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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Diego on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:41 am

Thanks, 'L', 'P' and Chris.

I'm feeling much better.

Monday 7.8 miles in AM at 7:45 pace
PM: 4.2 in 30 minutes with 5x3 minutes @ vVo2max with 3 minute intervals.

I think fall is here. 53 degrees this morning.
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Mike MacLellan on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:05 am

Dang, sorry I missed the build-up to your recent race, but I'm glad to see you're not taking it too harshly. And that run yesterday morning seems to indicate that you're ready to carry on already.
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Diego on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:09 pm

Thanks, Mike.



Wednesday: 8 in AM in 61 minutes easy

PM: 6 with 400m @5k pace, 400m @ 10k pace, then 2400m @ HMP; repeat after a 5 minute easy jog. No break between changes in pace.

I really like this workout. First time I have done it. The idea is to work at HMP while tired. When I get more fit, I will try 3-4 repeats. They're not really tough, but you know you've worked.



14 miles: total time--105 minutes;33+ minutes of speedwork
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Post  Kenny B. on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:14 pm

Sounds like a great workout! Not tough but you know you worked is a good feeling!
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Post  Jim Lentz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:30 pm

@Kenny B. wrote:Sounds like a great workout! Not tough but you know you worked is a good feeling!



What Kenny said.
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Post  Penelope on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:33 pm

jimd wrote:Thanks, Mike.



Wednesday: 8 in AM in 61 minutes easy

PM: 6 with 400m @5k pace, 400m @ 10k pace, then 2400m @ HMP; repeat after a 5 minute easy jog. No break between changes in pace.

I really like this workout. First time I have done it. The idea is to work at HMP while tired. When I get more fit, I will try 3-4 repeats. They're not really tough, but you know you've worked.



14 miles: total time--105 minutes;33+ minutes of speedwork



That sounds difficult, but also a great workout to get ready for a race. I like the idea of getting yourself a little tired before getting to HM pace. Keep up the strong running!
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Diego on Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Things are starting to look better. Thinking about all the wood in the yard I get to chainsaw tomorrow, I decided to run hard tonight after work. I only had 35 minutes.

As you can see, internet and cable are finally back on.

4.3 miles .3 mile warm up and 4 miles @ 6:50 pace.

Christian takes the school bus for his first day of school tomorrow. Exciting!!

Prayers to the folks who live next door in Vermont and Connecticut. They got slammed. Sad
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Post  Kenny B. on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:31 pm

Nice quick pace! Great job!
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Diego on Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:36 pm

Weird week. I just can't get up in the morning any more. It's so friggin dark and the roads are a bit treacherous(cars/potholes/wildlife/fallen tree limbs from Irene). At least I now have a headlamp. I'm also now as bad as my son, who started kindergarten and has to get up at 6 to get on the bus at 7. He whines for a few minutes before his usual smile returns and he becomes Mr. Chatty.

Tuesday 5.25 @HMP or maybe 10mile pace. I'm totally lost on race pace right now.


Wednesday 5.25 @MP

Today 13.7 with 12 @MP with a course like a tilt o' whirl. Gex would have thrown up.

Tomorrow 13-18 miles?

We mentioned songs from the past recently. It's a bit out there that the best rap I have heard comes from Phineas & Ferb(Squirrels in My Pants(S.I.M.P) and (I've Got Glue on my Hands)). Very clever show!!! Instead of a dog, maybe we'll get a platypus next time.bounce
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  mul21 on Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:43 pm

What's with all the up tempo work?
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Diego on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:33 am

@mul21 wrote:What's with all the up tempo work?



I just don't have time to run, except in the dark most days. So I am pushing quality over quantity, especially with the marathon only 3 weeks away.

After 3 years of running in the dark, something like 10,000 miles in 3 years, I have lost my will. Once we finish our garage interior or basement, I can buy either the SoleF85 or Nordictrack 9500 Elite treadmill and time of day won't be an issue.

I envy those who can run after work. Our kids have too many after school activities now and it's not likely to change soon. When they get old enough that they don't need parental supervision, I can run while they do their thing. If marathons were held at 7-8PM, I'd be in heaven. I run very well at night.
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Penelope on Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:10 pm

I admire the discipline you have to get up that early, especially in the dark, and run. The good thing is you finish it and have the rest of the day to do things with your family after work. But when it's a question of sleeping in versus getting up to run, I wish I had your self-discipline. But I don't blame you for getting a TM, and if I had the space, I'd do it, too.

I guess I'll check out squirrels in my pants and glue on my hands...
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Diego on Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:41 pm

Thanks MVW. Reading about your win in the 10k on TrainingPeaks forum has rekindled my drive.

I have the Maine Marathon in Portland Sunday and then the MDI in Bar Harbor 2 weeks later. I haven't figured out whether I'm going to run with a friend in her first marathon in 3 days or trying to BQ. It depends how I feel after Saturday. We have our town's Applefest(pancake breakfast at the fire station, parade, hay rides, and apple picking). Later that night we attend the YMCA auction with our friends.

After recovering from MDI, I plan to work on my speed with a 8 week 5k program. There is no sense in me going back to marathon training until I get speed back. I'll have 4 goals, with 2 immediate. I want to break 18 minutes in a 5k. If there's no December 5k around, I'll do it on the road or treadmill. I'd love to have an official 5k, though.

Second goal. I want to be able to run 2 miles in as close to 11 minutes as possible.

The other goals can wait until Spring, when I want to break both 10k and either 10 mile or half marathon records. I'm also very tempted to bandit part of the Boston Marathon. After all, they have my shirt and money from last year when I couldn't run it.

My goal race is Sugarloaf in May where I wfill take a crack at sub 3:00.

My 5k tprogram will include 1 run of e2 hours with 8xr 100m hill strides at th e end; A 90 minute run. 4 days of spaeedwork, including 3x 1 lmile working my way down to goal pace over 8 weeks, 2 days of 200's-400's with varying intervals or hill sprints, and 1 day of 2k repeats at 10k pace with varying intervals.

Somewhere in this mix will also include two days of serious total body plyo's. After watching the Crossfit championships on ESPN, I have some work to do.

2012 will be a different year. I have a lake right in front of my house. All I need is a good bike(I don't think my Specialized stump jumper qualifies:) ) and I can enter some Tri's. We have several smaller ones in Maine.

After Sugarloaf, I want to run the Mount Washington road race, our local half marathon in late June, the Beach to Beacon 10k in August, a few 5k's and then a fall marathon(destination TBA).

I will also ramp up my mileage to take on the Comrades Marathon late May or early June in 2013(up year and I guess Chris Mccormack will be there) or 2014(down year and slightly different and longer course 89k vs 87k?).
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Post  Jim Lentz on Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:53 pm

Good luck with the Maine Marathon whatever you decide to do.
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Re: Starting over in Maine

Post  Diego on Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:51 pm

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/YAF_Gateway/forumhost.aspx?g=posts&t=53266

Wow, what a difference two years make. I posted a copy of my report from Chicago 2009 so I can remember what it took to run a great race. Seems like we no longer hear from many of these folks.

Hopefully, I can post pics from my MDI marathon soon.

We got rid of bats and flying squirrels from our house today. We caught one liveand relocated him to the pest control guy's garage. He has 25 of them at any one time. Loud little squeaks!
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Post  Diego on Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:20 pm

I suppose some of y'all are too young to remember these groups but I am extremely excited that The Cranberries and Garbage are releasing new albums in early 2012. I lived in LA at the height of their popularity. KROQ's Christmas concerts at the UA were memorable. Shirley and Dolores are also easy on the eyes.

I'm back to running. Obviously no stress fracture.

Tuesday 5.5 miles Short Steven workout with 5 min at 6:53, 4 min at 6:30, 3 min @ 6:15, 2 min @ 6:00, and 1 min @ 5:32.

Wednesday 8 miles

I also have nice large forearms(and blisters) from 15 hours of power raking over the last week.
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Post  Diego on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:40 am

One more week until marathon training begins in earnest.

I received a nice compliment the other day. I ran by some guys laying some new road over a bridge on my usual outbound route. As I came running down the hill on the way back, one of the guys shouted out to me "Hey, didn't you see that sign that says 'Slow Down'?" We had a nice chuckle.

I am trying to figure out why it is tougher to run 4 continuous miles at 7:00 pace than it was to run 4 miles at 6:50 pace averaged over multiple 2:15 @ 6:30 repeats followed by 50-60 seconds at 7.2 mph intervals. Crazy!!

Monday 5.5 miles with 4 FCR at 7:00 pace

Wednesday 8.5 hilly miles with 4.5 at 8:15 and 4 @ 7:20

Thursday 6.25 miles 1.5 W/U then repeats of 200 steps or 2:15 @ 9.3 MPH and 1 minute intervals @ 7.2mph; 0.75 mile cool down. Only a bit over 27 minutes to reach 4 miles for the interval session.

I will start a new blog next week to celebrate a new life, now that our TN house has finally closed today and my wife's stress over directing the estate(s) after her grandmother and aunt died in Longview last year is coming to an end.

She runs her first 5k Thanksgiving Day. She's worked very hard to get there.
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Post  Alex Kubacki on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:57 am

@Diego wrote:I suppose some of y'all are too young to remember these groups but I am extremely excited that The Cranberries and Garbage are releasing new albums in early 2012. I lived in LA at the height of their popularity. KROQ's Christmas concerts at the UA were memorable. Shirley and Dolores are also easy on the eyes.

I love Shirley. She's one of my favorite singers. Good to see Garbage has a new album coming out.
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Post  Dave P on Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:14 pm

Wishing the best for your wife on Turkey Day!
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Post  Schuey on Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:50 pm

So Diego have you taken that big smile off your face yet today? Huge day for the Halo's!!
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Post  Diego on Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:12 pm

@Schuey wrote:So Diego have you taken that big smile off your face yet today? Huge day for the Halo's!!

Huge day, but I still have my sanity. If they had kept Napoli, they woulda coulda been in the WS last year. They have lots of young talent and great pitching but have an extreme need at catcher. We shall see. I'm a bit scared that they made this move more for the fat TV contract than for the VORP in Pujols and Wilson. If it adds up to 10 more wins next year, I'm good.

Fingers crossed buddy.

I'm also smiling because I have a reason to root for my Broncos again. Nice article on ESPN(on John Fox) and about Tebow being the first player to ever buy dinner for John Fox. His parents must be very proud!!

I won't be surprised to see Hester burn Denver again this weekend like he did a few years ago when he returned 1-2 punts for TD's. Fingers crossed there, too because cannot stand the Raidahs.
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Post  Schuey on Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:21 pm

@Diego wrote:
@Schuey wrote:So Diego have you taken that big smile off your face yet today? Huge day for the Halo's!!

Huge day, but I still have my sanity. If they had kept Napoli, they woulda coulda been in the WS last year. They have lots of young talent and great pitching but have an extreme need at catcher. We shall see. I'm a bit scared that they made this move more for the fat TV contract than for the VORP in Pujols and Wilson. If it adds up to 10 more wins next year, I'm good.

Fingers crossed buddy.

I'm also smiling because I have a reason to root for my Broncos again. Nice article on ESPN(on John Fox) and about Tebow being the first player to ever buy dinner for John Fox. His parents must be very proud!!

I won't be surprised to see Hester burn Denver again this weekend like he did a few years ago when he returned 1-2 punts for TD's. Fingers crossed there, too because cannot stand the Raidahs.

I see your point about Pujols and you can only hope that he will continue to the be the hitter is was in St.Louis. The nice thing about him in the AL is that he can be used as DH which should add some years on to his career and health. As for Wilson man I think that there is a lot of up side there. First off and most important you take him out of "THe Ballpark" that places is such a hitters stadium, so you should see his ERA come down and him being even more of a stud. The question there is does he loosen up and get relaxed because he knows he has more of a pitchers stadium to pick in now. He has to keep his level of intensity up.

I just have to say that I love Tebow, loved him college and I love him in the pros. I just think the guys is a leader and knows how to win, sure he has some technique and skills to work on but bottom line is that stuff doesn't matter if you can lead a team to victory. Right now the team is buying into his leadership, his attitude and drive. That is what helps TEAMS win, the guys are feeding off each others energy!
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