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Location:

Neunkirchen,Germany

Member Since:

Jan 23, 2018

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

My marathons:

Merzig (04/09/05): 3:56:41

Cologne (05/09/11): 3:26:16

Frankfurt (07/10/28): 3:17:16

Essen (09/09/11): 3:23:34

Personal Records:

10k 37:24 (2009)

HM 1:23:42 (2009)

M 3:17:16 (2007)

Actual:

17/09/16: 10k 43:00 (19th overall, 5.M35)

18/06/17: 5,5k 21:50 (triathlon-relay)

18/09/22: 10k 39:58 (17th overall, 2.M35)

18/10/07: HM 1:29:14 (30th overall, 7.M35)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • running consistently in 2018, hopefully around 2000 miles
  • Run a marathon in fall 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Staying healthy and enjoying running
  • Repeating my mantra again and again: Think less, run more, train smart, race better!
  • Running a marathon in 2:59 in 2019

Personal:

married, two children, born 1981, 40 hours-a-week-job in a local townhall

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Miles:This week: 12.99 Month: 108.80 Year: 1476.89
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5.780.000.000.005.78

55' Jogging

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Rest day

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.020.000.000.197.21

64' easy, 3x20" strides

Because tapering strategies are discussed, I want to offer mine in hope for some advice/opinions:

Sa: 3 hrs easy (last long run)

Su: 60' Jogging

Mo: rest day

Today: 60' easy, strides

We: 90' incl. 14k@MP (8,75 miles)

Th: 40' jogging (start of taper)

Fr: 40' easy, strides

Sa: 100' incl. 4x2k@MP/1k easy

Su: 40' jogging

Mo: rest day

Tu: 30' easy, strides

We: 60' incl. 4x1k@MP/1k easy

Th: 30' jogging

Fr: 30' easy, strides

Sa: 20' jogging, strides

Su: MARATHON

I'm doing (just) a 10-day-taper for a few reasons: I trained well the last few weeks, but still at low mileage compared to most of you guys. Also, I wasn't as consistent as I wanted to be in the first half of the year (less than 1500 miles until today!). I believe every mile I run makes me a few seconds faster in the marathon and does me more good than tired. My weekly schedule this year was 5x60'+ 1x120'. I hope this is a rational taper.

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