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Subject: RE: Marathon Training Thread - Week Ending 3/11
Goal Race: Chicago Marathon (10/7)
Goal Time: sub 2:30
Hey everyone. It has been a while for me. I have had a bit of a rough winter. Riding the high of my December marathon, I probably tried to ramp it back up too quickly and I paid for that. My it-band got pretty messed up. I tried running through it for a while in hope of getting in a fast half this spring to get into the elite development start at Chicago, but after having to walk in a few runs when my knee started giving out, I realized I was being an idiot. I took two weeks off, and I am now just slowly building back up. The goal race is Chicago next fall, but I am thinking of doing Bolder Boulder for fun this spring. And if I can find one with affordable travel, a fast half this summer.
This was my 2nd week back of just easy miles. Iíll spare the day to day details, but I definitely felt the lack of fitness on a few days when I tried to run at a bit more of a moderate pace.
Hit 50 last week. Planning for 60 this week. Iíll start adding strides the week after that. After some residual pain/soreness my first week back, I felt much better and was pretty much pain free this week.
Stormin: Impressive race
Pablo: Tough break, but it happens every once and a while. Recover well and youíll be back at it soon.
Sambackbones: Great week. With smart pacing, I agree that 2:45 at boston is in your reach
Hans E.: nice MP run and long run paces. With the altitude, those paces are definitely in line with your goal.
Foogo: I usually reserve racing shoes for my long MP runs, but not my steady long runs. So pretty much every other week leading up to my race. It usually works out to 5 or 6 runs longer runs (20 to 22) on pavement in them to experience the same surface I will be racing on.
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