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November 16, 2019

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Location:

U of A

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

teen PR's:

11.8 100m(2017)

4:46 mile(2015)

15:14 3 mile(2017)

26:40 8k(2016)

 

highest mileage week: 165(2019)

highest mileage month: 553.5(Aug 2019)

longest 100+ mile week streak: 13(2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

bridge the gap between my affinity for mileage and raw speed. get my reparations from the running world. find solace from a hard world in the easy running.

Long-Term Running Goals:

reach my full potential, maybe more. spend my early 20's running times and numbers that I can look back at with pride. get out of the game with my body and mind in one piece.

Personal:

21 year-old honors student at University of Alabama. Ran my first half marathon in 2010, been hooked ever since.

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training, what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of - Plato

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 33.00 Month: 80.00 Year: 2744.70
Streak LT 2 White Lifetime Miles: 272.05
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 215.10
Fast Lifetime Miles: 407.00
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Lifetime Miles: 534.45
OG Vic Lifetime Miles: 17.00
All Black Pegs Lifetime Miles: 749.50
Pegaroos 36 Lifetime Miles: 949.00
Pegaroos Pair 2 Lifetime Miles: 681.50
Total Distance
18.50

alarms didn’t go off again >:( !!! about to go buy a new LOUDER alarm clock. so i woke up around 5:40am and just chilled and ran 3 miles at 7am. ran on RV bc even though it’s tougher on my legs, i always run faster there and i wanted to get some feel-good miles before i jump back into high mileage again. 6:57 pace with some strides at the end. felt easy, i’m a long way from having legs strong enough to do that at my kind of mileage though. genuine question: is there any drawback to doing strides after every run?

PM : 15.5 miles, 3 at 8pm, 12.5 at 9pm. Wanted to go 15 and legs were up for it but stomach was seriously rebelling after a few miles, after I started running after the umpteenth bathroom stop and my stomach was already telling me it needed another pit stop I just stopped there. Also got wifi set up in the apartment, FINALLY. ik there's that whole conversation about being plugged into a virtual reality, etc, but I've never been huge into social media, but still was getting kind of depressed being at home without it, losing the ability to look up whatever I want whenever I want is like making my brain feel claustrophobic 

SOTD: Never Catch Me - Flying Lotus

Pegaroos Pair 2 Miles: 18.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jason D on Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 21:07:36 from 73.144.88.57

Probably no real drawback to do strides more often than the suggested 2-3 times a week, but I doubt it helps much either. Doing them with the number of runs you are doing per week is likely detrimental not from any taxing of the system since that is not the purpose of strides. But I imagine you are setting yourself up to pull something, or land wrong, or whatever.

From Eugene on Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 22:23:13 from 104.189.16.160

True. I was just thinking how with all these runs strides could help keep the legs loose for the next run by ending on a good note. Maybe something I'll experiment with once I'm consistent at high mileage - I have a lot of experimental training ideas I can't wait to try out, but my legs need to be able to run crazy mileage week in, week out before I start trying new things. The mileage is the foundation to everything following.

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