My main goal is just to stay healthy. I was injured every year in my college career except for one. I would like to reverse that trend and always stay injury-free.
I am a family man. I am married to my beautiful wife Amy (who also ran at Weber and is quite the runner). We have four beautiful daughters named Evelyn (6 years old), Hannah (4 year old), Nora (2 year old), and Iris (5 months).
Marathon pace effort for six miles in the middle of an 11.3-mile run, avg pace for the whole run, 6:31/mile. Pace for the tempo, downhill, 5:15/mile.
Brooks PureCadence 5 Miles: 11.30
From Mike M on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:29:03 from 188.8.131.52
Hey Riley, I have a question- I am planning on doing a half and a full marathon with a lot of downhill (as well as a couple of hills), but I live in an EXTREMELY flat area- literally no hills. I do however have access to a relatively steep and long bridge that's approximately 0.25 of a mile downhill. Should I focus on doing that about once a week, and more importantly, what type of efforts should I keep the downhills on? I want to make sure my quads are ready for the excessive use when it comes. Thoughts?
From RileyCook on Sat, May 13, 2017 at 16:19:49 from 184.108.40.206
Hey Mike. It will be hard to fully simulate the downhill pounding of the races in your area. But I would certainly consider some reps going down that long bridge. If you have a treadmill that does any kind of decline that would maybe serve well for some longer efforts. I would do all the downhill training based on effort and not worry about pace. If it feels like marathon pace, even if it looks fast, it should be fine. Effort is key, otherwise the fast pace on the watch may scare you a bit. Hope that helps.
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