How many miles did you run today?

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  1. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    3.9 today easy.
    Trying to eat a 90 - 95 per cent carb diet until sunday and encorporate short slow runs to store the max possible glycogen supply
     


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    less than 15 hours til marathon start time.
    Can't wait to get running.
    Curious to see how mylesmyles 50k went today.
     




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    3.13 after 2 hours on the weights...
     


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    4.36 at close to my best time, and I feel great. Going to try my first 5mi+ run since middle school track this week.
     


  5. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    About 1.5 miles, nice and easy - not run for a while because of exams and not being able to run back up the hill is a bit of a put-off.
     


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    Just ran the Lincoln Park Zoo 10K in about 44 minutes this morning.
     


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    anxiously awaiting Sam's marathon time...
    Me, snapped out of my week long running funk with 12, felt very strong and was able to surge for the last 3 miles from about 8/mi to 7/mi.
     


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    Ran a 10 minute + pr today en route to a 2:53:12 finish in San Diego. Very happy, and very tired.
    START\t00:00:00\t6:14:41 am\t--
    5K\t00:19:53\t6:34:34 am\t06:24
    10K\t00:39:47\t6:54:28 am\t06:25
    13.1M\t01:23:32\t7:38:13 am\t06:22
    20M\t02:09:24\t8:24:05 am\t06:39
    FIN\t02:53:12\t9:07:53 am\t07:03
    Avg. Pace\t06:37

    I ran a pretty dumb race, coming through the half much to quick. I ended up hurting pretty bad at mile 16 and had to fight the urge to drop out all the way home. I will post a better report late in the day, but that is about 52 miles for my week.
     


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    San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon, June 5, 2011 finish in 2:53:12

    RocknRoll San Diego was, as I expected, a challenging course to set a really fast PR. With 30,000 people at the start, a June running and a course that leaves a lot to be desired, I knew that running 2:50 was possible, but that I would need to run a smart race. I did not. Came through the half in 1:23:30, feeling pretty easy, but by the time I got to mile 16 I begin to feel a ton of discomfort in my stomach. Not bad enough to make me spew, but just felt like I was not getting any benefit from the shot blocks I had been eating.
    From there, I hung in at my 6:30 goal pace up until about mile 20, where I was feeling really discouraged. I ran the entire way alone, and I begin to battle with the mental demons inherent to the marathon "why are you doing this" "drop out DROP OUT" and "Just Walk it in." I have DNF'ed once before because of a Hamstring issue, but this was about as close as I have ever been to just calling it a race. Fortunately though, I got it together enough to just commit to not walking until "the end of the next mile."
    The last 10k is along one a bay a little bit inland, and it was brutal. Not a lot of air, fairly warm weather and direct sunlight, combined with my glycogen depleted legs really demoralized me, but after seeing some of the people in front of me dropping out/spewing I figured I was actually hurting a lot less than plenty of others. I ended up coming in very slowly - ran the last 10k in about 42-43 mins, but the most brutal part of the race came at the end, when I got confused about where the finish line was. I sprinted through what I thought was the line, then slowed down, only to hear people yelling "keep going" then I did the same thing a second time. It was a pretty difficult race to be sure, but I definitely felt gratified by hanging in there and still making it a positive experience and a big PR. I am not hurting too bad today, and I jumped in the ocean and soaked in a tub with Epsom salt, so hopefully with some quality rest I will be back at it soon.
     


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    2.5 down the length of Prospect Park with a return trip.

    The BBQ in the park smelled great
     


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    ^^^always does.

    7.1 today, with 2.5 miles of it sprints at the track. The boring proof:

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    2.87 at a decent clip. Over the past two days, seems like RunKeeper's iPhone app has improved it's accuracy substantially. Hoping that's not a statistical anomaly.
     


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    San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon, June 5, 2011 finish in 2:53:12

    RocknRoll San Diego was, as I expected, a challenging course to set a really fast PR. With 30,000 people at the start, a June running and a course that leaves a lot to be desired, I knew that running 2:50 was possible, but that I would need to run a smart race. I did not. Came through the half in 1:23:30, feeling pretty easy, but by the time I got to mile 16 I begin to feel a ton of discomfort in my stomach. Not bad enough to make me spew, but just felt like I was not getting any benefit from the shot blocks I had been eating.
    From there, I hung in at my 6:30 goal pace up until about mile 20, where I was feeling really discouraged. I ran the entire way alone, and I begin to battle with the mental demons inherent to the marathon "why are you doing this" "drop out DROP OUT" and "Just Walk it in." I have DNF'ed once before because of a Hamstring issue, but this was about as close as I have ever been to just calling it a race. Fortunately though, I got it together enough to just commit to not walking until "the end of the next mile."
    The last 10k is along one a bay a little bit inland, and it was brutal. Not a lot of air, fairly warm weather and direct sunlight, combined with my glycogen depleted legs really demoralized me, but after seeing some of the people in front of me dropping out/spewing I figured I was actually hurting a lot less than plenty of others. I ended up coming in very slowly - ran the last 10k in about 42-43 mins, but the most brutal part of the race came at the end, when I got confused about where the finish line was. I sprinted through what I thought was the line, then slowed down, only to hear people yelling "keep going" then I did the same thing a second time. It was a pretty difficult race to be sure, but I definitely felt gratified by hanging in there and still making it a positive experience and a big PR. I am not hurting too bad today, and I jumped in the ocean and soaked in a tub with Epsom salt, so hopefully with some quality rest I will be back at it soon.




    Bravo Sam! Recover well and way to hang in there to finish and blow out your PR.
     


  14. mylesmyles

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    Great job Sam - running sub 2:55 is seriously impressive.

    I ran The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler in DC on Saturday. I had heard some mixed stories about the race and the weather but when I showed up Saturday morning (at 4:30) it was nice and cool. The gun went off at 5am and the first 14 miles of the course or so are pretty straightforward double and single track, with 2 climbs which were switchbacks, so not too bad. From there you get to the loop section of the course, which you need to do 3 times. I was worried this would get boring, but because I had never run there before I rather enjoyed it. Plus by the 3rd lap many of the 50k people were there and you could use them as impromptu pacers which was nice. The weather also stayed reasonable till the final 15 mile stretch back at the end. That's when 2 things happened. First it got hot, and second, I got tired. That said I finished up with a rather respectable time of 8:02:53 and 20th overall. I'm extremely happy with my time (my goal time was 9:15) but can't help but notice that no matter how hard or reserved I go out in these ultras I seem to hit the wall (not counting the multiple times I question myself as to why I'm doing this in the first place) around the 40 mile mark. All I can draw from this is that I need to put in more miles during the week and get in more long training runs. As I sit at my desk on Monday I feel pretty good, so it's not like I destroyed myself, just that I'm not quite at the point where I can finish strong. Below are my splits showing some data backing up my hypothesis. That said I'm looking forward to taking a break from the ultras and focussing on running a BQ this summer.

    1 00:08:02 1.00 08:02
    2 00:08:10 1.00 08:10
    3 00:08:02 1.00 08:02
    4 00:08:18 1.00 08:18
    5 00:08:00 1.00 08:00
    6 00:08:20 1.00 08:20
    7 00:09:19 1.00 09:19
    8 00:09:00 1.00 09:01
    9 00:08:26 1.00 08:26
    10 00:08:28 1.00 08:28
    11 00:08:58 1.00 08:58
    12 00:09:03 1.00 09:03
    13 00:08:21 1.00 08:21
    14 00:08:39 1.00 08:39
    15 00:08:13 1.00 08:13
    16 00:09:21 1.00 09:21
    17 00:08:57 1.00 08:57
    18 00:08:51 1.00 08:51
    19 00:09:17 1.00 09:17
    20 00:09:08 1.00 09:08
    21 00:08:29 1.00 08:29
    22 00:11:25 1.00 11:25
    23 00:08:55 1.00 08:55
    24 00:08:32 1.00 08:33
    25 00:09:46 1.00 09:46
    26 00:09:02 1.00 09:02
    27 00:09:07 1.00 09:07
    28 00:09:55 1.00 09:56
    29 00:10:59 1.00 10:59
    30 00:09:28 1.00 09:28
    31 00:09:31 1.00 09:31
    32 00:10:13 1.00 10:13
    33 00:10:45 1.00 10:45
    34 00:09:25 1.00 09:25
    35 00:12:02 1.00 12:02
    36 00:10:01 1.00 10:01
    37 00:09:46 1.00 09:46
    38 00:08:38 1.00 08:38
    39 00:09:51 1.00 09:52
    40 00:12:09 1.00 12:09
    41 00:10:55 1.00 10:55
    42 00:11:04 1.00 11:04
    43 00:12:05 1.00 12:05
    44 00:14:02 1.00 14:02
    45 00:11:45 1.00 11:45
    46 00:11:28 1.00 11:28
    47 00:10:58 1.00 10:58
    48 00:10:03 1.00 10:03
    49 00:09:59 1.00 09:59
    50 00:09:17 1.00 09:17
    51 00:00:02 0.00 08:51
     


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