racing plans/goals was training week Nov 7

racing plans/goals was training week Nov 7

Post by Parker Rac » Sat, 13 Nov 2004 01:25:09



Quote:
> Leafing through rec.running, I read Parker Race's message of 09 Nov
> 2004:

>> Sunday     26.2 mostly at long run pace :)
>> Total:        50

>> Goal races:
>> Stockade-athon 15k      November 14 - goal  sub 1:06
>> Troy Turkey Trot           November 25  42 or better
>> Hang Over Half              January 1st - 1:32 or less

> You're a brave soul. After my marathon on 10/10, I won't even consider
> a
> race on 11/25.
>This all goes back to ones training and recover rate. Each spring I do a
>50k and two to three weeks later a 50 mile. If two week apart I go easy
>for the first half of the 50k. If three weeks apart I race both. And I'm
>not alone, about 20 or so from the 50k show up at the 50.
>I will agree that doing the Stockade-athon 15k with any pace after NY
>this weekend could be your unraveling. ;)
>-Doug

Well here's what the coach had to say ( excuse the caps):

I CAN ONLY JUDGE BY THE WAY YOU LOOKED.  YOU WERE NO WORSE FOR WEAR THAN IF
YOU HAD JUST DONE A LONG RUN ON THE WEEKEND.  YOUR FORM WAS SMOOTH (WELL NOT
KARI, BUT FOR YOU) AND THERE WAS NO SIGNS OF YOU CATERING TO ANY AREA. I
THINK THOSE TIMES ARE REASONABLE FOR YOU.  LETS REMEMBER YOU RACED A
MARATHON AND THEN DID A LONG RUN WHILE A MARATHON WAS GOING ON AROUND
YOU.THE HARDEST OR MOST DIFFICULT TO HOLD WILL BE THE HALF.  THE WEATHER
COULD BE A MAJOR FACTOR.  IT APPEARS THAT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS MAY BE COLD,
BUT NONE OF THAT WHITE STUFF.  THE SNOW NOT ONLY IS A PAIN TO RACE IN,  IT
HAS AN EFFECT UPON YOUR TRAINING.

Parker

 
 
 

racing plans/goals was training week Nov 7

Post by Doug Frees » Sat, 13 Nov 2004 07:29:22


Quote:
> Well here's what the coach had to say ( excuse the caps):

> I CAN ONLY JUDGE BY THE WAY YOU LOOKED.  YOU WERE NO WORSE FOR WEAR
> THAN IF
> YOU HAD JUST DONE A LONG RUN ON THE WEEKEND.  YOUR FORM WAS SMOOTH
> (WELL NOT
> KARI, BUT FOR YOU) AND THERE WAS NO SIGNS OF YOU CATERING TO ANY AREA.
> I
> THINK THOSE TIMES ARE REASONABLE FOR YOU.  LETS REMEMBER YOU RACED A
> MARATHON AND THEN DID A LONG RUN WHILE A MARATHON WAS GOING ON AROUND
> YOU.THE HARDEST OR MOST DIFFICULT TO HOLD WILL BE THE HALF.  THE
> WEATHER
> COULD BE A MAJOR FACTOR.  IT APPEARS THAT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS MAY BE
> COLD,
> BUT NONE OF THAT WHITE STUFF.  THE SNOW NOT ONLY IS A PAIN TO RACE IN,
> IT
> HAS AN EFFECT UPON YOUR TRAINING.

You know your recovery better than anyone. You'll know when you go up
the State street hill and turn into the park.  I confess to being
conservative and I question the reasonableness of doing the 15k after a
week. Sure NYC was just a long run but these back to back efforts can
take there toll.  Can I trust a guy that only types in caps? :) :)

Give it hell and I hope you do well.

-DF

 
 
 

racing plans/goals was training week Nov 7

Post by Parker Rac » Sat, 13 Nov 2004 09:40:04


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> You know your recovery better than anyone. You'll know when you go up
> the State street hill and turn into the park.  I confess to being
> conservative and I question the reasonableness of doing the 15k after a
> week. Sure NYC was just a long run but these back to back efforts can
> take there toll.  Can I trust a guy that only types in caps? :) :)

Yes, he's technologically challenged, but he did run 2:19 in Boston once
upon a time and his coaching produced 10 Marathon PRs at the local Marathon
this year.

Quote:
> Give it hell and I hope you do well.

Thanks!
Quote:

> -DF