- May 3, 2015
just making sure this thread doesn't get buried
Training is going well. It’s actually for Space Coast, then I’ll bridge it over to Dopey. No b2b2b2b here, though. I’ve never found a physical need for them and they strike me as an unnecessary risk of overtraining and injury. Just give me a standard Marathon training plan and let me roll.
You've got two months before Dopey. Plenty of time to build a solid base and get back on track.pretty poor for me.. just ran virtual nyc marathon in houston but in worse shape and time then myast dopey. my surgery excuse is no longer working and the weight gain has killed me... hoping just to survive at this point and go home with awesome medals
It’s going pretty good. I need more b2b runs, but I did 3 miles yesterday and 13.6 today and I still feel pretty good, so I’m hopeful. Considering that my longest training run for this year’s marathon was 11 miles, I feel ahead of the game.
I forgot we had this thread!just making sure this thread doesn't get buried
It's going... the heat has FINALLY relented a bit in FL, so I'm hopeful that the b2b2b weekends will soon stop feeling like a death march through the Amazon. I've got a 3/8/16 coming up this weekend and am seeing forecast lows in the 60s... progress!
I am exactly halfway through my training plan (Higdon-Dopey) and have not missed a run yet. I did 4, 7, 17 last weekend with bigger b2b2b2b's on the way.
New England, yuck. Love the seasons, or at least three of them. I find the cold isn’t as bad as now it’s cold and dark. I just want to sit in front of the wood stove, especially once the snow is on the ground. That being said I force myself onto the treadmill to keep my habit on my shorter weekday runs and dress for whatever the weekend long runs may be. I figure it’s good training to run in any weather just in case, and I kind of like the neighbors thinking I’m crazy.Is anyone else here from a cold climate at this time of year? I'm finding it hard to get the motivation to actually get my bum out and that motivation gets worse when the alternative is a treadmill. I'm hoping to get my bum into gear next week and force myself out as the Dopey is such a challenge.
Just keep in mind that the Galloway plan was written for run/walking (and primarily at +2 min slower than current fitness Marathon Tempo pace). And those walk days, like this weekend's 8.5 miler also help keep the training load in order. Doing more (either at a faster pace or using continuous running) is going to increase the difficulty of the plan tremendously. So it's just something to keep in mind as you continue to progress into the really hard portion of the training plan.Training is going ok, I guess for us. We are following the gallaway plan but instead of doing run walking, we're doing what I find easier which is running till it gets to much normally mile 8/10 then adding in the walk breaks. We did a 16 miler last weekend and I walked up all the hills at the beginning (there was a lot!) and I'd never felt so good. Prior to that I've only done a half during a race so I was excited.
20 miles this weekend and kinda scared and excited at the same time. First b2b2b2b is on the 1st Dec ekkkkk, should we be getting up at race times for this??? The plan doesn't say.
Wisconsin here. Having some nice winter running clothes is really helpful. Takes the edge off the cold and makes the running tolerable. Additionally, I've got a Noxgear Tracer360 for dark running (plus I added my own chest light for my own visibility). Just know that all those miles will pay off on race day and make the event easier then if you were to skip them.Is anyone else here from a cold climate at this time of year? I'm finding it hard to get the motivation to actually get my bum out and that motivation gets worse when the alternative is a treadmill. I'm hoping to get my bum into gear next week and force myself out as the Dopey is such a challenge.
I've done it five times prior. I usually head back to the hotel, get cleaned up, and then we're out for a mostly normal park day. It's a family vacation for us and my wife expects 99% attendance at everything as running is not the sole reason we're there. I keep lots of water handy, wear a pair of compression calf sleeves (Zensah), and try to get to bed around 6:30-7:30pm most nights. On the surface it may seem counterintuitive, but continuing to move throughout the day helps the recovery process from each event and makes the feeling of soreness easier to deal with for the next day.Anyone who has done it previously what are you doing between races???