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hogbody
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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Would long runs of 8-10 still be beneficial? I don’t wanna run a half marathon plus every weekend now until July or August. Not sure I have the time or motivation for that


I used to think 13.1 was about the farthest I’d go. Now that I’ve done a couple of full marathon buildups, it doesn’t even feel that far. Anything less than 10 miles feels like I got done too soon.


DownSouthJukin
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
10k benchmark run today. No records broken in this heat. 55:06/8:49.

On to the 15k this weekend.


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LSU Patrick
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I used Pfitzinger’s 18/70 plan for my marathon and finished around 3:30. On a flatter course, I probably could have finished 10-15 minutes faster. I can tell you that consistency in volume and weekly runs of 12 miles of longer once you build up to that are extremely important for that distance. Pfitz doesn’t even call a run a long run unless it is at least 15 miles. In the summer months, you will definitely want to get those long runs in at the break of dawn to avoid the heat and humidity. That was the most challenging part of my marathon training.


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ks_nola
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Can't stress what Bert said enough "Running well requires consistency". I have so many running friends and see it all to often in social media post complaints about results yet it seems they don't really want to do the work. For 99% of us on this board and the population in general we must work really hard to get results we really want. Some say running is suppose to be fun but unfortunately every run isn't going to be. another big one for us in the south is running in the heat. you can't get comfortable doing it unless you get out there and run in it with consistency. yes run will be slower but it builds a strong engine for when those fall races come around.



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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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you can't get comfortable doing it unless you get out there and run in it with consistency. yes run will be slower but it builds a strong engine for when those fall races come around.


So true, and I am going to add again that it is extremely important to run your easy runs easy. I can't stress this enough. Don't get so caught up in your Strava times and comparing them to others. People tell me that they run easy on the easy days, and I look at their garmin or strava data and see that their average HR for a supposed easy run was 157.

Who gives as shite if your easy run was an average of 10-minute pace as long as you are getting your miles in and can nail your harder workouts each week without getting injured or over trained? I have dudes in town pass me during easy runs all the time, then I crush them on race day if they even make it to the starting line.


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Rsande63
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Consistency is very important when you are a newer runner learning this thing.

Even though I have a pace goal for every race / training plan my # 1 goal is to never miss a run. If it's on the paper , do it to the best of your ability.

This isnt something people can pick up every few months and be good at. For example, before my last race my 1:50 half pace group was talking and a couple people mentioned being busy and skipping a couple weeks. They fell back before mile 4. New runners try to equate skipping with self-tapering and that is flat wrong.

My neighbor never missed a run with me for the Houston Full plan till my foot issue. From 12/9- 1/15 he skipped every mid week run thinking they were so "small" compared to the weekend and he didnt need them. He finished very poorly and says everytime we run, "Man , dont blow off those midweek runs brother."


Tornado Alley
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Based on y’all’s suggestions (for which I am thankful), I’m gonna run 6 on Mondays and Tuesdays, 4 on Wednesdays, and 8 on Saturdays for the month of April.

Doing this will get me to 100 miles on the month while making me more comfortable running 6+ miles. It will also make my easy, baseline run 6 miles rather than the 3-4 milers I can bang out with ease. I need to get used to running longer more often.

Maybe in May I’ll shoot for 125 miles on the month and run 7 milers during the week and 9-10 milers on the weekend.


LSU Patrick
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Sounds solid, man.


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DownSouthJukin
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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Doing this will get me to 100 miles on the month while making me more comfortable running 6+ miles. It will also make my easy, baseline run 6 miles rather than the 3-4 milers I can bang out with ease. I need to get used to running longer more often.


I think my next 4-6 weeks will look like this:

Day 1
4.5 flat or 3.1 with hills

Day 2
6.2

Day 3
6.2 or 4.5 with sprints and/or fartleks built in

Day 4
9.3 (maybe do 8 one week and 10 the next, alternating-with one week at the end used to log my 13.1 benchmark run)

Obviously, there is some variance built in so I don't get bored, but the goal will to be to build speed against my benchmark runs of 3.1, 6.2 and 9.3.


Tornado Alley
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
I emailed you bro


vistajay
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
I get more steps working from home, as I wander about the house doing odd chores when I take a mental break. I am also walking the dog more. Running is slowly ramping up as I overcome some calf strains and back issues. Nice to see so many others exercising, despite the cause.


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DownSouthJukin
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
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I emailed you bro


Responded.


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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
No surprise, but western states just got cancelled.


Tornado Alley
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
I'm about to get a smartwatch. I'm torn between the Garmin Forerunner 35 and Garmin Forerunner 45. Anyone have either of these watches and care to provide your thoughts?

Hope y'all have a good day.


LSU Patrick
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I bought at forerunner 35 on the cheap thanks to a heads up from a poster in this thread after my vivoactice broke. I’m very happy with it for like 85 bucks. I would love to have the ability to program my workouts, but it isn’t worth an extra 200-300 bucks for that. This one does everything else I care about. The wrist HR monitor isn’t the most accurate during runs, but I had trouble with my chest strap before at times anyway.


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DownSouthJukin
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
DC Rainmaker does a bunch of reviews on smart watches and fitness trackers that are pretty good. Here’s his in the Forerunner 35: LINK

I may have an old 305 you can have. Let me look today. I’ll shoot you an e-mail.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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You and TA's romance had me fondly remembering the days when BnG and Roots were getting hot and heavy out on the streets. Sigh. Those were the days...



DownSouthJukin
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
As Houston Nutt would say, “Just hepping him out.”


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jkylejohnson
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Have you looked at the Garmin forerunner 235. Theyve discounted those quite a bit lately.

I have the 645 music. It's been a great investment.
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Tornado Alley
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
We just some bros who like running and drinking beer . . . and also live in the same area


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