365Runners
Welcome to 365Runners! We are here because we all share a running addiction. Whether training for a first marathon, a new PR, a new race distance, or anything else... welcome!

To stop the banner ads, please register and login. Otherwise, please enjoy browsing as a guest.

Closer to the Edge

Page 9 of 11 Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 8, 9, 10, 11  Next

Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Dave-O on Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:55 am

@fostever wrote: Funny! Ahhh, so you and Schuey have kind of parallel universes so to speak both playing football collegiately.

Even worse, we played for two of the biggest rivals in the State. My alma mater, Providence, has 9 state titles and 3 runner-ups. Mt. Carmel, Schuey's school, has 10 state titles and 4 runner-ups. The biggest crowd I ever played in front of was against Mt. Carmel in the state title my junior year. Bad guy won, 28-3, thus depriving me ever winning a state title (lost my senior year 14-12 in State semis).

@healdgator wrote:You can't control judges or juries, all you can do is your job. It is a miserable aspect of the job though.

In the end, I think the jury probably got it right. I did all I could.

@Matt W wrote:

I'd put way more stock in your last long run (Last 8 averaged 5:50???!!!!!!) than I would in that race after a high stress week. You are as ready as you've ever been and I fully expect you to have the race of your life. You are ready for a great marathon. I hope the last few days bring you to the starting line ready for the best 2.5 hours of your life (as far as running is concerned). Go rock it on race day.

Well, I don't want to act like 5:50 felt like "long run" pace. I was working. Not tempo-like working, but focused on keeping the pace.

@Jim Lentz wrote:That is impressive to be able to run that kind of run on the treadmill. I can do pretty well on the treadmill, but knocking out the run like you did shows great focus. I always find it easier to focus outside than I do on the treadmill. There is also typically the factor of very poor airflow/cooling on the treadmill.

For some reason I have an easy time locking into pace on the treadmill. Its like I can stop worrying about any outside factor other than every stride - and playing air drums.
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4698
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Matt W on Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:10 am

@Dave-O wrote:


@Matt W wrote:

I'd put way more stock in your last long run (Last 8 averaged 5:50???!!!!!!) than I would in that race after a high stress week. You are as ready as you've ever been and I fully expect you to have the race of your life. You are ready for a great marathon. I hope the last few days bring you to the starting line ready for the best 2.5 hours of your life (as far as running is concerned). Go rock it on race day.

Well, I don't want to act like 5:50 felt like "long run" pace. I was working. Not tempo-like working, but focused on keeping the pace.

Still, that bodes well for an impressive marathon performance. You are ready. Trust your training and gear up mentally. Take care of everything you can control and don't stress about the rest. This is your time to shine.



Dave O wrote:
@Jim Lentz wrote:That is impressive to be able to run that kind of run on the treadmill. I can do pretty well on the treadmill, but knocking out the run like you did shows great focus. I always find it easier to focus outside than I do on the treadmill. There is also typically the factor of very poor airflow/cooling on the treadmill.

For some reason I have an easy time locking into pace on the treadmill. Its like I can stop worrying about any outside factor other than every stride - and playing air drums.


That almost requires you to post a video of air drums on the TM. Was it during your last 8 miles? Smile
avatar
Matt W
Poster
Poster

Posts : 381
Points : 3021
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 41
Location : Las Vegas

View user profile http://www.redrockrunningcompany.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Diego on Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:35 pm

I hope you were at the game today. Has Forte ever run for 200 yards before?

Good luck next weekend. I'm sorry I can't be there to see some great performances.
avatar
Diego
Regular
Regular

Posts : 599
Points : 3365
Join date : 2011-06-17
Age : 54
Location : Maine

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Dave-O on Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:51 pm

@Diego wrote:I hope you were at the game today. Has Forte ever run for 200 yards before?

Good luck next weekend. I'm sorry I can't be there to see some great performances.

I was there, and I think that was his first 200 yard game. It was nice to see the Bears able to run the ball. Monday Night Football against the Lions is suddenly a huge game, since apparently no team can finish the Lions off. Consecutive 20 point comebacks? Yeeash.
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4698
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Dave-O on Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:54 pm

Chicago Training, Week 16: September 25 – October 2

Monday: 6 miles – 43:30, 7:15 pace.
Tuesday: 4 miles – 29:40, 7:25 pace. 10 miles – 1:02:05 with 12 x 200.
Wednesday: 4 miles – 30:28, 7:37 pace. 6 miles – 44:14, 7:22 pace.
Thursday: 10 miles – 1:07:14 with 3 x 1 mile.
Friday: 4 miles – untimed
Saturday: 12 miles – 1:14:23, 6:12 pace
Sunday: 4 miles – untimed.

Week: 60
YTD: 3,309

I never get why runners complain about taper. Fresh legs? More free time? No doubles? That all sounds quite appealing to me. This week was no different.

Monday through Wednesday was mostly easy miles, with 12 repeats of 200m the only exception. And I wouldn’t call that speed a workout. It was essentially just a glorified set of strides. As I sharpen for race day, I felt the need to log another neuromuscular workout to help with my leg speed. After the workout, I unexpectedly ran the 3 miles home at marathon pace. I felt really good so I rolled with it.

Thursday was the usual blow-out-the-pipes workout of 3 x 1 miles. I ran it on the same stretch of 1 mile lakefront path as I did last year, and ran very similar splits to last year: 4:52, 4:54, and 4:53. While consistent, I don’t think I could have run a 4th at the same spent. I was spent. That is, however, the point of the workout. I promptly took an ice bath and ate pasta afterwards to properly recover.

Saturday was my last “long” run – a 12 mile moderate run. Like last weekend’s 18 miler, I started off at normal long run pace but soon settled into a low 6 pace. My legs felt fresh and smooth. Instead of worrying about hitting MP for the last few miles, I ran almost the whole run at a moderate pace. If I know one thing for sure, it’s that my aerobic fitness is there.

I celebrated a good friend's 30th birthday Sunday at the Bears game, and I realized that I was just seven days away from my last race in the 25-29 age group. Nothing left to do now but wait.
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4698
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  wendy_miller on Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:06 pm

I'm just catching up on blogs, Dave...but it looks like you've had yet another great cycle.

As for taper...my problem with it is that my legs do NOT feel fresh during taper. The opposite--they feel dead. My legs actually hurt when I'm tapering. Leads to lots of injury anxiety! But I know for a lot of people it's a more pleasant experience.

So true that all we've left to do is wait. Hay is in the barn...have a good race!
avatar
wendy_miller
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 91
Points : 2705
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 36
Location : Indiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Chris M on Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:08 pm

@Dave-O wrote:
@Diego wrote:I hope you were at the game today. Has Forte ever run for 200 yards before?

Good luck next weekend. I'm sorry I can't be there to see some great performances.

I was there, and I think that was his first 200 yard game. It was nice to see the Bears able to run the ball. Monday Night Football against the Lions is suddenly a huge game, since apparently no team can finish the Lions off. Consecutive 20 point comebacks? Yeeash.



I'm close to already winning our bet on Lions wins!
avatar
Chris M
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 1061
Points : 3963
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 49
Location : Washington, DC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Dave-O on Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:10 pm

@Chris M wrote:

I'm close to already winning our bet on Lions wins!

Ugh. Don't remind me. Those jokers should be 2-2, but Minny and Dallas both pissed away big leads. Yup, that bet is yours.
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4698
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Dave-O on Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:10 pm

@wendy_miller wrote:I'm just catching up on blogs, Dave...but it looks like you've had yet another great cycle.

As for taper...my problem with it is that my legs do NOT feel fresh during taper. The opposite--they feel dead. My legs actually hurt when I'm tapering. Leads to lots of injury anxiety! But I know for a lot of people it's a more pleasant experience.

So true that all we've left to do is wait. Hay is in the barn...have a good race!

They'll feel lively when it matters though. Trust the process. (I seem to be saying that a lot lately).

Same to you!
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4698
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Lauren on Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:06 pm

Just dropping in Dave to wish you the best of luck. Wish I could be a spectator this year in Chicago-you all are going to do great things. Can't wait to hear about it!
avatar
Lauren
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 43
Points : 2531
Join date : 2011-09-28
Age : 35
Location : Tennessee

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Diego on Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:54 am

Hey Dave-O, have you ever seen a HS FB player score 3 TDs on 3 consecutive plays?

One of our HS kids intercepted a pass on the last play of the first half, wove his way back and forth across the field for a 66 yd TD that changed the game. On the ensuing kickoff to start the 2nd half he scored an 80 yd TD. After the next kickoff, he intercepted a pass on the first play and ran that back for a TD.

He almost scored another TD when he picked up a fumble and returned it to the 10 yd line. Crazy!!! And it all happened during Homecoming.
avatar
Diego
Regular
Regular

Posts : 599
Points : 3365
Join date : 2011-06-17
Age : 54
Location : Maine

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Nick Morris on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:07 am

Good luck this weekend Dave!! I know that you are itching to run this thing. I have a feeling that good things are gonna happen...
avatar
Nick Morris
Talking To Myself
Talking To Myself

Posts : 5109
Points : 12171
Join date : 2011-06-16
Age : 37
Location : Madison, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Mark B on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:26 am

Good luck out there this weekend, Dave. I think Sunday has got "PR" written all over it.
avatar
Mark B
Needs A Life
Needs A Life

Posts : 7447
Points : 16281
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 54
Location : Vancouver, Wash.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  healdgator on Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:38 pm

Good luck, Dave!
avatar
healdgator
Regular
Regular

Posts : 585
Points : 3280
Join date : 2011-06-23
Age : 44
Location : Orlando

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Jerry on Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:47 pm

Kill it, Dave. You deserve it more than anyone else.
avatar
Jerry
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 2712
Points : 1004436
Join date : 2011-06-15
Location : Where I'm Loved

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Jim Lentz on Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:52 pm

Have a great race, Dave!
avatar
Jim Lentz
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 1171
Points : 4595
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 57
Location : Downers Grove

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  jon c on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:22 am

Hope that it all falls into place for you on race day Dave!
avatar
jon c
Regular
Regular

Posts : 507
Points : 3206
Join date : 2011-06-16
Age : 61
Location : Nebraska

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Joel H on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:48 am

Good luck Dave, now send off your 20s in style by crushing it on Sunday!
avatar
Joel H
Regular
Regular

Posts : 539
Points : 3127
Join date : 2011-06-27
Age : 39
Location : The Hottest Part of the Sun!

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  JohnP on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:35 am

Dave, good luck on Sunday, You train so hard, I really want you to do well on Sunday.
avatar
JohnP
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 1226
Points : 4477
Join date : 2011-06-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Diego on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:31 pm

Good luck on Sunday, Dave-O. I hope to see bibs 86 and 87(Pablo on RWOL for those who don't know) side by side running up Roosevelt on Sunday.
avatar
Diego
Regular
Regular

Posts : 599
Points : 3365
Join date : 2011-06-17
Age : 54
Location : Maine

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Julie on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:36 pm

Have a great race, Dave!
avatar
Julie
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 2612
Points : 6544
Join date : 2011-06-17

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Dave-O on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:41 pm

@Diego wrote:Hey Dave-O, have you ever seen a HS FB player score 3 TDs on 3 consecutive plays?

One of our HS kids intercepted a pass on the last play of the first half, wove his way back and forth across the field for a 66 yd TD that changed the game. On the ensuing kickoff to start the 2nd half he scored an 80 yd TD. After the next kickoff, he intercepted a pass on the first play and ran that back for a TD.

He almost scored another TD when he picked up a fumble and returned it to the 10 yd line. Crazy!!! And it all happened during Homecoming.

Ha nope...never seen that. I saw a RB score 8 rushing TDs in a game, but never on 3 consecutive plays in that fashion. Even Devin Hester would be impressed!
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4698
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Dave-O on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:45 pm

Lauren, Nick, Mark, Heald, Jerry, Jim, John, Joel, John, Diego and Julie - Many thanks for the well-wishes! Much appreciate and I'll think about 'em during the rough patches that inevitably surface in every race. I'm ready to race already!

I did my last workout last night: 8 miles with 4 at goal pace. For the first MP mile, I intentionally didn't look at my watch, and instead focused on running comfortably. When it beeped I guess 5:58 in my head. Wrong - 5:39! Um, yup, my legs are tapered. It was the easiest 5:40 mile I've ever run. I followed with 5:45, 5:42 and 5:38. I felt smooth as can be.

I know that breaking 2:30 is going to take perfect execution and a great day, but I've put myself in position to make it happen.
avatar
Dave-O
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1736
Points : 4698
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 36
Location : Chicago

View user profile http://www.fleetfeetchicago.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  mul21 on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:54 pm

avatar
mul21
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 1481
Points : 4843
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 42
Location : St. Louis

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Schuey on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:59 pm

Dave i will see you before Sunday but hey man best wishes on reaching your goals! Your ready for it buddy just go out and get it done! Believe

Great to hear the legs felt great yesterday.


Last edited by Schuey on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:42 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Schuey
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 2160
Points : 5672
Join date : 2011-06-15
Age : 47
Location : So Many Roads To Ease My Soul

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Closer to the Edge

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 9 of 11 Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 8, 9, 10, 11  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum