October 2012

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October 2012

Postby HCcD » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:50 am

No specific training / mileage goals this month, other than recovering from this bug that I picked up in late September and allowing my right foot to heal properly ... though, still have a 1:45:xx pace bunny gig @9 Run Run, later in the month ...
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October 2012

Postby marymac442 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:03 am

I'm tapering for the first half of Oct, then hoping to crack 4:30 for the marathon on San Fran. This has been a good training session but I just don't know if I have the fitness to manage that on a hilly course.
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Re: October 2012

Postby erinmcd » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:41 am

Just tallied the mileage on my schedule- just over 400km! I don't foresee any reason to miss any runs this month, so I think it's going to be my biggest ever.
Keep on rolling, just a mile to go. Keep on rolling my old buddy, you're moving much too slow.

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Re: October 2012

Postby shannybear13 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:42 am

Running the half in the Scotiabank waterfront marathon. Hoping to finish around the 2h30 min mark just somewhere about average for me. I am continuing to practise the run walk thing that I have never tried before in hopes of completing my first full in just under the 6 hour mark. (October 21, Detroit).
2012 events:
Dublin Dash 5k - 28:04 (pb), Rock CF Half Marathon - 2:33, McFarlan Downtown 5k - 31:11, Martian Marathon (half marathon) - 2:30:44, Run for Retina 10k - 1:08 | Toronto Younge St 10k 1:03:06| Toronto Goodlife Half Marathon 2:32:39| Cleveland Rite Aid Marathon 2:41:41 | Midsummer Night Run (London, ON) 33:35:85 |Oasis Zoo Run 1:08:54.6| Island Girl Half Marathon 2:38:49.5 |Scotiabank waterfront HALF marathon 2:41:xx| Detroit Marathon (FIRST FULL) 5:59:XX| Yonge St 10k 1:06:05| Toronto Goodlife Half Marathon| Sportinglife 10k| Philidelphia Marahton (full)|

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Re: October 2012

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:51 am

Running a 50-miler in the early part of Oct, so that will boost the mileage a little -- but then there's that recovery thing, so who knows where I will end up.... :shock: :D
2014:
Mar - Around the Bay 30 km - Done
May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: October 2012

Postby purdy65 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:52 am

Well just 13 more days of taper, then Scotia full, after that - I have no idea. Lots of recovery, and a trip to Hawaii in early November!
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Re: October 2012

Postby msdesigner » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:13 am

I am going to post here... hoping it will keep me accountable. ;)

I foolishly (almost) doubled my running mileage last month (36 to 65 km). I know better than that. And the crazy thing is that a lot of those runs were not great - my legs were heavy, knees sore and I even had numbness in my legs and feet.... so why did I keep going?

I have an appointment with a Physiotherapist appointment to get my back/upper hips/neck checked out. I know my issue stems from a couple of stupid things I've done recently.... using head (literally) to hold up overhead drywall pieces as I screwed them in last spring and carrying 50 lbs down the Grand Canyon this summer wasn't too smart either!

So, this month my goal is get my back looked at and start a cross training program - elliptical, cycling, rowing, running, walk/hiking and weights. Things are a bit slow at work so there is no reason for me not to go to the gym at least 4 times each week. I am going to dial back the running until I get my back and knee issues solved. I think the knee thing is IT band syndrome which is caused by over usage. No brainer! I had it much worse a few years ago and don't want that again - it hurts!!!!
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Re: October 2012

Postby ultraslacker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:59 am

I have yet to hit 100 miles in a month so far this year. :roll: So that will be my October goal.
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Re: October 2012

Postby Mark.AU » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:12 pm

Running six days per week, each week of this month for a total of >300k.
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Re: October 2012

Postby ratherawkward » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:05 pm

Hoping to PR at the Scotia half this month - it's only my second half, so I think this is a reasonable possibility. Then a couple of easy weeks, and closing out the month by pacing a friend in her first 5k on the 28th.
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
Upcoming: Toronto Women's 5k in May, STWM Half in October

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Re: October 2012

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:01 pm

Continue to recover from injury and gently increase the distance of my runs from 7.5 to 10K.
3-4 runs and 2x gym/week
Heading towards the Fall Classic 10k in November.
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5

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Re: October 2012

Postby Liam01 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:49 am

Hope to hit the A goal at the STWM, maybe even the A+ If not, have the Downsview Half in my back pocket as an alternate a month later. Probably going to stop using the RR training plans after this one. I feel they "peak" a little early and don't include enough running at goal pace.

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Re: October 2012

Postby Pat29 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:21 am

I am just getting back into a regular running routine after recovering from a sprained ankle. I will hit 55-60 km this week then have the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Who knows after that.
[b]2016 Races:[b]

January - Richmond Road Races 10 km 41:06
March - St Patrick's Day 10 km 41:31
April - Minto Run for Reach half-marathon 1:28:56
May - Sporting Life 10 km - 41:10
May - Ottawa Marathon - 3:26:37
September - Army Run


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Re: October 2012

Postby Jwolf » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:44 pm

October goal: Run happy.
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Re: October 2012

Postby Dstew » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:52 am

Start base building for my next marathon in May 2013.

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Re: October 2012

Postby erinmcd » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:01 am

erinmcd wrote:Just tallied the mileage on my schedule- just over 400km! I don't foresee any reason to miss any runs this month, so I think it's going to be my biggest ever.

Finished the month at 387 km. Missed 2 runs- one for a foot pain that I wanted to get checked out before running on it, and another for a tummy bug that had me puking violently. I think this may be my highest mileage month ever!
Keep on rolling, just a mile to go. Keep on rolling my old buddy, you're moving much too slow.

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Re: October 2012

Postby purdy65 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:43 am

purdy65 wrote:Well just 13 more days of taper, then Scotia full, after that - I have no idea. Lots of recovery, and a trip to Hawaii in early November!


240K and a somewhat decent/somewhat dissapointing marathon at Scotia. I have had some FANTASTIC runs since the marathon though, and am enjoying this 'run without a plan' time.

Running the the RR group more as well, and this has been really enjoyable! I'm just keeping my face there for when I begin leading the half clinic in January. So far that has meant some ad hoc group leading a few times.
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Re: October 2012

Postby ian » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:31 am

15 runs, 234K, including two marathons to complete yet another rebuilding project.

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Re: October 2012

Postby Jwolf » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:10 pm

Jwolf wrote:October goal: Run happy.


Yay, 89K of mostly happy running on 4 days/week.

Plus a bunch of cycling and two Grouse Grinds. :)
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Re: October 2012

Postby HCcD » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:41 pm

HCcD wrote:No specific training / mileage goals this month, other than recovering from this bug that I picked up in late September and allowing my right foot to heal properly ... though, still have a 1:45:xx pace bunny gig @9 Run Run, later in the month ...


The good news is that my right foot is feeling a lot better .. however, the not so good news is that my left foot is now afunct ... :shock: :? As a result, I have been forced to cancel both my NYC Marathon in November, as well as decided, as well, to cancel my 2013 Goofy Challenge and defer it to 2014 ... Goal, now is to rest up and recover for the remainder of 2012 ....

Month Total:

14x Runs -- 193K / 19:07:xx

YTD: 2,872.6K / 273:13:xx
Race Results: http://itsmyrun.com/index.php?display=p ... unner=HCiD

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Re: October 2012

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:48 pm

orleansrunner1962 wrote:Running a 50-miler in the early part of Oct, so that will boost the mileage a little -- but then there's that recovery thing, so who knows where I will end up.... :shock: :D


Finishing the month of October with 269 km -- a good month with a nice race, and a great recovery period.... :D
2014:
Mar - Around the Bay 30 km - Done
May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: October 2012

Postby Pat29 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:38 pm

235 km for me this month.
[b]2016 Races:[b]

January - Richmond Road Races 10 km 41:06
March - St Patrick's Day 10 km 41:31
April - Minto Run for Reach half-marathon 1:28:56
May - Sporting Life 10 km - 41:10
May - Ottawa Marathon - 3:26:37
September - Army Run


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Re: October 2012

Postby RobW » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:13 pm

It doesn't feel like I ran a marathon this month because the weather was so nice on that day and the week leading up to it. It has rained pretty much every day since then. I missed my 3:30 goal by 4 1/2 minutes. I left way too much in the tank so I don't think I put in a hard enough effort. But really, I didn't have the confidence that I could do it so the conservative side of me took over in the last 12k. The only thing that would give me that confidence is to run a sub 1:35 half.

Total mileage was 212 km.


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