Comments for HillRunner.com https://www.hillrunner.com The site for everyone who loves running. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:57:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Comment on What are you running for? by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/what-are-you-running-for/#comment-984 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:57:22 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64219#comment-984 Thanks Chris. After making some mistakes that you would find a little humorous because I was doing things I’ve told you to avoid doing or I didn’t do things I insisted you do (I get it, some very good advice is hard to do, I fell into the trap) I’m on the road back. Trying hard to do things right this time and I trust I’ll be back to full strength soon.

It’s tough to find that right balance and it’s something we always need to re-evaluate because the right balance changes over time. A constant challenge but one that we’re best off facing head on consistently.

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Comment on What are you running for? by Chris Melvin https://www.hillrunner.com/what-are-you-running-for/#comment-983 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:17:35 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64219#comment-983 I hope your recovery is going well and you can get your daily dose soon. This is something I’ve been thinking a LOT about lately. Right now I’ve come down on the side of easy running for the sanity, but I’m competitive with myself and can see how I could easily overdo it when feeling good. Walking that fine line and not losing balance is tough.

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Comment on Team HillRunner.com: 2019 Al’s Run by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/team-hillrunner-com-2019-als-run/#comment-982 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:40:22 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64069#comment-982 I’ll be running (and HillRunner.com will be sponsoring) the Hootie Hustle 5K on August 24th. Hoping to get one other race in before then but first need to make sure the body is in good condition.

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Comment on Team HillRunner.com: 2019 Al’s Run by Double https://www.hillrunner.com/team-hillrunner-com-2019-als-run/#comment-981 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:33:10 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64069#comment-981 Anyone doing any tune up races this summer around here?

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Comment on Ask me anything by Double https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-980 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:57:52 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-980 I do need to start incorporating strides. It’s almost a full workout now however. So be it. The sun don’t shine on the same dog’s rear end everyday.

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Comment on Ask me anything by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-979 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:25:23 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-979 Double, I feel like I should be asking you for training advice. Maybe I wouldn’t have screwed up my calf last year or my hip this year if I asked for and listened to some of your sage wisdom.

That said, maybe because I’m gun shy after screwing up my hip largely by trying to get too aggressive with some half mile repeats, I’m actually leaning toward shying away from 800s myself. I’m looking toward longer tempo runs and mile repeats with short to moderate recoveries (1-3 minutes) and using strides to work the turnover.

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Comment on Ask me anything by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-978 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:22:24 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-978 César,

No. That ship has sailed.

First, I’m not in my 20s any more. I don’t think I could hold up to 90-100 miles a week, much less the training I was doing that led to those times. At 42, my body just isn’t as resilient as it was 15-20 years ago.

Second, I know I’m at a point in my life that, even if I could hold up to that training, I wouldn’t want to.

Third, even if I did want to do that training and my body would hold up to it, I’m in my 40s now. That worked when I was in my 20s but wouldn’t produce the same results now.

I sometimes get a little nostalgic about those days when I was in that kind of shape and everything seemed to come so much more easily than it now does. However, I’ve accepted where I am in life. Those days are forever in the past.

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Comment on Ask me anything by Double https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-977 Sun, 09 Jun 2019 13:58:27 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-977 For older runners is it better to train for Al’s with a bent towards longer tempo workouts (8k – 10k) plus 800s during the week, or shorter tempo workouts (3k – 5k) plus 800s another day of week? I understand one could mix, just which would you favor on 45 miles a week? It’s Double and I’ll be 58 at Al’s.

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Comment on Ask me anything by César https://www.hillrunner.com/ask-me-anything-2019-06/#comment-976 Sun, 09 Jun 2019 12:58:47 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=64143#comment-976 Do you think that if you come back to training two times per day and running 90-100 miles per week , you could get back to 15 mins 5k, 32 mins 10k and 73 mins half marathon?

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Comment on Are your PRs in the past? by Ryan https://www.hillrunner.com/are-your-prs-in-the-past/#comment-971 Sat, 27 Apr 2019 16:45:06 +0000 https://www.hillrunner.com/?p=63872#comment-971 Yes, I read that one also (and linked to it in the forum 🙂 ). 80%, 90%. I think the key is less than 100%. Don’t bury yourself in training. Even on hard days, you should feel like you had something left.

I’m sure one could even argue that those percentages, once short of 100%, are all relative. What I call 90%, someone else might call 80% or 85%.

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