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Subject: RE: Marathon Training Thread - Week Ending 3/11
Some good stuff already being reported this week. I wish I could say the same...
brumrunner - That's a helluva track session this week! Did I read that correctly, you ran a 61 for the penultimate 400 of that workout?!? I'd be hard pressed to run one of those, let alone at the end of a workout. That long run is pretty intense as well.
Drey - Absolutely insane. If your training is indicative of 2:25 fitness, then I'm in trouble. Those are excellent sessions on Tue/Thur but that 10x1k workout is especially promising. You're holding on to speed very well and it looks like you could definitely be sub-31 in the 10k right now.
As for me...
Goal Race: who knows
Goal Time: who cares
Next Race: Winter Park 10k (3/24), Goal = sub-32 (very tough course) and win
M: am - 6 easy (7:48) / pm - 6 easy (7:48)
Tu: am - 8 easy (7:44) / pm - 4 easy (7:46)
W: am - 8 total w/ 4 x mile w/ 75s recovery (5:17, 5:01, 5:04, 4:57 - 5:04.7 avg) / pm - 4 easy (7:40)
Th: 6 easy (7:48)
F: 4 easy (8:08)
Sa: 14 total w/ Gate River Run 15k (see below)
Weekly Total - 60 miles
YTD - 850 miles
Gate River Run Race Report - By far my worst performance in a really long time (5+ years). A collapse of epic proportions. First 5 miles went very well...even a little ahead of schedule: 5:05, 5:13, 5:07, 5:12, 5:04. Not long after mile 5 I proceeded to purge everything in my stomach (that morning's breakfast, last night's dinner, etc.). After that episode I tried to get back on 5:05 pace and would immediately feel lightheaded and would start seeing stars. I decided it was in my best interest to cruise it in at whatever pace felt comfortable, and that ended up being 6:00 pace. Final time of 52:something. Absolutely ridiculous.
I don't know what triggered this random act of vomitting, as it never happens to me (and I mean never). Perhaps it was just bad timing (freak of nature if you will), or worse, perhaps it's a sign to back off a bit in the training. I've been at it for a while with almost zero extended time off. Regardless, I've got 2 races on tap over the next month and I'll keep at it until then, but with no marathon on the horizon for the near future, I may be taking a bit of a hiatus after that.
That said, I'd like to forget this race sooner rather than later....so let's not dwell on this one, mmkay?
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