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hogbody
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Y’all see Gatlin ran a 9.87 at 37 years old yesterday? Hmm...


thibtigerfan
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Thibodaux
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Easy 8 on Saturday 8:41/mile avg pace

I need to get back on it, the runs just aren't feeling great. Hips are tight


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3nOut
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
He’s a beast. I think he travels a bit and maybe has a young kid.

I saw somewhere he’s planning on moving to Montana or Wyoming in the near future.


Rsande63
LSU Fan
Spring,TX
Member since Jan 2016
54 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Summer accountability update:

8 weeks until Hal Higdon marathon training begins and in that time I must:

1. Get a minimum of 32 miles per week

2. Drop some more weight/bodyfat (was @ 187 for half PR, 180 today) to get to 175

3. Runs over 6 miles need to be under 10:30 according to goal pace calculator


Black n Gold
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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Y’all see Gatlin ran a 9.87 at 37 years old yesterday? Hmm...


What are you insinuating?


First thing that got my attention was how muscular and toned his upper body still is.


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Black n Gold
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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Rsande63


Are you running any time trials prior to the start of your plan? Just to make sure your abilities, and expected goals, have not changed any.


Rsande63
LSU Fan
Spring,TX
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Black n Gold,

I have a 10K + race #1 in a Texas 10 miler race series before 9/1.

In all honesty, I expect my fitness/ability to be worse than in the Spring but I'll just have to reevaluate,see what new deficiencies pop up from summer running, and train them away.

The Houston Half is in October and I'll use that for a realistic marathon pace & adjust the training paces in the back end of my plan.

I want to prepare myself now to put in a strong effort in October ..strong being relatively speaking for me @ 1:53:XX.



Black n Gold
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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I want to prepare myself now to put in a strong effort in October ..strong being relatively speaking for me @ 1:53:XX.


Dude... You need to set a lower goal than that. A sub 1:50:00 to start. Didn't you run a 1:55:00 or something similar months ago?


Rsande63
LSU Fan
Spring,TX
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Black n Gold,

I'm a pessimist by nature and based that off a blog I found promoting 3 - 4% improvement as a benchmark.

I was at 1:56:45 according to Garmin Connect but you are right ,screw it. I need to be more aggressive and push harder.

Thanks for helping me get out of my own head, I'm tearing down my old goal pace charts and putting some new ones up now.

I'm healthy and have time...October Houston Half goal , 1:49:XX...that's a 6% improvement.


Black n Gold
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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I'm a pessimist by nature and based that off a blog I found promoting 3 - 4% improvement as a benchmark.


That might be true for established, veteran runners looking to improve on already stout times. You are relatively new to the sport. With the amount of miles you've been running, especially in comparison to the weeks and months leading up to your 1:56:45, you can expect to see massive gains.


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Thanks for helping me get out of my own head, I'm tearing down my old goal pace charts and putting some new ones up now.


That's the spirit. Just make sure you don't tear down your posters of Burth and a shirtless TRoots. I keep mine above my bed where it stays nice and safe.


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TigeRoots
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2008
6129 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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Rsande63


Good luck on the Summer training, man. I see you out there getting it. It ain’t always easy.

Do you ever do any negative split pacing? The majority of your runs that I look at it seems like you start out fast and then fade. Not knocking it if it works for you, but I tend to negative split the majority of my runs. I find it helps to build confidence and gives me a chance to get the wheels lubed up prior to increasing the effort. Just an observation.
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Rsande63
LSU Fan
Spring,TX
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
TigeRoots,

Thanks for the advice and the fading isnt done on purpose, it's just due to poor stamina lol..I'm actually trying to run hard at the end but feel like I'm in quicksand.

I will dial it back and make an effort to purposely do some negative split pacing..thanks again.


BurtReynoldsMustache
Arkansas Fan
Member since Sep 2010
3484 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Keep kicking arse RS. You’re making some of these cats look like fools with the miles you’re putting in. Consistency will come, you just got to make it through the summer.

Next week is a down week. Gonna keep two quick ones and the long run and put Rad Frankenbike to work.
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TigeRoots
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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You’re making some of these cats look like fools with the miles you’re putting in


Hey now, I take offense to that! Lulz


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1999
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Where I be
Member since Oct 2009
21131 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
I am now on week 10 of the Hanson advanced plan. Mileage wise this is the a big change for me. I’ve always just done higdon intermediate 2. With Hanson the weekly mileage is much bigger. But my legs feel a lot better. I contribute this to doing 60% of my training at a minute or more slower than marathon pace. The speed work has been pretty rough. Haven’t done that since high school track, but I think have managed to make it through all the workouts at the required pace. Still a little nervous that my longest run on this plan will only be 16 miles. It will be interesting to see my results at my Labor Day marathon (trying to just break 3:30, previous times were 3:35 and 3:40).
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Pedro
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the one and only
Member since Jul 2008
23054 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
So I’m doing the Prarie Fire Marathon here in Wichita in October 13 (also my birthday). I’m training with someone running Chicago on the same day. He’s a track/xc coach at a NAIA here in town (I’ll actually be working with him this year for that as well) and wrote the plan that we’re using. It’s a combination of the Hansen plan mixed with a few other plans/tweaks he’s made. Our longest is going to be 20 which has me nervous but he explained something to me during our long run the other day that made sense. The idea is that your getting your hard mileage in with the tempos and speed work during the week. If you can make it to the back half of the race than you have the endurance to make it the rest of the way ideally the only question is the strength/nutrition aspect of it. The hope is that once you get that far the strength from the faster workouts kicks in and you’ve done the right things nutritionally that you’re good to go.

I’m gunning for sub 2:40 that way I can have a qualifying mark for all of the world majors so I can start knocking those guys out. Eventually my goal is to get into the Olympic trials just to say I did it but I’m probably an Olympic cycle or two away from that being a reality.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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Member since Sep 2010
3484 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
That a great goal. Best of luck to you!

So, Alan Webb was just hired at the University of Arkansas Last Resort (Little Rock) for distance and XC, and I'm mad as hell.

Super jelly here. Wonder how many classes it'll take for their distance guys to start whipping our ass.


Pedro
Wisc-Milwaukee Fan
the one and only
Member since Jul 2008
23054 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Thanks man!

I ran for ULM so me and a few of my old teammates were flipping out over that last night. Dudes gonna wreck shop in the sunbelt if he stays long enough. I could see him using it the job to just gain some coaching clout tho and then move on in a couple years.


BurtReynoldsMustache
Arkansas Fan
Member since Sep 2010
3484 posts

re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
You definitely need to keep us updated with your training/milestones. This place is dead over the summer, it’d be nice to see more input from the fastest guy on the board.


TigeRoots
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
X2


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