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Updated: 2017-12-20T21:30:33.628+01:00

 



I agree with SR that you'll run faster with a spec...

2008-06-27T16:35:00.000+02:00

I agree with SR that you'll run faster with a specific plan.

However, I can't say much because I HATE structured training and would rather go slow than steal the fun of running for me, so I never go by anything other than what I feel like... even when the quantity is more than it should be given what I'm training for and the times I'm getting.... *shrug* :)



Don't try HRM. I know I am going against official ...

2008-06-27T15:29:00.000+02:00

Don't try HRM. I know I am going against official advice, but I see you the way I see myself. I used to wear it - for all of 2 months - and it robbed me off excitement. I think you run like I do, with ease and high senses, pushing when it comes and not when don't feel like it. While I believe in tempo runs (and even mile repeats), in your case you do those 5k's on TM, and that substitutes either. Babyjogger gives you extra workout - and I think it's great, because once you drop off this "weight", you'll fly
faster.
For my first 50k I didn't do any different training, it was 3 months after 1st marathon, and all I did was put on 2 long runs a month prior and did track with a group (just because). It was about having respect for the distance and fun the whole way.
I wish I could be around that weekend, but I won't even have internet access (CO). May be I'll shoot you my phone number by email.
You'll do great, believe me. There was a reason I told you that a while ago:)



Sounds like really good advice. Thanks to both of...

2008-06-26T16:57:00.000+02:00

Sounds like really good advice. Thanks to both of you. I do take it quite easy on the days I run less. I have to admit, though, I don't think I'll ever get into heart rate monitors. But maybe if I try one I'll be addicted.



I agree that one can run everyday and still recove...

2008-06-25T23:06:00.000+02:00

I agree that one can run everyday and still recover (I did this pre-preg). The catch is having purposeful runs. Not just running to run, but having planned speed days, easy days, long days, etc. Running the same pace day after day is not going to add up to any gains in speed. Like Dannit, I learned that running easy runs SUPER easy were the key to recovering while also keeping the mileage high. The HR monitor helped me a lot too - accountability to really keep the easy ones easy. That was frustrating at first because I was having to run so freaking slow, but it helped me become more efficient (and recover!). Good luck.



That seems like good mileage to me. Do you wear a...

2008-06-25T16:39:00.000+02:00

That seems like good mileage to me. Do you wear a heart rate monitor? They are very useful tools for monitoring recovery and fatigue IMHO. Plenty of people run every day, me excluded, and as long as you are able to recover and mix hard and easy runs you should be golden. I highly recommend "Heart Rate Monitor Training for the Compleat [sic] Idiot" -- ensuring that you alternate hard/easy efforts and recover before the next hard effort is helpful. Also, making the easy runs UBER easy tends to make you faster on the hard runs.

This is all in the "do as I say not as I do" pile :p

P.S. Good luck at your race! You're doing the 50k?