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How many miles did you run today?

FlyingMonkey

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Well have you have of Speedland - The makers of the 'worlds first hyper-performance trail shoe'? Two product engineers formerly from Nike, Puma, & UA founded the company. They built shoe using the best parts from individual manufactures -- Carbitex, Michelin, BOA, Dyneema. It's all layered together so you can customize aspects of the shoe to your environment. The carbon plate can be swapped out for various rigidities, multiple substitutions for midsole foam, and you can trim the lugs to different patterns/depths. Seems pretty cool. I like the aspiration. $375 though!
Looks great, but for anything like that price I'd want it all to be completely returnable / recyclable, and that's still a whole lot more than I'd be willing to pay even for that.
 

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I agree with others in that I always appreciate the PSAs from @Dusty Heaters (and anybody else). I am not very particular when it comes to my gear so I might be more willing than others to blindly try new shoes than some of the others here. FWIW, I think it was Dusty that recommended the Skechers GoRun Razor Hyper whatevers on here a couple summers ago and I absolutely loved them and for the prices, they cannot be beat. I can generally only get about 200-250 miles on them, but for a shoe that I can usually find for <$60, that doesn't bother me too much.

I'm currently on my 3rd pair of Skechers and wore them this morning for a Yasso 800 workout at the track. I averaged 3:03:20 across the ten 800 meter segments (3:01:11 if I threw out the first effort). I think this might have been my best Yasso workout in terms of average time per segment.

It was also a bit chilly this morning. The temperature was 46º when I kicked off and never really warmed up much beyond that. I should have wore my gloves because I was doing dips on one of the benches at the track between each segment and I thought my hands were going to freeze to the metal. It looks like we're going to have cool mornings for the rest of the week, but it should still be a bit warmer than today.
 

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I just saw on our local Facebook running page that there is group doing a timed "Time Trial" mile at one of the local high school tracks this coming Saturday night. I'm going to head out to it. This will be my first officially timed event since I believe the fall/winter of 2019 and my first ever real mile time trial.

I'm really interested to see what I can do now... My mile PR was just set last month at 6:13 and I was hovering between about 6:30 and 6:39 for the previous few months before that. I had to send them a time so they could seed me with other runners in the same range so I said 6:30. I was tempted to say 8:00 or something slower so I could hopefully really smoke the others in my heat! :lol:

Really though, it will be considerably different conditions than I am normally used to. 95% of my runs are done early in the morning with minimal stretching or being fueled (I don't want to say I just roll out of bed and lace up my shoes but that wouldn't be too far from the truth). This time trial doesn't begin until 9:00 p.m. at which point I should be pretty limbered up but I'll have to make sure not to overdo it with a couple afternoon beers or a heavy dinner like a normally do on Saturdays.
 

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8.3mi, 8:01/mi, 133bpm

Temps and humidity plummeted overnight to the comfortable zone @Michigan Planner had me dreaming out. Low 60’s, similar dew point, slight breeze. It was pretty great and tomorrow morning is suppose to be even cooler. Pushed the workout just to capitalize on the best conditions of the month.

Found my way to a public track that’s only a bit over two miles from my house and jogged a few miles in lane 6. Man, I haven’t been on a track in what seems like ages. When running 100m strides the grip felt incredible in just road shoes, I’m sure spikes are next level.

For the next 8 weeks or so I’ll just be building volume and elevation slowly with only 1 LT (or slightly slower) session per week. Slightly sad to get away from the vo2 max & anaerobic stuff but sub-3 is priority.
 

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5.8 miles in 7 laps of the neighborhood and 1,200ft. My body feels good running this where normally on this sort of incline I’d walk a bit. Going to try some flat land tomorrow then trails Thursday…by then I may decide to sign up for a race.
 

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4 miles on the flat trails with some M pace fartleks. I’m not feeling very motivated by the smoky air. We’re heading out on a road trip tomorrow morning, so hopefully my next run will be in cleaner air. Temps in the mid 70s
 

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7.3mi, 6:58/mi, 149bpm

Working miles: 6:25, 6:22, 6:23, :37 (6:10 pace) -- 6:23/mi avg or 19:47 5k
Target pace: JD's VDot of no faster than 6:23/mi.

A 5k threshold run sandwiched between 2 miles of warm-up and 2 miles of cool down. Perfect morning temperature wise, low 50's, low dew point, partly cloudy. I do these workouts at the same place for normalizing data. It's a flat 1.9 mile loop with some curves near the river in this wildlife preserve. The fog lifting off the river basin in the early dawn light created a cool ambiance. I was the only one there so I went shirtless to cut down on laundry.

Laced up the new Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2's...what a mouthful of a name. As a marketer by trade, I'll never fully understand the rationale behind running shoe companies and nonsensically long and difficult to recall names, but I digress. I'll spare you from a long post on my first impressions and these definitely deserve more miles but the first run was promising. Net/Net it's not Vaporfly caliber, but if you're an Adidas fan or their lasts work well for you you're going to be really happy with these.

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@Man with Apple , I don't follow a daily agenda type plan and maybe that will change as I continue to learn from experience. I have a general framework of dividing training blocks into phases based on what I've read. My approach is Lydiard heavy, but I reference Daniels, McMillian, Tinman, etc. to keep things within ranges. Basically for the next 8-weeks I'll slowly build up to 70-80mpw and adjust/cutback as the body provides feedback with 1 long run and 1 workout per week. Then I'll transition into more marathon-specific work for 4 weeks holding volume with a bigger emphasis on LR pace. Then start to sharpen for ~2 weeks to try an make marathon pace a comfortable jog before a 10-day taper.
 
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Another not great run last night.

8.54 miles with an average pace of 8:19/minute. Fastest mile at 7:47 and slowest complete mile at 8:45.

Tried running a 10 - 15 second sprint at the beginning of each mile.

Weather was great last night after some rain passed through. Temps in the low 60s. I was just not running well. Just seemed tougher than usual to keep this speed last night.
 

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Track Wednesday with 400-800-1200-1200-800-400 (400 active rest)

there was supposed to be a 1600 in there but I had a stomach situation that cause me to find the bathroom after the first lap of the mile. After that my stomach felt like a balled up fist so I basically just did 2 800s and a 400 and called it. Probably for the best as this workout was a lot longer than I remembered. 4 miles total without the 1600.

Add in the 2.25 mile warm up and cool down and 8.5 on the night.
 

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7.3mi, 8:10/mi, 136 BPM -- Easy Z1 jogging

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@kjb - We want to know them splits tho
hahaha oh yeah I realized I forgot those. First half i kept conservative, 1:45 / 3:30 / 5:25. Second half I ramped it up partially to push, partially just to get it over with because I felt so bad 5:05 / 3:15 / 1:30
 

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7.75 miles tempo run for me this morning. Temps in high 60's, cool air, and low humidity. Felt very nice.

1 mile warm up
6 miles tempo marathon pace
0.75 mile cool down

I tend to run these tempo paces faster than my marathon pace, simply to just push myself a little harder. So, the 6 mile tempo portion I was averaging around 6.25/mile with mile 6 clocking in around 6:15. Marathon pace I am looking more in the 6:35-6:45 pace. But who knows, I may be all jacked up on adrenaline at Boston.

Overall pace for the run was 6:41/mile.

@Dusty Heaters Thanks for sharing. I ask about your training bc I personally like a structured plan. Just gives me something easy and straightforward to follow. I follow the Hanson's Training Plan, with one caveat, I do longer long runs. I don't feel comfortable only getting up to 16 miles in training. So, I throw in some 18, 20, and 22 miles runs.


Also, today was my first run in the Saucony Endorphin Speeds that you shared the PSA on. I have run in the Endorphin Pros and like them, although they can feel a bit stiff. I really enjoyed running in the Speeds. Good cushion, just enough pop on the toe off, and seem like they will have decent durability. Nice value just over $100. I am strongly considering running Boston in them, unless I decide to go with the Vaporflys.
 

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