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Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:58 pm

 
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Well, I have changed my training plan to get me ready for next summers track meets.

I have entered the Newport marathon (on the Oregon coast), which will be held on my 52 birthday next June 5th. My goal is to be able to run the marathon between 3:00 and 3:15.
I am hoping that the endurance I will get in the training for and racing 26 miles will allow me go into next track season in the best shape of my life, and with that endurance combined with some speed (after a short recovery period), I am hoping to be able to race the 800 / 1500 with a lot more endurance than I have had in many years.
In the last few years, I have started training around March/April, and was running at 28 - 30 miles per week by the time track started for me at the end of June. This year, I will be coming off of 50 - 60 miles per week, and then dropping down to 30 - 40 miles per week with a taper of 20 - 30 miles per week.

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Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:11 pm

 
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26.2!?! You must be loco!! Wow, that's some ambition. Good luck to you.

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Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:55 am

 
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Hey Gang!
Been hibernating in the gym and the pool for the past 3 months. Trying to rest/heal my achilles strain that kept me out of competition in 2009. Will get back on the road and track next week in preparation for the 2010 season. Byrke - sounds like you are the 5K/10K demi-god this fall. Hope that all is well with you and yours.

Good luck to all and stay healthy....

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Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:59 am

 
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I have been in hiatus for some time now...so I am aiming to get back on track and train to get in shape.
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Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:47 am

 
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Big Mo,


Back to running again after the little mis hap with the car on Halloween. Raced in a 4-miler last Saturday. 22 degrees with a 14 wind chill. (Little Nippy). Finished in 25:57. Felt pretty good but my legs were tired from a lot of training. Hip felt OK. Ready for the indoor track season.

Run hard....have fun!

Rocket



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Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:42 pm

 
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Nice work all!
I have been lying low for the past few months. Just trying to keep the winter weight off, running a couple times a week, lifting a couple times a week, wanting to be mentally fresh for 2010.
There is supposed to be a Hayward Classic next yr...hope y'all can make it. It's a great event.

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Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:47 am

 
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Here are some tentative meets for the Pacific Northwest:

June 5
tentative Seattle Parks Meet
Seattle WA
West Seattle Stadium

June 19-20
OR Association Masters Championships/Portland Masters Classic
Gresham, OR
Mt. Hood CC

June 26-27
NW Regional Championships/Hayward Classic
Hayward Field
Eugene OR

July 17 Pacific NW Association Championships
Seattle WA
West Seattle Stadium


July 22-25

USA National Masters Outdoor Championships
A.G. Spanos Sports Complex,
SSU - Sacramento, California


Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2009

Washington State Senior Games
Tumwater High School
Tumwater, WA

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Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:42 am

 
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Hope everyone is doing well. I'm facing a bit of a set back. Had to have an angiogram this afternoon. Wont know the reuslts until next week but it's put a sudden halt to my running. Keep good thoughts. I still plan to run in Boston. We'll see you there!

Run hard....have fun


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Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:23 am

 
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Good luck to you Rocketrod!

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Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:09 am

 
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Thanks,

Just heard back from the doc. All is good. Still don't know why I caved in like i did last week but we'll find out. Back to running again today. :lol:

Rocketrod



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Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:16 pm

 
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Great lineup in Oregon this year leading up the Outdoor Nats in Sacto. Will be running in the 'chase at the Portland Masters Classic/Oregon Champs, Hayward Classic/NW Region Champs, State Games of Oregon, and Outdoor Nats. May get an early June race in there as well.

Am hoping to reverse the trend that I've had in my 2 years of masters track of running my slowest time at Nationals. Heat, travel, etc. haven't boded well. I haven't run terrible, but a few seconds off my normal times.



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Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:28 pm

 
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rocket - glad ur a-gram came back ok! What a a relief. Even though our running keeps us healthier than most, it does not make us immune to the problems of aging.

mj - I like ur enthusiasm for 2010. I'll be at many of those meets.

As for me, after a 2009 season that was somewhat of a bust I am "goin for it" for 2010. I've "hired" a friend to coach me (he was a sprint coach for 14 yrs in CO) and have set my goals for new PRs this yr as well as Nats in Sacto. Also looking to put together a NW 4 x 400 team for Nats in 40-49 group if anyone is interested. Or if Mike Waller wants to run on the younger guys team that'd be OK too.

Be well!

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Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:29 am

 
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Thanks Bmo. Actually ran 7 miles yesterday and felt fine. Doctors think I may have over cooked myself after a Christmas trip to Nothern Ireland and just didn't get enough rest. Ready to get after it again.

Run Hard....Have Fun

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Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:13 pm

 
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Rocketrod:- If your trip to Northern Ireland involved as many pubs as mine would, then I can see why you'd need some serious recovery :wink:

BMo-Sounds good, man. See you out there. Hope the training goes well for you.



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Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:49 am

 
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Mellow,

Yes there were many pubs and .....yes the Guinness was REALLY good! :D


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