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Posted - December 22 2012 :  18:09:19  Show Profile
Just curious to see what everyone's doing on a weekly basis now that it's a bit colder? And for what purpose (fun, training for race, or just because).

I'm 99% sure I'll be signing up for my first marathon in 2013, most likely the Buffalo Marathon, and I just started stepping up my mileage (while also trying HR training) recently - weather be damned. Did 21 miles this week which sounds pretty low compared to what I usually read in the magazines and on other forums but it's what my schedule allows for now. That'll keep going up as Saturday is my long run day.

Would love to read what everyone else is doing this time of the year.


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Posted - December 23 2012 :  11:09:17  Show Profile
Don't be surprised if you get no respones. Weekly milage is something most runners like to keep to themselves,only to be shared with a choosen few. You never want to seem like your bragging, and its something you like to have in the back of your head when around none runners, crazy aint it....

If you still need a answer, pick up The Running Times magazine Jan/Feb and read the article on page 6. There is also a advertisment in that issue for the Buffalo Marathon, rip that page out and tape it in your medicine cabnit, and each morning when you wake up to brush you "teef" you will have some motavation to increase your milage, witch you need to do.

Merry Christmas...
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Posted - December 23 2012 :  12:55:04  Show Profile
Not the reply I expected but fair enough. This was just a mere attempt to get some conversation going. My bad, I guess. One thing I have learned along the way is that you are correct when you said most runners like to keep info to themselves.

As noted in my original post, my mileage goes up by the week from here on out. I surely wasn't planning on doing 21 miles a week leading up to the Buff.

Merry Christmas to you as well, 'stang.
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Posted - December 23 2012 :  14:38:55  Show Profile
As it gets colder, I generally try to keep mileage the same as if it was warmer. So not much mileage change. I, incidentally, also did 21 miles this week.

The main adjustment I make is workouts. More tempos and fartleks. A lot more fartleks, actually. I think they are nicer than intervals in the winter. Not that there's much need for intervals in the winter regardless.

run like you mean it.
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Posted - December 23 2012 :  20:58:28  Show Profile
I'll post mine. I'm not a great runner but I try to be competitive in my age group. The last 8 weeks were: 61, 62, 66, 50, 61, 50, 61,and 44. I hope to keep the 60 mile average throughout the winter.

I'm doing the Boston marathon in April. I debated a long time between Buffalo and Boston. Buffalo is too late in the year. Boston can be hot but the chances are better for a cool day. This will be my 13th marathon and I'm trying to go sub 2:50 for the first time. We'll see how it goes.

I'll do 5k of track intervals every week with my club in Boston, MA. We run indoors at Boston University for 12 weeks during the winter. Track intervals are the main reason why I am still getting faster as I get older. That's probably a luxury to be able to get indoors but certainly nice to keep the speed in my legs year round.
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Posted - December 24 2012 :  10:57:48  Show Profile
I'm doing about 15 miles a week running, another 15 walking and 50 on the bike, all outdoors (Never ran on a trend mill). I would like to do Buffalo again this year. In February I start my Sunday long runs. I run the GI Half Marathon and BPAC 6 hour to get ready for the marathon.

Happy Holidays and thanks to all those on the Forum for getting me to think.

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Posted - December 24 2012 :  11:19:23  Show Profile
I have run 4 miles since the turkey trot. So I guess I am averaging 1 mile a week.
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Posted - December 28 2012 :  20:28:55  Show Profile
If you do 40 a week that's a good number of miles and sets you apart from the average runner.....cut down before a race 50-60%. If you have a base for the past few years of 40 mpw experiment with it and when you have more free time (weekends)holidays, boost the mileage to 60, 70, 80, and even to 100, the base mileage put in each year should be 2000 miles. It's about mileage and workouts within the mileage and if you can handle both in unison.
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