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copteacher
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 14:26    Post subject: planning your runs
Except for marathon training which I lay out fairly detailed plans, I really do not plan my runs far in advance.

I usually think about my next day's run and before I go to be decide, the course, type and distance of the run.

What about yous?
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 14:37    Post subject:
ummmm.......can we say anal retentive boys and girls. Embarassed

I am very methodical. not necessarily precise on the milage per outing but i have a range planned out for EVERY Saturday. i have 1 major route that i have broken down to allow for different paces/milage.

Monday and Wednesday are planned social skates that i have turned into types of workouts. Wednesday and tuesday have specific run types too.

AND DON"T MAKE ME CHANGE ANY OF IT.

it would ruin my routine.
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 15:08    Post subject:
I'm really, really lazy about following any sort of a plan. I love to sit down and write up a plan, but I never end up sticking to it.

That's probably why I always feel like I've cheated myself on tapering. I always seem to wait to taper until the last day or two.
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 15:25    Post subject:
I pretty much just wing it.
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 15:45    Post subject:
i usually write a pretty good plan (or copy it)

follow it religiously...slack off, take a day off...modify plan...

re-work the whole plan

follow this plan religiously....then slack off...modify the whole plan...get back on track...

I can't ever make a plan stick...but I don't run much at all if I don't have one.

suggestions?
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 17:18    Post subject:
akern wrote:
I pretty much just wing it.




That even goes for some marathons. The only time I really plan for a race is if I'm planning on doing well at it. If I'm going out for fun, I may not even taper exept for the last few days.
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 17:58    Post subject:
coachmarkos wrote:
i usually write a pretty good plan (or copy it)

follow it religiously...slack off, take a day off...modify plan...

re-work the whole plan

follow this plan religiously....then slack off...modify the whole plan...get back on track...

Just like me, coach. I always have a rough plan, because I'm always training for something, but with my crazy life I have to be flexible. As long as my mpw doesn't vary by +/- 10 each week, I'm OK with it.
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 18:13    Post subject:
Here in January, I get my calendar pretty well set for the year...mostly forewarning for the family, so I can be sure race weekends are free. Then from there I outline 'seasons'. By looking at the year as a whole, I can plan my peaks for the big races. I'm learning to get in appropriate recovery and base building phases. And since I generally stick to a set mix of daily ratios, it just ends up being a matter of plugging in the phases as the year goes along. So even though I don't specifically plot out every single day will be, by looking at what phase it falls in and what my week needs to have in it, I have my plan.
Yeah, somewhat anal, but like I've said before, "train with a purpose and race with a vengenance." Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 01/22/04 - 21:46    Post subject:
I used to wing it but now that I am in the second cycle of marathon training as I get ready for my 50K. I am starting to like the idea of planning the runs out. It helps to keep me motivated. Granted after the 50K I am just going to work on maintaining a 40 mile a week average but I will probably pick what days I do what miles and work off of that.
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PostPosted: 01/23/04 - 06:25    Post subject:
I meticuosly plan my training program 3 months out. Guess I'm task oriented and it motivates me. Of course I have to tweak the plan from time to time when my training is either going better than expected, or not as well as expected.
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PostPosted: 01/23/04 - 15:57    Post subject:
Technically you should plan out the entire year's training plan if necessary (including year training hours, training cycles, time allotment for monthly, weekly, and daily workouts and training phases: base, intensity, peak, race, recovery). The same basic principle applies to most endurance sports. I'm going to try this out after my half with a 10k this April and a longer 10 cycle (40 week) program for my designated fall/winter racing schedule. Hopefully this works out well...
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PostPosted: 02/02/04 - 21:41    Post subject:
Mine are pretty planned out...I'm following a schedule for a half-marathon and trying to keep up with the distances on the same days. Sometimes life or snowstorms interferes or worse yet my career and I have to switch days around. I do like planning out running schedules and race schedules. I can't wait until spring when more races appear on the calendar.
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PostPosted: 02/02/04 - 21:46    Post subject:
i love making plans.....

and i love not sticking to them

in the summer i have a usual place i run and same for the winter, but i usually change up the distances to how i feel that day. luckily my summer spot has enough 'options' that its pretty easy to change things up if i want.
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PostPosted: 02/02/04 - 23:05    Post subject:
Generally, I know where my runs are from week to week. But I leave enough flexibility in them so that if I want to run with one group or another at the spur of the moment I can do so.

As long as I get at least 25 miles in each week I don't sweat where I'm running, although I'm trying to get up to 40-45 miles/weekly on a consistent basis.
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PostPosted: 02/03/04 - 00:47    Post subject:
GaRebelRunner wrote:
Generally, I know where my runs are from week to week. But I leave enough flexibility in them so that if I want to run with one group or another at the spur of the moment I can do so.

As long as I get at least 25 miles in each week I don't sweat where I'm running, although I'm trying to get up to 40-45 miles/weekly on a consistent basis.


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