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2/27/12 11:45 A

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Right on, that's is my goal, to become a better runner and stay injury free, so like you I will try anything new but always listen to the body and keep learning.
I think you are going to do great, Pacing and fueling are always keys to success


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2/27/12 11:14 A

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at my age (35) I don't know that I'll recover from it either. Some people just do one of those long runs every three weeks, others claim you have to do them back to back every weekend. My goal is to just do what I can. If I do a double and can't move for the next 5 days, I'm not adding a lot of value to my training program. My goal is to just finish, but also to have trained enough where it's not a completely horrible experience.

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2/27/12 10:53 A

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I am guessing around 45 to 50.
At my age (53) I would never recover enough to push 2 days like that, I would go 2 hours sat and 3 hours on sun and work out from there or go long mid week and one on the weekend.


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2/27/12 10:37 A

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That sounds like my marathon training right now. There's 7 weeks until the Boston marathon, I'm in the early 60's with respect to weekly mileage.

For the ultra (50mi) though the training plans talk in minutes as opposed to miles, and I'm not sure what the effects of a 3-4 hour saturday followed by a 4-5 hour sunday will equate to in mileage.

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2/21/12 11:28 A

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my plan is to run is to run 1 LSD a week and then run 3 high mileage runs during the week (8, 10, 12) and one recovery run. I hope this helps me stress myself but not go over the edge, I take longer to recovery after hard speed runs so I am going to go with less stressful long runs and lots of mid mileage runs. I am hoping this keeps me going.


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2/21/12 10:19 A

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well hello hello!!

I had considered doing a 50k first, but it falls in August and the 50mi (my real goal) falls in October. Is there anyone out there that is already doing their training for an ultra? I'd be interested in comparing the schedule I made.

There appear to be two schools of thought - back to back long runs (beyond four hours (up to 5) two days in a row), or just one of those 4-5 hour runs every few weeks. I'm all about the minimalist approach when you consider the sheer miles involved, but I also want to complete the ultra. My plan will be to drop the miles on the second day but have a goal of also having them high, balanced against how my body feels. You hear stories of people walking the final 20mi in a 100mi event, so although it's 'only' a 50, I'm trying to avoid some of the potential ugliness of it.

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2/13/12 2:44 P

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HI, and 53 with 4 marathons and 4 half ironman under my belt. running the ice age 50k in may for my first ultra. good luck on Boston and good job on the quit smoking. Keep it going


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2/13/12 2:18 P

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Hello to you!

I am new to running but have found that I enjoy it quite a bit, which was surprising to me. I was always a sprinter and never a long distance runner, but I am really looking forward to my first of many marathons in May.

I am a 40 yr old male living in Dubuque, Iowa. I quit smoking over 4 months ago and I am determined to get back into shape and run ultras by next year.

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2/13/12 1:02 P

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With an inactive team leader and 107 of you out there...somewhere, I took it upon myself to try to start a new thread.

35 - F - 4 marathons, 5th is Boston in April, first ultra (50mi) planned and paid for in Oct.

Hi!

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