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RE: Road Racing and Training Thread. Week Ending May 13 2018
Tall dark roast: Congrats on the podium :)
Coach Jeff ROC: I've seen your climbs on strava, they seem super hard! I think it'll be very beneficial for you. I'm gonna try to include more hills this cycle too.
Allen1959: Good job on the mileage! I didn't mention this on last week's thread but I was really impressed with how fit you look. Much fitter than when you were younger. Hope I look as good in 30 years when I'm in my 50s :)
Still Improving: Good luck this weekend!
Smoove: It's nice seeing your runs showing up again on strava
jewbacca: What made you start doing weights again? What kinds of exercises do you do? Just curious cause I'm trying to start lifting too.
M25, 5'9"ish, 150-ish lbs
PRs: 34:5x 10k, 1:15:5x HM, 2:50:2x full
Goal: Fall marathon
First week really training after what I believe was some mild ITBS. Looking to increase mileage now to marathon training mileage and build a base.
M: 10k @ 4:36/km
T: 6.5k @ 4:43/km
W: 12.2k @ 4:55/km
T: 9k @ ~4:40/km + 20m indoor cycling pretty hard + weights
F: 6k starting at 4:20/km finishing at 3:40/km
S: 1.5km swimming (1:55/100m avg or so) + 9km @ 4:52/km
S: 16.5km @ 4:32/km
Total: 69.5km (43.2mi)
Hadn't really trained in 4 weeks, so felt bad in the beginning of the week but started feeling better as the days went by.
I'm thinking of running Amsterdam (Oct. 21), and I wanted to do the lydiard plan from run to the top, but it's base + 16 weeks, which would mean only 7 weeks of base given that Amsterdam is 23 weeks away. That's too little, specially since I still have to build up the miles. Any suggestions on how to shorten the 16 week part to make some time for a longer base?
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