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Discussion: Your usual strategy?

in: Hardcore; Hardcore > 2014-06-18

Jun 19, 2014 2:46 AM # 
Toivo!:
taking two days off before the marathon?
I mean, you would know. My taper is always something like
10-6-5-3-2 (the 5 on Wed includes 3 at race pace)
We all do it differently eh?
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Jun 19, 2014 9:56 PM # 
Hardcore:
In the past I would take Thursday off and run 4 on Friday - helped me sleep. I used to run 4 on Mon or Tues at faster than race pace - passed that up this time. Basically I tapered 3 weeks out (48, 46, then this week which is 16 miles, plus marathon); last long run was 3 weeks before marathon vs. 2 weeks in the past - fast as always. Also, used to run a hard 10 miler, 10 days out - this year it was a hard 11, 9 days out. Hence, I am doing things different to compensate for age! Hope it works. Feel great and ready to go.
Jun 20, 2014 2:06 AM # 
Toivo!:
Sounds good. I like the rest thu/run fri thing too.
Here is something I encountered today as I dig up old G'mas and TCM results. Age group 1/2 Mar records ... Hardcore at age 40.

1:06:02 a Kevin Castille 40 Nicholasville KY 2012.06.16 USA Championships
1:10:10 a Thomas Pletcher 40 Hopkins MN 1998.06.20 Garry Bjorklund
1:10:48 Harry Cottrell 40 Burnsville MN 1986.05.17 Robin Hood
1:04:32 a Kevin Castille 41 Nicholasville KY 2013.06.22 USA Championships
1:08:43 Doug Bell 41 Greeley CO 1992.09.13 City of Lakes (split)
1:10:15 a Jim Pelarske 41 St. Cloud MN 1992.06.20 Garry Bjorklund
1:11:57 James Hannon 41 Rochester MN 1999.08.21 Holiday Inn
1:10:18 Kevin Haas 42 St. Louis Park MN 2000.08.19 Mora
1:09:43 Bruce Mortenson 43 Minnetonka MN 1987.09.13 City of Lakes (split)
1:10:17 Bruce Mortenson 44 Minnetonka MN 1988.09.11 City of Lakes (split)
1:09:16 a Tracy Lokken 45 Marquette MI 2011.06.18 Garry Bjorklund
1:10:31 Bruce Mortenson 45 Minnetonka MN 1989.09.10 City of Lakes (split)
1:11:32 a Kevin Haas 46 St Louis Park MN 2005.06.18 Garry Bjorklund
1:13:55 Michael Seaman 46 Edina MN 1997.05.10 New Prague
1:13:02 Bobby Paxton 47 Minneapolis MN 2004.06.19 Garry Bjorklund
1:13:16 Dan Conway 48 Chetek WI 1987.09.13 City of Lakes (split)
1:13:29 a Patrick Billig 48 Roseville MN 2010.06.19 Garry Bjorklund
1:15:04 Bruce Mortenson 48 Minnetonka MN 1992.08.15 Mora
1:09:36 a John Campbell 49 Wanganui New Zealand 1998.06.20 Garry Bjorklund
1:11:11 a Patrick Billig 49 Roseville MN 2011.06.18 Garry Bjorklund
1:14:49 Patrick Billig 49 Roseville MN 2011.09.11 City of Lakes (split)
1:08:28 a John Campbell 50 San Francisco CA 1999.06.19 Garry Bjorklund
1:13:21 a Patrick Billig 50 Roseville MN 2012.06.16 USA Championships
1:16:05 Patrick Billig 50 Roseville MN 2012.09.09 City of Lakes (split)
1:13:12 a John Campbell 51 Wanganui New Zealand 2000.06.17 Garry Bjorklund
1:13:42 a Michael Seaman 51 Edina MN 2002.06.22 Garry Bjorklund
1:16:19 Thomas Stambaugh 51 Nevis MN 2011.09.10 Dick Beardsley
1:17:31 a Paul Giannobile 52 Minnetonka MN 2012.06.16 Garry Bjorklund
1:18:26 Randy Wiinanen 52 Iron MN 2007.08.25 Rochester at the Holiday Inn
1:17:26 a Paul Giannobile 53 Minnetonka MN 2013.06.22 Garry Bjorklund
1:18:32 Jared Mondry 53 Minneapolis MN 1996.05.11 New Prague
1:18:49 a Bobby Paxton 54 Minneapolis MN 2011.06.18 Garry Bjorklund
1:19:47 Michael Seaman 54 Edina MN 2004.08.21 Mora
1:17:24 a Steve Thomas 55 Delano MN 2012.10.27 Monster Dash
1:18:21 Steve Thomas 55 Delano MN 2012.09.09 City of Lakes (split)
1:20:29 a Bobby Paxton 56 Minneapolis MN 2013.06.22 Garry Bjorklund
1:20:57 Jared Mondry 56 Edina MN 1999.05.08 New Prague
1:20:42 a Bill Krezonoski 57 Thunder Bay ON 2011.06.18 Garry Bjorklund
1:21:05 Dan Morse 57 Minneapolis MN 2010.09.12 City of Lakes (split)
1:21:53 Dave Dooley 58 Erie 2005.08.27 Holiday Inn
1:22:09 a Dan Morse 58 Minneapolis MN 2011.08.21 13.1 Minneapolis
1:23:00 Dan Morse 58 Minneapolis MN 2011.09.11 City of Lakes (split)
1:18:04 a Dan Conway 59 Chetek WI 1998.06.20 Garry Bjorklund
1:25:29 Jim Graupner 59 Lake Elmo MN 2004.08.07 Urban Wildland
1:19:12 a Leslie Davis 60 Cinderford England 2003.06.21 Garry Bjorklund
1:25:03 Norm Purrington 60 Lake Elmo MN 2004.05.08 New Prague
1:20:32 a Dan Conway 61 Superior WI 2000.06.17 Garry Bjorklund
1:26:12 Norm Purrington 61 Lake Elmo MN 2004.08.21 Mora
1:20:14 a Dan Conway 62 Superior WI 2001.06.16 Garry Bjorklund
1:24:59 Alex E Ratelle 62 Edina MN 1987.08.15 Mora
1:20:42 a Dan Conway 63 Superior WI 2002.06.22 Garry Bjorklund
1:23:03 Alex E Ratelle 63 Edina MN 1988.09.11 City of Lakes (split)
1:21:54 a Dan Conway 64 Superior WI 2003.06.21 Garry Bjorklund
1:24:40 Alex E Ratelle 64 Edina MN 1989.08.19 Mora
1:25:07 Dan Conway 65 Superior WI 2004.06.19 Garry Bjorklund
1:31:01 Harold Hubbard 65 New Hope MN 1991.08.17 Mora
1:25:00 a Dan Conway 66 Superior WI 2005.06.18 Garry Bjorklund
1:29:26 Jared Mondry
Jun 20, 2014 2:06 AM # 
Toivo!:
... and lots of Conway in there too!
Mar 19, 2020 4:10 PM # 
matzah ball:
And lots of MN and WI...why?

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