How many miles did you run today?

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  1. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    myles - f*cking awesome man! Running a sub 9 50th mile of a race is mind boggling - congratulations.
    I am feeling pretty beat up today, and have what will probably be a gruesome message coming later in the day.
     


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    WOW Mystyles....AMAZING.

    Come run the one in Kettle Morraine with me next year?

    Hope you are recovering well Sam.
     


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    5 miles today. new apartment means carving out new running routes
     


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    was planning 7km, but when I checked the weather, it was 26'C @ 9AM. Better luck tomorrow.

    But how do you run in very hot sunshine? [​IMG]
     


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    ^drink water, wear sunblock.

    6.5 miles today, then 4x400 for icing.
     


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    7 miles today, a little under 3 with the kids.
     


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    started running every night 1 mile with my 9 year old, preparing for a 5K race, 5 nights so far.
     


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    4.36 tonight, dogged by foot pain and the first hot&humid evening of the summer. Icing now. Ouch.


    PS: @ Myles & Sam: that's some incredible running
     


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    4 miles. Ran like a slug. The humidity is so high that one could cut it with a knife. At 6 a.m., the temperature was 80 degrees. Supposed to hit the high 90s this p.m. We had no spring. Winter has gone directly to summer. I don't know how you chaps in Texas and Washington DC handle the humidity and high temps. Relief is expected by Saturday.
     


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    Training started today for my summer marathon this morning. 3.3 miles in 22:31 along the east river.
     


  11. Hornswaggler

    Hornswaggler Well-Known Member

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    I ran The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler in DC on Saturday.
    Me too! Looks like you came a solid half hour ahead of me though... [​IMG] Edit: Discovered this thread this AM, came to post... 11 miles.
     


  12. samblackbones

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    30 minutes VERY easy yesterday. My legs are fried from sunday's marathon. I am envious of you guys being able to get back into training after those 50's this weekend, I am feeling pretty rough. I am going to run for 20-30 mins tonight and possibly get in the pool and either swim some laps or aquajog. . . a couple pics: Action shot of drinking the blue gatorade that I think saved my ass at mile 21: [​IMG] Totally wiped out at the finish: [​IMG]
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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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.


    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.


    Congratulations Sam and Myles! Those are excellent times and showed a ton of fortitude.

    As for me, I'm training for the Chevron in January - I've already started in on the track workouts and yoga, and I'm gunning for 8-milers before work. Evening classes will no doubt crimp that schedule a bit, though but it's only for 12 weeks.
     


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    25 minutes easy on grass.
     


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    25 minutes easy on grass.

    Sam - what shoes did you wear for the race?
     


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