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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Neil Ruggiero on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:06 am

@Kenny B. wrote:6x800's done 3:15 thought I might vomit from my ass during repeat #5.



That's how you know you pushed yourself hard enough Smile Well done.



Anything good over the weekend?
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Kenny B. on Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:52 pm

Thanks Neil.

Sat was easy 5 Sunday 14 with 4 @MP in the trails. HR was quite high on Sunday's run but pace was quick. LSD portion was 8:15 HR 162 last 4 where 7:32 HR 177 avg. Not thrilled with the HR #'s but hopefully it will come down as I get closer to Philly. I really need to be in 170-175 land for a good portion only hitting over 177 after mile 20.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Dave P on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:10 pm

"vomit from my ass",... did you really have to put that picture in my head?! No

Nail Philly Kenny.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Julie on Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:27 pm

@Dave P wrote:"vomit from my ass",... did you really have to put that picture in my head?! No

Nail Philly Kenny.

I picked the wrong blog to read while eating ice cream.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  wheakory on Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:42 pm

Continuing to look good Kenny. Hitting some of those marathon pace miles is definitely important with 5 weeks to go. How do you like the Brook T7's?
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Kenny B. on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:01 pm

@Dave P wrote:"vomit from my ass",... did you really have to put that picture in my head?! No

Nail Philly Kenny.

Sorry! But it was tough!

@Julie wrote:
@Dave P wrote:"vomit from my ass",... did you really have to put that picture in my head?! No

Nail Philly Kenny.

I picked the wrong blog to read while eating ice cream.

kory.wheatley@gmail.com wrote:Continuing to look good Kenny. Hitting some of those marathon pace miles is definitely important with 5 weeks to go. How do you like the Brook T7's?

I love the Brook T7's for racing and speed work. I am going to use them for the marathon. NOt sure how my legs will hold up but for the HM I did great in them but was sore for a few days after.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Kenny B. on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:02 pm

Back in the saddles with 8 miles @ GA w/8x100 strides. My HR responded well with 160 on avg which is where i want it to be fore a 7:49 pace overall. Only 15sec slower than MP pace which I would like my hr to stay around 170-175 for a good chunk of the marathon.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  John Kilpatrick on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:26 pm

Looking good Kenny! I have been tossing around the idea of buying a pair of T7s myself - do you train much in them or just wear them on race days? I might do it anyway, but I hate spending good money on a shoe that I can't train very much in. I absolutely love my zoot ultra speeds and would love to wear them a bunch more, but I know they won't stand up to much training before wearing out... I know the T7s come highly recommended...

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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  wheakory on Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:47 pm

@Kenny B. wrote:Back in the saddles with 8 miles @ GA w/8x100 strides. My HR responded well with 160 on avg which is where i want it to be fore a 7:49 pace overall. Only 15sec slower than MP pace which I would like my hr to stay around 170-175 for a good chunk of the marathon.

They will be fine the more your feet get used to the lighter flats. I would alternate using them on your long runs (every other week) leading up to the marathon.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Kenny B. on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:44 am

@John Kilpatrick wrote:Looking good Kenny! I have been tossing around the idea of buying a pair of T7s myself - do you train much in them or just wear them on race days? I might do it anyway, but I hate spending good money on a shoe that I can't train very much in. I absolutely love my zoot ultra speeds and would love to wear them a bunch more, but I know they won't stand up to much training before wearing out... I know the T7s come highly recommended...

I love the shoes and wear them so far for LT's runs, Intervals and Races up until 13.1. However, I will be using them for marathon but have never gone more than 13.1 on pavement and 20 on TM. I would not use them long runs every weekend but to alternate as Kory said is a good idea. I will do that next cycle.

They do wear out for me on toe area of the sole. This is common with out reviews I have read but not all.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Alex Kubacki on Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:00 am

Good luck this weekend Kenny. I assume you're still running it.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:06 pm

Have a great race this weekend, Kenny. Try not to give out any water, ok?
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Kenny B. on Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:55 pm

Thanks to the above. I'm still running Philly. Bringing home a new PR
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Dave Wolfe on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:07 am

Kenny -- Hope your race goes exactly as planned. No stopping to serve water. Run you plan and have a great race!
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  John Kilpatrick on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:11 am

@Kenny B. wrote:Thanks to the above. I'm still running Philly. Bringing home a new PR

I like it! What are you doing these last few days? I'll be rooting for you!!!

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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Randy E on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:28 am

Come on Kenny, you deserve to break through and get a new PR. Don't slow down! And, no working at the water stations this time. This is YOUR race!!
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Michael Enright on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:29 am

Have a great race Kenny!
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Kenny B. on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:21 am

@Randy E wrote:Come on Kenny, you deserve to break through and get a new PR. Don't slow down! And, no working at the water stations this time. This is YOUR race!!

Thanks everyone! Randy no plans to work the stations this Sunday.

I have been running consistently to plan. I took a bit more aggressive taper this time to see how that serves me. Basically, been running reacovery runs some strides and a few days ago 2 miles @ MP.

Goal A: 3:18:XX
Goal B: Sub 3:20
Goal C: 3:23
Goad D: Sub 3:27 (new PR)
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Mark B on Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:06 pm

Those are some ambitious goals, Kenny! Good luck out there.
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  KathyK on Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:27 pm

Have a great race, Kenny! Go get that new PR!
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Dave P on Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:20 pm

New PR, new PR, new PR,...
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Julie on Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:14 pm

Run well, Kenny and have a great time!
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Nick Morris on Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:02 pm

Good luck tomorrow Kenny!!! You had a great cycle and I believe you are going to do great things!!!
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Sara Jane on Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:36 am

3:23:15!

A new PR! Way to go Kenny!
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Re: That was Zen this is Now!

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:48 am

@Sara Jane wrote:3:23:15!

A new PR! Way to go Kenny!

And you beat me to it! Way to run, Kenny! I think that is a 5 min PR! Wow!
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