No offense to the poster/author of the the "Run Less, Run Faster" post, but it is b.s. and solely advocating that theory ... so WEJO/ROJO, unless you are supporting this philosophy, you should remove the post from the front page!!!
I was deployed to Iraq twice (12 month rotation and 15 month one) and there are rare, RARE circumstances when you would not be able to train. The first deployment I ran, as I was right out of college, and was able to do tempos, long runs, and mileage (both indoors on the treadmill (by choice, most of the time) and outdoors on the roads (on the FOBs, of course)). A snap-shot of my monthly training is below, but I was stationed all over the theatre of operations. *My second deployment I simply chose not to run; I wanted to get fat! (Believe me, it's hard for runners to do).
I will gladly respond to any posters who are serious. If you'd like to see more details from my log than please ask. If you attach an email addy I'll hit it back. But, I do take offense to bs information floating around. Military members can and do run high miles while deployed - if they are serious runners!
High week during one period of training (W-T weeks, odd I know):
[email protected] on outdoor track
R-12 mile repeats/fartlek based (529, 519, 517, 514) on outdoor track
R-pm 5 on track
[email protected] on track
Sat-12 slow on track
Sun-14 on roads (approx 1:45)
M-12 on roads and strides (approx 1:35)
T-20: 10 on road, 10 on track (on track splits: 650,30,30,20,15,20,10,15,555,540)
*Track running in this instance is because the threat level was increased due to mortars, so we had to run and be close to our body armor and helmets. *It was nice too cause I could bring a boombox to the track and listen to some tunes.
One build-up period (miles/week):