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post #10636 of 12850
4.5 miles tonite
post #10637 of 12850
My racing season is finished for this year, so it's winter training time. The problem with winter is that it gets too depressingly dark to run in the morning before going to work, and coupled with the permanent snow we get here from late December, it becomes more and more of a challenge (for me at least) to run, just when I need to put more mile in: so it's 2 long runs on the weekends and changing some of my bike commute to runs. I'll probably try to get some swimming in too because I'm still not sure if I will also do some triathlon next year, but in any case, swimming is good for overall fitness. I might also do some x-country skiing this winter as a friend keeps bugging me to do some races with him. And strength work - free weights. By the end of March, I want to have lost about 3kg and be really ready to go for next season. For those of you who actually have a 'winter' or an off-season coming up, what are your plans?
post #10638 of 12850
Well, I might break out the tights and long-sleeve shirts if it gets cold enough...

Seriously, though, there are races year round here. I'm contemplating signing up for some in December and January.
post #10639 of 12850
6.6 this morning, and according to my RunKeeper app I ran my fastest pace ever at this distance (just over 2 years since I started tracking my runs). Finished in just over 58 minutes.

And FWIW, I have no problem with Flying Monkey or anyone here being much faster than me, I realize that I'm one of the slower dudes ITT, and it's inspirational to see the kind of times that are consistently posted here. I think Fueco hit home the point that I was trying to make, it does come off as arrogant (especially in an Internet forum) to state that a relatively quick time in a marathon is easy when you haven't actually done it yourself. Coupled with the self-effacing comment of saying you're currently not in great shape and haven't even trained for a marathon is what puts it in humblebrag territory:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=humblebrag

One of these days I hope to run a full marathon (my third half marathon is scheduled in January), and I definitely won't be doing it for a fast time, I'll be happy just to finish without killing myself. So I apologize if I came off like a dick, and I always look forward to catching up on this thread and using it to help me stay motivated in my own runs!
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 11/7/14 at 7:15am
post #10640 of 12850

I signed up for a race 3 days after my 50K since a buddy is doing the race so I will be training this winter.  I hate the name but it is the "Georgia Death Race" which is a 69 mile trek with 40,000 feet total elevation change.  From race reports it seems the RD decided instead of switchbacks up a mountain (East Coast mountains) he would just go straight up and down.  I expect it to be more of a quick hike than any substantial running.

 

As for this morning, I got in 1.5 miles or somewhere around there just to test my knee.  It feels good on runs but my desk job really makes it sore the worst.

post #10641 of 12850
7.7 miles this morning in some below freezing temps. It was the first morning this season that I needed to bust out the thermal/fleece-lined tights and shirt.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

I signed up for a race 3 days after my 50K since a buddy is doing the race so I will be training this winter.  I hate the name but it is the "Georgia Death Race" which is a 69 mile trek with 40,000 feet total elevation change.  From race reports it seems the RD decided instead of switchbacks up a mountain (East Coast mountains) he would just go straight up and down.  I expect it to be more of a quick hike than any substantial running.

That "race" sounds like an interesting one.
post #10642 of 12850
I think FM might have expressed his thoughts less controversially had he said something like, "If I plug my times into a race predictor, it looks like I should easily be able to run that time." His subsequent comments make it clear to me that he saying essentially that.
post #10643 of 12850

I think most people understand where I was coming from now however badly I expressed it. As I am concerned there's nothing more to say until I have a completed marathon time to share with you all - mostly likely October next year (or possibly May, but that rather crowds my schedule).

post #10644 of 12850

My marathon time was faster than the calculators projected...mostly because I don't run short distances and time myself...I just time it based on a longer run.  I am a sub 3:30 marathoner with a 23:xx 5K time.

post #10645 of 12850
45 miles today.

Ran the Icebox 480 today. 480 was minutes of the race, so an 8hour run. First time running a timed event rather than a distance. The course was all single track and reasonably technical, but not terrible. Lots of roots, some rocks, some off chamber, and lots of rolling hills for some good elevation changes. Really a nice course to run. Loops were 7 miles and then if you finished a loop in the final hour, then you went to the 1 mile loop course. Had to finish the loop in time to count the mileage. It was really one of the best races I've ran. I felt strong, ran well, and had pretty consistent splits. Very happy w pace, finish, and time. My 50k split was 5:20 - 5:25. Finished 6 big loops and 3 short loops for a 45 mile total. Still pumped up from the race.
post #10646 of 12850
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Originally Posted by wingin' it View Post

45 miles today.

Ran the Icebox 480 today. 480 was minutes of the race, so an 8hour run. First time running a timed event rather than a distance. The course was all single track and reasonably technical, but not terrible. Lots of roots, some rocks, some off chamber, and lots of rolling hills for some good elevation changes. Really a nice course to run. Loops were 7 miles and then if you finished a loop in the final hour, then you went to the 1 mile loop course. Had to finish the loop in time to count the mileage. It was really one of the best races I've ran. I felt strong, ran well, and had pretty consistent splits. Very happy w pace, finish, and time. My 50k split was 5:20 - 5:25. Finished 6 big loops and 3 short loops for a 45 mile total. Still pumped up from the race.

Wow! Sounds like a great race, and that was a superb performance. We are not worthy!

Hardly seems worth mentioning the measly 10k I ran today...
post #10647 of 12850

I got in 9 miles yesterday with 8 of that running and 1 walking.  Knee flared up so I walked at the end.  More foam rolling for me today.

post #10648 of 12850
14k
post #10649 of 12850

14.5k today. Sunday is the only day that I regularly get time to do a longer run, so I'm gradually going going to increase the mileage until I'm doing 30k each Sunday from the New Year.

post #10650 of 12850
5.1 miles for me at altitudes between 5500 and 5750. Tough run, but gorgeous weather... I'm looking forward to really cold weather these next few days before I head home.
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