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12/15/12 12:22 P

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Sounds about what I'm looking at. My last three weeks (in reverse order) were 57 miles, 55 miles and 54 miles. Based on that, if I take off 30%, I should be around 40 miles next week. My next three week period is supposed to start at 53 miles, but then again, so was this one and it ended up being 54 but I'll probably go a couple higher than that as I'd like to get into the 60's now.

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12/15/12 10:40 A

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I generally consider my 'training' as follows: (airquotes, as I no longer train for anything in particular)
Build for 3 weeks (no more than 10% per week) and one cut-back week, where I do cut back 30%. Then begin the new building period at the distance of week 3.

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12/14/12 7:25 A

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I was speaking to my daughter, who was a runner at Central Connecticut until she graduated this year. She seems to think, given my mileage, that 40 easy miles would be in order. She said there is a formula (I'll have to look it up) that's like 2/3 of your normal mileage - or something like that. I'll have to look it up.

And yes, it's all a matter of perspective.

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Carl Sagan

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." – T.S. Eliot

“Do or do not... there is no try.”
- Yoda

“Where does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within."
”Chariots of Fire (1981) – Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson)

Dori says:
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming:

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12/13/12 11:42 P

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The idea of an easy week is to take it easy. So dropping off to 32 miles would seem to work. On weeks I take it easy, I half my running, but I make up for it on the bike or in the pool. Slower, easier, less pounding. And I may increase my ST also.

I don't think sitting around eating Bonbons and watching Oprah (wait wait wait ... Ellen is the new Oprah, right? I don't keep up.) is the way to take it easy, but 32 miles hard qualifies for bonbons.

Off topic. Kind of. Have you seen the YT video "Sh*t Runners Say"? One of them says "I'm don't run a lot, only about 75 miles a week." Later another says, "Oh, yeah, I'm a hard core runner; about 20 miles a week." It's all a matter of self perception.

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12/13/12 9:56 A

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So, I have an "easy" week next week - meaning no hard training obviously, and I had originally planned on 32 miles but my mileage has been slightly higher than I had originally planned on because I feel good and I believe the extra mileage will benefit me in the long run for the race. This week is looking like 56 or 57 miles. Last week was 55 and the week before was 54. 32 miles seems to be a pretty extreme dropoff, even for an easy week. So any thoughts on whether or not I should keep it there or bring it up slightly or whatever? I don't plan on any training runs, just an easy, recovery week..... Thoughts?

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Carl Sagan

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." – T.S. Eliot

“Do or do not... there is no try.”
- Yoda

“Where does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within."
”Chariots of Fire (1981) – Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson)

Dori says:
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming:

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