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Training: September 22, 2009 September 22, 2009

Posted by Richard Lowe in Training.
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Distance: 4.17 miles
Time: 37:02
Pace: 8:52 mile

COMMENTS:
It turns out I’ve been following the wrong LA Roadrunners training schedule. For my 8:30/mile pace group, I’m supposed to be running the Advanced schedule, not the Intermediate schedule, which is where I arbitrarily placed myself before training started. So when I remembered that my pace leader Carolyn S. told us to follow the Advanced schedule, my jaw dropped. The Advanced schedule runs—wait for it—SIX DAYS A WEEK. Goodness.

The schedule called for a 30 minute aerobic run today, but since I missed yesterday’s run (which was supposed to be 30 minutes, as well), I tacked on some extra time. Aerobic runs, according to LA Roadrunners coach David Levine, are supposed to be about 10-20% slower than marathon pace, which means I’m supposed to be running about a 10 minute aerobic mile. Clearly I need to work on my pacing.

But I felt good running today. Distance runs are getting easier and my hips and legs are holding up fine. Must be all those dead bugs.

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Comments»

1. knoh - September 22, 2009

I think David Levine was my pace group leader when I did the marathon! Lanky guy with dark hair?

RJL - September 22, 2009

Yeah, I think he was pretty lanky. Tall, too. Don’t know about dark hair, though. I think it was more gray, but maybe he’s gone gray? Kekona said that he’s actually his pace leader, so Kekona may have a better memory of what he looks like.

2. Chelsee Lowe - September 22, 2009

You can do it baby!!! Those dead bugs are good for somethin’!

🙂


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