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by RayMan
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: distance runner wannabe trying to get faster
Replies: 44
Views: 5687

Re: distance runner wannabe trying to get faster

You read right - I re-read my old training logs and although I had some weeks of 70 kms the average were closer to 50. God, I wish that was all it took for me. Hmm I just looked at my Boston Log, I think you were right Jen, I ran longer. The average weekly distance from weeks 5-16 of my training cy...
by RayMan
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: distance runner wannabe trying to get faster
Replies: 44
Views: 5687

Re: distance runner wannabe trying to get faster

Just a bit of a hijack here, because it sounds like monkey wants to focus on shorter races now, but.... Getting the miles up into the 40-50 kms per week range will really help you with the fade / cramping you are getting at the end of your marathons, in my opinion. It worked for me, knocking 8-10 m...
by RayMan
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: distance runner wannabe trying to get faster
Replies: 44
Views: 5687

Re: distance runner wannabe trying to get faster

You have lots of great advice here, and you have already done more marathons in one year than I have done in my life (four!). Getting the miles up into the 40-50 kms per week range will really help you with the fade / cramping you are getting at the end of your marathons, in my opinion. It worked fo...
by RayMan
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Monday Grey Cup Hangover
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: Monday Grey Cup Hangover

Still working on the buildup to Boston Marathon training - 5 kms tonight plus some core workout.

Then Monday Night Football!
by RayMan
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running Sunday
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Running Sunday

No one started the daily thread yet? Whoa! I am going for 12 LSD and then planning Math units all day. Have a great day maniacs!
by RayMan
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Spinning Saturday
Replies: 31
Views: 736

Re: Spinning Saturday

The snow stopped during my run, and then the sun came out - suddenly I felt way overdressed! LOL

Anyway, 8kms in 39 minutes! Now to stretch and shower...
by RayMan
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Spinning Saturday
Replies: 31
Views: 736

Re: Spinning Saturday

I have a Tempo Run (40 minutes) to do this morning. Brrr!!
by RayMan
Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Icy Roads Friday
Replies: 30
Views: 769

Re: Icy Roads Friday

Rest day today.

Yes it is icy, saw a commuting cyclist go down hard while taking a corner this morning. He didn't appear to hit his head but his feelings were hurt!
by RayMan
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Turkey Thursday!
Replies: 43
Views: 1128

Re: Turkey Thursday!

Ran 5 kms easy pace, then did some strength work at home. Enjoying coffee while I mark homework and watch football - love this time of year!
by RayMan
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Turkey Thursday!
Replies: 43
Views: 1128

Re: Turkey Thursday!

A little stiff from speed work last night...but fully fueled from a Keg size NY tenderloin last night...Easy Run of 8 kms on the schedule for tonight!

Stay warm maniacs.
by RayMan
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wickedly Windy Wednesday
Replies: 36
Views: 1097

Re: Wickedly Windy Wednesday

INterval training on the track - very dark - lucky I didn't twist an ankle.

8 x 200 m intervals, at about 30-35 secs per. Now to shower and refuel!
by RayMan
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around the Bay 2011
Replies: 223
Views: 11255

Re: Around the Bay 2011

I think I will do it too. Haven't registered yet - will update once I am in!
by RayMan
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Window Weather Tuesday
Replies: 37
Views: 1003

Re: Window Weather Tuesday

8 kms to do tonight after work, then out for a dinner date to celebrate my birthday! Actually my birthday is tomorrow but I am going out with an old friend tomorrow night - gotta spread the love!
by RayMan
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bear Scare Monday
Replies: 39
Views: 899

Re: Bear Scare Monday

Want to run but my NEW BED is getting delivered between the vague hours of 5-9 p.m. So I think I will do weights and core workout instead, maybe even jog on the spot LOL.

Have a great day maniacs!
by RayMan
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: MrsStrider's 1st marathon: New York! - added video link
Replies: 47
Views: 2439

Re: MrsStrider's 1st marathon: New York! - added video link

What a great report! What an experience! You have a great running partner too - he helped me a lot at Boston.
by RayMan
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla
Replies: 652
Views: 25292

Re: 2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla

Man this sounds great! But I will be in Boston just a few weeks before the Hoopla...won't be able to make it to Vancouver. Share the photos!
by RayMan
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Snowy Saturday (I hope!)
Replies: 29
Views: 1029

Re: Snowy Saturday (I hope!)

Sunny, cool and windy here in T.O. as well. I ran 2 kms warm up, then blew through 5 kms in 21:01, then 2 kms warm down!
by RayMan
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Friday - Venus brilliant in the sky
Replies: 36
Views: 891

Re: Friday - Venus brilliant in the sky

Parent / teacher interviews are done. Whew! Now to go out for a relaxed 10 kms (or more) - will play it by ear, go with the flow!
by RayMan
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 39
Views: 1190

Re: Tuesday

RA wrote: I was too tired and hungry. This is the norm now for my after work runs.


That's the hardest part about running after work for me too - hunger!
by RayMan
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 39
Views: 1190

Re: Tuesday

8 kms planned for tonight (in the rain, it looks like). Then I have a date! With an female Ironman! (Does that sound weird?). :)
by RayMan
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Morning Monday
Replies: 47
Views: 1257

Re: Morning Monday

Heading out soon for a 5 km Easy Run. Colder out there this evening!
by RayMan
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sleepy Sunday
Replies: 39
Views: 1040

Sleepy Sunday

No one has started a daily thread? Is that possible?

If so I am heading out for a 35-minute Tempo Run, then brunch in a local greasy spoon.

Have a great day, maniacs!
by RayMan
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Saturday Home Stretch
Replies: 41
Views: 987

Re: Saturday Home Stretch

Going for my LSD today, running with a triathlete!
by RayMan
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 6 Fridays till Christmas
Replies: 43
Views: 951

Re: 6 Fridays till Christmas

It's supposed to be my rest day but I didn't get my run in yesterday...looking forward to an easy 5-6 kms in the sunshine after work!
by RayMan
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hump Wednesday
Replies: 41
Views: 821

Re: Hump Wednesday

Jogger Barbie wrote:No hills for me but I'll watch for you :)


Didn't see any of the usual suspects...maybe next week!

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