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Post  ounce on Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:19 pm

Whoa Nellie!  I am freaking out over the 8 mile MP run I did today.  I've been targeting 13:10-13:15 pace, but today I ran the whole 8 miles with each split sub-13 and I enjoyed it. 

I don't think I should take this run as a guarantee that I should be running sub-13 for the whole race, but what if I can do that?????????  Am I shortchanging myself?  I'm thinking about doing another 8 or 12 miles next week to see if I can do that again.  Even though the marathon is on the 17th, I think I should run this distance.

Do you think it'll affect my race?
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Post  Mark B on Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:39 am

Setting a half marathon PR 4 days before your marathon sounds like a great idea!! cyclops

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Post  KBFitz on Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:25 am

You know you should keep the same training intensity (paces) as in your training cycle, but reduce the time (distance) in the last two weeks --- idea is to rest your body while keeping fit. You know the drill. No second thoughts.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:41 pm

Have you completed today's stadium steps yet???  Get to it
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Post  ounce on Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:22 pm

@Mark B wrote:Setting a half marathon PR 4 days before your marathon sounds like a great idea!! cyclops
Excellent.  I'll start it tomorrow and again on Wednesday & Friday.
@KBFitz wrote:You know you should keep the same training intensity (paces) as in your training cycle, but reduce the time (distance) in the last two weeks --- idea is to rest your body while keeping fit. You know the drill. No second thoughts.
(Author's note:  Senor Kevin, this is a parody thread in honor of Lisa's Taper Madness meltdown in the weeks before the 2007 Chicago Marathon.  This thread is dedicated to doing the taper the wrong way.  I am doing as you have written.  But to keep up the madness----)
I like you and all, Kevin, but what you're suggesting is 180 degrees away from what I know will work.  This time next week, I hope to be doing P90X with my 2016 Houston Marathon finisher's shirt on.  Approval
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:Have you completed today's stadium steps yet???  Get to it
I've done the stadium steps starting with the left foot.  I haven't done the steps starting with the right foot, yet.  I'll get right on it!
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