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Three Days of Rest For Me.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I've done my training, all the hard work is behind me now. My official schedule calls for a final 2 mile run today which I will not be doing. I altered my training plan to include 3 days of rest before a long event. It's an age adjustment that seems to work for me. So now I'm just resting up for the Tallahassee Marathon this Sunday.



It's a smaller event, limited to 800 marathoners and 800 half marathoners.

Feel pretty good about it, not going to push myself too hard, but am expecting a sub 5 hour race. It's a mostly flat (they call it pancake flat, but I don't) and shady route, most of which is on a nice running trail. Very similar to my personal traing runs at home, so it feels comfortable for me.

I'm also training for a 70.3 triathlon which will take place at the end of March. This will be my first long distance triathlon. I registered for this event because it's close to home, and I wanted the challenge. The timing is a little off, probably too soon for my current condition. But, I bellieve it's within my capability to finish it. My running base is good, my swimming and biking are not strong, but I'm giving myself almost 2 months to improve on them. My plan is to train hard on those and less on the running.

Will be posting a race report soon after the Marathon completion.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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ROXYZMOM 2/1/2014 8:41AM

    I will be cheering you on Maryland!! You will do fantastic! Enjoy!!

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SPEEDYDOG 2/1/2014 6:59AM

    Hi Vic,

I will be with you in Spirit. You are an inspiration.

Thanks, Bruce

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BUTTERFLY-1976 1/31/2014 11:38AM

    Have fun & enjoy your race!!

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DALID414 1/31/2014 12:51AM

    Marathon on Groundhog's Day/Super Bowl Sunday, wow!

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MBTEPP 1/30/2014 8:37PM

    I think many runners underestimate the importance of the taper. I used to taper in swimming, and it was always a key to success before an important event. I rest more than others a week or two before a race, and bask in my training success. At this point it is all mental; you either have it or not.

Good luck in Tallahassee!! emoticon

It sounds like my kind of course. Finish strong!



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STRIVERONE 1/30/2014 8:23PM

    I'm sure you've got this one in the bag, so I'll offer advance Congrats instead of Luck.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/30/2014 8:15PM

    Wishing you lots of luck!

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MWWENSIN 1/30/2014 7:34PM

    Good luck. I skipped the 2 mile run before my marathon but ran on the first of the 2 rest days so I had 2 rest days before the marathon.

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HDHAWK 1/30/2014 6:17PM

    I'll be cheering you on! I know you'll do great! emoticon

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JODROX 1/30/2014 4:42PM

    Wow! You go get 'em!

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JACKIE542 1/30/2014 4:19PM

    Much luck to you, will be watching for the results. Have fun!!

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TIME-4-TINA 1/30/2014 4:08PM

    Good Luck, Vic!

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LEWILL1982 1/30/2014 3:43PM

    Have a great race and have fun, can't wait to read about your results!

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WONDERWOMAN 1/30/2014 3:36PM

    Enjoy it. You are amazing.

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NATPLUMMER 1/30/2014 3:30PM

    It sounds like you are ready. Looking forward to reading about the race.

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MASRITE 1/30/2014 3:21PM

    Good luck on your marathon (even though I know you don't need it!!). Can't wait to hear how you did! Love reading all about your races.

Side note: going for an MRI on Monday to see what's going on with my hip. I'll keep you posted if they find anything!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 1/30/2014 1:42PM

    Good luck and have fun!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 1/30/2014 12:48PM

    Best of Luck this weekend.

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LISAINMS 1/30/2014 12:30PM

    Enjoy those days of rest as your body repairs itself and regains energy. Have a great race!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/30/2014 11:40AM

    You are going to have an awesome run! I so believe in you. Looking forward to your race report!

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NWFL59 1/30/2014 11:37AM

    Have a great time! emoticon

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DORAL33178 1/30/2014 10:56AM

    Have a great race, Vic. You will do great. If I had the time I would train for a full. My schedule is busy enough with my volunteering, speech therapy for my daughter and Tae Kwon Do for my son. I will be thinking of you as I run a half on Sunday.

Can't wait to read your race blog.

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MARGARITTM 1/30/2014 10:32AM

    have a great race...... oh no pressure but I will stalk the results!......I never wish good luck .... that is for the unprepared! Have fun and enjoy!

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SEABREEZE64 1/30/2014 10:26AM

    Have a great race. Looking forward to your race report!!

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BRANDIW7 1/30/2014 10:01AM

    Good luck!

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I_CAN_AMY 1/30/2014 9:47AM

    I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to see your finishing photo!

You go, Marathon Man! (I'm going to chnage your name :-) )
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 1/30/2014 9:26AM

    Have a great race!

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STEPHM-ARATHON 1/30/2014 8:51AM

    Good luck!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/30/2014 8:45AM

    Awesome! I will never run a sub-5 marathon. You rock!
I make loads of age adjustments too - we must do what works best for our bodies.

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CAROLCRC 1/30/2014 8:34AM

    Whoo Hoo! Will be awaiting the race report!

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