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RA201 OC 8 miles on the trail with new friends!

 Welcome 301 people!  We hope you get in a good run with us while Coach Mike enjoys Ragnar.  We will all go out & back in the same direction (west).  The half marathoners will turn around at 4 miles; the full marathoners will turn around at 5 miles. 

It occurred to me that on last week’s post, I left something out.  How are your running shoes?  We are at about 200 miles.  If you started this class with old shoes, or you started with shoes that weren’t fit for you by a pro (like at ASP), then it may be time to get new ones.  Most shoes from a specialty shop are built to go[masked] miles, depending on your size and foot strike.  If you’ve had sore knees, achy feet, shin splints, or heel pain; consider the age, condition, and specificity of your running shoes.  If you got new shoes at the beginning of our program, you can consider getting a new pair for our Saturday long runs and the Tuesday runs, and keeping the other pair for your Sunday, and Thursday runs.  Rotating shoes is common among runners, I promise I in no way profit from this advice ;)  Please keep in mind that your gait may change over time, thereby changing your shoe needs.

Sunday, March 30th: recover

Monday: 30 minutes Foundation Training

Tuesday: 4 medium pace miles & 20 minutes FT

Wednesday: off

Thursday: 4 medium pace miles & 20 minutes FT

Friday: off

IMPORTANT DATES: April 12th is our all chapter run at the BEACH!  April 26 is our POT LUCK breakfast at my house, following our taper run.  PLEASE make note of these dates to plan for enough time!!!

The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race.  It’s to test the limits of the human heart.  Bill Bowerman

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  • Erica

    I won't be able to run with you all on Saturday since my husband has to work and I don't know if my 17month old baby can handle 8 miles straight. I'm going to run in my neighborhood. Have a great run everybody!!

    April 4, 2014

  • Bruce B.

    I'll be getting off a plane about the time you start the run. I'll run 8 Thursday or Friday.

    March 30, 2014

    • stephanie a.

      run? or rum? Have fun mon!

      March 30, 2014

    • Bruce B.

      You caught me Steph. I'll start my rum when you start your run.

      1 · March 30, 2014

  • Kalei

    7pm? That might be a little late for me, if anyone wants to run earlier let me know! ;)

    March 30, 2014

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