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OysterPoBoy
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Solid work Prom. Keep it up.


BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
I only do 2 workouts a week and with a day usually 2 or more spaced between them. Hammering back to back workouts won’t get you faster, it’ll just wear your arse out and eventually injure you.

Run easy after a tough one for starters, and really I wouldn’t worry too much about speed until you’ve got some miles on you. You’ll get faster in the beginning with consistent running for a while. Let’s revisit after a few months.


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Totally understand about taking breaks. But I work 12 hour shifts and start a 6 straight hitch, so I tried to get a couple extra in. I usually try to get it in when I get home. Being that it’s summer time now I have more daylight to get it in beyond 6pm.


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Fartleks will only take you so far.


That's what she said.


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BurtReynoldsMustache
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I’m not telling you not to run. I’m telling you not to try a workout right after a time trial. I’m actually telling you to run consistently, but you don’t need to worry about speed work/intervals... yet.

For clarification, when I say workout, I’m specifically talking about running workouts.

Edit: for more clarification I run 6 days a week as I might have made it sound like 2 when I was referring to my workouts.
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
I decided to set up a Garmin Coach on my Garmin watch. My goal is to run a half marathon with a pace of 7:59 or less (1 hr 44 min). It set up a 12 week program with the target date of the half marathon in late August.

Not sure if these automated programs are any good or not but I will let you know how it goes and if its worth it. Today was the first day and all it did was have me run 5 minutes to establish a baseline/benchmark. Based on my benchmark it is giving me a "green" confidence level of hitting my goal at the end of the program.

The first real workout is Saturday where it will have me run 70 minutes at a pace between 8:56 and 9:56. I ran 7.5 miles last Saturday in miserable Houston humidity in 1:06:00 (8:47 pace) so it shouldn't be too different from what I am already doing. I just wanted more structure, specifically the midweek non long runs I do on Saturday which is why I am giving this a shot.


jimbeam
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Have you done any races previously?


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I decided to set up a Garmin Coach on my Garmin watch. My goal is to run a half marathon with a pace of 7:59 or less

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The first real workout is Saturday where it will have me run 70 minutes at a pace between 8:56 and 9:56.

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goldennugget
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Have you done any races previously?


10ks. Looking to take the next step.


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BurtReynoldsMustache
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Quick speed session. 10 and some change. 3 up 18x30 sec farleks faster than mile pace @ 4:40s ish 3 and some change back down. Tomorrow will be lsd.


McVick
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I really slacked this week. Work stress and outdoor temperatures really made it easy for me to skip some days. Today was just a 10 mile easy run, and hope to get out early tomorrow for a similar run.


jimbeam
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Negative back half


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Ingeniero
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I really slacked this week. Work stress and outdoor temperatures really made it easy for me to skip some days


Same here. Weather was gross, work was tough. Only got about 2 hours of bike time in this week, no runs. Hopping back on it Monday.



goldennugget
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I want to talk about running in high temperatures.

I live in Las Vegas so it is getting hot here. Was in the 110s this weekend.

I thought starting my run at 8am was a good idea this past Saturday. However it was already in the mid 90s and the sun was already somewhat high in the sky.

My workout called for a 50 minute run, followed by an additional 20 minute run if you were up for it. The pace instructions were no faster than 8:56, no slower than 9:56. I thought I would easily be able to do the full 70 minutes because that's what I had been doing more or less the past few weeks without much trouble.

However this was easily the hottest temperatures I ran in so far. I haven't ran in heat like that since college. I stopped after the 50 minutes was up. While I was able to keep the pace easily, I was feeling like I was going to pass out from the heat and sun beating down on me. The water in my camelback went from cold to warm fairly quickly and I felt like I was going to overheat if I kept going.

So, what I want to know is, should I work on getting acclimated to the heat, or just run at night? Even though the temps here at night are still in the 100s, at least the sun isn't shining. I'd rather run in higher air temps, lower surface temps than vice versa.

I think I wasn't properly prepared for hydration either. I will bring extra water in a bottle I can put in my camelback that I freeze overnight so the cold water lasts longer. I think this was another problem.


jimbeam
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Run slower. At those temps you might have to run 45 seconds slower than you are supposed to


Ingeniero
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I asked the same thing in my thread about HR based training in the heat. General consensus was to slow way down. It felt like a crawl when I tried it. I've started mixing in indoor workouts with a fan on me since the heat makes my HR spike.


DukeSilver
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Anyone on the board ever do an Ironman or the 70.3 half ironman? Did a search of "ironman" but didn't see much.

I'm considering starting to train and doing the 70.3 (seems doable) in Galveston, it's usually Septemberish of 2022. There is also a full ironman in The Woodlands (not sure of that's doable). And by doable I mean feasible to starting training here in the next month or 2 and be able to complete it.

Never really done any distance running or anything like that. I have a good sized pool in my backyard so could train fairly easy for that and I own a peloton so I could train fairly easy for the cycling as well and already do ride my peloton fairly often.

Anyway. Figured I'd get the boards thoughts on a fairly in shape guy who already runs 30-50 miles a month, cycles 50ish miles a month, and is a good swimmer but has never attempted to swim long distance training and completing either a full or half ironman in roughly 15 months.


Walter White
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
There are a few posters I can think of who have/are. Jon A Thon has done several IIRC. Tornado Alley & I are each training for 70.3s this fall.

Both a half and full are certainly doable with 15 months’ training.

Disclaimer—I’m rather new to it and have not completed a half or full distance before. Only a handful of shorter races. I’d see what the more experienced guys have to say rather than listen to me.


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kballa6
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Same feedback I will give is that you just have to slow down. Ran 4 easy miles today in what the weather called 88 but feels like 103. Wasn't too uncomfortable but this is now my 4th Texas summer of real running so I feel as adapted as I can be.


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