Saturday, April 14, 2012

Training Race Challenge

I am really good at pacing myself in my trainings - correction, at my relatively comfortable pace trainings. In the last session with The Coach, I was supposed to do 3x 800 m at 3:10-3:15. Since that is damn fast for me, I tend to go "as fast as I can hold for the 800 m", so I did the first one at 3:01 - wooops. How did I suffer the other two ... I managed to do 3:10 and 3:11, but I learnt my lesson. But back to business ... I am just having breakfast and heading out to Pardubice for a half marathon.

Actually a bib from the Prague half, I am yet to pick it up for this race...

I tend to be serious about my races, so I wouldn't normally sign in for a half that is two weeks after my "A" half of spring and 4 weeks before my "AAA" marathon. But Jitka seemed to stop being frieds with me if I don't come and run the half marathon of her hometown and what is more her first half marathon! I agreed that I will run with her to pace her under 2 hours and take it as an easy training run. But unfortunately, the bad ugly demon of stress fracture came and Jitka cannot run :( :( :( I am really pi$$ed with the stress fracture! I already paid the entry fees and everything, so I said I would run anyway. The Coach didn't like the idea at all, he wanted me to take it really easy. But I guess he knows me and that wouldn't work, I need a plan that I am relatively comfortable with.

Here is the plan:

0-5 km 8:51 min/mile = 5:30 min/km
5-10 km 8:26 min/mile = 5:15 min/km
10-15 km 8:02 min/mile = 5:00 min/km
15-20 km 7:38 min/mile = 4:45 min/km
20-21.1 km ??? (I should be doing the 7:38 pace all the way to the end, but I have my own plan :D ... hope The Coach does not read this :o) )

The race should stand for a long progression run ending little slower than is my current half marathon pace - or little faster than my current marathon pace :D

Finishing my breakfast and in few minutes I am heading out to pick up Leona and Pardubice, we are coming!

Do you run races as a part of your training? Do you find it tough not to go all out when you are in competition? Even though you know it could screw your A race???

Definitely tough thing for me ... we shall see how it goes today.

Have a great weekend running everyone! Tell me about your runs / races!

17 comments :

  1. Budu Ti drzet palce!! Hodne stesti!

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  2. předbíhala jsi mě asi na 15. km, ani jsem tě nestihl pozdravit, jak jsi upalovala :D

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    1. :) Tam jsem akorát zrychlovala na těch 4:45 na km :) :) :) ale kdybych zakřičel, na chvíli bych zpomalila - možná teda ;) Jak to šlo?

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    2. nebyly síly ani na křik :D jo, jak jsem pak četl, tak mi došlo, že jsi zrychlovala. Já na chvíli zkusil tě dobíhat, ale prostě to nešlo. Hodně štěstí do PIMu!

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    3. Díky, díky, Tobě taky (jestli běžíš)... :) Konečně jsem dopsala report a teď si jdu přečíst ten Tvůj :)

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  3. I haven't seen you there. Nor Jitka neither Ondra. Where were all of you? :-) I had a special dress for Jitka's camera. :D

    And if you were all in pink I would have noticed you. :)

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  4. Hmmm.. reversed split and impressive one! Great! Crossing my fingers and looking forward seeing the race report! Cheers, 12:)

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    1. Pretty negative splits :) Whish they were that easy to do in real race effort full out race. Still working on the race report ... It was one busy weekend!

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  5. Barborka: Že bys to byla ty: http://prachensky.rajce.idnes.cz/Pardubicky_vinarsky_pulmaraton_2012/#IMG_4706.jpg ? :-) To bych tě nepoznal - málo pink. :D

    A ještě tady: http://prachensky.rajce.idnes.cz/Pardubicky_vinarsky_pulmaraton_2012/#IMG_4913.jpg

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    1. Já myslím, že bys poznal, ono na těch fotkách nevynikne, jak moc jsou ty návleky pink :) Na Jitčiných fotkách už je to vidět líp ;)

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  6. Tak já už jen čekám jak to dopadlo :) Jestli jsi udržela ten plán :)

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    1. Skoro :) Ale v dobrém, už to sepisuju... Dobrá sebereflexe (četla jsem článek na běžecké škole). Ono se trochu pokory před maratonem hodí, že ;) Jsem zvědavá na sebe...

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  7. Gratuluju k vykonu. Pekny cas na to jak bylo vedro!

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    1. Dík moc! Vzhledem k tomu, že jsem první půlku spíše "vyklusávala" a běžela hodně pomalu, jak trenér nakázal, tak spokojenost. Pořád je to o pět minut lepší než jakýkoliv čas z předchozích let ;)

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    2. :-))) jj, trener ma vzdycky pravdu, ze? :-))) Zdravime trenera :-) Jinak pekna nova fotka v zahlavi! (krasnej doslap na predni cast!!!) A krasne Ti ladi boty/sukne a navleky s pasem na lahve! :-)

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  8. Barborka nemohla dodržet plán, protože dělala vodičku skupinkám chlapů za ní. :D

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    1. Jo, jo, no trochu to tak bylo. Ego nedalo, i tak mi to přišlo děsné šourání na začátku :o

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