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#1141

You’re having a good year so far. Great to see.


#1142

light long run today, legs toast.

also right soleus flared up a bit after the run. soleus’s are acting weird lately.

01/27/2019

diet:

  • ate great. huge spinach/mixed greens/butter lettuce salad for dinner, with crackers/gouda, and 1/2 of a chicken sandwich :D

08:30 AM: light but tough (legs dead): 2h54m ::: (road - meh, heavy shoes) /// wanted to do this on grass but - everything is flooded


footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 3/5
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi’s, sub3 1k’s:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0


#1143

Thanks alot man!!

Enjoying these longer races more lately… I guess once I read Steve Scott’s training journal (elite miler), and saw so many 10k races, it changed my mind a bit :smiley:

pc!


#1144

Appreciate it man!!

Yea. it’s actually starting out better than expected. I don’t have too many important races in February, just a few, but tons of big ones in March (a big 10 miler and 2 big halfs). So, need to really build up as much as possible in Feb so I can crush it in March. I need to improve my 10 miler and half marathon considerably by March, which I really think I can do. Lots and lots of miles! heh!

I was going to take off this weekend (run but not race)… but i’m an addict and found a rare “evening 5k”… lmao. So, i’ll probably try to freshen up a bit for that and maybe go hard on Saturday. Last year’s race was slow, so it’s not a big race… but I run good in the evening so might be a good night to crush a 5k.

peace!!


#1145

quads pretty sore. other than enjoying racing, i really dread road running.

01/28/2019

diet:

  • ate great.

07:00 AM: mostly light + mod at the end: 1h33m @ {mostly 8:XX} + {last 2 miles: 6:55, 6:33} ::: (turf, legs toast, heavy shoes, cold/windy) /// quads wrecked from the road long run yesterday

was very cold/windy. rough but fun.

quads really sore still.

very solid HR.


footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 3/5
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi’s, sub3 1k’s:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0


#1146

Do you happen to know how many steps you took the day you did the ultramarathon? I recently read an article about a guy who wanted to walk 100k steps in one day and he estimated he’d need to walk 40 miles.


#1147

hah. I’ve never even looked at this portion of the garmin console: (65k)

stride length :F

pretty cool tho. I never wear my watch outside of actually running, don’t like wearing watches. but my step counts from one run are like a daily step count… ie today i did 16k or something in my 1.5 hour session. hah.

pretty cool.

100k is alot of steps for one day!

peace man!


#1148

Have a friend that just this weekend did a 85K run in 11 hours.
That is just under 53 miles
He did 108.000 steps


#1149

daaamn! nice!


#1150

That’s some serious running volume! Love that you’re posting running stuff on here. Will definitely check this log again.


#1151

i got robbed. they rounded my shit up.

36:17 mfqr.

:confused:

36:18 my a$$


#1152

light with mod finish.

01/29/2019

diet:

  • ate great. huge broccoli/cauliflower stir fry for dinner.

08:30 AM: light->mod progression: 1h:24m {last 4 miles: 8:01, 7:39, 7:22, 6:41} ::: (grass/dirt/rocks, cold, heavy shoes, quads sore)

plan is to do 1 hour mod tomorrow but, depends on how quads feel.


footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 3/5
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi’s, sub3 1k’s:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0


#1153

mod threshold.

right calf & behind right knee a bit tight after the run. seems better hours later.

01/30/2019

diet:

  • eating good. turkey/cheese/avo sandwich for lunch w/ salt/vinegar chips & cookie. big spinach salad later.

07:30 AM: mod: 1h31m with {~53m @ 6:XX} ::: (mushy grass, heavy shoes, legs good)

decent! field was real mushy but still got it done. should have done another mile but was getting late. need to start earlier :confused:


footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 3/5
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi’s, sub3 1k’s:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0


#1154

light/long. felt great during the run - no problems/tightness.

right calf/behind knee got worse as the day went on, but i also messed with it a ton: some serious manual pressure & stretching.

01/31/2019

diet:

  • ate good. also had a cheeseburger/sweet potato fries and butterfinger milkshake for dinner.

07:45 PM: very light progression: 2h1m ::: (grass/dirt/rocks, heavy shoes, right calf a little tight since last night, but didnt feel it during the run) /// left shoe digs into my ankle sometimes /// tmw = rest


footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 3/5
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi’s, sub3 1k’s:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0


#1155

rest day!

right calf (gastroc) is alot better than yesterday. still not sure whether i’ll signup for a small 5k tomorrow. i feel like my calf will be fine tomorrow but not 100% sure. this tightness behind the knee stuff can get worse so i have to be careful.

other than that, feel really good.

02/01/2019

diet:

  • eating good so far. plan to finish with a big spinach salad for dinner.

footer stats:

top3 finishes:
2019: 3/5
2018: 30/45
2017: 6/12
2016: 4/10
2015: 0/2
2006: 0/1

sub5 mi’s, sub3 1k’s:
2019: 0, 0
2018: 12, 15
2017: 1, 1
2016: 0, 0
2015: 0, 0


#1156

just noticed…

I did 343 miles in January 2019, which makes that my 4th most miles ever in a month (373, 354, 346, 343). BUT, I did that without doubles for the last 2 weeks (50% of the month) AND took rest days each of those weeks (6d).

also: I didn’t do a single speed session all month… and I eclipsed my 10k PR by almost a minute! I imagine my 5k is at-or-near PR levels as well. mile, definitely not. but I did have some crazy kicks at the end of races (ultra, 10k, half) which showed that my speed is fine.

that’s pretty cool.

plan is to keep doing what i’m doing. need to be a little more careful though, been tweaking my calves all month (mostly soleus). gastroc tweaks are scarier for me, can’t really run if that’s tweaked.

i race so often that I need to be careful with how hard I train during the week, especially now that i’m racing longer distances more often. i’d like to get to the point where I can do a strong half or full whenever, for example. oh a full next week? cool let me go try to top3 that. etc.

i like this new routine i’m on where i simply try to get in 1.5-2 hours of running every morning. feels like it’s working very well. you can just feel when your aerobic base improves considerably, running feels very different… especially when you’re 1.5 hours into a run and feel like cranking out some harder miles in the end, and somehow you just can. the ability to do that happens when you really up your running strength.

waking up earlier helps. i’d like to get in 2 hours every morning but i really need to wakeup earlier for that… 2 hours is way harder than 1.5 hours though… i mean psychological it’s a whole different level. 1.5 seems do-able for me. so i’ll keep cranking that out, throwing in 2-ish occasionally and 3-ish once a week (long run), and then who knows maybe i’ll be able to go 2 hours every morning at some point.

i figure if i do that for months on end (and maybe years on end), i might obtain some of that magic those oldschool runners captured when they did crazy sh*t like that. these guys were animals, they ran 120-150 miles per week. so much of it slow, and raced very frequently. then they’d drop 28:XX 10k’s, <2:10 marathons etc. it’s incredible. and they seemed to always feel like crap, according to their journals. i need that kind of aerobic weaponry.

:D

:ninja: :ibrunning: :ibjumping: :ninja:

^^ that’s a dunk emoji of me dunking, someone made for me many years ago. jajaja.


#1157

That emoji is awesome!!!

I just signed up for a worldwide Samsung Feb steps challenge. I’m not doing so hot to start haha.

Awesome start to the year!


#1158

Thanks alot man!!! Yeah this year I want to get over 4,000 miles. If I stay healthy, should be “easily doable”. The hard part is staying healthy though - that’s the key. Lots of small tweaks in 2018 but nothing that derailed me, have to be so careful.

You run??

And ya, a few runners on here, though not many. Also a few people who have run competitively in their life, some very fast people on here like @Dr_Pangloss for example.

The running & strength worlds are pretty far apart, but they shouldn’t be IMHO. From my experience, both are batshit insane when you push the limits. For example, all of the “crazy” high frequency squatting I did for dunking years back, was just me taking my “running mentality” to the barbell, and visa versa. Getting under the bar every day, or getting out on the roads/dirt every day, feels very much the same to me. It’s just a non-stop daily grind with a slow & fairly steady transformation. FWIW, i’ve had to be much more careful with running than dunking+lifting. Seems to be much easier to injure yourself with running, mostly due to sessions being so much longer in duration.

peace man!


#1159

hah yeah it is!! thanks man! I’ll try to find the clip it’s from in a second, I remember that session, at one of my favorite parks - the park I actually learned to play basketball at, as a young kid. When I hooped, I had very good “handles” (dribbling ability). It was because at that park, people made fun of me for making jump shots. It was all about the handles/driving to the hoop there. So I learned to play a bit differently than normal hah.

Pretty cool! All good, you’ll get em` up there. Add in a few more grass trots again :smiley:

Thanks man!! Might do a 5k tonight.


#1160

I think it was the one at ~12s, lol. A bunch in that session look pretty much identical. That was the normal “flow” my body took when trying to land hard 1 handers.

@IronOne