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TigeRoots
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re: Official Running Log/Marathon Training Thread
Congrats on the baby, man. We are expecting our first on November 5th. 8 days after the Half I have picked out, so gonna be close.


lsucm10
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November 5th is a fine date since it’s also my birthday lol. My daughters is November 6 so a day late wouldn’t be terrible either.



East Coast Band
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If we're recording upcoming plans,
For now, I'm for sure going to run the Mercedes half, debating on whether or not to run the full. Talk me into it, or out of it.

Race is 2/10/19 Birmingham AL

There are some other potential races:

Magic City (Birmingham) Half marathon, 11/18/18
Tuscaloosa half marathon, TBA, usually in March




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TigeRoots
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November 5th is a fine date since it’s also my birthday lol.


... and the last date LSU beat Bama... way back in '11. Ha


hogbody
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Going to run the Soaring Wings 1/2 on 10/20, about 3 weeks before my full

Today was push day, didn’t feel very strong but just trying to retain some muscle mass


McLemore
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nice! congrats back to you. i was looking at nearby fulls in Oct, and there's this insanity: Myster Miler Trail Marathon it's in the Ga mtns south of Chattanooga.

15,000 (not a typo--not mine anyway--has to be a typo in the course description, right?) in elevation change. I know that's up and down, but still. Hopefully, it starts at the top of a mountain. I don't think this is going to happen this year. I still have an entire bathroom to remodel. I ripped it to the studs and got "builder's block."
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What I'm struggling with is do I drop the weights completely


I'm far from an expert in anything, and certainly far from one when it comes to lifting weights. But during my Ironman training, my coaches were pretty big on getting days in the gym....if you can fit it into your schedule. It was a distant second to getting you running or other training in. But they saw a lot of value from an injury prevention aspect. I did it a few times, but was severely pressed for time and couldn't do it regularly. It was a lot of low weight, high rep stuff. Deadlifts, squats, standing calf raises, little bit of arm work, and tons of core work. Core work is the one thing they wanted me doing all the time as it is a pretty big deal in cycling and swimming.

I still can't decide if I want to do the Houston Marathon in January or The Woodlands Marathon in March.

Thinking about doing a half Iron in April, so can't decide if getting a huge base built by January and throwing in the cycling and swimming afterwards for the April race is the best plan. Or, run The Woodlands in March as part of my build for the race in April. Need to make a decision soon though as the Houston Marathon sells out.


Salmon
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What I'm struggling with is do I drop the weights completely? I've trimmed down to only doing compound movements for the most part: barbell bench, military presses, deads, squats, straight leg deads, calf work and doing core exercises everyday when I weight train (2-3 x per week, upper and lower on separate days). I'm at a cross roads because I want all of my training and focus to be on improving my run performance, but on the other hand, I'd like to at least retain some upper body muscle.


You don't need to drop the weight completely. Just re-focus on the weights.

I don't want to sound like a member of the Crossfit cult, but this is why I do like Crossfit.

It does incorporate weight training with cardio.

Yesterday I did the Bear Complex (power clean+front squat+push press+ back squat+push press) 3x every minute for 12 minutes.

The time aspect keeps the heartrate up also while getting in strength training.



Salmon
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I know I'm scheduled to run today, but today's workout at the gym is all cardio, so I'm going to do it instead.

16 minutes

Even minutes: 10 cal on Assault bike
Odd minutes: 10 burpees

This will replace my sprint workout this week.


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Salmon
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Little Rock was my first marathon.

I was cruising at a 3:30 pace for the first 20 miles, even through the hills, but I cramped up severely the last 10k and basically drug my right leg across the finish line to finish right at 4 hours.

Learned my lesson about hydration that race.


lsucm10
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... and the last date LSU beat Bama... way back in '11. Ha


Always celebrate my birthday the weekend of this game. Pregame is always a good time, the end result... not so much.

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I did the exact same. We had two kids, two years apart. I just slowly fell off a consistent routine with exercise, ate like I was still an athlete, and before I knew it I had gained an extra 20-25 pounds. My kids are 5 and 3 now, and I've been more consistent with running in the last 10 months or so.


Same thing for me. Im somewhere between between 230-235 depending on the day. Huge water drop over the last 24 hours. Yesterday morning I was 235.0, this morning after running yesterday afternoon and this morning I was at 229.2. So I imagine I am somewhere between those two. The goal is to get to 210 ASAP to make this running easier.
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tigers win2
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I joined the Strava group. I’ll be the outlier on the performance numbers. Much longer runs / much slower pace.


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hogbody
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Got in 3 miles this morning. Was pretty slow even though temps were nice. Think I need to increase my carbs, had about 120g yesterday


TigeRoots
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It was a lot of [quote]low weight, high rep stuff. Deadlifts, squats, standing calf raises, little bit of arm work, and tons of core work


Pretty much what I’ve transitioned to.

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I don't want to sound like a member of the Crossfit cult, but this is why I do like Crossfit


Definitely not opposed to it. One of my best friends changed to CF from regular mundane weight workouts and said he’ll never go back. Been meaning to get a workout in with him; may do it this week.
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add me to the list.

i had planned on doing the Soldier Marathon in Columbus GA again but will instead be doing Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham (had to push back start of training do to some health problems). I will be following the Hal Higdon intermediate 2 plan. Building a base (25-30 miles weekly) until the official plan starts in early october.
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Cdawg
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Thinking about doing a half Iron in April

I'll be out there. I've done it every year for the past 8 years.

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so can't decide if getting a huge base built by January and throwing in the cycling and swimming afterwards for the April race is the best plan. Or, run The Woodlands in March as part of my build for the race in April. Need to make a decision soon though as the Houston Marathon sells out.

I run the Houston Marathon with my wife. Definitely not a PR type race but she's an 18 year veteran so I just go out there to run in support of her. But I use this as base for April. After Houston marathon I just run 10-12 miles max every weekend up to Galveston along with the weekly training. THere is a trail run after Houston I like. It's a 5x5k. Run a 5k every hour on the hour and keep an accumulative time.


Today workout was treadmill. fellas didn't want to run outside this morning.

1 mile warmup
(5) sets
qtr mile fast/qtr mile jog
-repeat

(5) sets
90 second fast
45 second jog
2 minute fast
30 second jog
-repeat

cool down


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McLemore
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Think I need to increase my carbs, had about 120g yesterday


or just get fat adapted! (not preaching)

My hero: How to Run 100 Miles on Almost No Carbs: Interview with Ultra Badass Zach Bitter [note the typo--supposed to be MACRO "“Whether or not I’m training, the piece that stays consistent in my diet is using fat as a primary micronutrient.”)

i think it's definitely more suited for long events than shorter, more intense ones.

And, I'll never be fast, due to tricky knees. i work on short strides and turnover. But I can still hold an 8/mi pace on non-crazy terrain, for a 10K, at 43yo with no carbs.

Literally no carbs--as in, on a 24 hour fast after a 10-20g net carb day, and fully keto adapted (of course that's the key). For races, I do either powdered MCT or exogenous ketones. But they aren't necessary.

i'm still experimenting with carb cycling for more intense/longer runs and other sports.
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