wind was almost strong enough to knock me over. The 2 outward miles were like running in treacle which wasn't really made up for by the 2 back because by then I was so soaked that having the wind behind me just made me cold. On the plus side: plenty of incentive to get home quickly.


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 9/11/14 at 7:53am
post #10421 of 12856
9 miles yesterday evening after getting back to SF from Miami. Included 5 miles at LT which was hard, but was rewarding. Feeling whupped today, though!

Away this weekend, so I have to get my long run in tomorrow.
post #10422 of 12856
7.9 miles this morning. I think this weekend I'll be digging out the long-sleeved running shirts.
post #10423 of 12856
Way back at the start of August I booked a room at the Doubletree in Miamisburg, OH for the Air Force Marathon next weekend and I just received an email today from somebody on their sales manager that the room will actually not be available due to an error in their system.

Way to give me advanced notification Doubletree! It would have been great to know this information a few weeks ago when rooms were still available at other nearby hotels. angry.gif
post #10424 of 12856

That sucks MP!  My last European flight was cancelled 72hrs before it was suppose to take off.

 

For a run I got in 8 miles here in Ohio.  Temps in the 50s are making me think my shirtless running will need to turn into shirted running.

post #10425 of 12856
4.0, 6.0, 6.2, and 5.3 miles this week.
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