Official Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby NotBaker » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:26 pm

Hal wrote:SUPER SUCCESSFUL run this morning!!!

Awesome job, Hal. Glad to hear things went really well. And nice job keeping a 9:30 pace. That's way faster than my target. :shock:
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:14 pm

NotBaker wrote:
Hal wrote:SUPER SUCCESSFUL run this morning!!!

Awesome job, Hal. Glad to hear things went really well. And nice job keeping a 9:30 pace. That's way faster than my target. :shock:


Thanks! I'm stoked.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:20 am

Excellent work Hal!

A little catch up:

Yesterday: I ran an 8K (4.97 miles) race in the morning. I did fine. I was trying to keep it under control and I finished in around 38 minutes. A little faster than I had planned but that's alright. I finished in 101st place. Which is fine and all, but 99th sounds so much better.

The highlight of yesterday was the warm-up race. My daughter ran it with me. She had never run more than a mile and I could tell she was nervous about the 2 mile race. I ran next to her the entire time and we talked about the race. We talked about pacing and staying calm.She stopped once at the water stop and went right back tot he race when she was done with her water. She kicked butt. She crossed the finish line at the 21 minute mark with a huge smile on her face. It was fantastic. She wants me to find a 3 miler for her next. I will, but I'm going to let her bask in her glory for a little while. No need to rush it.

This morning: I met PMD at 5:45in the a.m. and we set out in the dark with our lights on. It was cold and foggy, making it difficult to see for this glasses wearing runner. We had to avoid puddles and two downed trees (I knew there had been storms last night but I didn't realize they had been that bad.) We went 20 miles and it felt good. We had our usual last-mile-sprint to the finish. I am feeling very good about finishing strong lately. Fun run; after the sun came up.

Yesterday: 6.97
Today: 20.01
Week: 53.49
Total: 565.74

Week 14 in the books. 42 days to NYC. I can almost see it.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:13 am

Well done pedro...and congrats to your daughter! I should get my son running more.

Solid, hilly 5-miler this morning. Much colder than I had expected. I was definitely underdressed.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:25 am

Week 16.

Scheduled to run 4 easy miles today. I went almost 5. It was actually a little cold this morning.

Today: 4.97
Total: 570.71

With this run, I passed 6,000 miles since I started tracking my runs on dailymile 2.75 years ago.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:00 am

I have to do some shifting around this week. I ran 10 hard miles today. Once again, I wasn't really planning on it when I started. I was planning on 9 easy miles but it just kind of took off. I'm not sure if that is good or not. Fall is definitely here as the crisp air felt great.

Tomorrow I am (planning on) running 6 easy miles and then 20 slow miles on Friday. Off on Saturday and 10 more on Sunday morning.

Today: 10
Week: 14.97
Total: 580.71
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:15 am

pedro wrote:I have to do some shifting around this week. I ran 10 hard miles today. Once again, I wasn't really planning on it when I started. I was planning on 9 easy miles but it just kind of took off. I'm not sure if that is good or not. Fall is definitely here as the crisp air felt great.


Funny how that happens. I always seems to exceed my scheduled miles by at least a half mile.

Fall is most certainly here in New England. It's been cold the last 3 mornings. I wore dry-fit tights under my shorts yesterday and today. 4 easy miles this morning. So psyched for my scheduled off day tomorrow!

Good taper advice on my local running shops website...

http://www.fleetfeethartford.com/sports-medicine-corner/taper
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:49 am

Easy six. I'm a little worried about my hip.

Today: 6.11
Week: 21.08
Total: 586.82
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:09 am

Week 16...done.

MON: 5.5
TUE: 8.0
WED: 4.3

Routine 12-miler this morning. Not much to report. Felt great the entire run. Ran fast (8:59 avg). Officially down 50 lbs. since February 2012.

FRI: 12.0 (1:48:00)

WEEK: 29.9

14 Days!!!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:10 am

Nice job, Hal. You're going to kick butt.

PMD drives me crazy. He asked me to move my schedule all around so we could run our long run together this morning and then he bailed at the last minute. I went ahead and did it anyway. I ran too fast for the first 10 miles or so, so I felt it the last 5 miles. It was kind of miserable, but it's done for the week. I just have 10 miles on Sunday to finish off the week.

I'm looking forward to the off day tomorrow.

Today: 20
Week: 41.08
Total: 606.82

600 miles!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:26 pm

pedro wrote:Nice job, Hal. You're going to kick butt.


Thanks! I can't wait. Hope these next two weeks fly by.


pedro wrote:Today: 20


Way to go! How many miles is your longest run?
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:09 am

Yesterday finished up Week 16 for me. 5 weeks to go. I am in the middle of the "monster month" with 2 consecutive 50+ mile weeks. I'm aching a bit, but nothing too bad. I get a little break this week, as I am scheduled to run about 45, with a long run of 15 on Sunday. Next week is the biggest week of training, finishing up with a 22 miler.

Yesterday I ran 11.27. It was a pleasant run and the weather was nice. There were tons of people on the trail at 6:45 in the morning.

Yesterday: 11.27
Week: 52.35
Total: 618.09

Week 16 in the books. I'm taking a rest today and a short one tomorrow.

34 days to go.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby NotBaker » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:16 am

Finished up my week with 12 miles yesterday. I've said it before, but it's crazy to think that I'm winding down by only doing 12. Felt good, but it was a busy weekend so I was happy when I was done. OFF! today, and then 4/3/4/8 this week. Two weeks to go from yesterday!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:55 am

NotBaker wrote:Finished up my week with 12 miles yesterday. I've said it before, but it's crazy to think that I'm winding down by only doing 12.


I was thinking the same thing last Friday. We've come a long way NB!

Turned 42 yesterday. I celebrated with a birthday beer run to VT. Picked up a fresh case of Heady Topper at Alchemist in Waterbury. It's going to make a hell of a victory celebration on the 12th! No alcohol until then.

6 easy miles today. Feeling light and fast. Spectacular weather!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:24 pm

Ran to the Trash Can. Traffic really screwed me up at each cross street. Frustrating run.

Today: 4.21
Total: 622.3
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:41 am

I ran 9 miles this morning, with 4 of them at "10K" pace. Which for me is about 7minutes/mile. Now I don't know if that's what I ran, but probably pretty close. I made a mistake by eating breakfast before I ran. Running with a pit in my stomach is never good.

Today: 9
Week: 13.21
Total: 631.3

One month from today, I will be on my way to NYC.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:42 am

I thought I was going to enjoy this taper period....but, it sucks! These short runs are making me feel so inadequate. As if I should be out doing much more. On top of that, all the anxiety of getting hurt or sick is driving me crazy. I can't help but walk around treating myself like a china doll....avoiding stairs, moving slow, gobbling vitamin C. I'm a freak! 8 days!! :shock:
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:46 pm

Anticipation driving you crazy? Sounds about right! At this point your runs are much more about staying calm and sane than actual training. Focus on your breathing and trying to keep a calm, steady pace. Follow your plan, but I'd make sure I'm running pretty slowly at this point.

I ran 8 this morning. I was supposed to be off today but Saturday is going to be tough. Better now than never.

Today: 8.01
Week: 21.21
Total: 639.3
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:24 am

Week 17...done!

SUN: 4.5
TUE: 6.0
WED: 3.0

Well pedro, I took your advice and did a nice slow pace today. 9:10 avg. Beautiful morning. Warm, but still cool and comfortable. It's beginning to look like these daytime highs in the 70's will continue until race day next weekend. I'm almost hoping it gets a little colder. Felt pretty good today. No major pains. Fighting a cold/sore throat though.

FRI: 8.2 (1:14:59)

WEEK: 21.9

7 Days!!!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:31 am

I love this time of year out on the trail. The canopy of foliage is magnificent. I was a bit sad this morning that it was my final Friday long run.

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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:08 pm

Hal wrote: I was a bit sad this morning that it was my final Friday long run.


Next week you can run 15 for fun!

Nice picture.

I ran 8 today. Not too fast, not too slowly. I ran the Alps course so I had some hills. Felt pretty good.

Today: 8.35
Week: 29.56
Total: 647.65
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby NotBaker » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:07 pm

Nice picture, Hal. A few miles into my half marathon course there are similar views. I really liked it, thought about going back, but never did. I do just abou all of my running leaving from my house. Today I did my last long run -- 8 miles following one of my standard loops.

A WEEK FROM TOMORROW! HERE WE GO!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:43 am

I didn't get to run as early as I had hoped because I was up all night with an upset stomach. That turned into really bad news because it's hot today. No, not second strainght week of 90-plus degrees hot, but still hot. I was scheduled to run 15, but I ended up doing 16.64. I wanted to see if One of my regular bathrooms would be open or furloughed. It was furloughed. I went behind a tree!

Today: 16.64
Week: 46.2 (Not bad for a "down" week.)
Total: 664.29

Week 17 in the books.

27 Days, 20 hours, 56 minutes to go.....
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:20 pm

pedro wrote: I ended up doing 16.64.


Oof. I'm sure I don't need to tell you how unpleasantly humid it is these days.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:11 pm

Way to go pedro! Toughing it out.

Do you ever partake in this sort of thing?....

The Candy Stand

Located on mile 22

If your energy is flagging during the last part of the ING Hartford Marathon, you’ll find a burst of tasty treats and motivation waiting for you at The Candy Stand. Located on Mile 22, Candy Stand Volunteers will be cheering and handing out dark chocolate, Jolly Ranchers®, "fun-sized" Snickers® bars and a host of mini-sized sugary delights for race participants to munch on as they head toward the finish line. Flat cola and orange soda will also be on tap.

A visit to The Candy Stand will bring smiles to all registered racers who stop for a second and choose a snack (or three!) to help savor the sweet joy of finishing up the ING Hartford Marathon.


I can't imagine craving a snickers bar at mile 22. But, some flat cola might hit the spot.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:40 am

3 miles today. What a joke. Though, I must admit, my body feels better than it has in weeks.

Forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy, 63. Sounds just about right. Certainly much more appealing than last year's 32 degrees.

4 Days!!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Week 18

Ran 6.19. I had to run later int he day than normal. I usually don't have "to go" when I am running (prior proper planning and all that) but man did I have to go today. I hit one of the porta-johns along the trail and it was a magical experience. The stall itself was almost clean. There were air fresheners and plenty of toilet paper. The best part was there was actual hand sanitizer in the dispenser. That never almost never happens. It was great.

The run was fine.

Today: 6.19
Total: 670.48

Hal wrote:Do you ever partake in this sort of thing?....


I never have. Snickers wouldn't be what I am craving there. I carry what I want to eat: Apple sauce, gel, energy bar. I'm a 100% water guy.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:46 pm

pedro wrote:I carry what I want to eat: Apple sauce, gel, energy bar. I'm a 100% water guy.


What kind of energy bars?
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby NotBaker » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:09 pm

pedro wrote:I'm a 100% water guy.

I would prefer this, but I found during my longer runs at 15+ I needed more than just water (and gels). Not sure if it was the heat, the amount I was sweating, or both, but my routine has been to start with 50/50 water and Gatorade, and then I'd usually buy more of something along the way. For my race I think I'll start with a bottle of 50/50 water and Gatorade, see how I feel along the way, and alternate between water and Gatorade at the water stops later on.

Did 3 miles today. Great running weather. I'm planning to do 2 tomorrow and Thursday, and will then take two days OFF! before race day.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:22 pm

I just ran 4 miles. I will likely run 4 more miles tomorrow. I'll keep you posted. Now, I'm going to eat several cookies and wash them down with a glass of milk.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:12 am

Hal wrote:What kind of energy bars?

I'm a Hammer guy.

http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... rgy-drinks

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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:51 am

xxxHunterxxx wrote:Now, I'm going to eat several cookies and wash them down with a glass of milk.


There's a fresh pack of OREO's in my kitchen cabinet. I will likely eat the entire pack on Saturday evening. And wash it down with a fantastic chocolate/coffee stout.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:54 am

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Hal wrote:What kind of energy bars?

I'm a Hammer guy.

http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... rgy-drinks


What kind of energy bar would you suggest for post-race? I hate bananas.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:00 am

MON: 3.0
TUE: 4.0
WED: 2.5

And there you have it. Training complete. OFF!/OFF!/Race.

The good news...I feel fairly good. My cold symptoms have subsided and my right knee feels better than it has in months. The bad news...my right hip is really bothering me. It's been sore for a couple days now. It doesn't seem to bother me too much while running...more post-run. Hopefully, two days off will be enough healing.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:56 am

Excellent work, Hal. I'm looking forward to hearing about your race. If you feel a little stir crazy the day before the race, don't hesitate to put the running shoes on and do a very slow two miles. It can really help your state of mind.

Hal wrote:What kind of energy bar would you suggest for post-race? I hate bananas.


Chocolate milk or a soy protein drink of some kind. You want some protein.

I have run three marathons and I have never been able to get any food down immediately after a race. I tried a bagel after my first two, but literally could not swallow anything solid.

I ran 10 miles of Yasso's 800s today. I ran them on my treadmill. It starts with a 2 mile warmup and then a half mile at 7:19 per mile. Repeat that 7 additional times. That left me with 2.25 miles of recovery/cool down at the end.

Pain in the ass, but they are a great workout.

xxxHunterxxx wrote:I just ran 4 miles. I will likely run 4 more miles tomorrow. I'll keep you posted. Now, I'm going to eat several cookies and wash them down with a glass of milk.


We should run a 10K sometime.

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Week: 16.19
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:08 am

pedro wrote:
Hal wrote:What kind of energy bar would you suggest for post-race? I hate bananas.


Chocolate milk or a soy protein drink of some kind. You want some protein.

I have run three marathons and I have never been able to get any food down immediately after a race. I tried a bagel after my first two, but literally could not swallow anything solid.

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In all seriousness, do you think beef jerky would be a good post-race snack? Protein/salt.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:10 am

I haven't eaten meat in 27 years, but I imagine it would be pretty good.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby NotBaker » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:36 pm

Hal wrote:And wash it down with a fantastic chocolate/coffee stout.

Which one? Like you, I've avoided beer during my final two weeks of training -- including at an Oktoberfest party (lots of lime seltzer for me). I have a 4-pack of Guinness Red Harvest in the fridge, but I'm not convinced it will be great, so I'm thinking about a Firestone Walker's Porter.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

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Hal wrote:I hate bananas.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:45 pm

NotBaker wrote:
Hal wrote:And wash it down with a fantastic chocolate/coffee stout.

Which one? Like you, I've avoided beer during my final two weeks of training -- including at an Oktoberfest party (lots of lime seltzer for me). I have a 4-pack of Guinness Red Harvest in the fridge, but I'm not convinced it will be great, so I'm thinking about a Firestone Walker's Porter.
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Right now, for stouts, I have Founders Breakfast Stout, Stone Espresso Imperial Stout, AleSmith Speedway Stout and North Coast Old Rasputin. I also have a case of Heady Topper DIPA, 6-pack of Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, 6-pack of NEBCO Sea Hag IPA, 4-pack of Lawsons/Otter Creek Double Dose DIPA, 4-pack of Deviant Dales DIPA and various stragglers. Going to be a fun celebration on Saturday night :)
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

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pedro wrote:
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Hal wrote:I hate bananas.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby NotBaker » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:52 am

Hal wrote:And there you have it. Training complete. OFF!/OFF!/Race.

Woo hoo! As of today, I'm here too! Did a quick 2 miles today and felt good. All that's left now is to rest, continue to carb load, and try to relax! Oh, and those 26.2 on Sunday. 8-)
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Postby Hal » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:54 am

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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:46 am

NotBaker wrote:
Hal wrote:And there you have it. Training complete. OFF!/OFF!/Race.

Woo hoo! As of today, I'm here too! Did a quick 2 miles today and felt good. All that's left now is to rest, continue to carb load, and try to relax! Oh, and those 26.2 on Sunday. 8-)


Woohoo! Good luck. I'm started to freak out a little. Didn't think I'd be this nervous. Feeling good, except for my hip. It's giving me pain. Hope it eases up by Saturday morning. Going to be a long 26.2.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:50 pm

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xxxHunterxxx wrote:Now, I'm going to eat several cookies and wash them down with a glass of milk.


There's a fresh pack of OREO's in my kitchen cabinet. I will likely eat the entire pack on Saturday evening. And wash it down with a fantastic chocolate/coffee stout.


I think I might like vanilla Oreos even more than OG Oreos.
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:54 pm

pedro wrote:Excellent work, Hal. I'm looking forward to hearing about your race. If you feel a little stir crazy the day before the race, don't hesitate to put the running shoes on and do a very slow two miles. It can really help your state of mind.

Hal wrote:What kind of energy bar would you suggest for post-race? I hate bananas.


Chocolate milk or a soy protein drink of some kind. You want some protein.

I have run three marathons and I have never been able to get any food down immediately after a race. I tried a bagel after my first two, but literally could not swallow anything solid.

I ran 10 miles of Yasso's 800s today. I ran them on my treadmill. It starts with a 2 mile warmup and then a half mile at 7:19 per mile. Repeat that 7 additional times. That left me with 2.25 miles of recovery/cool down at the end.

Pain in the ass, but they are a great workout.

xxxHunterxxx wrote:I just ran 4 miles. I will likely run 4 more miles tomorrow. I'll keep you posted. Now, I'm going to eat several cookies and wash them down with a glass of milk.


We should run a 10K sometime.

Today: 10
Week: 16.19
Total: 680. 48


10k is probably a little much for me. My younger son joined the cross country team. He's got a 5k coming up that I may run with him. Six k is my ideal distance.

Yesterday: 4 miles
Today: nothing yet
This week: 8 miles
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby Hal » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:40 am

xxxHunterxxx wrote:10k is probably a little much for me.


You're already up to 4 miles. Another 2.1 will be a piece of cake. Go for it!
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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby NotBaker » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:23 am

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xxxHunterxxx wrote:10k is probably a little much for me.


You're already up to 4 miles. Another 2.1 will be a piece of cake. Go for it!

Yup. This.

And in today's marathon news...

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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby pedro » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:37 am

Good luck guys. You both have put yourself in position to do well. I will pass on the two pieces of race day advice I try to keep in mind.

1) Run Your Race! Don't worry about anyone else, including that cute girl in the pink shorts who just passed you. Let her go. You have enough to think about on you own.

2) Fix it Now! If you have an issue that can be fixed, fix it as soon as possible. Loose shoe? Re-tie it. Gotta go? Hit the next can. Things don't just go away. Take care of your problems.

Bonus: Protect your nipples! Nip guards, body glide, vaseline. What ever you use carry a little extra with you.

Good Luck!

Hunter, If you can do 4 miles semi-comfortably, I imagine the adrenaline of a race will get you over the top for a 10K. Are you around Thanksgiving? There's a good Turkey Chase on Thanksgiving morning in Bethesda.

Yesterday: I ran 6.11 miles is a slight rain. It was fun and pretty painless.

Today: I was supposed to do 22 miles. PMD was supposed to join me, but bailed due to weather. Wimp. I set out in a serious down pour. There were tons of puddles that I ran right through. Making that decision early is really the best thing. You're wet. There is nothing you can do about it so just get over it. I met up with some guy I didn't know named Frank. He was running 11 in preparation for the Army Ten Miler next weekend. He was a nice guy who made me run faster than I wanted,although he claimed I was the one making him go faster than he wanted! He was from China and had a thick accent, making communication difficult but we managed. Hope to see him on the trail again sometime. The last 11 (and a half) miles were by myself and I ran slower and slower each mile. I picked up the pace a little at the end and my overall time was fine. Just as I was finishing, the sky opened up again and ducked into the car. The rain made my usual post-run walk not very appealing, so I bailed and I am paying for it now.

Yesterday: 6.11
Today: 23.03
Week: 45.33
Total: 709.62

I'm off tomorrow and I need to run 10 on Sunday morning.

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Re: Official 2013 Daghouse Running Dogs Thread - PART TWO

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:45 am

pedro wrote:
Hunter, If you can do 4 miles semi-comfortably, I imagine the adrenaline of a race will get you over the top for a 10K. Are you around Thanksgiving? There's a good Turkey Chase on Thanksgiving morning in Bethesda.


How early does it start? We usually drive up to Philly Thursday morning.
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