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post #8611 of 12850
Early this morning, eager for a good run, I stepped out of the door only to be greeted by thunder and lightening and a torrential rainfall. Argh!
post #8612 of 12850
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

Early this morning, eager for a good run, I stepped out of the door only to be greeted by thunder and lightening and a torrential rainfall. Argh!

I got up and out for a quick 4.5 miles this morning at about 5:30. After I got home and showered, I was sitting at kitchen counter eating some breakfast looking out the window and it was dark as if it were still the middle of the night. I went outside to get something from the porch and saw a giant wall of black clouds rolling in. When I was driving to work the skies finally opened up and the rain came down in sheets and buckets... for about 2 minutes then the sun was trying to come out again.
post #8613 of 12850
7.1

I've added a yoga class as the cross-training in my program. I think the extra effort on a sixth day may have pushed me over the line in terms of fatigue. Trying to get more sleep, but I'm always tired.
post #8614 of 12850
10 miles tonite w/ 5 of them at tempo pace. Hot and humid run.

SB - be careful w/ adding not only an extra day of running but more mileage and faster pacing. Easy way to get into overtraining issues. Read about symptoms. I still stick w/ 2 off days / week and do core work on those days. I tried the only 1 day off thing for a race ramp up plan one time and it hurt more than helped. I can handle more mileage w/ less days (50 miles / 5 day) vs same mileage with more days (50 miles / 6 days). Some people have no problem with it.
post #8615 of 12850
I'm running five days with the yoga as cross-training/core on the sixth day. May be moot, though, since I think I've strained something in my groin this week. Ouch.
post #8616 of 12850
Stayed up late last night to watch the Tigers beat the Indians in 14 innings but still managed to drag myself out of bed at 5:00 for a 10 mile run. In the middle of the run I did three 1.5 mile strides at about a 7:15 pace and then a 4th stride at 6:51 pace. I cannot recall the last time I had a mile under 7:00 minutes. I don't recall running that fast but looking at the route I ran, that stretch seems to be a nice steady decline that I am usually headed the other way on.
post #8617 of 12850
Third run(/walk) today, with new "sound system" smile.gif

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(Sorry, I like gadgets. These things are essential though, of course!)
post #8618 of 12850
Whatever it takes to keep you going back out there, NOBD!
post #8619 of 12850
Thx, SB. I really enjoy running! I just hope my leg muscles allow me to keep doing this.
post #8620 of 12850
Got in 5 miles on the hotel treadmill and almost broke my face. Towards the end of the run I bumped my pace up to 8'00" and at that point the treadmill decided it was tired and needed to come to a complete halt during the fastest portion of my run. Luckily I was able to stay on my feet...this is why I hate treadmills.
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 8/9/13 at 7:06am
post #8621 of 12850
5.5 miles on Thursday.
post #8622 of 12850
8.3 mile fartlek workout today.
post #8623 of 12850
^ I thought you were joking until I looked it up... clearly I don't speak Swedish. shog[1].gif Going out to run now... should be at least few miles for sure.
post #8624 of 12850
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

^ I thought you were joking until I looked it up... clearly I don't speak Swedish.

It's a workout that originated in Mexico / Central America. Eat lots of beans prior to running, then go out slow and speed up over the miles. The fartlek portion of the workout then takes over and moves you in ways that help you endure discomfort on long runs and prepare for ultras.
post #8625 of 12850
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Originally Posted by wingin' it View Post

It's a workout that originated in Mexico / Central America. Eat lots of beans prior to running, then go out slow and speed up over the miles. The fartlek portion of the workout then takes over and moves you in ways that help you endure discomfort on long runs and prepare for ultras.

hmmm.... that is certainly interesting. I read that it is a Swedish word... you are kidding about the beans right?

btw... did about 3 miles today getting back into it after a busy week of interviews.
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