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2007-12-21 10:37 AM

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I love my BT Training Logs!  Since the Fall I've been trying to get faster on my feet.  Every week I do the same tempo run on Friday morning and have been tracking my progress on my BT training log.  Below are my BT logs, the first is on Sept 21 and second is from this morning Dec. 21

Abbie

1h 05m 6.32 miles 10m 17s /mile
 

Downtown Tiburon loop and out to Blackies. first 20 minutes was good, then my back started to get very tight from top to bottom, bizarre. Did run/walk 5 to 1 ratio for 30 minutes and then ran the rest straight through.

 
52m 55s 6.32 miles 08m 22s /mile
 

Wow, I think after today I may consider myself a runner! Another PR for my Friday morning tempo run, last week same course was 54:17, shaved over a minute! I checked my logs and 3 months ago Sept 21, this same run took me an hour and 5 minutes!

Even after having run a few marathons a few years ago I've never felt like a runner, more like a plodder I guess. But seeing my times come down since September has been AMAZING!!!

Today was my first run with the Nike Ipod thing in my shoe, very cool to be told how many miles you've gone. Even better, based on the Ipod info, my tmepo run every Friday is 6.32 miles and not a flat 6 miles! Granted the distance may not be perfect on these things, but still...I'm excited!



2007-12-21 10:38 AM
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NICE IMPROVEMENT!!!!
2007-12-21 10:41 AM
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wow!! that's a huge improvement -- congratulations and keep up the good work!!
2007-12-21 10:43 AM
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Hey Abbie,

Congrats on the run!!! Doesn't it feel good when you look back and see that you're making progress?! Keep it up and soon you will be posting about sub 8:00 miles.

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2007-12-21 10:45 AM
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2007-12-21 10:54 AM
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JeepFleeb - 2007-12-21 8:45 AM

BT has training logs?!?

Congrats on the huge improvement!

Thanks everyone!  JeepFleeb, I think it's a new feature...ha ha!



2007-12-21 10:55 AM
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Two minutes off your pace in three months!  Daaaaaaaayum.  That rocks.

2007-12-21 10:56 AM
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Congrats on the improvement.  If you want to track progress even further, you can load your most commonly run routes into the mapping software and produce a history of each time you run that route. 

That is one of my favorite tools. 

2007-12-21 10:57 AM
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We are glad you specified BT log instead of just telling everyone to use their log.

2007-12-21 11:19 AM
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JeepFleeb - 2007-12-21 10:45 AM

BT has training logs?!?

Congrats on the huge improvement!



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2007-12-21 11:24 AM
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Wow!  Great improvement!! - It is good to be able to go back and see how the training's paying off.  And it looks like your's is paying some pretty good dividends these days!


2007-12-21 11:43 AM
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Great improvement, Abbie and yes, the logs are such a good resource... mine helps me keep track of my training plan, see improvements and keeps me accountable.

2007-12-21 1:17 PM
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Thanks everyone for sharing in my runner's high today
2007-12-21 3:32 PM
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That is a fantastic improvement! What's your secret!?
2007-12-21 7:12 PM
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No secret, but I'll share with you what worked for me.    1 day a week I run on the treadmill 30-45 minutes and do a workout, I call "speed ladders", 1 day of tempo and 1 day of running long.  I was doing a 2-hour long run up until about 5 weeks ago, but life happens, now I'm starting to run long again.

Speed Ladders: Basically warm up for a few minutes and then increase the speed by .2 or .3 every minute or 2, until I get to a speed where I'm sprinting but not holding onto the treadmill to remain vertical!  Then I bump the speed down by .2 or .3 every minute or 2 until I get to a jogging pace.  Repeat cycle one or 2 more times and cool down. 

Tempo:  I run this at hard but comfortable pace, does that make sense?  This tempo run started as me just wanting to run the whole distance without having to stop!

Long run: I use walk breaks in my long run.  Usually a ratio of 9:1, 9 minutes of running/1 minute walking, repeat cycle for 2 hours.  The pace is slow, if I were running with someone I would be able carry on a conversation without huffing and puffing. 

That's my "secret"   I'm not a coach, but this plan is working for me!

Abbie

 

 

2007-12-21 9:42 PM
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Nice improvement! That is awesome

I can't agree with you more about using your BT logs. Also include lots of information as it helps to go back and refer to it. 

I love going back and look at my progress. I wondered this week what my typical 300s were swim time back in Jan-March and in no time I can find out.

I have routes I have run since '05 and I've dropped more than a 1/3 of the time it takes to do them. It is super motivating to see the progress I have made. Not nearly as quickly as you have. The route tracker works great for this as well.



2007-12-22 6:27 AM
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Congrats on your great progress. Nice avatar. I'm now living in Spartan territory after spending about 20 years in the East Bay. I'd rather be running in Tiburon!
2007-12-23 12:11 AM
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Great job, heck of an improvement!
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