5204 total / 818 in 2014

New York Marathon November 2014 for fun. Target race TBC for Spring 2015 with a goal of sub 3:15.

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  • 6 miles
  • 00:26 time
  • 204 calories
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  1. Rotterdam Marathon Race Report (April 2014): 3:17:54

    {Warning: very long & quite personal, much of it for my own reference now I believe I finally found the sec... read more

    • Chris G.
      Chris G.

      I really enjoyed reading that! Your training was outstanding in the lead up to this race and you deserve your PB wholeheartedly! I'm so happy that you got it and, like you, I don't doubt that there is more to come!! Great write up and a perfectly executed PB.

      about 23 hours ago Like

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    • Daniela

      Reports like this one are the best, just like races like this one :) Fantastic achievement, you've prepared so well and trained so hard for this race, you've earned every single second of your PR. I only disagree with one point, there's plenty to do and see in Rotterdam (I spend 8 hours in the Zoo alone ;)) but probably not the day before the marathon... :)

      about 16 hours ago Like

    • Michelle H.
      Michelle H.

      What an incredible race. I'm so happy that your hard work has paid off. I have no doubt that you can crack 3.15 in the near future. Congratulations :-D

      about 13 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    great Rotterdam Marathon (26.2m) PB! 26.41 mi 03:18 07:29 pace

    A huge, almost 7min PB! Had a dream of a race, perfectly executed my plan and the hard training really paid off as I finished feeling very strong. My hamstring never felt right but it also hung on ... read more

    • Daniela
      Daniela Congrats

      That's amazing Elliot, congrats on your huge PR!! You definitely earned it with all your hard work! Hope you enjoyed your time in NL and have a safe trip back home!

      4 days ago

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    • Jennifer Naquin F.
      Jennifer Naquin F.

      YEAH!!!!!!! That's a HUGE PR - way to go, Elliot!! No doubt at all that you were so prepared and your hard work and training paid off on race day! Fantastic execution and tremendous time - can't wait to read your full recap!

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Thanks guys for your great support!! Hopefully I can return it for all your efforts over future months/years to come! :-) Race report now up!

      about 24 hours ago Like

  3. RUN
    alright Recovery + Speed 6x100m strid... 6.1 mi 00:52 08:34 pace

    Possibly my last run before Sunday though Pfitz does have a 4 mile shakedown run scheduled for tomorrow which I may do 2 or 3 miles of. I 'feel' great, rested from the taper and ready to ... read more

  4. RUN
    Recovery TM (5km) 3.1 mi 00:29 09:21 pace

    Easy recovery on the TM. Lots of little niggles, but hamstring felt better - still have a pain point on my right hip joint that I'm trying to foam roll out.

  5. RUN
    alright Race Pace Test Run (2m) 2.01 mi 00:15 07:35 pace

    Test run at marathon race pace, which I've been procrastinating about what it should be for weeks now...decided to try and run low 7:30's and did splits of 7:40 and 7:32. Pace felt comfor... read more

    • Chris G.
      Chris G.

      Perfectly normal to have aches and pain during the taper, although it never feels normal when its happening to you!! My ankle was hurting at 3am on race day!! Make sure you rest it from here on in - no run will make you fitter or faster for the race so, why risk it.

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Jennifer Naquin F.
      Jennifer Naquin F.

      It's Taper Madness!!!!! That's what I call all those stupid aches and pains that crop up during that last week. Totally normal. Do not panic. Don't kill yourself on the foam roller either - just let it rest and try not to stress. Sometimes the aches/twinges are just signs of your body fully repairing everything. You have done the work - you are READY. (p.s. - my "race pace test runs" have notoriously felt MUCH harder than the pace does on the actual race day)

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Thanks guys, I'm sure it is taper madness...looking forward to race day and getting onto the start line, hopefully niggle-free.

      7 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    good Recovery (6.75m) 6.75 mi 00:59 08:48 pace

    Easy-paced recovery run to work.Avg HR nice & low at 125.

  7. RUN
    alright Last MLR (13m) 13 mi 01:51 08:31 pace

    Last double-digits run before the marathon, but didn't go as well as I'd have liked. First I failed to stick to the phased splits I'd planned to run of 9:03, 8:40, 8:18 but started o... read more

    • Ian C.
      Ian C.

      Here's hoping I can get to halfway next week in around 1:51. Great last LSR

      11 days ago Like1 person

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    • Erin

      this looks really good, Elliot! these last MLRs disguised as LRs always seem to go kinda shitty. No matter-- your training has rocked this cycle. Show up and dominate; you're more than ready.

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Jennifer Naquin F.
      Jennifer Naquin F.

      I always feel worse in my taper than I do during training! Don't stress - your legs will rebound and you'll feel ready. If you are still feeling beat up, take a day totally OFF. Foam roll, eat plenty of good carbs and get some SLEEP. :) You will rock it.

      8 days ago Like1 person

  8. RUN
    good Strides 6 x 100m (0.8m) 0.84 mi 00:06:12 07:21 pace

    Lovely morning, would've been nice to stay out longer but plan dictated just the 6 recovery miles thrown in with some strides to stretch out the legs. Strides @ 19s, 21s, 22s, 23s, 21s, 22s. J... read more

  9. RUN
    good Recovery TM (3.2m) 3.2 mi 00:29 08:57 pace

    Easy TM recovery. Plan said 5m but I went over the target yesterday in order to fit in the VO2 max session so scaled back today's session to keep on track for my weekly mileage target. Good st... read more

  10. FIT
    good Core 00:50

    Final set of core work done! Not enough time for proper stretching or foam rolling after my session this morning so will do this evening, though did get onto the power plate for a little hamstring ... read more

  11. RUN
    alright VO2 max 3 x 1600m intervals 3.81 mi 00:26 06:50 pace

    Pfitz saved the hardest VO2 workout to last with 3 mile reps at 5k pace. I divided them with 2 x 3:15 recoveries. Legs felt a bit heavy from the start and it felt like I was going around at about 6... read more

  12. RUN
    good Recovery TM (4m) 4 mi 00:35 08:47 pace

    Easy TM recovery session as the taper daemons start their usual job of making me doubt the effectiveness of the last 11 weeks of training! At least I have one last Vo2 max workout tomorrow to tempo... read more

  13. FIT
    good Strength & Foam Roll 00:45

    Last strength session before Rotterdam - kept everything simple and didn't push too hard. Am foam rolling every day now just to iron out any tight spots.

    Seated Hamstring Curl Machine:... read more