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  • Spring Races - Who's Training?

    As the weather gets warmer and the sun is out longer I am reminded that spring races are just around the corner. I am already signed up for the Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon in May, official training begins on Monday. Who else is starting (or has started) training for a spring event?

    For me, this will be my first major race since 2010. I got so burned out on marathons that even the thought of registering, let alone training, made me ill. Also I'm doing a Lenten Whole30, so it'll be even more of a challenge to keep carb-levels up!

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    i just went out for a 6-miler this past weekend, and since NH is warming up a bit i'll be heading out a little more. i'm signing up for a half marathon in may (my first), plus a few 5ks and 10ks between now and then, and then mud runs over the summer. it's not a race, but i have a big goal of finishing the list of the White Mountains highest 48 peaks by this fall...and hopefully all the race training will get me prepped for some long hikes. i'm planning on doing a 30 day challenge at some point, but i'm not sure if that coincide with the training for the half or not.
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    • #3
      Doing a 5K in April. That's as much as I run. Not a runner at all. I do however think that a little running is great for overall fitness. I generally do a little jogging at a moderate pace for about a mile or so at most if I do it at all. I do sprint consistently though and that makes the other running quite easy. The 5K's a few times a year give me something to do/train for even if I don't really change a thing leading up to them. I look at it as an extended workout a few times each year.

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      • #4
        Been training for the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon on April 15th for a couple of weeks now. I've been trying to incorporate Mark's philosophies which he outlined in his series of articles about training for a Marathon.

        If this round of Training goes well, I might give a Marathon a whirl in the fall following the same philosophies.
        Re-focusing on the Primal Lifestyle in 2012!

        Starting: 221.0lb, 29.5% BF (1/9/2012)
        Latest: 208.9, 26.1% BF (3/19/2012)

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        • #5
          I will likely run a couple of 5k races this year but no long distances (I used to do them, but I'm not really that into endurance running anymore). My partner already ran the Hypothermic Half Marathon here a couple of weeks ago, and he's on track to run the Vancouver marathon in May. One marathoner in the house is enough, especially since he's talking about doing ultras after this.

          I am thinking about training for a century ride though. My brother is a bike race mechanic and can help me get nicely equipped for cheap, and I've always loved cycling far more than running.
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          • #6
            I'm training for my first marathon in Sept (provided my body cooperates and holds together. I feel like I'm being held together by paperclips & bubblegum), with 2 half marathons during the summer. Today is my 7 mile run (did 6 earlier in the week), next week 9 miles, then I'm off for minor surgery.
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            • #7
              We'll see....back to running again after a long hiatus. Didn't really run much since August where I ran my 2nd 5k ever and for the second time puked at the end. I'd really like to run one where that doesn't happen.

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              • #8
                I just signed up for my first 5K race on St. Patrick's Day at the local middle school. Typically I do 3-4 5K races in the spring, then take a break during the hot months, then another 2-3 races in the fall depending on my schedule. I'd like to get to a point where doing a race or two in midwinter wouldn't be so bad. The only way I'd race during July or August is if the race started at 5AM, because once the sun gets above the treeline, you start roasting.

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                • #9
                  I've got my first half marathon on Sunday. I'm sooooo excited. Got a few 5/10ks, a 12k mud runner planned for the summer and a novice sprint triathlon planned for autumn.

                  Good luck everyone.

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                  • #10
                    Just completed a 5k (Jan.) and a 10k (last weekend), have an 8k on 3/18 and a 10k on 4/1 then a half-marathon on 5/20 and one each month (pretty much) after that. So yeah, training has begun!

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                    • #11
                      I have a half ironman in June and my first full in August and will probably throw in a few sprint triathlons in between... Really can't wait for spring to really get here....

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                      • #12
                        I am tpaering now for my 40K XC Ski race on Sunday in Anchorage, AK. I am completeing it, not racing it, even though I was once a competetitive xc ski racer. I am doing it with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to honor my mother who died of cancer in September. She always wanted to go to Alaska but died before she could. I hope to take some of her ashes with me and have a quiet moment alone with her to let her know she made it! Then it's a week of easy recovery and a 50K trail run on 3/10. In April I have a 50 mile run on the Western States train in Auburn, CA and a mixed Duathlon near Folsom, CA (road and MTB legs). May has a Sprint MTB race at Wildflower in Monterrey county and the Silver State 50K in the hills outside of Reno, NV. June is an Xterra (MTB tri) in Tahoe and July is a few runs in Tahoe on my favorite trails in preparation for a 100K run in August outside of Eugene, OR. Winter has yet to hit in California, we have been training outside the entire month. Looks like a good cold storm is hitting tonight up here in the Bay Area so all could change by tomorrow. So yeah, I guess you could say I have some plans to race this year. Good luck on your training and I hope you find joy in it.

                        Now for all you haters out there, know this, I have been training using the maffetone method for years and my aerobic pace is as fast as it is because I'm pretty efficient at burning fats as fuel. My HR rarely ever goes over 150 in training or racing (max HR of 197). I stay right around 70% MHR or lower for my training and racing. And yes, I realize that my lifestyle may appear to be rather contradictory to your version of Primal. I understand the toll that my chosen lifestyle is taking on my body and perhaps my longevity, but I have embraced the life I lead and live it to the fullest and am happy with my decision. I don't actually run all that far in my training, I use high intensity intervals and hill repeats to manage my training volume and stess level. Its working for me and at the end of the day, that's all that really matters. At least on my death bed I won't be wishing I went out there and pushed myself and did some really cool stuff, met some really cool people and experienced a lot of life.
                        Last edited by Karma; 02-28-2012, 10:48 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TriGirl View Post
                          I have a half ironman in June and my first full in August and will probably throw in a few sprint triathlons in between... Really can't wait for spring to really get here....
                          Racing IMC? Love that race. I have done it and coached about 80 athletes to finishes there. Let me know if you want any helpful hints about the race.

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                          • #14
                            I have my first half coming up in May as well...
                            Very nervous, I think I'll have to up my carb levels with training

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Karma View Post
                              Racing IMC? Love that race. I have done it and coached about 80 athletes to finishes there. Let me know if you want any helpful hints about the race.
                              No I live in Denmark so I am doing Challenge Copenhagen... But helpful hints of any kind are always appreciated (and I am pretty sure I already got a bunch from you from different threads in this forum ;-))

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