15701 total / 2079 in 2014

To try to figure out this marathon thing.

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  • 17 miles
  • 02:36 time
  • 1790 calories
  • 2 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    Faster than it looks 10.08 mi 01:30 08:56 pace

    First of all, I will wish good luck to everyone racing tomorrow. Go earn your turkey.

    I am continuing with this HR training thing, so I am going as slow as I have to so I can keep my HR under 150... read more

    • Tad S.
      Tad S.

      Very solid after the warm up. That 9.75 miles would have been much harder without that slow first mile. There is a method to the madness.

      2 days ago Like2 people

    • Tabatha H.
      Tabatha H.

      HR training is SO hard. I've tried it and usually get so frustrated I give up. Maybe you are onto something. I wonder if you'd get a consistently lower rate if you raise it more quickly and then settle in? Any medical people on DM know?

      1 day ago Like

  2. RUN
    Recovery run 7.02 mi 01:06 09:26 pace

    Forgot the HRM, so just went really slow (10:25) for the first mile based on my experience last week. My right leg was very tight the whole run. I tried to take it easy, but it never quite subsid... read more

  3. RUN
    Big Creek Greenway 16.15 mi 02:26 09:04 pace

    I can't remember the last time I did 16 miles. It has been a while. Still trying the heart rate thing, so my first mile sucked once again. I had to do a 12:47 to keep my HR under 150. Run ... read more

  4. RUN
    First attempt at HR 10 mi 01:31 09:03 pace

    This was my first run using the HR zones that I set yesterday. The goal was 10 miles in zone 2. For the first three quarters of a mile or so this meant almost walking. My average pace was an 8:5... read more

  5. RUN
    Lactate Threshold Test 6.85 mi 00:53 07:41 pace

    This was originally scheduled for Monday, but the Greenway was flooded. Started with 20 minutes easy to warm up. Then ran 30 minutes as fast as possible. LTHR is the average of the last 20 minut... read more

    • Heather F.
      Heather F.

      i have never used the you think it really helps?
      Fast BTW

      9 days ago Like1 person

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    • Tim L.
      Tim L.

      Nice Chris. I look forward to following how it works for you. I've never done it.

      9 days ago Like

    • Tricky T.
      Tricky T.

      I based my zones off a 5K I ran this summer- I figured that was kind of like running 20 mins as fast as I can. My Z2 is 145-155- but I know gender/ age plays a factor. 141-150 sounds right for you. I have found HR training to be the most frustrating yet rewarding type of training, if that makes any sense:). Have fun!

      9 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    Plan B 7.2 mi 01:01 08:29 pace

    My original plan was to do a lactate threshold test with my HRM. I wanted to do it on a nice flat course so that pace and heart rate would be relatively in sync. However, when I got to the Greenw... read more

  7. RUN
    Greenway 14.27 mi 02:10 09:04 pace

    I forced myself to skip my usual morning coffee and get out relatively early this morning. My legs have felt fatigued since yesterday, so I expected this run to be slower than usual. After a coup... read more

  8. RUN
    Lunch run 6.22 mi 00:54 08:43 pace

    I have been running this week, but I haven't had any time to post. Got out for my usual lunch route. The temperature was 36. It's going to take some getting used to the cold again.

  9. RUN
    Greenway 14.01 mi 02:01 08:37 pace

    I got a late start today because I stayed up too late and drank too much last night. A run seems to be a very good cure for a hangover, though. After the first couple of miles, I felt great. I e... read more

  10. RUN
    Lunch run 6.21 mi 00:54 08:42 pace

    My usual lunch run. Nothing worth mentioning.

  11. RUN
    Naked Lunch 8.06 mi 01:10 08:41 pace

    I wish I could say that I intentionally turned off the gadgets today. I was in a rush to get out the door this morning and forgot my Garmin. At least I brought socks.

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  13. RUN
    Lunch run 7.01 mi 01:02 08:50 pace

    Easy miles at lunch

  14. RUN
    Cold and windy 12.27 mi 01:47 08:45 pace

    Went out on the Greenway this morning to get a longer run. I kept with my theme for the week of just finding a comfortable pace and letting my body recovery from last weekend. It was 36 degrees w... read more

  15. RUN
    Recovery Day 5.06 mi 00:45 08:50 pace

    My usual lunch route minus the hilly neighborhood.

  16. RUN
    Lunch run 7.02 mi 01:04 09:07 pace

    Keeping the pace nice and easy this week.

    • Tad S.
      Tad S.

      Smart move. Any races planned by the end of the year?

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Chris

      I may do something spur of the moment, but I'm not planning on anything in particular.

      about 1 month ago Like

  17. RUN
    Recovery run 6.2 mi 00:58 09:24 pace

    First run post B2B. I could still feel some soreness in my legs today so I kept the pace easy.

  18. Official time for B2B was 5:17:52. Considering how sporadic my training has been lately, I am ecstatic with my time. The race was well organized and a lot of fun. I will post details once I get ho... read more