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Postby conductor » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:52 am

I'll finish up with about 1150... original goal was 1500, but I spent a few weeks injured and it was extremely difficult to ramp up mileage without the motivation of a marathon.

Next year I'd like to hit 1500 and run a 3:14:15 marathon (10 minute PR).
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Postby goldsoundz » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:53 am

yeah i'm at about 1200 miles for the year and i probably won't do much more here in december because it's dark and cold and i don't really feel like it

i had a half planned for april and i was on track to run in maybe the 1:22-1:23 range but that obviously never happened. i'd still like to go for that and take at least one more shot at an under 3:00 marathon before i get too far into my 30s but who knows
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Postby resum » Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:53 pm

I had a good time running this year, and found a stretching/strength routine (probably helped by no travel) that meant I was injury free for almost the whole year. I'd like to do a sub 1:25 half, but I guess that will depend on if/how much I'm able to prioritize running over the next year.
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Postby jbiz » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:05 am

i'm closing in on my goal of 2000 miles this year and should hit it around the 28th or 29th

i still gained 15 lbs this year. life is hard
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Postby bear » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:15 am

15 lbs over 2000 miles? what do you attribute that to? i probably need to rethink my assumption that loads of running is a weight loss magic pill

i'll end up with 1000 miles. i'd like to be more consistent next year so i can do well when races open back up. goal is to PR on marathon and 5k and run my first 50 miler.
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Postby jbiz » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:07 am

bear wrote:15 lbs over 2000 miles? what do you attribute that to? i probably need to rethink my assumption that loads of running is a weight loss magic pill

i'll end up with 1000 miles. i'd like to be more consistent next year so i can do well when races open back up. goal is to PR on marathon and 5k and run my first 50 miler.


i had the same assumption. stress snacking and beer, for sure.

granted, i think at least some of that weight is muscle. and i'm definitely faster. i ran a 6:32 mile the other day, which at age 40 is by far a PR. and, i'm probably closer to the ideal weight for my body. i'm 6'2 and 180 lbs. when i started running a few years ago, i got down to 165, and some people (including my doctor) thought that i was too skinny.
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Postby conductor » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:16 am

yuuuup.

I lost 15 pounds this year without really altering my mileage or diet beyond sugar/alcohol. it's basically just comes down to how I would answer

ARE YOU CURRENTLY EATING SWEETS? Y/N
ARE YOU CURRENTLY DRINKING MORE THAN A 6-PACK A WEEK? Y/N
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:34 pm

bear wrote:15 lbs over 2000 miles? what do you attribute that to? i probably need to rethink my assumption that loads of running is a weight loss magic pill


yeah on the flip side of this it's possible to gain weight while running 100 miles a week

source: me, in college
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Postby based dana scully » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:15 pm

i ran ~1200 miles this year, according to strava. it's a less than usual, thanks to a brutal foot injury (cuboid syndrome). I did manage to get back to running for most of the summer, and had some great alpine adventures.

no races for me - a first since, maybe, 2010? it was nice to take a step back and remember that i enjoy running as a lifestyle and not just to race. i also started doing more cross-training, both cycling and yoga/strength. still not great at consistency with the yoga/strength but it feels good to be stronger than i used to be, and it definitely helps with the running.

it's been fun to see people in here doing time trials, and i'm thinking about doing some in the new year.
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Postby snuggle » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:23 am

As a beginning runner, is it worthwhile to download and engage in the strata app, or is it just another techno/social media time waster?

What are your opinions? Thanks!
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Postby woozy ducks » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:43 am

i prefer the spreadsheet template that's (kind of) in the OP
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Postby screw » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:14 am

hit a new half PR today (1:46:04) that I’m pretty pleased with considering I did a super hilly 15k yday and was pretty hungover - aiming to get down to 1:40 by spring
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Postby Kuboaa » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:03 pm

snuggle wrote:As a beginning runner, is it worthwhile to download and engage in the strata app, or is it just another techno/social media time waster?

What are your opinions? Thanks!

strava is pretty good at what it does, especially if you are using a GPS watch that will be uploading to it
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Postby incoherent grunting » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:06 pm

I like it because it helps keep me regulated and motivated, plus when you’re just starting out it’s cool to see just how quickly you improve
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Postby Kuboaa » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:41 pm

Noah Droddy ran a monster run today at Marathon Project and had the prefect finish to it...
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:02 am

looks like dude had too much gatorade

(you don't need much, just water mostly)
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:29 am

also I put together my most consistent stretch of training in maybe 10 years and then blew out my groin during a workout last week

good times
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Postby Kuboaa » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:26 am

Jefferson Zeppelin wrote:looks like dude had too much gatorade

(you don't need much, just water mostly)

he said on the citius mag podcast that he was using muerten for the majority of the race with his last 2 bottles being flat coca cola, he has no idea why it was that color, but he said he throws up at the finish line of every marathon he's ever run
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Postby incoherent grunting » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:39 am

without scouring the thread - any good running mixes?
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Postby glam2deaf » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:16 pm

Curious for mixes too. For the past 6+ months I've mostly listened to Ride the Lightening when I've got intervals to do.
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Postby woozy ducks » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:29 pm

snuggle wrote:As a beginning runner, is it worthwhile to download and engage in the strata app, or is it just another techno/social media time waster?

What are your opinions? Thanks!

woozy ducks wrote:i prefer the spreadsheet template that's (kind of) in the OP



change the date on the first row to 2021 and it all auto updates:

Jefferson Zeppelin wrote:OK, here's a sample training log for 2020. Should be viewable to anyone with Google Docs, click "File" --> "Make a copy" to start your own. All the info is modifiable and there's a basic README at the top. Good luck!

JZ Sample Training Log - 2020

Grayfox, would you mind adding this link to the first post?
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:53 pm

yep just copy and change the dates for 2021

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Postby screw » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:44 am

running related but bit of a niche question: has anyone here had experience running long distances regularly and vaping weed? I’m steadily getting back into weed after a long hiatus and have been dabbling w edibles but am considering getting a pax but was wondering if anyone’s had bad experiences w vaping affecting cardio performance/general fitness?

have no interest in smoking of course (quit cigs 4 years ago) but basically wanna make sure I’m not undoing any hard work by inhaling anything other than oxygen, even if it is basically weed steam
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Postby Kuboaa » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:35 pm

I have a pax while I haven't used it in a while I didn't feel any adverse effects lung wise, I'd probably make sure your running lungs are strong and in shape first tho, if so vaping probably won't have much effect, but I could be wrong
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Postby screw » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:40 pm

I feel like I’m the fittest Iv ever been currently and have a pretty decent vo2 max/ general breathing etc so I’d like to think my lungs are above-decent shape, but I have no quantitive way of knowing that currently. think I’m just gonna bite the bullet and get one, I’d be using it sparingly anyway
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Postby A-Ok » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:23 pm

jbiz wrote:i'm closing in on my goal of 2000 miles this year and should hit it around the 28th or 29th

i still gained 15 lbs this year. life is hard


would think unless you're doing a lot of variety (sprints, intervals, hilly terrain) running is easy as shit for you so probably not burning a ton of calories.
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Postby A-Ok » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:27 pm

also 6:32 seems slow for the ability to run that much every week unless that was your fastest mile during a long run.
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Postby Barthes Starr » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:11 pm

was gonna set a mileage goal but i've started to cycle more and don't have any races to train for... so instead i think i'm gonna try to run 25 half marathons this year. 2 down already!
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Postby glam2deaf » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:32 pm

No mileage goals for me. Just focusing on conditioning and injury prevention. I had a bunch of back issues last year which derailed a lot of my training. All my problems were preventable too which made it more frustrating.

Focusing on 3 marathons this year: May, August, November and going to do a half about a month prior to each as a bit of a benchmark. There was one I wanted to do in early March, but our wedding is a week before, so I'm not going to have any motivation to stick to a rigid plan.
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Postby Kuboaa » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:23 pm

I'm in the middle of a month long mileage challenge, goal is 225 miles, I'm 137 miles in, doing 50+ mile weeks so far, starting to feel it in my quads a bit but I am pretty confident I should be able to go 230+

hopefully will transition this into keeping me weekly mileage around 40 going forward and going to shoot for somewhere between 1500-1750 for the year
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