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Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread
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On November 15th, the 2020/21 edition of the 100 runs in 100 days Challenge, commonly known as 100/100, commences. Thanks to Dev Paul for conceiving of and curating this Challenge over the years. for both the last 2 years we've had between 700 and 800 participants, which have been our 2 biggest years.

We shall begin with our customary "Airing of the Grievances." Let us all get it out of our systems. Just know that you asked for this Challenge to be moved up a little, so, rather than its traditional Dec 15 start, or last year's Dec 1 start, we've moved to Nov 15th. That's 4 weeks from yesterday, and we're announcing now so that you can have almost a month to get ready.

In this thread we'll explain the rules, answer questions, and then share successes and failures, and give each other encouragement, as the Challenge progresses.

This goals of this Challenge are to establish a solid run base; to embed a habit of using the run to establish your fitness foundation. This Challenge honors frequency. Not distance. Not speed. Not effort. It honors regularity. Routine. To prevail in this Challenge you don't see how much you can do; rather how little. Not how hard you can run, but how easy. You might think running that easy detrains you. Let's revisit this once you're a couple of months into it.

What Counts?

1. Any run that's at least 30 minutes long or at least 3 miles long (see below for exceptions).
2. The runs can be outdoors or on a treadmill.
3. Walking does not count, but an honest-effort walk-run does count.
4. Aquajogging and elliptical training do not count.
5. You can (and probably should) take days off.
6. You can do days with more than 1 run session; each sessions counts.
7. You get no credit for going longer than 30min; a 30min run is identical to a 60min run for this Challenge.
8. Extra effort gains you nothing.
9. You can go as slow as you want provided both feet leave the ground on every stride.
10. Runs must separated by at least 1 hour to count as multiple sessions.

Runs shorter than 30 minutes

11. If you do 2 runs shorter than 30 minutes in one day you can count the total as 1 run.
12. Up to twice per week you can run a session that is shorter than 30min if on the very next day you run a session that makes up the difference, i.e., a 23min run doesn't count, but, if you run a 37min run the following day, then you've officially run 2 sessions. You'll need to jimmy the run-duration totals in your training log to get the credit (you're on your honor here).

Joining the Challenge; Entering Runs on the Slowtwitch Training Log

- Go to training.slowtwitch.com. You can always navigate there via the blue navbar above (below the ad banner at the top), hover over "Training" (third heading from right) and click on Training Log.
- Sign up for a Training Log account if you don't already have one (your Reader Forum account is also your Training Log account, i.e., there's one unified login for both).
- Then look for 100/100 for 2019/20. It's hard to miss.
- Click "enroll".
- If you just go to the Challenges page, this is an easy place to go to in order to enroll. Just make sure you're signed in first.
- Now start entering your runs in the log. Make sure you only enter runs that combine as 30 minutes as one session. If you have a 20min + 15min day, enter it as one workout of 35 minute or it will not get rolled into the results sheet.
- Please ensure that you log a distance along with the time. If you don't know the distance, please try to estimate.
- Your runs will automatically get entered into the Challenge results sheet.
- Here's what my Training Log page looks like, and you can see I'm enrolled in the 100/100. If that icon on your training log instance said ENROLL, then click it. If it says LEAVE, as mine does, then you're already successfully enrolled in the Challenge.



Strava Sync

- You'll see a button on our Training Log allowing you to sync with Strava (in fact, you can see it in the screenshot above). Click that button if you enter your results some other way, in another training log or program. The only requirement for this to work is that your other training log must also sync with Strava. Basically, if your session is on Strava, our log will find it, download it, and your sessions will automatically append to the Challenge. "EricTheBiking" (on the Forum) is our Training Logmeister. He'll answer questions you have about this on this thread.

Viewing Challenge Standings

- From the Challenges home page, click on the link to go to the 100/100 for 2020/21, you'll see where you and everyone stands.
- Click on any of the column headers, and it will sort the sheet based on that category (frequency, time, distance, aerobic points). Just, frequency is how we judge this.
- Please note that you must be logged in to actually enter your data. You can't enter data without logging into your account (seems obvious...).

Accumulated Wisdom: This is year-14 of this Challenge. Much has been learned, good and bad.

- This is an exercise in who can whisper the loudest.
- Don't try to bank run sessions early. Just trust the process. You'll probably be more successful "banking" runs, as in, performing double runs, later in the Challenge rather than earlier.
- Take days off when you need to. As your fitness increases, you may find later in the Challenge you can run doubles. Most who hit their 100/100 do take rest days.

Levels

While some might go for 100 runs, the reality is that unless you are already running 4-6 hours per week, this might be unrealistic. For most a realistic goal is to start at Bronze club pace (or less) and then see how things go.

Platinum Club = 100 runs in 100 days (March 24th)
Gold Club = 90 runs in 100 runs in days
Silver Club = 80 runs in 100 runs in days
Bronze = 70 runs in 100 runs in days

Please put any questions on this thread. Better to put them here than send PMs or emails.

Please post stories about your workouts, pictures from running days and chime in to motivate each other on this thread. Don't just log workouts and disappear. The community is what it's all about.

Zwift Running

We're going to really highlight this Challenge in our weekly Zwift runs. This is the year when this challenge and Zwift running really do complement each other.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
Last edited by: Slowman: Oct 19, 20 11:42
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So....

Does 11. and 12. follow 30 minutes or 3 miles or just 30 minutes?

Does a 1.5 mile run in the morning and 1.5 mile run at lunch count as 1 run or zero runs?

Does a 2 mile run on one day and 4 mile run on day 2 count as 1 or 2 runs?

Runs shorter than 30 minutes

11. If you do 2 runs shorter than 30 minutes in one day you can count the total as 1 run.
12. Up to twice per week you can run a session that is shorter than 30min if on the very next day you run a session that makes up the difference, i.e., a 23min run doesn't count, but, if you run a 37min run the following day, then you've officially run 2 sessions. You'll need to jimmy the run-duration totals in your training log to get the credit (you're on your honor here).
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B.McMaster wrote:
So....

Does 11. and 12. follow 30 minutes or 3 miles or just 30 minutes?

Since Dan & Dev have pretty much used the same "rule book" for the past however many years, and haven't updated that section, I suggest you just move the decimal over and swap "minutes" for "miles"

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11. If you do 2 runs shorter than 3.0 miles in one day you can count the total as 1 run.
12. Up to twice per week you can run a session that is shorter than 3.0 miles if on the very next day you run a session that makes up the difference, i.e., a 2.3 mile run doesn't count, but, if you run a 3.7 mile run the following day, then you've officially run 2 sessions. You'll need to jimmy the run-duration/mileage totals in your training log to get the credit (you're on your honor here).

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Excited for this year. Had a good experience last year.

What time does this start exactly? 12:00 am Sunday November 15th, user’s local time zone?

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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<Gulp> This didn't exactly end well for me last year.

I mean...I guess, "All's well that ends well." but, it was a bumpy ride.
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plant_based wrote:
Excited for this year. Had a good experience last year.

What time does this start exactly? 12:00 am Sunday November 15th, user’s local time zone?

good question. i'll ask our training logmeister eric the biking to answer.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
<Gulp> This didn't exactly end well for me last year.

I mean...I guess, "All's well that ends well." but, it was a bumpy ride.

this challenge will require many people to have open heart surgery. did we forget to mention that?

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Slowman wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
<Gulp> This didn't exactly end well for me last year.

I mean...I guess, "All's well that ends well." but, it was a bumpy ride.


this challenge will require many people to have open heart surgery. did we forget to mention that?

Then I'm a step ahead of most.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I am in. Last year I got to 800km of running over 100 runs after a 4 year hiatus of not running (I used the previous year before that as 100 days of rehab to get to ONE 30 min run). During my first 12 weeks of Covid19 lockdown I ran 1000km in 84 days (mainly 1x per day 60-90 min). For 100/100 this year I would like to get to 300km of swimming and 900km to 1000km of running depending on how bad the winter is and if pools remain open or they get slammed shut on us here on this second wave....and also how good the snow is for XC skiing. Let's see. But hard to believe all of this started Dec 2006 and its still going on. I think technically its starting its 15th year!!!! First year I did it, finished up 1 month before Wildflower 2007!!!! Sadly Wildflower no longer around.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Do we have to use Strava to participate? Was hoping to rely just on my Garmin GPS watch.
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tri15 wrote:
Do we have to use Strava to participate? Was hoping to rely just on my Garmin GPS watch.

i don't know if we can import straight from garmin or not. i'll have eric answer that.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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I did it in 2013 with 71 runs.... so after 6 years recovery, I`m back for some epic shit. Looking forward to it.
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I'm new to the 100/100 challenge and not a frequent visitor so apologies if my question has been covered:
Would it be possible to create a Strava group for this challenge, please? I just enjoy Strava and would love to track everyone's progress on that platform as well as Slowtwitch.
cheers
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tri15 wrote:
Do we have to use Strava to participate? Was hoping to rely just on my Garmin GPS watch.

I don't think you have to ... I've always input my mileage manually

I personally avoided Strava for the longest time, until we had a fundraising Challenge at work where Strava/MapMyRun or some other GPS-based app was required [as there was real money involved, and it had to be auditable], and now i only use it sporadically - mostly to measure new bike routes with D'Girls

Also, I'm going to end up doing a bunch of runs on the treadmill, and Strava doesn't work so great for that, I've heard

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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The Customer wrote:
I'm new to the 100/100 challenge and not a frequent visitor so apologies if my question has been covered:

Would it be possible to create a Strava group for this challenge, please? I just enjoy Strava and would love to track everyone's progress on that platform as well as Slowtwitch.
cheers


There's already a strava club. It's not 100/100 specific though.

https://www.strava.com/clubs/slowtwitch-com
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plant_based wrote:
Excited for this year. Had a good experience last year.

What time does this start exactly? 12:00 am Sunday November 15th, user’s local time zone?

Yes, that's correct. The log doesn't translate time zones: anything that comes in in the range (date, not time) will be included in the challenge.

-Eric
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Slowman wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
<Gulp> This didn't exactly end well for me last year.


I mean...I guess, "All's well that ends well." but, it was a bumpy ride.


this challenge will require many people to have open heart surgery. did we forget to mention that?


Dan, Tom, everyone, if you care to look at page 3 of last year's challenge, I've added something to the list.

https://training.slowtwitch.com/challenges/leaderboard/20?page=3


Tom, you're an inspiration to us all.


-Eric
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tri15 wrote:
Do we have to use Strava to participate? Was hoping to rely just on my Garmin GPS watch.

Hey!

We currently do not integrate directly with Garmin. At the time we looked at this, the only available integrations were through screen scraping and were a bit unreliable. This led us to rely on the Strava integration as the best way to get data in.

I think we could look at this again, if there's enough demand, and I see that Garmin has a public oauth-secured API that is free for business use. If they approve us, this could turn into a real thing.

Now, having said that: it's unlikely that I could get us integrated before the challenge begins this year. It's a pretty short timeline.

-Eric
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EricTheBiking wrote:

Dan, Tom, everyone, if you care to look at page 3 of last year's challenge, I've added something to the list.

https://training.slowtwitch.com/...eaderboard/20?page=3

Tom, you're an inspiration to us all.
-Eric

Awe....Thanks, Eric. I'm glad to still be here, and able to run, train, and live my life with ZERO limitations.
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Tom_hampton wrote:
EricTheBiking wrote:


Dan, Tom, everyone, if you care to look at page 3 of last year's challenge, I've added something to the list.

https://training.slowtwitch.com/...eaderboard/20?page=3

Tom, you're an inspiration to us all.
-Eric


Awe....Thanks, Eric. I'm glad to still be here, and able to run, train, and live my life with ZERO limitations.

Well, I think I speak for everyone when I say we're also glad you can be here, running, training, and living.

Everyone else: just be like Tom and you get a special badge too!

-Eric
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This challenge sounds interesting to me having just started a small run streak of my own. I'd like more clarification on "honest effort walk/run. I walk/run almost all my runs, 30 sec walk, 90 sec run. Would this count in this challenge?

Kim Ruble
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rubleka wrote:
This challenge sounds interesting to me having just started a small run streak of my own. I'd like more clarification on "honest effort walk/run. I walk/run almost all my runs, 30 sec walk, 90 sec run. Would this count in this challenge?

Its all on the honor system, and this is a challenge, not a competition. I think 90/30 is fine...maybe on the edge of being a lot of walking with 25% of each session being . But, I'd also think about why you are walking every 90 seconds---and perhaps, slow down to allow you to run for longer or other appropos modifications. As longer (perhaps easier) bouts of running with less walking will have some benefits over the 90/30 framework.

Some people have handled these situations by simply totaling up the run-only time in walk-runs. So, 20 repeats of your 90/30 cycle to get your 30min of running.
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EricTheBiking wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
EricTheBiking wrote:


Dan, Tom, everyone, if you care to look at page 3 of last year's challenge, I've added something to the list.

https://training.slowtwitch.com/...eaderboard/20?page=3

Tom, you're an inspiration to us all.
-Eric


Awe....Thanks, Eric. I'm glad to still be here, and able to run, train, and live my life with ZERO limitations.


Well, I think I speak for everyone when I say we're also glad you can be here, running, training, and living.

Everyone else: just be like Tom and you get a special badge too!

-Eric

Nice to add that, but I'm thinking NO ONE wants that badge...
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What the over/under on total runs by bluestacks867?

As well as over/under on number of day 1 runs for him?

Ask me how much I love my Kiwami LD Aero Trisuit
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Leavitt wrote:
What the over/under on total runs by bluestacks867?

As well as over/under on number of day 1 runs for him?

9 on day-1. 570 total.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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It will be snow. And 6 hours of "daylight". Sounds like what I need, I'm in...
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Will there be an Official Airing of Grievances 100/100 *Covid-19 Edition* thread? If not, I'm not participating.
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Tom_hampton wrote:
rubleka wrote:
This challenge sounds interesting to me having just started a small run streak of my own. I'd like more clarification on "honest effort walk/run. I walk/run almost all my runs, 30 sec walk, 90 sec run. Would this count in this challenge?


Its all on the honor system, and this is a challenge, not a competition. I think 90/30 is fine...maybe on the edge of being a lot of walking with 25% of each session being . But, I'd also think about why you are walking every 90 seconds---and perhaps, slow down to allow you to run for longer or other appropos modifications. As longer (perhaps easier) bouts of running with less walking will have some benefits over the 90/30 framework.

Some people have handled these situations by simply totaling up the run-only time in walk-runs. So, 20 repeats of your 90/30 cycle to get your 30min of running.

In the old rules, only runninng time counted. It meant that you have to execute the opposite of race walking. In race walking one foot MUST remain on the ground at all times. In the old 100/100 rules, for a stride count as running, both feet must leave the ground on every stride. I felt that was a fair defintion of what running is and it left nothig to interpretation. I am against walking time counting (even honour system), just like I would be against Ebike time counting as biking in a bike challenge. Its not the sport the challenge is about.

Two years ago I used the 100/100 as rehab to get back into running. My goal was a single 30 min continuous run outside by the end of the challenge. Intially I started with 5x1 min jogging with as much rest as I needed on the treadmill and then 10x1, then 8x2, then 10x2, then 6x3....eventually got to 6x5 then 2x15.....then ventured outdoors in the last week and got it done. But did not count any walking time. To me, that's not the sport I was trying to get back into. The jogging was barely faster than a fast walk....we're talking 7-8kph, but it was jogging and that mattered (at least to me). Later that year, I did 5 Olympic tris and a half IM ...no steps of walking just running.

Part of the reason for the original rule of "no walking" was to train the mind for races that are really hard and stick to the mindset of not walking at all. When you do it 100 days in a row, it gets beaten into the head and when you're at mile 22, up a hill, in 35C heat and you want to walk, well, you know that "walking is not an option"....so there was a reason why I had originally excluded walking from the old rules.

But hey, its all a personal challenge, people can do what they want if it helps them gain fitness.

Dev
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I'll take inspirational 100/100 comeback stories for 1000, Alex.

Oh sorry....

You had a debilitating back disorder (oh....and got run over by a bus).

I had some still unknown foot disorder that magically went away (Oh...and had heart surgery).


"What is a debilitating back disorder (oh....and getting run over by a bus)."

"What is a still unknown foot disorder that magically went away (Oh...and having heart surgery)."
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t-minus 19 days!!
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Long-time lurker of the challenge, finally biting the bullet and signing up. I need something to get me motivated, and this is exactly the kind of challenge that will do that. I'm nothing if not motivated by challenges. Even my wife said it was a good idea. We'll see if she changes her mind.

Now to stock up on cold weather running gear and strategize. I'm thinking of adding a couple of additional goals:

- Lose 10 lbs. (seems like it will probably take care of itself running 100 runs of 3 mi. or more)
- Only single days off (Thought about no days off, but after reading the suggestions above, thinking single days off only, i.e. not two in a row, is more attainable but still challenging)

What other goals have previous participants set?

Brenden Macy
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I am Drive. I am Grit. I am Determination.
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brmacy wrote:
Only single days off (Thought about no days off, but after reading the suggestions above, thinking single days off only, i.e. not two in a row, is more attainable but still challenging)

My results in previous challenges have been in the 70-80 run range; basically running 5 days out of 7

This would mean [in theory] Saturday & Sunday, take Monday off, then Tues-Weds-Thurs and Friday off

To be honest though, I've come into the past few with pretty heavy streaks already going on, so once those broke, I took more days off towards the end, as I was in good shape for at least a bronze medal [70 runs/100 days]

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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I'll take inspirational 100/100 comeback stories for 1000, Alex.

Oh sorry....

You had a debilitating back disorder (oh....and got run over by a bus).

I had some still unknown foot disorder that magically went away (Oh...and had heart surgery).


"What is a debilitating back disorder (oh....and getting run over by a bus)."

"What is a still unknown foot disorder that magically went away (Oh...and having heart surgery)."

I detect you have a sub 40 min 10km planned for March 2021 now that the pipes are clear!!!
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devashish_paul wrote:

I detect you have a sub 40 min 10km planned for March 2021 now that the pipes are clear!!!

Well...and attempt, yes. But, its planned for 12 Feb, my surgery day. :-)
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I am going to do a 5000m baseline before the challenge. Currently my best post rehab is 22:29. I would like to see how close to 22 I can get it before challenge and hopefully take it to 21.xx afterwards. As it stands I need to take off 6 seconds per km to get sub 22. Maybe if I can lose 8-10 lbs during the challenge then I'm done!!!

Good luck on Feb 12th. Will we have Steve Fleck doing a livestream with expert commentary from Slowman and some IAAF judges at the track. Track spikes or springy shoes?
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devashish_paul wrote:
I am going to do a 5000m baseline before the challenge. Currently my best post rehab is 22:29. I would like to see how close to 22 I can get it before challenge and hopefully take it to 21.xx afterwards. As it stands I need to take off 6 seconds per km to get sub 22. Maybe if I can lose 8-10 lbs during the challenge then I'm done!!!

Good luck on Feb 12th. Will we have Steve Fleck doing a livestream with expert commentary from Slowman and some IAAF judges at the track. Track spikes or springy shoes?


You hurt my head with your mixed units. m, Km, and lbs. :-) 2.5 kilos should do it...along with a some race-pace work.

Springy shoes---Standard ASICS training shoe. I don't have a fancy racing shoe.
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yeah, keep it that way-compare apples to apples...for the 10K attempt.

(*I'm rooting for you-go Tom!!!)
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Thanks, Doc! 12 Feb seems like it's forever away...until you pin it onto a training calendar.

14 weeks = 3x 4 week blocks, + 2 week taper.

Make every session count.

PS: The ticker seems to be working like I remember.
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Thanks for moving up the 100/100 2020 Challenge! T-minus 10 Days! Instead of "Airing a Grievance" I'm going to "Air an Enhancement" to the 100/100 Challenge. I'm going to aim for losing 15 to 20 pounds (currently 183 lbs, 5' 10") over the course of the challenge. And I'm starting today, 10 days prior to the Challenge. And I'm not prescribing to any fad diets -- just going to count calories using MyFitnessPal and not eat junk food at night. That alone should do it I suspect. And, of course, I'm going to make sure to properly fuel pre and post Run. Anyone please feel free to join me :-)
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mmmmmmmmmmm
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
I'm going to make sure to properly fuel pre and post Run. Anyone please feel free to join me :-)

To that respect, I'm just going to try to maintain a healthy weight, and not drop down too much, becoming even more of a "skinny little shit"

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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Also, as in years past, I have a template for bibs ready and I'll be posting up on my IG shortly [along with some other things I have going on in November]

PM me if you want one

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Thanks for moving up the 100/100 2020 Challenge! T-minus 10 Days! Instead of "Airing a Grievance" I'm going to "Air an Enhancement" to the 100/100 Challenge. I'm going to aim for losing 15 to 20 pounds (currently 183 lbs, 5' 10") over the course of the challenge. And I'm starting today, 10 days prior to the Challenge. And I'm not prescribing to any fad diets -- just going to count calories using MyFitnessPal and not eat junk food at night. That alone should do it I suspect. And, of course, I'm going to make sure to properly fuel pre and post Run. Anyone please feel free to join me :-)

Sounds like a good goal. I'm at 186 and would like to get down to 165 for next spring. I've had success before with the 100/100 challenge and using MyFitnessPal (although i find logging dinners hard). Good luck with both.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tri Bread] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah I'm cutting too. At 193.0lbs earlier today. I'm looking to cut to my typical training weight of 185.0lbs. I'm 72.5in.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I'm back this year for my second attempt at 100/100, managed 76 runs last year after humming and hahhing over whether or not to join in having watched from the side lines for a few years!

Hoping that this will get me back into a bit of a better shape having become a dad to twins 6 months ago (should be a little easier in some ways setting my goal to just hit the minimum run distance each day and having a treadmill for the awful weather days we get in NE England, UK!)

Practise doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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RandMart wrote:
BT_DreamChaser wrote:
I'm going to make sure to properly fuel pre and post Run. Anyone please feel free to join me :-)

To that respect, I'm just going to try to maintain a healthy weight, and not drop down too much, becoming even more of a "skinny little shit"

Baselined it today: 5'6"; 142

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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So the biggest mass participation sporting event this year on ST starts tomorrow?
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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devashish_paul wrote:
So the biggest mass participation sporting event this year on ST starts tomorrow?

yup! i'm ready.

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aka Slowman
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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With all the stuff around the world being cancelled, we started this entire virtual event thing way back with some "virtual ST training camps" in around 2004....this thing started in Dec 2006 from the virtual ST Xmas overtraining camp that you may recall I built out based on some of the other virtual camps you started....then from there it went to 50 days of running in a row and then to 100. But we leveraged the internet when there was no virus to get people together to do sport.

I think if you have time, a front page article on "the oldest virtual endurance event" in the world starts NOW would be awesome.

When there was no virus we used the internet to bring people from around the world to do the same thing (run 100 days). We did that because we had the same mindset, but our local training partner may not, but some guy in Japan or Orange County or Cairns may. So we were industry leaders and "covid19" proof before all these followers used neccessity and being worried about health and death to go virtual. We used the internet to bring people together when no one asked us to, and no virus forced us to. We just did it because it made sense and the internet was there to bring like minded humans together.

I'll use the old Military motto, "Friendship through sport". By converging the sport and the internet, that's what we were able to initiate.

Dev
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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So excited!!!!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in. I'm on day 774 of my running streak, although not all in that streak meet this challenge requirements. I have two 1 mile runs the day after marathons and a couple other 2 mile runs but other than that they are pretty much all 3 miles+. For the next 100 days I'll be doing 3+ miles and likely 30 min per day. I've never been running better than during this last couple years.

Also, I would be interested in the Garmin integration. I had to set up a Strava account for just this pretty much. I'm not one for social media for the most part.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [BigManShuffle] [ In reply to ]
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Yes very excited. T minus 7 hours. Letsss goooooo!!!!!!!!!! :P

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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So the '30 min or 3 miles minimum' rule - if you hit the 30 min but go shorter than 3 miles, does that count? I can easily see being slower than that, especially if I'm running/jogging in snowshoes.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [ In reply to ]
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And we're off... https://training.slowtwitch.com/...enges/leaderboard/22

Good luck everyone, this will be fun!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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surroundhound wrote:
So the '30 min or 3 miles minimum' rule - if you hit the 30 min but go shorter than 3 miles, does that count? I can easily see being slower than that, especially if I'm running/jogging in snowshoes.

Yeah 30min counts

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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I’m ready to start this thing!

Ciao
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I learned my lesson last year where I got sick on the final day and so only ended up with 99! I will bank a day or two before the last week this time. :)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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I’m in and looking forward to it.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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3 beers and well timed email from Slowman and I’m in. 1st timer! I need this.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [dominator] [ In reply to ]
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Looking forward to this, always amazing to see the efforts put out! Made 75 runs last year, looking to get a little closer to 100 this year. My wife gives me a little bit of a hard time and laughs at me about doing this challenge, then she is the one that everyday asks about me getting a run in. 100 here I come :-)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Flemish Arrow] [ In reply to ]
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Flemish Arrow wrote:
I’m ready to start this thing!

Ciao


What's the over/under in Vegas for Bluestack hitting 20 runs on day one?

Edit: The vegas guys can do better math than me....OK what's the over/under of Bluestack hitting 16 runs on day one (the max per day)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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Wow, respect to justjeff07 for his 35hour run: start as you mean to go on!!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I started off a bit early - will do my 14th straight day today. I intend to keep on doing daily runs as long as I’m working from home due to coronavirus restrictions.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [StaffanS] [ In reply to ]
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Treated my knees do a run on soft gravel dust trails instead of the usual concrete sidewalk run. good luck everyone.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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So I've been gone from Slowtwitch land for a long time, coming back to it now post-divorce. Decided to join the 100/100 to see if the social commitment bond encourages me to run frequently enough this winter to not get injured from running next year like always seems to happen when I ramp up for something.

FYI for those asking about Garmin integration-- I created a Strava account and linked it with my Garmin account. Slowtwitch's Training Log pulled in the data from Garmin via Strava just fine. I'd rather not have to do this; I'm a bit of an online privacy zealot and Strava has already been pushing me to enter more and more personal data.

I didn't read Dan's email carefully enough and thought the 100/100 Challenge started when I got the email. I found myself running behind yesterday and finally managed a treadmill run at 8PM...
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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AND I'M ON THE BOARD! Best showing since 2013 here.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tom Fort] [ In reply to ]
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Tom Fort wrote:
FYI for those asking about Garmin integration-- I created a Strava account and linked it with my Garmin account. Slowtwitch's Training Log pulled in the data from Garmin via Strava just fine. I'd rather not have to do this; I'm a bit of an online privacy zealot and Strava has already been pushing me to enter more and more personal data.

You can also enter your data in the training log manually and ditch the Strava, if you care to

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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Eric:

How often does the Leaderboard update from my activity list? Just curious as I have a run in my activity list but I am listed as having 0 in the challenge.

ars

Alan Stewart
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Nothing less than 100 from you is acceptable. If you get to 99, both your mancard and your ST accounts will be confiscated!!!

OK OK. First run was a typical 100/100. I did a 3000m swim in my 60 min swim slot and it was crazy windy and just under 0 C. I had exactly zero plans to run after the swim and then I realize it is the first day of 100/100. I did not even have proper gear as I came to swim in my jeans with swimsuit on underneath, but after showering, I realized that I had an extra pair of jammers and I did come with running shoes.

So I put on the dry jammers, running shoes, T shirt and winter jacket dropped my bag in the car and headed off for a 30 min run in the trails looking completely goofy, with no tights, gloves, hat nor socks....just running shoes, jammers, T shirt and and a winter jacket. 42 min and 8km later, run number 1 is done. So reminder, I need to leave extra gloves, hat, tights, running shoes, thermal top in my car in the event that I have an opportunity to cram in a 30 min run.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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Hey plantbased, did you actually run three runs of 3 miles exactly split apart by 60 minutes each at 3:59 per kilometer? Or did you do a single run that was 9 miles exactly and log it as three. Note that you need a 60 minutes separation between discrete runs. You can't just keep running and count each 3 mile segment as a second, third and then 10th run after running 30 miles.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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devashish_paul wrote:
Hey plantbased, did you actually run three runs of 3 miles exactly split apart by 60 minutes each at 3:59 per kilometer? Or did you do a single run that was 9 miles exactly and log it as three. Note that you need a 60 minutes separation between discrete runs. You can't just keep running and count each 3 mile segment as a second, third and then 10th run after running 30 miles.

Click on my Strava - I waited 60min.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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plant_based wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
Hey plantbased, did you actually run three runs of 3 miles exactly split apart by 60 minutes each at 3:59 per kilometer? Or did you do a single run that was 9 miles exactly and log it as three. Note that you need a 60 minutes separation between discrete runs. You can't just keep running and count each 3 mile segment as a second, third and then 10th run after running 30 miles.


Click on my Strava - I waited 60min.

OK I am not on strava, but thanks for following the theme. Just seeing that it seemed like something that may have been a continuous run. It must have been hard doing the third run after sitting around (or did you ride in between or swim in between).
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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lol yeah the 3rd run was hard. Each run also I have to go down stairs from the third floor and over to another building and up stairs to the 2nd floor to get to the treadmill, so that’s basically my warmup and cooldown.

Before the 3rd run I got hit with hunger strike and ate a bunch of stuff and felt slightly sluggish in the run, but was probably a few pounds heavier.

I came back to my place intending to do a 4th but ended up falling asleep and now am trying to get going again and get some more in today. I feel pretty fresh right now. Not sure how many more I can crank out today. I also don’t know what speed. I have been starting at 9.0mph and might just try starting there again with a max of 9.5mph.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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plant_based wrote:
lol yeah the 3rd run was hard. Each run also I have to go down stairs from the third floor and over to another building and up stairs to the 2nd floor to get to the treadmill, so that’s basically my warmup and cooldown.

Before the 3rd run I got hit with hunger strike and ate a bunch of stuff and felt slightly sluggish in the run, but was probably a few pounds heavier.

I came back to my place intending to do a 4th but ended up falling asleep and now am trying to get going again and get some more in today. I feel pretty fresh right now. Not sure how many more I can crank out today. I also don’t know what speed. I have been starting at 9.0mph and might just try starting there again with a max of 9.5mph.

OK good to see some solid 100/100 day 1 stories...I would recommend a yoga mat and just lie down for 45 min after each tun and then get on a spin bike in the gym for 10 min before starting subequent runs.

By the way, the reason for the 60 min separation was theoretically so you can fit in a 1 hrs 40km bike ITT or a 1 hrs IM swim leg....so the rather arbitrary 1 hrs has an athletic conversion to it. Nice work cranking these out at 9.3mph!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Realistically, I'm shooting for 80/100. But I'm starting off as if I can do all 100.

All this Zwift racing I've been doing has done wonders for my running, though. It's been over a year since I've really enjoyed going for runs.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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rrheisler wrote:
All this Zwift racing I've been doing has done wonders for my running

Yeah agreed

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Well said Dev.

Funny thing how this can motivate others. I finally managed to finish my 100 last year. Despite my family and office mates thinking I was NUTS, they're now thinking that maybe this year they should do some form of this after seeing it was possible to run every day, sometimes twice, and it won't kill you. I think that's a positive.

Good luck to all! May your legs be tough and your recoveries swift. -J

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [WIAlan] [ In reply to ]
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WIAlan wrote:
Eric:

How often does the Leaderboard update from my activity list? Just curious as I have a run in my activity list but I am listed as having 0 in the challenge.

ars

Hey, Alan. It's immediate. If a workout isn't showing, it doesn't qualify for some reason. If you tell me which one it is, I can tell you precisely why not.

Thanks,

-Eric
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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The structure of this challenge is challenging. I remember stacking workouts from last year. It’s challenging psychologically.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Have seen the Challenge for a couple of years now. This is the first time I have signed up. Coming off of a Stem Cell transplant in January of this year. Still doing oral chemo every month and need some motivation to get out and be active again. I would like to hit 80/100 this time. Thanks for setting this up and helping me stay accountable
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Needed some extra motivation lately, so glad to see this come up. Slightly ideal as I'm in the final build up to a marathon, but will need to take some downtime with in this 100 day window, so hopefully can still hit 100 runs with the downtime as well.

Think last time I participated in this was 2013/2014 while deployed, and it was good motivation then as well!

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Daughter tested positive for Covid so I just started a quarantine - perfect timing to bank a few for the inevitable injury or illness later on. This is my 3rd or 4th year and making the first page of the leader board gets tougher each year... not that it's a competition or anything!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Only three of my four runs posted today😞
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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Eric:
From my read of the instructions, it appears that we need to hit the Strava Sync button to initiate the reads.
Is this correct or do you do a scan of everyone's Strava file at some point, like once a day?
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [starison] [ In reply to ]
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starison wrote:
Eric:
From my read of the instructions, it appears that we need to hit the Strava Sync button to initiate the reads.
Is this correct or do you do a scan of everyone's Strava file at some point, like once a day?

At this point it isn't done automatically. It's when you hit "synchronize".

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [starison] [ In reply to ]
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starison wrote:
Eric:
From my read of the instructions, it appears that we need to hit the Strava Sync button to initiate the reads.
Is this correct or do you do a scan of everyone's Strava file at some point, like once a day?

As far as I can tell it doesn't have that functionality, but this would be great to have! :)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [TomkR] [ In reply to ]
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One down! I’m realistically targeting 70, but I’m going to get out the gate as well as possible to make it on 100.

I do have a couple things I’d like to hear about from 100/100 vets.
1. Does anybody have any great experiences to share about their fitness gains from prior 100/100s? Maybe someone has a prior lack of consistency helped along by the challenge. I’m more a bike racer, and I’ve only ever done about 30 miles in a week. I’ve never actually managed a consistent 3+ weeks of running. I generally end up with some pretty poor weeks of 1-2 runs between solid weeks, but I’m excited to see what I can do with the consistency.
2. If you have recommendations about making this all work with long runs, I’d love to hear them! IMTX in April is my big goal, and I want to be as prepared as possible for the mileage there, so I think long runs towards the latter half of the challenge are going to be a necessity, even at risk of taking a couple days off to recover.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [mitchellgsides] [ In reply to ]
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mitchellgsides wrote:
One down! I’m realistically targeting 70, but I’m going to get out the gate as well as possible to make it on 100.

I do have a couple things I’d like to hear about from 100/100 vets.
1. Does anybody have any great experiences to share about their fitness gains from prior 100/100s? Maybe someone has a prior lack of consistency helped along by the challenge. I’m more a bike racer, and I’ve only ever done about 30 miles in a week. I’ve never actually managed a consistent 3+ weeks of running. I generally end up with some pretty poor weeks of 1-2 runs between solid weeks, but I’m excited to see what I can do with the consistency.
2. If you have recommendations about making this all work with long runs, I’d love to hear them! IMTX in April is my big goal, and I want to be as prepared as possible for the mileage there, so I think long runs towards the latter half of the challenge are going to be a necessity, even at risk of taking a couple days off to recover.

I've used this challenge for 3-4 years in prep for Texas. Even though I doubt you will find many coaches who would recommend the approach of 1-2 30 minute runs per day during IM training, it worked for me. Mainly because I live in a miserable place for outdoor running during the winter months and this gave me the motivation to get on the treadmill when I could easily skip since treadmills are dreadful.

I've banked extra runs by doing two a days early in the challenge which allowed me to start adding the longer runs later in the challenge as the race approaches. My fitness has always been strong at the end of this challenge. but I must admit I'm a strong runner so this may not be applicable if this is a tough discipline.

Best of luck.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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Eric:

It picked up my run from today but my run from yesterday is not on the list. The missing run is dated 11/14 at 10:33 pm, 3.32 miles, 27:08 minutes on Zwift. It was initially listed as Treadmill but I changed it to Running to see if that made a difference but no joy. Today's run was pretty much the same, but 3.58 miles 30:07 minutes also on Zwift. This one is still listed as a Treadmill activity.

ars

Alan Stewart
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [WIAlan] [ In reply to ]
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The challenge didn’t start until 11/15 at 12am

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in with a whimper, by the skin of my teeth. I overworked my knee last week. I'm rebuilding and expanding our deck by the pool. Too many deep knee bends climbing around the structure, pissed off my patellar tendons...I've Spent the last week nursing it just to squeak by with 3mi today.

Felt ok... Tomorrow will be to real test.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [TomkR] [ In reply to ]
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TomkR wrote:
starison wrote:
Eric:
From my read of the instructions, it appears that we need to hit the Strava Sync button to initiate the reads.
Is this correct or do you do a scan of everyone's Strava file at some point, like once a day?


As far as I can tell it doesn't have that functionality, but this would be great to have! :)

Going from manual entry to a Strava synchronize button was the technological equivalent of going from a Commodore 64 w/ dial up to a MacBook Pro w/ wifi. Really. An automatic daily scan and upload would be like fast forwarding to a flying Tesla car w/ autopilot that can commute to Mars. Not gonna happen in this lifetime. I'm happy with my Apple laptop/ Strava sync button!! :-)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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Doh! For some reason I had it my head it started on Saturday. Helps when you read the rules more closely.

Nevermind. Nothing to see here.

Alan Stewart
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
Leavitt wrote:
What the over/under on total runs by bluestacks867?

As well as over/under on number of day 1 runs for him?

9 on day-1. 570 total.



He's lacing up as we speak.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Day 2 was a typical 100/100 day in that I would have never run without this challenge as I was up super late for work related proposal items and then on conf calls from 5:30 am till just before lunch (with Asia and Europe). In any case, I went for my swim (4000m) and it was crazy windy and cold, but because of the challenge tacked on a 7km run afterwards. So two runs that otherwise would never happen without the challenge. Whose idea was this stupid thing !!!! I thought I was retired from this after 2015 when I could not run, but this is turning out a bit like Hotel California (you can check out any time you like but you can never leave....)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
Zwift Running

We're going to really highlight this Challenge in our weekly Zwift runs. This is the year when this challenge and Zwift running really do complement each other.

Dan I can't get the running kit to work. I input the code and have access to the bike kit (see below) but the running kit is not available in my garage when running. Is there a different code?

Thanks


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Day 1 was, in typical 100/100 fashion, heckin' awful.

Rain. Winds at 50kph+ and rising, with gusts predicted over 100kph.

I was nearly struck by lightning, narrowly avoided being hit by falling trees, and just made it back to my car before a gust of wind that sounded like a freight train hit. Was so powerful my mum called to tell me about it, after it hit her place...75km away.

But hey, at least the rain got the little seasonal fall flowing - I only get to see this a handful of times per year.



..and the second run was a point-to-point, downwind.

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Slowman wrote:

Zwift Running

We're going to really highlight this Challenge in our weekly Zwift runs. This is the year when this challenge and Zwift running really do complement each other.


Dan I can't get the running kit to work. I input the code and have access to the bike kit (see below) but the running kit is not available in my garage when running. Is there a different code?

Thanks

have you run in zwift? and the slowtwitch jersey colors don't populate on your body?

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [mistressk] [ In reply to ]
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Yay! Mistressk Pictures. My favorite part of the 100/100.
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Slowman wrote:
DrH wrote:
Slowman wrote:

Zwift Running

We're going to really highlight this Challenge in our weekly Zwift runs. This is the year when this challenge and Zwift running really do complement each other.


Dan I can't get the running kit to work. I input the code and have access to the bike kit (see below) but the running kit is not available in my garage when running. Is there a different code?

Thanks


have you run in zwift? and the slowtwitch jersey colors don't populate on your body?


Yes I ran a couple of hours ago and I had a different kit on so I went into the garage to see if I needed to manually switch the kit and it's not there. This is the image captured by Zwift:
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Yay! Mistressk Pictures. My favorite part of the 100/100.

This is the correct response

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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Anyone else having issues getting the Slowtwitch run kit? I have the cycling kit but when I try to enter the SLOWTWITCH promo code it says the code is good but there is no kit in the garage like there is for cycling.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [mistressk] [ In reply to ]
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Yep, I was out there with you! My 2nd run had me in the 120k gust that knocked all the power out at 2:10pm. This challenge makes us do crazy things (as if I need more reasons!!) Keep the photos coming!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Leavitt] [ In reply to ]
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What the over/under on total runs by bluestacks867?

As well as over/under on number of day 1 runs for him?

Where is Bluestacks? And the former champ IntenseOne?
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Glad to see a familiar face doing the challenge! This is my first year, and first year back after two shoulder surgeries (still recovering from one, but cleared enough to run), so I'm sloooooowwwwwww. Using this challenge as a way to get motivated for 2021 and to regain some base fitness. I'm on the board now, hoping to double up on Saturdays and rest on Sundays!

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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You'll be hearing about Bluestacks on the front page in the near future.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [brmacy] [ In reply to ]
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Hah! Welcome aboard.

I've said the last two years I was going to do it, and have just blown it both times (2018: swim focus, 2019: depression swallowed workouts for 6 or so months). Figured it was time to get it done.

Remember: the goal isn't that days run, it's to be ready for the next one. Low and slow is mostly the tempo.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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Exactly what I was intending - low and slow to build base and enjoy running again, maybe even lose a couple of pounds over the 100 days. Good luck to you!!

Brenden Macy
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Has anyone managed to get the Zwift kit code to work as described in the front page article? I redeemed the code a while back (before running) and have the cycling kit but even re-entering it doesn't give me the run kit.

EDIT: I see this is a common issue at the moment, I'll keep an eye out on here for any solution!

On a more positive note, 3 days in and 3 runs done!

Practise doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [PrimalSteve] [ In reply to ]
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100 / 100 ->finally :-) that gives me motivation every single day. I hope winter will be good to us. Darkness, wet, cold are my enemies.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Adj] [ In reply to ]
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I (successfully!) completed this challenge last year and was rewarded with:

1) Much improved running form and conditioning!
2) Plantar fasciitis :(

The plantar problem is still hanging around but, at least for now, is manageable. I'm going to hop in this year and see how I feel - maybe aim for 70 runs instead of 100.

I'm a couple days late to the party because i didn't know the challenge had started - luckily I'm only one run behind at this point.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [SJK] [ In reply to ]
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I didn't have any sort of substantial run streak going on [just a couple days] so I took Monday off, as I usually do

If I need that run later, to make my goal, I'm sure I'll find it

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Adj] [ In reply to ]
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Agreed about having something stupid for motivation haha!!!

14km run today. That brings my total up to 29 km in three days....almost averaging 10km per day on day three (I guess I have do the 100/100 obsessive thing and jog 1km doing laps around the pool parking lot tonight, not that I would do something like that LOL).
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You'll be hearing about Bluestacks on the front page in the near future.


I'm looking forward to this. He has set the bar super high.

Pretty impressive and it's not like this is something one can do EVERY year. Mucho kudos for the master-Bluestacks!


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and EVERYONE loves the mistressK photos...but I've seen them all...year...long...

:)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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3 for 3 so far. It's the best I've ever done in this damned thing!

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [rrheisler] [ In reply to ]
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rrheisler wrote:
You'll be hearing about Bluestacks on the front page in the near future.

this sounds ominous.
Bstacks in jail?..
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [shady] [ In reply to ]
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just signed up with Ms Shady..aka ..'hotMommy'
3 days/3 runs..
Gonna pop off 100/100 if it kills me
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [dtoce] [ In reply to ]
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and EVERYONE loves the mistressK photos...but I've seen them all...year...long...

Yeah, good point

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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Got chased by a local gang of wild turkeys on my run today. Tried filming it but could only get 7 seconds as they started to pick up speed and i had to flee. Not sure how to upload videos on Slowtwitch but here hopefully is a screengrab
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tri Bread] [ In reply to ]
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Today 1 easy hour, after some cycling. Now I know, Christmas is just around the corner!


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tri Bread] [ In reply to ]
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Got chased by a local gang of wild turkeys on my run today. Tried filming it but could only get 7 seconds as they started to pick up speed and i had to flee. Not sure how to upload videos on Slowtwitch but here hopefully is a screengrab

I've made my feelings about wild turkeys pretty clear around here

"Wild turkeys are not much more than Hobo Peacocks. Stupid, ugly and mean. Even the babies are ugly as fuck.

Conversely, peacocks are shiny, blue, glammed-out wild turkeys"


"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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RandMart wrote:
Tri Bread wrote:
Got chased by a local gang of wild turkeys on my run today. Tried filming it but could only get 7 seconds as they started to pick up speed and i had to flee. Not sure how to upload videos on Slowtwitch but here hopefully is a screengrab


I've made my feelings about wild turkeys pretty clear around here

"Wild turkeys are not much more than Hobo Peacocks. Stupid, ugly and mean. Even the babies are ugly as fuck.

Conversely, peacocks are shiny, blue, glammed-out wild turkeys"

I was seriously scared for a couple of moments. I've had to punch a Canada Goose before on a run, but I was seriously outnumbered today.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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This year’s 100/100 has been off to a good start for me. I’ve been through a lot of changes in training and running in the past year.

Last year’s 100/100 brought me run legs that I have never had before. I did a couple of years of HS XC and a semester of college XC, but never had trained so consistently before the 100/100.

I came off of last year’s challenge ready to run my first open 26.2, but it was cancelled by corona. I was hoping for 6:45/mi and a BQ. I did a speedwork week at 6:20 avg before the race and felt fully trained for them to cancel it the Thursday before.

I did run a 13.1 (2.62mi x 5) race in the heat in summer and managed to get 4th overall and 3rd male overall.

In August 2020, a series of events including my parents cat going missing led me to binge drinking. For two weeks in August, I drank a lot of vodka. I wasn’t training. I was eating a ton. I went from 185lbs to 200lbs and later in August went about getting back into shape.

I was really out of shape. 10-12min paced running was challenging for me, my Garmin said -15 performance, which probably was about right. On the bike (indoor), I had no capacity for volume and felt slow.

I have clawed my way back to getting in shape and was at 190lbs this morning. I’m in good shape on the bike now and am pretty strong in running. I’m definitely a better runner now versus last year’s challenge. I have evolved, regressed, and come back to a level higher than before.

Now, as far as racing for me, my friend is doing a 1mi race on Dec 19 in Jacksonville FL which is 4hrs from me and she is going for 4:59 and I’m thinking about going for 4:59 too, but also am not sure if I want to do this race as I view all the race logistics as a PITA. Her PR is 5:10 mile and 2:45 26.2 - she is a strong runner. My PR is only 5:18, so 4:59 would be a nice race for me. I don’t have any PRs this year so the allure of getting a PR is there for me.

My next tri is Augusta Sept 2020 and also using this training as a run base for Augusta where I am shooting for a 7:00 pace 13.1 in the 70.3.

Happy Running -

I miss seeing bluestacks climb the charts like last year.

Cheers

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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I get run dread too before every run and race dread before every race. I usually feel better about 30 seconds into the activity and then it starts to go away.

I think last year deep into the 100 days, my run dread started to decrease greatly before the activity. I'm hoping for the same this year to some extent.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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You seem to have some turmoil in your life—as many do right now. I’m glad you are finding some goals to focus on. You are a superb runner and obviously have talent to spare!

Find what makes you happy. Train for health and for fun. Run a mile race as fast as you can and say ‘I left it all out there’. The actual time doesn’t matter as much as the effort.

Glad to have you crushing the 100/100this year-keep it up.

Dale
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Glad to have you crushing the 100/109 this year-keep it up.

Dale

Wait... Wut?
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Day 4, Kitchen Creek, CA
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day 1, Imperial Beach, CA
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [coyote pelon] [ In reply to ]
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One of those guys eh?. I ran if -18C ..~0 F today so go screw yourself
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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I get run dread too before every run and race dread before every race. I usually feel better about 30 seconds into the activity and then it starts to go away.

I think last year deep into the 100 days, my run dread started to decrease greatly before the activity. I'm hoping for the same this year to some extent.

Same here, although it has decreased as I've gotten older. I just finished up the Goggins 4x4x48 today for my 48th birthday (thus my "sprint" to the lead in the 100/100 challenge), and got to revisit those feelings of dread. I love the mental aspects of these challenges. Such a great opportunity to work on the mind!

Keep crushing it!

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [shady] [ In reply to ]
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Can get real slippery at below zero. It's good for you though. The head expels heat like a fireball and that improves blood flow.

My leg just came back together last week to mount an attempt at this one again. Rainy here though and getting wet feet.

Got a Bose bluetooth spkr, phone mount and 5G wifi in the garage for the treadmill. So all set up there!

Training Tweets: https://twitter.com/Jagersport_com
FM Sports: http://www.jagersport.com/
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I love the mental aspects of these challenges. Such a great opportunity to work on the mind!

Yes, like David Goggins said "callousing the mind." Its great training for me.


AKCrafty wrote:
Keep crushing it!

Thanks - you too! Cheers

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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I get run dread too before every run and race dread before every race. I usually feel better about 30 seconds into the activity and then it starts to go away.

I think last year deep into the 100 days, my run dread started to decrease greatly before the activity. I'm hoping for the same this year to some extent.


I forget where I picked these up but ...

"If you're not nervous, that means you don't care"
"It's you run; do what you want with it"

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
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Oh sure....take the screen grab before my run today, while I'm floundering down in 130th place! :-)

Yes, I'd noticed my special icon. Eric pointed it out back in the results from last year---before my early exit. Not that I recommend anyone earn that badge. I'm glad to be here and participating.


Though Dr. Toce is currently steeling the show!!!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [coyote pelon] [ In reply to ]
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i am jealous of the places these runs are occurring. kitchen creek. up in the lagunas? it's a hike getting there. i hope you took your bike and did a little of both.

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dtoce,

Your post is the kind of thing that really makes me appreciate this forum (thanks Dan!) and the community of athletes it contains - supportive, enthusiastic, and also funny - Looking at you for your post Mr. Hampton :)

Thanks!

Michael
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RandMart wrote:

I forget where I picked these up but ...

"If you're not nervous, that means you don't care"

"It's your run; do what you want with it"

You’re right - thanks Randy

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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DrH wrote:
Slowman wrote:
DrH wrote:
Slowman wrote:

Zwift Running

We're going to really highlight this Challenge in our weekly Zwift runs. This is the year when this challenge and Zwift running really do complement each other.


Dan I can't get the running kit to work. I input the code and have access to the bike kit (see below) but the running kit is not available in my garage when running. Is there a different code?

Thanks


have you run in zwift? and the slowtwitch jersey colors don't populate on your body?


Yes I ran a couple of hours ago and I had a different kit on so I went into the garage to see if I needed to manually switch the kit and it's not there. This is the image captured by Zwift:

question. just to make sure, before i bother folks at zwift. our tech t - not that nor our cycling kit - is going to show up in a garage. you have to type P in a keyboard, and this brings up a text box for a team kit. you then type in SLOWTWITCH and our kit populates on your avatar. both running and cycling. at least, that's what's supposed to happen.

are you saying you did this, and our tech t isn't showing up on your avatar's bod?

Dan Empfield
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
DrH wrote:
Slowman wrote:
DrH wrote:
Slowman wrote:

Zwift Running

We're going to really highlight this Challenge in our weekly Zwift runs. This is the year when this challenge and Zwift running really do complement each other.


Dan I can't get the running kit to work. I input the code and have access to the bike kit (see below) but the running kit is not available in my garage when running. Is there a different code?

Thanks


have you run in zwift? and the slowtwitch jersey colors don't populate on your body?


Yes I ran a couple of hours ago and I had a different kit on so I went into the garage to see if I needed to manually switch the kit and it's not there. This is the image captured by Zwift:


question. just to make sure, before i bother folks at zwift. our tech t - not that nor our cycling kit - is going to show up in a garage. you have to type P in a keyboard, and this brings up a text box for a team kit. you then type in SLOWTWITCH and our kit populates on your avatar. both running and cycling. at least, that's what's supposed to happen.

are you saying you did this, and our tech t isn't showing up on your avatar's bod?

That is what I did. The running kit doesn't show up on my body or the garage. The cycling kit does show up in the garage and was also on my body, see the picture in this post https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=7379654#p7379654
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [mlawless] [ In reply to ]
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mlawless wrote:
dtoce,

Your post is the kind of thing that really makes me appreciate this forum (thanks Dan!) and the community of athletes it contains - supportive, enthusiastic, and also funny - Looking at you for your post Mr. Hampton :)

Thanks!

Michael

thank you-that's very kind of you to say
the environment truly is supportive...occasionally funny...

;)

you noted Tom was all over me within seconds for my 'error'


*(oh, and Dan, I am also unable to obtain the ST run kit-but also do have the cycling jersey/kit)
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lagunas ? yes. A great place. but no better than where you are. yes, rode my bike over to Campo.
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I also get "Run Dred" about 75 % of the time. I also get "performance anxiety" before teaching a class and I read one time long ago that if you do not get at least a little anxiety before a "performance" you probably will not give your best performance, I relate the two: Run Dred & Performance Anxiety...they are very similar in mental reckoning. I also read in the book "The Perfect Mile" by Neal Bascomb, 2004, one of the three featured athletes in competition to break the four minute mile, said about his training runs, it is like starting up an old car...cranks hard and slow but once its running everything smooths out (my poor interpretation of actual statement). This scenario just stuck with me for the last few years since I read it, it's funny and descriptive of my attitude about the training run of the day. I picked up the book to find the exact quote, but I cannot find it quickly...I did find this quote which is also inspiring, on p110, begining of Chapter 9: "Whatever you can do, Or think that you can, begin it. Boldness has power, and genius, And magic in it." Goethe

Let's get out there and get today's run in! Happy Trails! and Happy Thanksgiving!
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dtoce wrote:
you noted Tom was all over me within seconds for my 'error'

Like white on rice, buddy....white on rice. :-)

Maybe it wasn't an error? If you want to go for an extra 9 days...who I am to judge? Oh, yeah....I'm a blow-hard on the internet!
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For those of you that like an extra challenge I have decided to try an do this on Hard Mode (to take a page from video games)

All Outside runs
No run shorter than a 5k

Possible Nightmare Mode addition

No missed days till the end

Completion of either gets you the Platinum Achievement: Total Protonic Reversal
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elf6c wrote:
For those of you that like an extra challenge I have decided to try an do this on Hard Mode (to take a page from video games)

All Outside runs
No run shorter than a 5k

Possible Nightmare Mode addition

No missed days till the end

Completion of either gets you the Platinum Achievement: Total Protonic Reversal

Nice - I'll go for that too.

Bluestacks still has not recovered from his heroics (errrr) from last year.

Looking forward to it! Goal is 150 in 100 with no run shorter than 5...I don't do triathlons anymore, just run - so look forward to mingling with you fools once a year. Glad its earlier (and around the holidays!)

Hope everyone is well!
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I also get "Run Dred" about 75 % of the time. I also get "performance anxiety" before teaching a class and I read one time long ago that if you do not get at least a little anxiety before a "performance" you probably will not give your best performance, I relate the two: Run Dred & Performance Anxiety...they are very similar in mental reckoning. I also read in the book "The Perfect Mile" by Neal Bascomb, 2004, one of the three featured athletes in competition to break the four minute mile, said about his training runs, it is like starting up an old car...cranks hard and slow but once its running everything smooths out (my poor interpretation of actual statement). This scenario just stuck with me for the last few years since I read it, it's funny and descriptive of my attitude about the training run of the day. I picked up the book to find the exact quote, but I cannot find it quickly...I did find this quote which is also inspiring, on p110, begining of Chapter 9: "Whatever you can do, Or think that you can, begin it. Boldness has power, and genius, And magic in it." Goethe

Let's get out there and get today's run in! Happy Trails! and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks Andrea. That’s a good quote. Cheers. :)

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Eric...

Is it me or is the training log down? I get and "address unreachable" error for it.
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Nevermind... Just saw the other thread...

https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...;;page=unread#unread
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With today's 30 minutes, week 1 is in da books! 7/7..longest shuffle was 45 min. ..the rest 30 to 35 min..Ms Shady ,aka hotMommy (she just signed up and wont tell me her ST handle:) is also 7/7 but she's more of a fair weather runner and with a cold & snowy,sometimes miserable , winter on the way here in the North East we'll see how she hangs in there. Heck, lets see how I hang in there! In a decade of playing I've fallen off the wagon every single time at around the 30 to 40 day mark..lol. This year seems different though:)
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Thought I’d make up a few places with a double run today but ended up dropping a few... you peoples are committed! :)
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So, winter arrived this morning. Not a flake of snow yesterday - woke up to this:





So the ducks in Soper Park and I enjoyed a regular "Canadian beach run" while my husband got our winter tires put on, then I put on my own winter kicks and headed out for a little jam along the river.





It's been right around the freezing mark all day, so the snow is thick and heavy and sticks to every twig.



Don't think anyone will be enjoying the view from that bench for a bit - looks like not all of the wind damage from last weekend's storm has been cleaned up yet.


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For those of you that like an extra challenge I have decided to try an do this on Hard Mode (to take a page from video games)

All Outside runs
No run shorter than a 5k

Possible Nightmare Mode addition

No missed days till the end

Completion of either gets you the Platinum Achievement: Total Protonic Reversal

I take Fridays off, but I don't think I've ever logged a treadmill run for the 100/100, and only a handful of indoor track runs. Those won't happen this year (I don't even know if the track is open, but I won't be there regardless), and my own nightmare mode is that I throw in some snowshoe runs.

The "winter kicks" to which I referred above:



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You are awesome-in so many ways.

LOVE the pics.
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nice job MistressK...I think treadmill runs should be counted at 1/2 worth! :-D
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Damnit. That's outstanding.
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We had a morning like that and I have a funny story wrt to 100/100 and running trying to find good footing.

I went for my swim slot and closed off with a 1000m time trial that is alternating 50m fly and 50m free, so it's like a bike time trial where you have a 1 min climb followed by 1 min flat that you repeat 10 times. Its a fun time trial, so I decided for my 30ish minute transition run I would spend 20 min after my warmup alternating 1 min hard and 1 min tempo to compliment what I did in the pool. The problem was roads and sidewalks were a mess after my swim so found a parking lot of a local multinational company that was empty and clear and used it as a track and did this session on the run.

Edit: and just on my second last interval, the Cisco Security guard came and chased me out of the empty parking lot with no one in it other than solitary 100/100 runner!!! Probably does not help being a brown guy doing sprints in a desolate parking lot... so you just comply!!!!

So far it all feels easy. Most of my runs are 6-8km range with one 11km run and a few around 15km. Mainly for now, my focus is swim with run filler. I am planning a 10km swim "private event" during the holidays as one of my friends is renting a pool for a 4 hrs session for this.
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triczyk wrote:
I think treadmill runs should be counted at 1/2 worth! :-D

Oh, fuck you!!! :-D

I don't have a treadmill at home, and my only access to one is at our gym, which is still open - for now

I have yet to try a TM workout, because of the mask thing but I may need to try it*, just to see how it goes, before we get locked down again, and I'm back to running outside full-time; which isn't so bad really. Treadmill is just a back-up in case I miss my morning run and I can catch back up if D'Wife & I go to the gym together later in that day



* I've done an hour or so on the stationary bike, and that required swapping out a sweat-soaked mask about halfway through

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Looks like we have 3-4 inches of fresh snow since 4 AM this morning. I'll be queuing up the treadmill today for sure. I used to love running in the snow but after shoulder surgery this summer I have a sense of dread I'll slip and destroy my repaired shoulder.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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How do I edit or delete a run that I inadvertently entered twice?
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How do I edit or delete a run that I inadvertently entered twice?

Go to the training log, and click in the "activites" link at the top. There you will see a list of your activites. Click on the suspect activity, and edit or delete as needed. The delete button is at the bottom-right near the save, and cancel buttons.
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Thank you! All squared away. Now I can sleep at night:)
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Day 11, Bull Ring by the Sea, Tijuana, MexicoDay 11 , The Great Wall, between Border Field State Park and Tijuana, Mexico


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^^^ I've been there!!!

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Part One of 2020 Thanksgiving Running Festival
Alice's Restaurant Massacree
- 18:34 out [run time of "Alice's Restaurant"] turn around & come back the same route (negative split if I'm lucky & make all the stoplights) Result: 4.4 miles

Part Two of 2020 Thanksgiving Running Festival
ELEVENTH Annual Screaming Tortise Black Friday 20K Solo Relay
- Starting at 5 or 6AM or so, run four 5Ks, separated by at least 4 hours ... if need be, the final 5K can be done the following day

Leg 1: 26:54
Leg 2: 31:11 [see below]
Leg 3: 28:47
Leg 4: 27:42 [completed on Saturday]


Part Three of 2020 Thanksgiving Running Festival
Black Friday Record Store Day Challenge
- Choose a song, an album, an album SIDE, an EP, what have you. Guesstimate how much ground you'll cover in that time and that is your goal. Then "drop the needle" and go!!! If you beat your mark you win; if you don't ... you STILL Win!!!

I chose Van Halen's Fair Warning and called it "Edward Van Halen Memorial ...": 33:11 / 3.5 Miles [doubled as the second leg of the Black Friday Solo Relay]

Part Four of 2020 Thanksgiving Running Festival
Fraud Street Run
- 11 Miles

https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...iladelphia_P7373886/

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With 11 miles travelled today in 1:56:40 [3 runs (~5K each x ~4hrs apart) & a walk {my hips were KILLING me}] I am declaring myself 2020 #FraudStreetRun Men's Champion for Atco, NJ

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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Happy Thanksgiving, runners! No treadmill runs for me, yet.

Tuesday morning was a dreary, cold, and rainy run. Then a humid and warm sunset, quicky double. Yesterday, it was sunny and brisk. And this morning I got the 3.1 out of the way early...while it was downright chiily.. Should have worn gloves.

East Texas isn't known for its scenery... But, here's some pics from the last couple days.

Now it's time to fry up that turkey!






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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Great photos Tom and coyote p

This makes it more personal. 😀

Happy thanksgiving 🦃 everyone. Be kind to your family-they have to deal w us...and remain careful and protected.
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I just have to say that I am SO GLAD that the 100/100 started earlier this year. Keeping the streak alive through this long weekend is so much better than fattening up for a Dec 1 start. I am sad that the annual turkey trot was solo this year. I was finally in shape for it and didn’t have anybody to beat. And the one other runner I spotted on the running path is an elite runner so I didn’t stand a chance at chasing her down. Yay 100/100.

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So far so good..14/14
Couple late night runs in the damp cold this week . Had to force myself out the door to keep the streak intacct. One of the benefits of the 100/100 challenge..!
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I’m staying ahead of runs. This has definitely helped my accountability. I would love to post pictures but mine are always too big. Give me a little help here. I have used Imgur but it just post the link not the picture itself. How do you do it?
Thanks
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Well... I hope everyone in the US had a good Thanksgiving...

We had an early dinner Thursday afternoon outside at my parents house. The weather was perfect for sitting outside. I fried the turkey at home, my daughter made small 5" pies for each family. After my sisters family left Maria, Maggie and I sat outside by the chiminea with my dad (mom was tired and went to bed) and had a nice couple fingers of Bourbon. Good times were had.

We had a nice slow day today...Here are a few pics of our smaller dog, Hero... Working very hard while I got caught up with a few extra runs on the treadmill.

I've been nursing some patellar femoral syndrome since the week before we started this craziness. So, I've been easing back into it. Friday it finally felt solid, so I let loose a bit Saturday for a long run, and a TM double later in the evening. Today, a few more on the TM.

Now it's time to decorate the Tree!






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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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I updated my Thanksgiving Holiday running activities in my post above

I then went out and did 5 yesterday, just to see how well everyone's decorations were going up

Nothing substantial to report, except one 20' tall inflatable Santa

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RandMart wrote:
Part One of 2020 Thanksgiving Running Festival

Alice's Restaurant Massacree - 18:34 out [run time of "Alice's Restaurant"] turn around & come back the same route (negative split if I'm lucky & make all the stoplights) Result: 4.4 miles


Sounds like quite a day!

I'd have had the best time on 'Part One'
I used to have the whole thing memorized...

"...Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, two years ago, on Thanksgiving,
When my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the restaurant...

But Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the church nearby the
Restaurant, in the bell tower with her husband Ray and Facha, the dog..."
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dtoce wrote:
RandMart wrote:
Part One of 2020 Thanksgiving Running Festival

Alice's Restaurant Massacree - 18:34 out [run time of "Alice's Restaurant"] turn around & come back the same route (negative split if I'm lucky & make all the stoplights) Result: 4.4 miles


Sounds like quite a day!

I'd have had the best time on 'Part One'
I used to have the whole thing memorized...

"...Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, two years ago, on Thanksgiving,
When my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the restaurant...

But Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the church nearby the
Restaurant, in the bell tower with her husband Ray and Facha, the dog...
"

I don't run with headphones or anything, so whenever there's a music challenge, I count on the radio station in my head to be on track, but for this one, I also set an alarm on my watch

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I'm back this year, even though I vowed not to participate. As always I have some stupid side challenge. Year 1 most miles, year 2 sub 20 min 5k every day one month, year 3 all runs under 4:40km pace.

Year 4: the holy amature trail. Sub 5 mile. I was upset with my mile time 3 days ago, 5:51.
Today finishing 10miler, 200x3 in 41,43,40. I have a lot of work to do. Need to be at 200x12 @ 35s. :(


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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Great to have you back!

I believe you will get there.
Plan it, stress/rest

Appropriate seasoning of intervals
Garnish w tempo
Plenty of recovery

Voila!!
GL
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With no or very few races out there, there now seems to be a race for who can sustain 3-4 runs a day the longest. :-)

Herbert
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With no or very few races out there, there now seems to be a race for who can sustain 3-4 runs a day the longest. :-)

Herbert

I'm just outside the top 20, but I'm mostly just trying to maintain my normal training plan, with only occasional injections of 100/100 runs or days. Sunday is normally my off day, but I went for 4x instead. :-)
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I am “sort of” at 29 runs and 191.39 miles as I am currently prepping for a 12 hour race in 11 days. At this point I am not enrolled though as I don’t want to chase that right now. Usually I average 11-13 runs a week with 80 miles (close to 3600 miles for the year) but will pull back the distance and keep up the intensity.

2 weeks ago 89 miles
Last week 68 miles

This week under 50

Then race week 20-25 during the week and then hopefully at least 70 on race day
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Herbert wrote:
I am “sort of” at 29 runs and 191.39 miles as I am currently prepping for a 12 hour race in 11 days. At this point I am not enrolled though as I don’t want to chase that right now. Usually I average 11-13 runs a week with 80 miles (close to 3600 miles for the year) but will pull back the distance and keep up the intensity.

2 weeks ago 89 miles
Last week 68 miles

This week under 50

Then race week 20-25 during the week and then hopefully at least 70 on race day


That's exactly where I was at the end of GVRAT (85-90 mpw / 11-13 runs). Excluding that little 3600 miles bit, I'm right at 2000 for the year. I'd be closer to 2500 except for that pesky little surgery. I scaled back to 60 mpw after GVRAT (mostly single run days), to focus more on speed development.

ETA: I was pretty crushed at the end of GVRAT. Ramping up from OHS to 90mpw, in 3 months is probably not optimal. It took a while for the legs to come back around....and 12 weeks of iron supplements.
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You'll be hearing about Bluestacks on the front page in the near future.

Is Bluestacks okay? I'm officially lighting the Bluestacks Batman spotlight in Gotham tonight in hopes of his return...
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Can confirm Bluestacks is OK (well, at least of the last time I was on an email with Slowman and BS).

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DAY 17 PALOMAR MT., CA
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DAY 17, PALOMAR MT. ,CA
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I am loving the photos! Keep them coming.

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Is there any update on this? I'm keen to be representing Slowtwitch during my many zwift runs for this challenge!

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taking a CR on my trail run of 11 miles, on the last mile finished with 36s 200m. I was starting to get worried struggling to crack 40s. I also thought my dog could help me in my venture. before he could run low 4 min miles pulling me. now being older i was towing him :( could also be he hasnt been able to train much thanks to covid


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synthetic wrote:
I'm back this year, even though I vowed not to participate. As always I have some stupid side challenge. Year 1 most miles, year 2 sub 20 min 5k every day one month, year 3 all runs under 4:40km pace.

Year 4: the holy amature trail. Sub 5 mile. I was upset with my mile time 3 days ago, 5:51.
Today finishing 10miler, 200x3 in 41,43,40. I have a lot of work to do. Need to be at 200x12 @ 35s. :(

Good luck! It's been a LOOOONG time since I ran sub-5. Like last century...and not the 90's.
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I knocked out my fastest session so far today with a treadmill 17:29 3mi (5:50/mi). Was feeling very ‘meh’ before and ate a bunch of Reese’s early this morning so maybe all that sugar helped. :)

I definitely wouldn’t be running this much if it wasn’t for the challenge.

Cheers

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synthetic wrote:
I'm back this year, even though I vowed not to participate. As always I have some stupid side challenge. Year 1 most miles, year 2 sub 20 min 5k every day one month, year 3 all runs under 4:40km pace.

Year 4: the holy amature trail. Sub 5 mile. I was upset with my mile time 3 days ago, 5:51.
Today finishing 10miler, 200x3 in 41,43,40. I have a lot of work to do. Need to be at 200x12 @ 35s. :(

Good luck! It's been a LOOOONG time since I ran sub-5. Like last century...and not the 90's.

I’m trying to break the 5min mile too - maybe Dec 19 in Jacksonville FL.

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I knocked out my fastest session so far today with a treadmill 17:29 3mi (5:50/mi). Was feeling very ‘meh’ before and ate a bunch of Reese’s early this morning so maybe all that sugar helped. :)

I definitely wouldn’t be running this much if it wasn’t for the challenge.

Cheers

Nice. That's about as fast as my TM will go. Technically the controller only goes up to 10 mph, but its not quite calibrated at that pace.

Do you have a good handle on how your TM translates to road at that pace? Once I get much below 7:00/mi I have to raise the incline 1-2 degrees to compensate.
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My times on a track are probability similar to gradient 1 on the treadmill or maybe 0 for race equivalent times. I don’t do a ton of road races though.

I’m really high maintenance and have 30-40 ounces for 3mi, which I carry in a camelback when running outside. On the treadmill I can put the bottles in the holders making me lighter inside. I usually chill run outside if not on the track. On the treadmill, I can be hanging on by a thread whereas outside I don’t like to push myself to the edge as much.

My question to myself is if I can do the ST 3mi challenge and train for the 1mi race. I think doing fast 3mi workouts is lowering my 1mi time. I should hit up the track and do 400s, 800s at some point though if I’m serious about hitting a 4:59 mile.

The treadmills I train on near me don’t go super high either. They go to 11mph but sometimes get some get overloaded and blow up at 11.3mph or more, so I stay to 11.2mph max. The higher my speed, especially around 11mph, the more my footing has to be light and consistent. I’ve run sloppily at 11.0mph on this machine and it cuts out, so I have to tread carefully.

Planet Fitness has better treadmills that go up to like 14.0mph, but I have to drive there and wear a mask, etc.

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I finally have a medal next to my name! only 4 runs behind pace after tonights run
I missed most of the first week with work/life/kids stuff, but i'm in the groove now ;)
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I’m trying to break the 5min mile too - maybe Dec 19 in Jacksonville FL.

in non carbon shoes i hope? I will not use them

i see your treadmill work outs. hopefully you are running at 1* or greater. if are doing 5:50 pace for 3 miles seems you are there. 20 min tempo at 6:00 seems to be one marker workout per my reading.


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Here are a couple of 30 minute workout you can do to get ready for your mile.

  1. Just go to a track and do 8x73 second 400m internals with 100m easy jogging in betwen.
  2. Also 5000m of 100m on, 100m off with the on at 17-18 seconds, and the off as slow as you want.

I like option two which you can do frequently because you mechanically get up to the speed you need to (apply ground force and pounding on impact) but you are never in aerobic distress.

Another option you could do is 10 min jogging warmup, build with 10 minutes of alternating 100 on/100 off as in workout two, and then do a 5:17 mile as a descending thing at 90 seconds, 80 second, 75 second 73 seconds. You are starting the mile relatively slow for what you want to do but you close it up with the last two laps at target pace. then you get 4:40 minutes to cool down on the 100/100 plan to make it count, since you probably won't cover the 3 mile minimum with all the jogging in this workout.

If you can do that, it should be fine for your 4:59 mile where you will run 75 second 400's in a row for 3 laps and then ratchet it up to 74 seconds for the final. The way to nail the mile is to be able to close your eyes and know exactly what 400 pace you are running and don't go 1-2 seconds to fast on the first lap because you may end up 4-8 seconds too slow on the last. The treadmill workout will get you in shape to go do the track work to dial in the pace but you should do some pace work. Best of luck
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in non carbon shoes i hope? I will not use them


Definitely not in carbon shoes! I view all shoes as an unfair advantage, so will be going barefoot with a small amount of spray flex seal on my sole to represent a true and natural runner.

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Thanks Dev for the feedback!

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plant_based wrote:
synthetic wrote:

in non carbon shoes i hope? I will not use them


Definitely not in carbon shoes! I view all shoes as an unfair advantage, so will be going barefoot with a small amount of spray flex seal on my sole to represent a true and natural runner.

Did Wiley Coyote ACME brand spring shoes get banned from the 100/100 and also subsequent Kipchoge real events?
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You just want your legs to apply the same forces as you need for the 1 mile frequently but in spaced out doses and not go into too much aerobic distress (because that is when you get injured).

Also for the cardio load side since you will need to race at 5.3 meters per second. you can also go on the bike and try too do some intervals at 5.3W per kilo in 1 min, 2 min and 5 min segments.

Another workout, during 100/100 on treadmill would be:

5 min warmup, then 5x1 min @7% grade at 7 mph, with 1 min rest at zero, then 7x1 min @12.5% grade at 7-7.5mph with 1 min at the same speed. This would be 1400m to 1500m VAM during the work intervals which is harder than 5.3W per kilo so you will be working the push off side at higher than the aerobic workload.

Once you can do the hill workout in 1 min intervals, then you can do 5 min at the right VAM which gives you the same workload at 5.3m per second for 1600m (5 min mile). This may be a good way for you to get ready on the treadmill, however like most STers who never use grade, you won't get credit for distance since you will be going slow going up steep hills. If you go to the gym, almost no one is using grade because they don't get credit for distance. Its totally under utilized.

Go have fun with incline!!!
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Anybody else getting a “rate limit exceeded“ error when they try to sync Strava data to ST training today?

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surroundhound wrote:
Anybody else getting a “rate limit exceeded“ error when they try to sync Strava data to ST training today?

It happens every once in a while when everyone is trying to sync at once. Give it a few minutes and try again.
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Thanks, Tom - thanks to your tip I tried again after about 1/2 hr and it worked. :)

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synthetic wrote:

in non carbon shoes i hope? I will not use them


Definitely not in carbon shoes! I view all shoes as an unfair advantage, so will be going barefoot with a small amount of spray flex seal on my sole to represent a true and natural runner.

Did Wiley Coyote ACME brand spring shoes get banned from the 100/100 and also subsequent Kipchoge real events?

Makes the challenge of time irrelevant.. 4:40 mechanically doped mile = 5:00 normal effort. See what happened to nick symmonds on YouTube... 4:3x to 3:54 by putting on the shoes


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synthetic wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
plant_based wrote:
synthetic wrote:

in non carbon shoes i hope? I will not use them


Definitely not in carbon shoes! I view all shoes as an unfair advantage, so will be going barefoot with a small amount of spray flex seal on my sole to represent a true and natural runner.


Did Wiley Coyote ACME brand spring shoes get banned from the 100/100 and also subsequent Kipchoge real events?


Makes the challenge of time irrelevant.. 4:40 mechanically doped mile = 5:00 normal effort. See what happened to nick symmonds on YouTube... 4:3x to 3:54 by putting on the shoes

I can't take the brutal contrarian irony. A username "synthetic" won't use synthetically produced carbon-plated shoes because it's "doping". When in fact the World Athletics global governing body set forth rules that the Next% conform too, so the shoe is 100% "legal" the opposite of doping. You should change your username to "Contrarian" cause all you do is literally contradict yourself - LoL!!!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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Somebody mentioned spring shoes - or boots. Saw two women in West Vanc out on them- they look pretty cool, like inlines.

I need to get a pair. My leg /Achilles injured since July, finally healed up for this and feels good, getting better.
But now it's the lower heel area that has flared up on same leg.

Is anyone hardly able to walk 1st thing out of bed in the morning?
From there it takes ~1/2 hour to loosen up and get going.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [SharkFM] [ In reply to ]
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Here was yesterday's workout. I ended up with two runs that would have been two drives if not for 100/100

30 min run to the pool and 32 min run back on 100/100 program. I had to sacrifice a bit of my swim time to get the first run in so only had 45 min for the swim.

warmup
5x50 as 25 fly, 12.5 dolphin kick on back, 12.5m back

Main set


  • 100 free-400IM-100 free-200 fly
  • 100 free-400IM-100 free-200 fly
  • 200 free cooldown (or not die)


Needless to say the run back from the pool was not too energetic after the swim intervals and I realized that was 1:45 with no food or water.
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DAY 17, PALOMAR MT. ,CA

good to see you still chugging along buddy. must be cold up there now. i always thought of running up mt palomar as a half marathon attempt


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [SharkFM] [ In reply to ]
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Is anyone hardly able to walk 1st thing out of bed in the morning?
From there it takes ~1/2 hour to loosen up and get going.

My knee has been like that for a year or so. Feels like shit for the first 2-3km, then its absolutely fine and I can run 20k and feel no ill effects.
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SharkFM wrote:

Is anyone hardly able to walk 1st thing out of bed in the morning?
From there it takes ~1/2 hour to loosen up and get going.


My knee has been like that for a year or so. Feels like shit for the first 2-3km, then its absolutely fine and I can run 20k and feel no ill effects.

I changed my strategy this year. I used to hate and avoided running on a treadmill. However, with Zwift, I actually enjoy it. This year I'm doing 2 runs on the treadmill for every 1 run outside. I actually feel really good so far and haven't missed a day. My goal is to just hit 100/00, don't care about overall miles or pace.

I have found, working from home now, it's so much easier to keep up with a run a day.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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I’m trying to break the 5min mile too - maybe Dec 19 in Jacksonville FL.


in non carbon shoes i hope? I will not use them

i see your treadmill work outs. hopefully you are running at 1* or greater. if are doing 5:50 pace for 3 miles seems you are there. 20 min tempo at 6:00 seems to be one marker workout per my reading.

who cares if he does - the clock doesn't care...

550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.
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who cares if he does - the clock doesn't care...

550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.

Who cares if I use fins for the swim or ebike for cycling. It's the clock that matters , right?


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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who cares if he does - the clock doesn't care...

550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.


Who cares if I use fins for the swim or ebike for cycling. It's the clock that matters , right?

That's a false equivalence...especially the ebike. Its more akin to using very low friction parts....eg, ceramic bearings, specially treated chains, etc...than it is to battery assisted power generation. They don't GIVE you energy....they just "take less away".
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550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.


Yeah it’s definitely faster than 5:50. The chart I have shows a 5:26/mi 5K for a 4:59 mile.





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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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While its great to see the people with more than 1 run per day (some with more than 2) and some really fast people too, you all are amazing and encouraging!!! I've managed a run each day (avg distance 3.5 miles, avg pace 9:59.) Looking at the challenge by pace, the top 200 are under a 9:59 avg, and the top 64 have done more than 1 run per day. You guys keep me challenged and encouraged. I'm keeping this as I'm building a very strong base through consistency, and as part of that keeping a watch on my HR and efforts.

So to those of you that like me, aren't tearing it up on pace or on run count, I congratulate you on what you've done in the first 20 days, and I encourage you to keep at it! We are 20% of the way to the end .... almost there and looking good ... hahaha. Seriously though, keep at it!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:
triczyk wrote:

who cares if he does - the clock doesn't care...

550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.

Who cares if I use fins for the swim or ebike for cycling. It's the clock that matters , right?

Well I bet you use aero wheels and a wetsuit - those certainly add more benefit!

Anyways - love this challenge!!!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [clydecat] [ In reply to ]
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While its great to see the people with more than 1 run per day (some with more than 2) and some really fast people too, you all are amazing and encouraging!!! I've managed a run each day (avg distance 3.5 miles, avg pace 9:59.) Looking at the challenge by pace, the top 200 are under a 9:59 avg, and the top 64 have done more than 1 run per day. You guys keep me challenged and encouraged. I'm keeping this as I'm building a very strong base through consistency, and as part of that keeping a watch on my HR and efforts.

So to those of you that like me, aren't tearing it up on pace or on run count, I congratulate you on what you've done in the first 20 days, and I encourage you to keep at it! We are 20% of the way to the end .... almost there and looking good ... hahaha. Seriously though, keep at it!

That's GREAT! That's exactly what this is all about....building resilience through frequency and consistency. Less is more => run less, more often. More is more => a little more, more often is MORE. Then you have this robust platform to build even more on top of.

Keep it up!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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triczyk wrote:


550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.


Yeah it’s definitely faster than 5:50. The chart I have shows a 5:26/mi 5K for a 4:59 mile.




Sub 5min mile is hard! You can do it
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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Tom_hampton wrote:
synthetic wrote:
triczyk wrote:


who cares if he does - the clock doesn't care...

550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.


Who cares if I use fins for the swim or ebike for cycling. It's the clock that matters , right?


That's a false equivalence...especially the ebike. Its more akin to using very low friction parts....eg, ceramic bearings, specially treated chains, etc...than it is to battery assisted power generation. They don't GIVE you energy....they just "take less away".

i meant e-assist style bike which most ebikes are. still have to pedal, just not as hard.


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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Why are you guys still arguing about this......wait nevermind this is slowtwitch 🤦‍♂️
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [y_nigel] [ In reply to ]
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I'm not arguing..... You're arguing! /pink
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plant_based wrote:
triczyk wrote:


550 5k does not translate to a sub 5 1 mile.


Yeah it’s definitely faster than 5:50. The chart I have shows a 5:26/mi 5K for a 4:59 mile.





That chart is almost 100% true for me. My fastest true 5k was 5:26 pace and at that point I was running in the 4:5X range.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [LifeTri] [ In reply to ]
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Yesterday’s run was the first real slog so far of the Challenge. Didn’t help that it was raining and really slippery but i got my 5 km in. Surprised to see how slow it was 7min/km. Afterwards i was thinking maybe my body needs a rest.

Went out today any way for 11 km and averaged 6:03/km (which is about as fast as ive been in a year).

What a difference a day makes.
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That chart is almost 100% true for me. My fastest true 5k was 5:26 pace and at that point I was running in the 4:5X range.

Wow - impressive times. Nice job! :)

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I am in this camp of just trying to create a base. I have always struggled to run regularly and the first three weeks have been interesting. Big increase in mileage for me so I have been taking slowman’s advice and kept the runs close to 3 miles at an easy pace. The aches and pains seem to be diminishing after lots of massage and rolling. Had to run in a hard rain this morning but didn’t melt. Been snowing last four hours. Hope to gradually increase the mileage and catch up to you later!
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I should have mentioned it was true up to about the 10k. I never came close to the half marathon and marathon times. After COVID I am nowhere close.

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JCM wrote:
I am in this camp of just trying to create a base. I have always struggled to run regularly and the first three weeks have been interesting. Big increase in mileage for me so I have been taking slowman’s advice and kept the runs close to 3 miles at an easy pace. The aches and pains seem to be diminishing after lots of massage and rolling. Had to run in a hard rain this morning but didn’t melt. Been snowing last four hours. Hope to gradually increase the mileage and catch up to you later!

JCM, Great work in these three weeks! I'm looking forward to my first run in the rain ..... not! I did start my run with outside temp at 39 degrees today, so was really suffering (hahahahaha!!!) I'm feeling the little aches and pains, and know they will subside, but still just trying to be very aware so that if I really need a day off, that I realize it before I am forced to take several days off.

Tom Hampton - You are in the fast camp, and amazing! Thank you for the encouragement. The base, the consistency and getting stronger through developing that is exactly why I am doing this, so thanks for your words!
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You are right that the people on this forum are encouraging and inspirational for us down in the pack. I have never run more than four days in a row so getting to 22 has been an interesting challenge. I am monitoring the pain points and after two weeks thought I would need a day off but then, it all started to feel better. Just taking it day by day and enjoying the streak right now. Oh, and going for a massage tomorrow. That always helps.
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man the rain was horrible last night - I and I dont normally "mind" running in the rain - but this was gross
had planned on getting another run in this morning but I took one look outside and said screw that
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But you got it done. Now it's just cold where I am outside Boston with a bit of black ice on the road this morning. Keeping the streak alive!
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I am exploring new territory like you, and monitoring my body to see how it responds. Typically a 25 mile/week runner spaced out over 3-4 runs, so this has been a big departure. Interested to see where it goes. Good luck on your journey!
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I have never run more than 4 times in a week and have only gotten up to 20+ miles a few times. Same as you, I am monitoring things every day as it is a bit of a mystery. Have been doing more maintenance and had a massage yesterday but still some sore spots tonight. Now at ab out 24 miles a week which is not much but a lot for me. Let's see how it goes.
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With the elder care issues my brothers & I have had with my mom & step-dad over the past week, I haven't had the time nor the energy to get out & run

I know I should be, for my mental wellness, but when the time comes to get up & out on the Dawn Patrol, I just want to stay in bed & rest up for the next daily onslaught

There's still long way to go in this challenge, so maybe I can catch back one & may grab the Lanterne Rouge of Medal Eligible participants

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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I'm holding strong at Day 25, sticking with the 2-to-1 treadmill-to-outdoors strategy seems to paying dividends. I haven't missed a day and don't have any more aches and pains than I started the challenge with.

This morning's run at 5:30 AM was tough though, it would seem my eyesight in the dark isn't what it used to be. Felt like I expended a lot of energy just trying to watch the ground.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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RandMart wrote:
With the elder care issues my brothers & I have had with my mom & step-dad over the past week, I haven't had the time nor the energy to get out & run

I know I should be, for my mental wellness, but when the time comes to get up & out on the Dawn Patrol, I just want to stay in bed & rest up for the next daily onslaught

There's still long way to go in this challenge, so maybe I can catch back one & may grab the Lanterne Rouge of Medal Eligible participants

Sorry to hear that Randy. Sometimes all you can do is, all you can do. Hang in there...we'll still be here.
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But you got it done. Now it's just cold where I am outside Boston with a bit of black ice on the road this morning. Keeping the streak alive!



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Thanks, Tom & Co!

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Does anyone know the story of Qsk8 Keshti? #2 on the board...his log entries all say "Cancer Challenged Athlete".
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Does anyone know the story of Qsk8 Keshti? #2 on the board...his log entries all say "Cancer Challenged Athlete".

as it happens, i just got off the phone with him. pretty big story to that fellow. among other things, 6x winner of the lake tahoe marathon, and pretty much unbeatable at any run race if the race took place at or above lake tahoe. came down to the carlsbad 5000 once, in his 40s, and won the masters race in 14-something. in teva sandals. a regional legend as a nordic racer in the tahoe scene. he was an all-season skyrunner/freeheel savant a generation before it was a *thing* with killian jornet and his ilk. got cancer in his spine. was in hospice twice waiting to die. legs shriveled below the waist, like a wheelchair racer. then, well, he didn't die. obviously. started to get feeling back in his legs, little by little and the rest is history, including the history he's yet to make. his cancer is incurable, as of now. perpetual chemotherapy. he's still very much hobbled by his prior full paralysis below the waist, and still only partial recovery from that. i can't swear that all his runs are rules-conforming. but in his particular case, for those workouts that aren't, i'm bestowing a pardon, trumplike.

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Slowman wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
Does anyone know the story of Qsk8 Keshti? #2 on the board...his log entries all say "Cancer Challenged Athlete".


as it happens, i just got off the phone with him. pretty big story to that fellow. among other things, 6x winner of the lake tahoe marathon, and pretty much unbeatable at any run race if the race took place at or above lake tahoe. came down to the carlsbad 5000 once, in his 40s, and won the masters race in 14-something. in teva sandals. a regional legend as a nordic racer in the tahoe scene. he was an all-season skyrunner/freeheel savant a generation before it was a *thing* with killian jornet and his ilk. got cancer in his spine. was in hospice twice waiting to die. legs shriveled below the waist, like a wheelchair racer. then, well, he didn't die. obviously. started to get feeling back in his legs, little by little and the rest is history, including the history he's yet to make. his cancer is incurable, as of now. perpetual chemotherapy. he's still very much hobbled by his prior full paralysis below the waist, and still only partial recovery from that. i can't swear that all his runs are rules-conforming. but in his particular case, for those workouts that aren't, i'm bestowing a pardon, trumplike.

I dispute the "trumplike"---but, lets not go down that rabbit hole, here. However, I don't dispute the justifiableness of the "pardon" if one is even required.

That's exactly why I phrased the question the way that I did. I checked his posting history here, and looked at his strava a bit. What little I could find led me to deduce that it might be something along the lines of what you have laid out.

I saw on his strava that his "equipment used" was listed as teva sandles, which I found odd. Now I know why.

That's an astonishing and inspirational story. Thanks for sharing. It would be great if he could / would tell the rest of it.
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Speaking of stories....Where is the esteemed Mr. Bluestacks? He's stuck at 6 (rather speedy) runs...we were promised a front page story, but I see nothing.
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Speaking of stories....Where is the esteemed Mr. Bluestacks? He's stuck at 6 (rather speedy) runs...we were promised a front page story, but I see nothing.

i think last year he was a prisoner to the challenge, and this year he chose to let himself out on his own recognizance. not to say he won't be a recidivist. i'm going to interview him about last year's challenge, but i just haven't gotten to it yet. he's running, just, he's one among many bandits. he didn't pay the entry fee you all did ;-)

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Slowman wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
Speaking of stories....Where is the esteemed Mr. Bluestacks? He's stuck at 6 (rather speedy) runs...we were promised a front page story, but I see nothing.


i think last year he was a prisoner to the challenge, and this year he chose to let himself out on his own recognizance. not to say he won't be a recidivist. i'm going to interview him about last year's challenge, but i just haven't gotten to it yet. he's running, just, he's one among many bandits. he didn't pay the entry fee you all did ;-)

So far, its been worth every cent. Well...except that MistressK has been rather delinquent recently. I'd post more pix, but I don't have snow, or trails, or rivers, or mountains, or wildlife (except dead skunks, possums, and armadillos...and the occasional dead wild hog). Just the same ugly mug with too much grey facial hair...on the same 40 miles of pavement.
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wow I really gotta start bringing some TP with me on my run when its away from places with a bathroom
I always do on my bike - but never on a run

I spent the last 2 Km this morning doing the panic shuffle home - scared I was going to have to use some leaves or something :o
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Been there....but, luckily I'm way out in the sticks (plenty of leaves, cover, and no people). Hooo boy....that's a long way to panic shuffle.
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wow I really gotta start bringing some TP with me on my run when its away from places with a bathroom
I always do on my bike - but never on a run

I spent the last 2 Km this morning doing the panic shuffle home - scared I was going to have to use some leaves or something :o



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wow I really gotta start bringing some TP with me on my run when its away from places with a bathroom
I always do on my bike - but never on a run

I spent the last 2 Km this morning doing the panic shuffle home - scared I was going to have to use some leaves or something :o


There's a special thread for that

https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ts_mid_run_P5580857/

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2 years ago I had quit running and rolled with your suggestion to use 100/100 as a 100 day try to rehab and get back to running once for 30 minutes by the end of it without having to stop, stretch and stop my leg and lumbar area from going into spasms.....so here we are 2 years later.

Well, guess what, on my run to the pool on Tuesday I surpassed 3000km running for the year, my most running in 15 years. As I am primarily a swimmer now, several times per week I am running to the pool and running back and extending each run to 30 min or longer.....what ends up happening is that I end up doing more minutes running than my Covid19 capped 60 min swim.

So the swimmer who is using running as a means of commuting to the pool is doing more running than swimming. I see by freqency I am in the top 25 and by distance in 31st and on the 10km per day pace that I had when I first did this in 2006.
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devashish_paul wrote:
2 years ago I had quit running and rolled with your suggestion to use 100/100 as a 100 day try to rehab and get back to running once for 30 minutes by the end of it without having to stop, stretch and stop my leg and lumbar area from going into spasms.....so here we are 2 years later.

Well, guess what, on my run to the pool on Tuesday I surpassed 3000km running for the year, my most running in 15 years. As I am primarily a swimmer now, several times per week I am running to the pool and running back and extending each run to 30 min or longer.....what ends up happening is that I end up doing more minutes running than my Covid19 capped 60 min swim.

So the swimmer who is using running as a means of commuting to the pool is doing more running than swimming. I see by freqency I am in the top 25 and by distance in 31st and on the 10km per day pace that I had when I first did this in 2006.

i'm proud of you, man. you and the fellow tom and i were just discussing. you two are the poster children for the value of the 100/100 (which was your idea in the beginning, way back when) as a motivational tool.

Dan Empfield
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I, on the other hand, am the un-poster-child...working to undo my misfortune from last year. So far, so good.
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Wow - 3000km is super impressive

I on the other hand spent most of the last year becoming very familiar with the wines of British Columbia 😉
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Been there....but, luckily I'm way out in the sticks (plenty of leaves, cover, and no people). Hooo boy....that's a long way to panic shuffle.

side note, decided to join big kahuna last minute, noticed your name, and surprised you were ahead of me considering your ailments of past....

but also first 6 months this year i havent logged all my bike miles on strava, i have a separate log for that because I use old school wheel magnet bike computer. o well


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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I, on the other hand, am the un-poster-child...working to undo my misfortune from last year. So far, so good.

As one of my professional life mentors, former Canadian 4 star General Tom Lawson said, "Our bodies are a recording of our lives". He had something like 22 year running streak of running every day which was super impressive given his work responsibilities with our troops spread over multiple war zones and still making the time to run.
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synthetic wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
Been there....but, luckily I'm way out in the sticks (plenty of leaves, cover, and no people). Hooo boy....that's a long way to panic shuffle.


side note, decided to join big kahuna last minute, noticed your name, and surprised you were ahead of me considering your ailments of past....

but also first 6 months this year i havent logged all my bike miles on strava, i have a separate log for that because I use old school wheel magnet bike computer. o well

Yeah, I'm kinda proud to be on the front page of BK, given the way things started....and its ALL running.

Though, I did manage to run across Tennessee and back (virtually) between June and September. That was 155 runs in 92 days, and 916 miles (I also had another 400+ of walking, but that doesn't count). I think I had three zeros total in that stretch---for your purist approach to the 100/100. I'm just over 2000 miles for 2020. So, I kinda made up for my slow start to the year.
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devashish_paul wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
I, on the other hand, am the un-poster-child...working to undo my misfortune from last year. So far, so good.


As one of my professional life mentors, former Canadian 4 star General Tom Lawson said, "Our bodies are a recording of our lives". He had something like 22 year running streak of running every day which was super impressive given his work responsibilities with our troops spread over multiple war zones and still making the time to run.


True. But some events leave more of a mark than others...
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We have made it to 25 only need to do this 3 more times! On a roll now for sure but checking the aches and pains every day. Saw a great sunrise this morning which made it all worth while.
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25/25 Excellent! I see you, just off the front page in 109th.

Looks like you started out at the minimum, and now you are up to ~40min / 4mile runs. That's exactly the idea. It doesn't look like you've taken a day off. That's ok, but don't be afraid to---if it starts catching up to you.

When you feel ready, try doing a double day. Back it down to a very easy 3 miles, and see if you can do a second one later the same day. Then you can take a full day off without losing a spot. :-) And, you learn how it feels to run twice in the same day. Do it that way for a couple weeks, then maybe add a second double day..a couple days apart. Now you're at 8x per week with a full day off, still.

All of the sudden you'll find yourself on the front page in the top 100. It only gets worse from there. :o)
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On the one hand there is nothing to be proud of. Because the thing that makes us strong also breaks us. As endurance athletes we are awesome at making our bodies move when our bodies do not want to go. This makes us stronger until it also breaks us.

So the thing you can be proud of was that I managed to channel this mindset into 100 days of only focus on rehab and doing just a bit less each time than what I felt the body could do.

By staying inside that 'just a bit less than the limit' I was able to come back for more and more until on the final week of the challenge two years ago it was possible to do a contiguous 30 min run.

The beauty of turning primarily into a swimmer is I don't have any crazy illusion about needing to stride it out and make my cardio work during runs. I get more than the fix or cardio overload in the water....so I can come to running and treat it less like performance and more like an upgraded version of rehab. Which allows for repeating it over and over with less chance of breaking.

I still feel tempted to do strides or some 400's and 1000m hard sessions (for me) but since there is hard swimming either before or after really difficult running rarely happens (which is excellent)
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Tom_hampton wrote:
So far, its been worth every cent. Well...except that MistressK has been rather delinquent recently. I'd post more pix, but I don't have snow, or trails, or rivers, or mountains, or wildlife (except dead skunks, possums, and armadillos...and the occasional dead wild hog). Just the same ugly mug with too much grey facial hair...on the same 40 miles of pavement.

Sorry Tom - I'm kinda the worst about ST right now!

I've been busy scaring off the Canadian Air Force..




..slogging up snowy hills..




..being a tunnel rat..




..and generally just meandering around in the dark.



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Day 25, coyote pelon and Tami21, Hotel Del, Coronado, CA. Masked
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Thanks Tom. Just taking it day by day but have been a bit stubborn about not taking a day off. Right now, the dogs are feeling pretty good so I started to easy up the mileage just a bit. After 30 days, I might think about doing a double and then taking a day off. Right now, just fun to be up and out every morning.
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Still enjoying this! I did a double day early on, and then had to take a day off around Thanksgiving as I got a stomach bug, so now back to even. I was running with HR in Z3 to 4, so decided to really focus on getting to Z1-2, which means really slowing down, and wasn't fast anyway! So last two days have been in Z2, man slow but a complete different feel! Will be doing Tom's earlier suggestion on adding miles, and double runs soon enough.

Really enjoy seeing the photos. reading the stories and hearing how each is doing. So to all of you, keep up the great work!
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I think you are drafting me, Dev. /pink
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I think you are drafting me, Dev. /pink

Yesterday's first workout was run commute to poool and back (two runs totalling 70 min) and my swim was 2500m with main set as 5x400IM on 8 min....I managed to get a drop in at the evening swim and did 3200m with 5x400IM on 8 minutes (for a nice round 10x400IM split session....kind of in line with the 100/100 frequency plan). I did not feel like run commuting to the pool at night so it was 2 run day, not a 4 run day (I have never done a 4 run day). Once traiing for Ironmans, I did a 3 run day that went like this: 4:30 am, 40 min run in hotel parking lot at San Francisco airport, get to airport, get on my flight. I planned a 3ish hour connection so I was able to leave security, go to the Goodlife fitness gym in the airport and do a 45 min bike+45 min run plus weights. Then I got my connecting flight back too Ottawa and after dinner with family and when family was asleep, I got back on my treadmill for another 40 min to make it a 2:10 hrs run day. That was the most stupid split long run I have done!
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Today was a weird day....I wanted to do an hour hill run in the morning and then drive to the pool at lunch time for a swim. The hill run got nixed due to work and then I found myself with the window over lunch to run commute swim and run commute back.

I actually do not enjoy running with a backpack on, but I end up saving ~24 minutes of driving time if I run the minimum out and back of 44 minutes, but once I am running I just make it 30+ minutes both ways. So this week I ended up with 8 runs from doubles and one single. The doubles were not intended (were not planned). They just happened, but by today I did not enjoy it. Before I leave the pool and when I get home, I run a bit on both ends without the backpack....it feels like bliss. Its not just the weight, I think it changes how I run. In any case I am at 35 runs and 292km.
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I’m on a run streak since 2 November, so made it to 40 consecutive days today. My body is holding up surprisingly well also after I started to increase the intensity ever so slightly and the mileage the last two weeks. It’s a really nice comeback after being sidelined from running for several months earlier this year after a meniscus tear.

December is miserable weather-wise in southern Sweden right now. The sun is supposed to rise at ~09 and set at 15:40, which is bad in itself. To make things worse, it’s been cloudy all December and not a single minute of sunshine... And since the temperature stays a few degrees above zero there is only rain, no snow.
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StaffanS wrote:
I’m on a run streak since 2 November, so made it to 40 consecutive days today. My body is holding up surprisingly well also after I started to increase the intensity ever so slightly and the mileage the last two weeks. It’s a really nice comeback after being sidelined from running for several months earlier this year after a meniscus tear.

December is miserable weather-wise in southern Sweden right now. The sun is supposed to rise at ~09 and set at 15:40, which is bad in itself. To make things worse, it’s been cloudy all December and not a single minute of sunshine... And since the temperature stays a few degrees above zero there is only rain, no snow.

that's great! i'm not on a good consecutive streak myself; i think i've missed 8 or 9 days since the challenge got going. i have some hope of getting strong enough to start doing some doubles and catching back up. either way, i'm getting more run fit, and that's the point. keep it going!

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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(General reply) What are people using for schedules? What’s your progression?

Im currently on:
Mon: 3
Tues: 10
Wed: 5-7 with some speed (feel way better with something like 4x800 @ 5k pace in the mix)
Thurs: 10
Fri: 3
Sat: 8-15 (can get out to some fun place so go for elevation (views!) over distance)
Sun: 2x3 just to keep up with you double a-holes ;-)

Don’t actually plan on changing this at all through the 100, just going to carry the rhythm through. What are you doing?
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Generally mine looks like:

M: 7
T: 10... Mona fartlek
W: 7
R: 10... Mile repeats
F: 7
S: 16... Hill bounding
S: 3

That varies sometimes, and was a little different this week.

M: 3
T: 3+10
W: 3.5+4.5
R: 3+12
F: 4.5
S: 15?
S: 3 ish

Tuesday I was feeling frisky. So I did an extra at lunch before my hard run in the evening. That, of course flowed into Wednesday where I wasn't in the mood for my normal 7. So, I split it into two... To make 8. :=). Rinse and repeat for Thursday / Friday.... Except that I ran out of time for another double day.
Tomorrow's hill-bounding long run may be interesting.

Maybe Sunday I'll do another 4x. :o) which will make Monday a measly 3mi single to recover.

Eta: somewhere along the way, I may throw down a week of challenge runs just to see what's possible.
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Maybe Sunday I'll do another 4x. :o)

You sonofa. ;)
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The conservative nature of a Canadian Hydrosloth.

Decided to be low key about my participation in this thing.

Damn near broke my foot on Halloween (don't ask), took a week off of running.

Have been running ever since.... and that was on Nov. 7.

http://www.fitspeek.com the Fraser Valley's fitness, wellness, and endurance sports podcast
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Maybe Sunday I'll do another 4x. :o)

You sonofa. ;)

I did 5x today - it was a good training day.

Most I’ve ever done was 6x in a day last year (loud whisper :P) and I remember that last one being hard.

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Well, I went for 23 runs in 28 days in my first 100/100 challenge. I was excited to do more, but my wife and I signed up for a 50k and after a week I realized that long runs, cross training, and rest days don't exactly fit well with this challenge.

I am going to bow out now and take the loss this year. I am excited for this to come around again next year and hopefully I will be in a better place to go all the way.

Best of luck to everyone! Keep on grinding away!
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TRISandy wrote:
Well, I went for 23 runs in 28 days in my first 100/100 challenge. I was excited to do more, but my wife and I signed up for a 50k and after a week I realized that long runs, cross training, and rest days don't exactly fit well with this challenge.

I am going to bow out now and take the loss this year. I am excited for this to come around again next year and hopefully I will be in a better place to go all the way.

Best of luck to everyone! Keep on grinding away!

Hmmm... This challenge is what you make it. I think you should think through your plan and approach to the challenge. I really can't think of anything MORE useful for a 50k than this challenge is.
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Today, for me was lydiard style hill bounding, with strides in between each hill. Then I extended out to 15 miles. Ive been doing these for 4 weeks now. Today was the first "all-out" day to failure. #8 was a bit of a flail.

Tomorrow we will play by ear.
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Today, for me was lydiard style hill bounding, with strides in between each hill. Then I extended out to 15 miles. Ive been doing these for 4 weeks now. Today was the first "all-out" day to failure. #8 was a bit of a flail.

Tomorrow we will play by ear.

Sounds good - you’re killing it. Nice work.

Yeah play by ear is the best. Sometimes endurance comes knocking and it’s easy.

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Day 29, Coronado,CA
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I meant to post this at the start of December...



I was looking for a way to motivate myself to keep running this fall, so. I decided to try running 1k on Nov. 1, 2k on Nov. 2, 3k on Nov. 3, etc., adding one more kilometre of running each day, and seeing how far through the month I could get.

I got this idea from reading about 2018 Boston Marathon champ Des Linden doing it. Except she did it in October (31 days) and she did it in miles, not kilometres, which is totally studly.

On Nov. 1, off I went, running 1k – hey, this is easy! The next day I ran 2k, and made the biggest day-to-day increase, percentage-wise, of the month. When I told a running friend that I now had it in the bag, he smiled and said something like, “it doesn’t always work like that.”

The first week was easy, seven runs for a total of 28k. I even had time to squeeze in a 124k Saturday ride on my hybrid bike. I thought I might have blown it, as after that ride I was sore all over — hands, arms and shoulders as well as legs and butt. Fortunately it was just an 8k run the next day and things were fine.

The second week of 77k was also pretty easy, though the distance was adding up quickly. I started doing double runs, with longer runs in the morning.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, I did my longest run of the month, but just 15k. From then on it was double runs and four days of triple runs the rest of the way. Things were tough but manageable during the third week of 126k. As long as I ran at least half of the daily distance in the morning, I felt able to finish the rest of the day’s distance in the afternoon/evening. I did a couple runs at lunch, but most runs took place before or after work.

Staring Monday, Nov. 23, I ran the same 14k route first thing in the morning for the next eight days, then finished whatever distance needed to be done after work. Snowstorms on Nov. 23 and Nov. 25 made for poor footing and tough going, but those were the only two bad-condition runs of the month – overall we had an amazing November for running. The fourth week’s total was 177k, by far my biggest week ever, but I still needed to run 59k in the next two days.

During my noon run on Nov. 29 I felt for the first time that I would be able to get through the month, and indeed I did, doing a run in the afternoon and then three runs totalling 30k on Nov. 30. The total distance of 465k is by far the most I’ve ever run in a month.

A couple of thoughts:


  • I don’t know if Des Linden did them in October, but I couldn’t have completed this without doing double runs (and triples near the end of the month).
  • The weekly distances were 28k, 77k, 126k and 175k. Hmm, I’ll have to do some intricate calculations to see if that violates the “don’t increase your weekly distance by more than 10 per cent” rule.
  • This challenge is really back-end loaded (duh). After the run on Nov. 15, I was halfway through the month but had run barely 25 per cent of the distance. After 21 days of running, I had completed less than half the total distance. And after my morning run on Friday, Nov. 27, I had exactly 100 km left to run by end of day Monday.
  • I got to know the pavement on the west side of the Rideau Canal between Dow’s Lake and the Ottawa River really, really well – that’s where I did pretty much all of my runs.
  • The Slowtwitch 100 runs in 100 days challenge started Nov. 15. Since then, as every run of mine was 30 minutes or longer, I started logging my runs for that challenge. Despite running 35 times in the first 16 days of the challenge, I was only in 4th place out of 700+ participants in number of runs (though I did lead in both distance and time). There are some obsessive runners in this challenge ;-)
  • Other than the two runs the morning of the snowstorms, almost all my runs were between 4:35/k and 4:45/k – not super fast, but not dawdling along, either. I was kind of surprised that my pace didn’t slow down toward the end of the month. My fastest runs were the ones I did at noon. The ones I did in the dark always seemed faster than they actually were.
  • After running 7-14k pretty much every 12 hours for the last two weeks, I was looking forward to a few days off, but I wasn't sick of running. Toward the end, though, I was totally sick of showering and changing clothes. For the last three days of three runs/day, I gave up on both; after drying off after a run, I just changed into the next set of running clothes, then showered after the day’s last run.
  • This was a fun challenge but I can’t say I’d be in a hurry to do it again. But IF I tried it again, I guess I’d pick a month with 31 days, and I’d run 5k instead of 1k the first day, so the month’s total would be an even 500k.
I took one rest day on Dec. 1 but have been running every day since then, including a bunch of doubles in recent days. I am amazed at the number of people who are running multiple times per day. Well done to them and to everyone who is taking part in this year's challenge.
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coyote pelon wrote:

hey buddy, how come you didnt want to join me and your daughter Tami21 today? We ran trails near Jamul. We could have been 3 slowtwitch 100/100 participants who ran together!



My new challenge to ST 100/100 participants. Who can run with the most other slow-twitchers participating in the 100/100? Post a photo of your group run (fyi me and Tami where 6' apart from everyone else)


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TRISandy wrote:
Well, I went for 23 runs in 28 days in my first 100/100 challenge. I was excited to do more, but my wife and I signed up for a 50k and after a week I realized that long runs, cross training, and rest days don't exactly fit well with this challenge.

I am going to bow out now and take the loss this year. I am excited for this to come around again next year and hopefully I will be in a better place to go all the way.

Best of luck to everyone! Keep on grinding away!


Hmmm... This challenge is what you make it. I think you should think through your plan and approach to the challenge. I really can't think of anything MORE useful for a 50k than this challenge is.

I totally agree that this challenge could aid in the build towards a 50k, but for me trying to run 100 days straight in the lead up to an ultra would be a recipe for disaster. I joined this challenge with the goal to get the 2020 pandemic monkey off my back and get back into a regular training routine, but I now that a 50k on the horizon I have all the motivation I could need.
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TRISandy wrote:

I totally agree that this challenge could aid in the build towards a 50k, but for me trying to run 100 days straight in the lead up to an ultra would be a recipe for disaster. I joined this challenge with the goal to get the 2020 pandemic monkey off my back and get back into a regular training routine, but I now that a 50k on the horizon I have all the motivation I could need.


Fair enough....but, no one said you had to, or even should run 100 days in a row.

slowman wrote:

Accumulated Wisdom: This is year-14 of this Challenge. Much has been learned, good and bad.

- This is an exercise in who can whisper the loudest.
- Don't try to bank run sessions early. Just trust the process. You'll probably be more successful "banking" runs, as in, performing double runs, later in the Challenge rather than earlier.
- Take days off when you need to. As your fitness increases, you may find later in the Challenge you can run doubles. Most who hit their 100/100 do take rest days.


And a regular training program would probably still get you a bronze medal. At any rate, good luck with the 50k!


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TRISandy wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
TRISandy wrote:
Well, I went for 23 runs in 28 days in my first 100/100 challenge. I was excited to do more, but my wife and I signed up for a 50k and after a week I realized that long runs, cross training, and rest days don't exactly fit well with this challenge.

I am going to bow out now and take the loss this year. I am excited for this to come around again next year and hopefully I will be in a better place to go all the way.

Best of luck to everyone! Keep on grinding away!


Hmmm... This challenge is what you make it. I think you should think through your plan and approach to the challenge. I really can't think of anything MORE useful for a 50k than this challenge is.


I totally agree that this challenge could aid in the build towards a 50k, but for me trying to run 100 days straight in the lead up to an ultra would be a recipe for disaster. I joined this challenge with the goal to get the 2020 pandemic monkey off my back and get back into a regular training routine, but I now that a 50k on the horizon I have all the motivation I could need.

but many competitive top ultra runners do run everyday making 100/100 possible. most their runs are z2. you must be hammering the pace on every run?


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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synthetic wrote:
but many competitive top ultra runners do run everyday making 100/100 possible. most their runs are z2. you must be hammering the pace on every run?

:o)

synthetic wrote:
year 2 sub 20 min 5k every day one month, year 3 all runs under 4:40km pace.
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Ahh crap! I had the 15th of Dec in my calendar to start this and haven’t been checking the Twitch for a while...ok I’m 30 days behind.

Sorry if this has already been answered but can I enter the last 30days of runs (4-5 per weeks average) and try to make up the remainder heroically over the next 60 days???

Thanks!!
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Bass wrote:
Ahh crap! I had the 15th of Dec in my calendar to start this and haven’t been checking the Twitch for a while...ok I’m 30 days behind.

Sorry if this has already been answered but can I enter the last 30days of runs (4-5 per weeks average) and try to make up the remainder heroically over the next 60 days???

Thanks!!

Yes, you can. If your runs are on strava and you link them up...then it will happen semi-automatically. You do have to select the sync timeframe (2 months in your case) and click a button...so, two clicks (after your account is linked).
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Thanks!! “So you’re saying I have a chance” (dumb and dumber, 1994)
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Bass wrote:
Ahh crap! I had the 15th of Dec in my calendar to start this and haven’t been checking the Twitch for a while...ok I’m 30 days behind.

Sorry if this has already been answered but can I enter the last 30days of runs (4-5 per weeks average) and try to make up the remainder heroically over the next 60 days???

Thanks!!

i've been noodling the idea of a 50/50 challenge that starts in day-51 of the 100/100, so that those who weren't ready for the 100/100 can join. those in the 100/100 can also join if they want, and be in both simultaneously. i don't know if that's a good idea or not, however, it came to mind

Dan Empfield
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Both the 100/100 and 50/50 are great ideas. The more people involved the better!

The challenge last year was not only fun but helped me lose weight and PB in a half Marathon at 1:20 knocking 2 full min off my best ever much younger time.

My fault for not checking the event sooner.

My challenge is now 85 runs in 70days.
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Bass wrote:
Ahh crap! I had the 15th of Dec in my calendar to start this and haven’t been checking the Twitch for a while...ok I’m 30 days behind.


Sorry if this has already been answered but can I enter the last 30days of runs (4-5 per weeks average) and try to make up the remainder heroically over the next 60 days???

Thanks!!


i've been noodling the idea of a 50/50 challenge that starts in day-51 of the 100/100, so that those who weren't ready for the 100/100 can join. those in the 100/100 can also join if they want, and be in both simultaneously. i don't know if that's a good idea or not, however, it came to mind


I support the 50/50 idea. When I did the first 100/100 I had never ran more than 7 days in my life in a row. I organized an ST Christmas camp and ended up running 2 weeks in a row and then the streak took on its own life and I ran every day in January. At this point, I was at 44 day, so naturally I had to extend it 50, the only problem the 50th day was the day of a 50km XC ski race with 4400 feet of vertical climbing on the Olympic 1980 course in Lake Placid....so I said, "what the heck" I will just jog back and forth on Mirror Lake drive and do my 50th and finish at the finish line on the oval where Eric Heiden won 6 gold medals in speed skating at the Lake Placid Olympics and where I had qualifed for my first Kona after 12 tries at IMLP 5 months before.

So I finished the 50th, and I totally inpired, and I was warmed up and hammered the 50km ski race on my 50/50 day, and finished 12th overall and 3rd in 40-44 (I was kind of proud of myself given various ex Olympians and National caliber skiers....I was a 40+ triathlon hack, doing 50/50 and in the mix).

Sooooooo, on the drive home from Lake Placid you can probably guess what happens.

Indeed, I said, "if I can do 50/50, why not 100/100" and now the quest was on. The rest of you guys are going for 100/100 or if you want a 50/50 because I finished my 50/50 at the finish line where Eric Heiden won 6 gold medals. I realize that on ST the common sentiment is that pro athletes don't matter, but we would not be doing 100/100 in a different sport if that finish line of 50/50 was not where 6 gold medals were won in speed skating (and for those who do not know, speed skating is one of my winter sports).

A few years later in 2009 I traded pulls in the speedskating lead pack for 8km, then permantently took the lead out of T1 for the XC ski 8km, then held on from faster runners during the 5km run on ice and snow for the race win:

https://www.sportstats.ca/...s.xhtml?raceid=20143


that 5km run was too short to qualify for 100/100 (I think it was 19.xx) so I had to go out and do cooldown jogging for the time limit of 30min.


But all this to say 100/100 started with 50/50 while I was doing fairly pointy end winter sports competitions.


So yes I support 50/50.


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synthetic wrote:

but many competitive top ultra runners do run everyday making 100/100 possible. most their runs are z2. you must be hammering the pace on every run?


:o)

synthetic wrote:

year 2 sub 20 min 5k every day one month, year 3 all runs under 4:40km pace.

yes this year no consecutive z3+ days for me. i lended myself to the community as test subject. 2 days is what i believe the body can handle sustainably.


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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TRISandy wrote:
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TRISandy wrote:
Well, I went for 23 runs in 28 days in my first 100/100 challenge. I was excited to do more, but my wife and I signed up for a 50k and after a week I realized that long runs, cross training, and rest days don't exactly fit well with this challenge.

I am going to bow out now and take the loss this year. I am excited for this to come around again next year and hopefully I will be in a better place to go all the way.

Best of luck to everyone! Keep on grinding away!


Hmmm... This challenge is what you make it. I think you should think through your plan and approach to the challenge. I really can't think of anything MORE useful for a 50k than this challenge is.


I totally agree that this challenge could aid in the build towards a 50k, but for me trying to run 100 days straight in the lead up to an ultra would be a recipe for disaster. I joined this challenge with the goal to get the 2020 pandemic monkey off my back and get back into a regular training routine, but I now that a 50k on the horizon I have all the motivation I could need.


but many competitive top ultra runners do run everyday making 100/100 possible. most their runs are z2. you must be hammering the pace on every run?

You must be confusing me with a competitive top ultra runner..... :P

I never would have imagined I would get so much flack on ST for wanting to do more biking and swimming....
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yes this year no consecutive z3+ days for me. i lended myself to the community as test subject. 2 days is what i believe the body can handle sustainably.

I completely agree. 2 per week is a much better number than 5, 6 or 7.

I'm sure your mile attempt will be all the better for that perspective. Good luck!
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You must be confusing me with a competitive top ultra runner..... :P

I never would have imagined I would get so much flack on ST for wanting to do more biking and swimming....


There are two places (well three...but, we don't talk about that OTHER one), on ST where you can be assured of getting flack:

1. The monthly fish thread for talking about running and/or biking without any swim context.
2. The 100/100 thread for talking about anything other than running.
3. again...we don't talk about that place.

TTSTTTF. :o)

In the 100/100 thread we do not acknowledge that running should be sacrificed in order to swim or bike. That goes triply for anyone who has a professed RUNNING goal!!!! I mean really, how did you expect a bunch of crazy runners to react when you tell us, "I've got a 50k I'm preparing for....so, I need to run less and swim/bike more."


/pink?
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TRISandy wrote:

You must be confusing me with a competitive top ultra runner..... :P

I never would have imagined I would get so much flack on ST for wanting to do more biking and swimming....


There are two places (well three...but, we don't talk about that OTHER one), on ST where you can be assured of getting flack:

1. The monthly fish thread for talking about running and/or biking without any swim context.
2. The 100/100 thread for talking about anything other than running.
3. again...we don't talk about that place.

TTSTTTF. :o)

In the 100/100 thread we do not acknowledge that running should be sacrificed in order to swim or bike. That goes triply for anyone who has a professed RUNNING goal!!!! I mean really, how did you expect a bunch of crazy runners to react when you tell us, "I've got a 50k I'm preparing for....so, I need to run less and swim/bike more."


/pink?

Fair enough. I concede.
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So yes I support 50/50.


I'll go make more bibs

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

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synthetic wrote:

yes this year no consecutive z3+ days for me. i lended myself to the community as test subject. 2 days is what i believe the body can handle sustainably.


I completely agree. 2 per week is a much better number than 5, 6 or 7.

I'm sure your mile attempt will be all the better for that perspective. Good luck!


and as of that post that maybe on the back burner. took a nasty hit on the bike. popped something back in and was able to soft pedal home . so maybe thankful just to finish this basic challenge.


also what is this #3 that wont be revealed by TRISandy


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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also what is this #3 that wont be revealed by TRISandy

The forum that shall not be named. I'm pretty sure if you say its name three times BleP will appear (or worse Duffy). I'm probably already inviting trouble.
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also what is this #3 that wont be revealed by TRISandy

The forum that shall not be named. I'm pretty sure if you say its name three times BleP will appear (or worse Duffy). I'm probably already inviting trouble.

Hey now! A little less than 50% of my total overall posts are on that side

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

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(General reply) What are people using for schedules? What’s your progression?

Im currently on:
Mon: 3
Tues: 10
Wed: 5-7 with some speed (feel way better with something like 4x800 @ 5k pace in the mix)
Thurs: 10
Fri: 3
Sat: 8-15 (can get out to some fun place so go for elevation (views!) over distance)
Sun: 2x3 just to keep up with you double a-holes ;-)

Don’t actually plan on changing this at all through the 100, just going to carry the rhythm through. What are you doing?


Mon: Run
Tue: Run
Wed: Run
Thu: Run
Fri: Run
Sat: Run
Sun: Run

;)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [healthy] [ In reply to ]
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Day 30, 42 runs all outside, 5k or greater, no missed days yet. Hard Mode still in play.
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I was hit buy a car yesterday on bike. it was slippery from the rain we both slid when hitting the brakes. my tailbone is very bruised from landing on windshield and cracking it, seems not broken. it hurts to sit in a chair or lift my right leg very high. so I am going to have to avoid speed work, i am so thankful just to be able to jog this could have been worse

so didnt run this morning, but decided to see if I am ok on grass jog of 30 min. hit 48 min with some touch of the road, so I should be ok to continue jogging


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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Yikes. Take it easy. The next few days will be rough, I'm sure. Some extra bruises will probably show over the next 48-72 hours.

Glad you're OK.

I have a friend who did a similar thing, and shattered his hip 6 months ago. He's just now back to jogging 11 minute miles. His normal running pace was in the 7:2x a year ago.
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Somebody mentioned spring shoes - or boots. Saw two women in West Vanc out on them- they look pretty cool, like inlines.


I need to get a pair. My leg /Achilles injured since July, finally healed up for this and feels good, getting better.
But now it's the lower heel area that has flared up on same leg.

Is anyone hardly able to walk 1st thing out of bed in the morning?
From there it takes ~1/2 hour to loosen up and get going.


Not sure if anyone has responded to you yet since I'm behind on this thread.

I had some insertional Achilles issues in years past and these posts really helped me out.


https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6486622#p6486622
https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/?post=6553842#p6553842
  • Rest doesn't heal it.
  • Stretching my calf aggravated it
  • You need to strengthen it "goldilocks" style to get it better. Not too easy (rest), not to hard (weighted calf raises)
  • start with body weight isometric calf raises (stand on your tippy toes)
  • move to weighted isometric calf raises (stand on your tippy toes and press upwards on a frame)
  • move to body weight calf raises with your heals elevated off the floor
  • move to weighted calf raises
  • and lastly move to full range calf raises with your heal dropping below level.

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mgreer wrote:
SharkFM wrote:
Somebody mentioned spring shoes - or boots. Saw two women in West Vanc out on them- they look pretty cool, like inlines.


I need to get a pair. My leg /Achilles injured since July, finally healed up for this and feels good, getting better.
But now it's the lower heel area that has flared up on same leg.

Is anyone hardly able to walk 1st thing out of bed in the morning?
From there it takes ~1/2 hour to loosen up and get going.


Not sure if anyone has responded to you yet since I'm behind on this thread.

I had some insertional Achilles issues in years past and these posts really helped me out.


https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6486622#p6486622
https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/?post=6553842#p6553842
  • Rest doesn't heal it.
  • Stretching my calf aggravated it
  • You need to strengthen it "goldilocks" style to get it better. Not too easy (rest), not to hard (weighted calf raises)
  • start with body weight isometric calf raises (stand on your tippy toes)
  • move to weighted isometric calf raises (stand on your tippy toes and press upwards on a frame)
  • move to body weight calf raises with your heals elevated off the floor
  • move to weighted calf raises
  • and lastly move to full range calf raises with your heal dropping below level.

i had this issue too for me. definitely agree rest did not heal it. switching from drop show to no drop like altras helped. I also take the sole out of the shoe that the leg is longer than the other


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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synthetic wrote:
mgreer wrote:
SharkFM wrote:

I need to get a pair. My leg /Achilles injured since July, finally healed up for this and feels good, getting better.
But now it's the lower heel area that has flared up on same leg.

Is anyone hardly able to walk 1st thing out of bed in the morning?
From there it takes ~1/2 hour to loosen up and get going.

Not sure if anyone has responded to you yet since I'm behind on this thread.
I had some insertional Achilles issues in years past and these posts really helped me out.
https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6486622#p6486622
https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/?post=6553842#p6553842
  • Rest doesn't heal it.
  • Stretching my calf aggravated it
  • You need to strengthen it "goldilocks" style to get it better. Not too easy (rest), not to hard (weighted calf raises)
  • start with body weight isometric calf raises (stand on your tippy toes)
  • move to weighted isometric calf raises (stand on your tippy toes and press upwards on a frame)
  • move to body weight calf raises with your heals elevated off the floor
  • move to weighted calf raises
  • and lastly move to full range calf raises with your heal dropping below level.


i had this issue too for me. definitely agree rest did not heal it. switching from drop show to no drop like altras helped. I also take the sole out of the shoe that the leg is longer than the other

I did switch to my Merrell Bare Access shoes which are no drop and firm sole. This actually puts less force on the heel. I also spent a couple of days walking around with an eraser in my left shoe, if you can believe it, to work that PF/arch area.

Just to keep the blood flow, I am "running" slow pace and very vertically aligned. Few treadmill sets on incline too. Happy to report the heel is getting MUCH better. Still not out of the weeds by any means but stoked to be able to do put together 1+ sets of 30 a day. And not visibly limping anymore!

I did a weight workout, single legs etc at the track today- doing that every few days.

Training Tweets: https://twitter.com/Jagersport_com
FM Sports: http://www.jagersport.com/
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Ok, thugbuster... Enough is enough. I think you did that extra 3.02m tonight just to stay ahead of me.
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I was hit buy a car yesterday on bike. It was slippery from the rain we both slid when hitting the brakes. my tailbone is very bruised from landing on windshield and cracking it, seems not broken. It hurts to sit in a chair or lift my right leg very high. so I am going to have to avoid speed work, I am so thankful just to be able to jog this could have been worse

So didn't run this morning, but decided to see if I am ok on grass jog of 30 min. Hit 48 min with some touch of the road, so I should be ok to continue jogging

It's tough to say if you're extremely hardcore or a tremendous dumbass

Good luck, heal/recover well

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It's tough to say if you're extremely hardcore or a tremendous dumbass

Good luck, heal/recover well

just got to keep on moving. I have been told they changed procedures in hospital. my mom after receiving knee replacement, rather than be bed ridden they made her immediately use a walker right after surgery... to prevent blood clots. Same thing for my father who had stent surgery


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synthetic wrote:
I'm back this year, even though I vowed not to participate. As always I have some stupid side challenge. Year 1 most miles, year 2 sub 20 min 5k every day one month, year 3 all runs under 4:40km pace.

Year 4: the holy amature trail. Sub 5 mile. I was upset with my mile time 3 days ago, 5:51.
Today finishing 10miler, 200x3 in 41,43,40. I have a lot of work to do. Need to be at 200x12 @ 35s. :(


Good luck! It's been a LOOOONG time since I ran sub-5. Like last century...and not the 90's.


I’m trying to break the 5min mile too - maybe Dec 19 in Jacksonville FL.

calling you out home boy....


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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synthetic wrote:
plant_based wrote:
Tom_hampton wrote:
synthetic wrote:
I'm back this year, even though I vowed not to participate. As always I have some stupid side challenge. Year 1 most miles, year 2 sub 20 min 5k every day one month, year 3 all runs under 4:40km pace.

Year 4: the holy amature trail. Sub 5 mile. I was upset with my mile time 3 days ago, 5:51.
Today finishing 10miler, 200x3 in 41,43,40. I have a lot of work to do. Need to be at 200x12 @ 35s. :(


Good luck! It's been a LOOOONG time since I ran sub-5. Like last century...and not the 90's.


I’m trying to break the 5min mile too - maybe Dec 19 in Jacksonville FL.


calling you out home boy....

I didn't end up racing in that 1mi race, but did a 5K instead on 12/12. I left my camelbak at home and had a mediocre performance, but they are having the same 5K race course on 1/9/21, so thinking of redeeming myself in 3 weeks and somewhat preparing for that in my run workouts.

I heard you got hit - glad you're ok.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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I didn't end up racing in that 1mi race, but did a 5K instead on 12/12. I left my camelbak at home and had a mediocre performance, but they are having the same 5K race course on 1/9/21, so thinking of redeeming myself in 3 weeks and somewhat preparing for that in my run workouts.

I heard you got hit - glad you're ok.

why do you need camelbak for 5k???


i would like to thank all those who sent me well wishes. Surprisingly I recovered so fast. I was able to help a girl do a sub 90 minute half marathon (just went for 5 miles). I take everyday unsure of my capabilities going by feel. SO I am appreciating them all even if its a slog of a jog


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Hey I missed what happened to you but whatever it was, glad you are running OK.

On our side our govt is announcing going into a 28 day lockdown on Xmas eve. Crap, my plan for the Dec 26 and Jan 2 10K swims are pretty likely dead since the pool time that one of our friends rented is likely toast. So my big swim build this month will likely end in 3 days...I'll go nuts in the pool and then after that, its going to be a big 100/100 push. Timing of 100/100 will help get many of us in Ontario through this period (well unless they say you can't go outside to exercise, but they did not do that last March).
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why do you need camelbak for 5k???

I’m really high maintenance. I usually go through 40-48oz of Gatorade in 3.0-3.1mi if I’m doing a threshold effort.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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synthetic wrote:
why do you need camelbak for 5k???


I’m really high maintenance. I usually go through 40-48oz of Gatorade in 3.0-3.1mi if I’m doing a threshold effort.[/quote

I have to say that you are being a bit clueless. At least what you are doing does not apply to anyone in the history of track (check out pictures of every starting lineup in every olympic and worlds 5000m).

Athletes in the Olympic games 5000m are going much harder than you. A 5000m race is not a buffet. If humans could not survive in between 12 minutes and 20 minute without nutrition at intensities slightly higher than 1 hrs threshold, then our species would be extinct. You don't have different genetic DNA than the rest of humanity, and are not a physiological N=1.

It is certain that this is in your head. No one needs any nutrition or liquid for 5000m, even the person who takes 1 hrs to do this in 40C heat. They have enough hydration and sodium on the their body and enough stored glycogen alreaddy.

48 oz of Gatorade during a 5000m race is slowing you down between carrying it and diverting blood flow to absorb it (which you won't in such a short duration). Plus it is OK to sweat and lose some hydration and end a short race mildly dehydrated....there is a tradeoff on performance because you get lighter as you lose a touch of weight as you burn through glycogen+water stored on your body.

If you are reasonably trained, which you appear to be you can easly go 90-120 minutes on zero nutrition. for 5000m this is in your head only.
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plant_based wrote:
synthetic wrote:
why do you need camelbak for 5k???


I’m really high maintenance. I usually go through 40-48oz of Gatorade in 3.0-3.1mi if I’m doing a threshold effort.


I have to say that you are being a bit clueless. At least what you are doing does not apply to anyone in the history of track (check out pictures of every starting lineup in every olympic and worlds 5000m).

Athletes in the Olympic games 5000m are going much harder than you. A 5000m race is not a buffet. If humans could not survive in between 12 minutes and 20 minute without nutrition at intensities slightly higher than 1 hrs threshold, then our species would be extinct. You don't have different genetic DNA than the rest of humanity, and are not a physiological N=1.

It is certain that this is in your head. No one needs any nutrition or liquid for 5000m, even the person who takes 1 hrs to do this in 40C heat. They have enough hydration and sodium on the their body and enough stored glycogen alreaddy.

48 oz of Gatorade during a 5000m race is slowing you down between carrying it and diverting blood flow to absorb it (which you won't in such a short duration). Plus it is OK to sweat and lose some hydration and end a short race mildly dehydrated....there is a tradeoff on performance because you get lighter as you lose a touch of weight as you burn through glycogen+water stored on your body.

If you are reasonably trained, which you appear to be you can easly go 90-120 minutes on zero nutrition. for 5000m this is in your head only.

what you say is 100% true. only thing I can think of is when I was in the powerlifting/bodybuilding world, I drank a ton and always thirsty when it came to cardio. (I took creatine back then at it has something to do with water retention). The longest run I did was about 17 miles no water. I do chew gum though on my runs, which lasts me for an hour without thinking about water.


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When I was racing hard half marathons I used use a piece of hard candy. I would pop it in at 50 minutes of so, and it pretty well lasts till the finish line for 30ish minutes (1:21 to 1:25 range) and keep mouth moist and trick the brain that it is getting a surge of sugar (a small bit of sugar goes from under tongue into blood stream staight to brain).
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Yeah I realize it’s partly psychological. It’s how I’ve been training lately with Gatorade.

When I was younger and did races I didn’t think about water or Gatorade much for 5Ks.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Just logged run 47 yesterday. I started on the 7th, however.
Today an easy 30-40 minutes(like most of these runs) ... which is what I hope will become my IMC pace.
Tuesday is more ambitious, a full mara. shooting for a 4:10-4:20. Walk breaks every 12 minutes for 10-15 seconds. Fuel will be mostly F2C Glycodurance, maple syrup, caffeine pills, water.

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What? Really? I ran 17 miles yesterday without anything. Granted it was 38 degrees but food and water is extremely overrated in running, especially in anything <1 hr. This assumes normal temps, of course.

Your body can digest very, very little in a 20 minute effort. In a 5k or threshold effort there is no way that 48 oz is actually beneficial.

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Yeah but the vast majority of runners need food to fuel a 17-mile run. Also us bigger athletes who sweat a lot need electrolytes; even for runs less than an hour at an EZ pace. So for me, fuel while running is very important especially in a challenge such as this where I'm running consecutive days, plus maintaining my cycling. You running 17-miles without eating is not the norm. But kudos for you.
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Yeah but the vast majority of runners need food to fuel a 17-mile run. Also us bigger athletes who sweat a lot need electrolytes; even for runs less than an hour at an EZ pace. So for me, fuel while running is very important especially in a challenge such as this where I'm running consecutive days, plus maintaining my cycling. You running 17-miles without eating is not the norm. But kudos for you.

Have a look at every elite marathon and what they take in during the first 17 miles. It is almost zero and even for more people running 2:45 and below they don't take in much during the first 18 miles (~2 hrs). In any case for someone well trained, no matter how hot, 90 min run on zero nutrition or hydration will be doable. It won't be optimal, but if the person is well fuelled before the run, 90 min at cruise pace should be in the realm of not leaving this runner cripple for the next day. I have done several 80ish minute runs during this 100/100 on nothing. And since 80-90 min is my long run, I never take anything on runs. For a 90 min bike or swim, I would also need nothing at all.
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I fully get that hydration and nutrition is individual. And we all have what works for us and going 17 without food isn’t really common (but should be so you train your body). I also don’t think anyone should really need food/water/electrolytes for almost any regular run up to 60-80 min, baring crazy hot conditions.

I am in Phoenix and in the summer sweat like a beast. I’ve gone thru 2L of water in 90-100 min at an easy pace (but no electrolytes). So hydration obviously has its place and we all know that.

But there is no way a body can utilize 48 oz of Gatorade in a 5k, especially when it is the winter for most of us. I’d be hurling all over worse than a beer mile.

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Yeah but the vast majority of runners need food to fuel a 17-mile run. Also us bigger athletes who sweat a lot need electrolytes; even for runs less than an hour at an EZ pace. So for me, fuel while running is very important especially in a challenge such as this where I'm running consecutive days, plus maintaining my cycling. You running 17-miles without eating is not the norm. But kudos for you.


Have a look at every elite marathon and what they take in during the first 17 miles. It is almost zero and even for more people running 2:45 and below they don't take in much during the first 18 miles (~2 hrs). In any case for someone well trained, no matter how hot, 90 min run on zero nutrition or hydration will be doable. It won't be optimal, but if the person is well fuelled before the run, 90 min at cruise pace should be in the realm of not leaving this runner cripple for the next day. I have done several 80ish minute runs during this 100/100 on nothing. And since 80-90 min is my long run, I never take anything on runs. For a 90 min bike or swim, I would also need nothing at all.

"Elite Marathoners" do not represent the vast majority of marathoners. When I run a marathon if I haven't fueled properly by 17 miles in, I'm hitting the wall at 20-22 miles. And as a 3:30 marathoner when I ran NYC, I still represented the pointy end of the field -- LOL! The Slowtwitch msg board advice lens is often skewed because it's the tip of the pointy end sharing their experience; which is not the same experience as the other 99%. 99.9% of marathoners are NOT running sub 2:45 and as such they're fueling needs will be much, much different :-)
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I fully get that hydration and nutrition is individual. And we all have what works for us and going 17 without food isn’t really common (but should be so you train your body). I also don’t think anyone should really need food/water/electrolytes for almost any regular run up to 60-80 min, baring crazy hot conditions.

I am in Phoenix and in the summer sweat like a beast. I’ve gone thru 2L of water in 90-100 min at an easy pace (but no electrolytes). So hydration obviously has its place and we all know that.

But there is no way a body can utilize 48 oz of Gatorade in a 5k, especially when it is the winter for most of us. I’d be hurling all over worse than a beer mile.

100% Agree on the 48oz of Gatorade in a 5k. But for me, I wear a t-shirt and still have a high sweat rate running in 32 degree temps. Crazy, I know. If I don't hydrate properly for a 50' run I'll end up with a dehydration headache. It sucks, but is what it is.

And again, it's tough to use elite athletes and hardcore Slowtwitchers as the bar for what is normal in training. Example: I've run 10k everyday for 37 days of this challenge and I'm barely hanging on to the top 100 by 2 spots. Craziness I say!! :-)
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I celebrated 50 yesterday (started on 2 November). I had planned to go for a long run but ended up with a crazy workday with eleven hours in front of the computer and on the phone trying to get urgent things done, with two elementary school kids in the house enjoying their first day of the Christmas school break (which wasn’t supposed to start until tomorrow, but schools decided to close earlier due to the coronavirus)... So I was quite happy with making a 5 km run after the kids had gone to bed.
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Yeah but the vast majority of runners need food to fuel a 17-mile run. Also us bigger athletes who sweat a lot need electrolytes; even for runs less than an hour at an EZ pace. So for me, fuel while running is very important especially in a challenge such as this where I'm running consecutive days, plus maintaining my cycling. You running 17-miles without eating is not the norm. But kudos for you.


Have a look at every elite marathon and what they take in during the first 17 miles. It is almost zero and even for more people running 2:45 and below they don't take in much during the first 18 miles (~2 hrs). In any case for someone well trained, no matter how hot, 90 min run on zero nutrition or hydration will be doable. It won't be optimal, but if the person is well fuelled before the run, 90 min at cruise pace should be in the realm of not leaving this runner cripple for the next day. I have done several 80ish minute runs during this 100/100 on nothing. And since 80-90 min is my long run, I never take anything on runs. For a 90 min bike or swim, I would also need nothing at all.


"Elite Marathoners" do not represent the vast majority of marathoners. When I run a marathon if I haven't fueled properly by 17 miles in, I'm hitting the wall at 20-22 miles. And as a 3:30 marathoner when I ran NYC, I still represented the pointy end of the field -- LOL! The Slowtwitch msg board advice lens is often skewed because it's the tip of the pointy end sharing their experience; which is not the same experience as the other 99%. 99.9% of marathoners are NOT running sub 2:45 and as such they're fueling needs will be much, much different :-)

Hey I have the 2:45 marathoner as an example of someone who is 45 min slower than elites. This person hits 30km in around 2 hrs. So lets just focus on a 2 hrs run for a 3:30 marathoner. Anyone who runs a 3:30 marathon can do any run in temperate condtions foor 2 hrs on almost nothing. It is better with something, but 90 min on nothing will be easy for the 3:30 marathoner. As a related example anyone who has gone on a 3 hrs XC and had their bottle freeze during the first 30 min also can attest too how often you can survive 3 hrs workouts on almost nothing and often with a sweat rate higher than running.

I totally agree that it is better to do longer workouts with some hydration, but its all swung totally the other way (I blame my buddy Vinu who started fuel belt) where people think then need hydration belts for 20-45 minute jogs. Its not neccessary. Drinking just slows us down and shunts blood flow to the wrong place. When we go for longer runs, we make the trade off that we need to move blood to the stomach to digest to invent in later stages of race performance.
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Yeah but the vast majority of runners need food to fuel a 17-mile run. Also us bigger athletes who sweat a lot need electrolytes; even for runs less than an hour at an EZ pace. So for me, fuel while running is very important especially in a challenge such as this where I'm running consecutive days, plus maintaining my cycling. You running 17-miles without eating is not the norm. But kudos for you.

since most races are in morning... your dinner should provide you enough fuel for 2 hours (typical human glycogen store capacity) . hydration is a different story for all. So gatorade which has sugar, useless being taken during a flat 5k, by the time it digests for use as fuel - the race is over


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Fartleker you deserve props for some very solid running and resisting the temptation to "chase the count" like some are doing. I remember doing this challenge in 2008/2009 when I was ramping up for my first Boston. I was consistently doing around 130k each week usually with 2 double run days. Back then I was in the top 2 or 3 on the list for number of runs and distance pretty much the entire challenge. Now I am in the 40s for quantity but near the top 10-12 for distance (I am getting old so I am just trying to average 90k or so a week and stay injury free). After 42 years of competitive running and close to 30 as a run coach it pains me to see people running 4.8km on their treadmill 5 times a day. The point of this challenge was originally to get some run consistency in the off season and not to sabotage your training by doing silly stuff. I get it that most on this group are type AAA folks and that seeing the count really go up is like crack cocaine ... trust me, I get it ... I saw a 30 day 100 pushup a day challenge that I thought I would do back in April and today is day 258 so I am about as obsessive-compulsive as they get ... but I would recommend that those that are cranking out 3 a days be really careful over the final 9 weeks of this challenge or you risk messing up your preparation for what, hopefully, will be a full slate of races next summer.

Also, along with what others have said, there is no need to drink anything on a run unless you are going at least 90 minutes in hot weather.
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Thanks for that. I think I’m doing it the easy way compared to 3-4 runs a day. My schedule is pretty crazy and it is a lot easier getting up earlier for one run than suiting up multiple times. Adding 2 miles is just setting the alarm clock 15 min earlier. And I just don’t have the time between work, kids, and virtual school. But even so, I’m a pure runner now training for true running races so this is also what is best. I’m expecting to build up the mileage even more on just singles (maybe one double) but shall see.

Anyone who is logging miles deserves props, especially if it pushes you to the next level.

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Fartleker you deserve props for some very solid running and resisting the temptation to "chase the count" like some are doing. I remember doing this challenge in 2008/2009 when I was ramping up for my first Boston. I was consistently doing around 130k each week usually with 2 double run days. Back then I was in the top 2 or 3 on the list for number of runs and distance pretty much the entire challenge. Now I am in the 40s for quantity but near the top 10-12 for distance (I am getting old so I am just trying to average 90k or so a week and stay injury free). After 42 years of competitive running and close to 30 as a run coach it pains me to see people running 4.8km on their treadmill 5 times a day. The point of this challenge was originally to get some run consistency in the off season and not to sabotage your training by doing silly stuff. I get it that most on this group are type AAA folks and that seeing the count really go up is like crack cocaine ... trust me, I get it ... I saw a 30 day 100 pushup a day challenge that I thought I would do back in April and today is day 258 so I am about as obsessive-compulsive as they get ... but I would recommend that those that are cranking out 3 a days be really careful over the final 9 weeks of this challenge or you risk messing up your preparation for what, hopefully, will be a full slate of races next summer.

Also, along with what others have said, there is no need to drink anything on a run unless you are going at least 90 minutes in hot weather.

Thanks for adding this post of sanity. You and I are definitely the poster children of obsessive compulsive (and we're still standing doing this shit 40ish years later) and when we think people are doing stupid shit that takes a lot to cross our stupid threshold!!!

Hey I invented 100/100...I created the original rules when I realized my version (10km+ per day every day for 1000 days no days off no doubles to get to 1000km was not inclusive enough to get more people in....so I created the 30 minute min minimum, allowed for doubles, allowed for days off with essentially the goal of getting people to jack up their overall mileage through frequency. Frequency was a means to get people out the door. But like you said, you are running 90km per week and when you trained for Boston you were running 130km per week. I am running 70km per week (averaging 10km per day again).

During the first quarter of lockdown in March-May I ran 1000km in 12 weeks (83km per day). I never ran more than once per day, and often ran 15-16km. I never ran more than that, but every 3 weeks I had a full day off. But I got to 1000km faster than my original 100/100 (83 days vs 100 days). But during that time, I was doing zero swimming. I was just running and biking. I find it easier to run more when I just run and bike. The moment I add in swimming, my legs are toast for running (but my version of adding in swimming is 20km--30km per week),

On 26 Dec I loose the pool for 28 days for our local lockdown, so its just running, and some roller rides. If and when we get snow, I'll add in XC skiing (in which case my running volume will go down). But if not, my running will be higher, but as I won't have runs to the pool and back, I'll more than likely only do 1x. I only do 2x if there is a utilitarian reason (like commuting by running, or because my work schedule means I can't carve out a 90 min time block to run for 80 min....and it is almost never that I don't book at least 2 hrs to exercise. It take a lot (such as overseas flight schedules or marathon biz meetings with customer after customer after customer.....but there is always training 2 hrs early morning or late night).
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Have a look at every elite marathon and what they take in during the first 17 miles. It is almost zero


Yeah and someone like Kipchoge weighs 115 pounds and is built like a twig. Dude probability just needs 2 sunflower seeds to fuel 26.2.

I’m around 190lbs and when I heat up my engine - I get hot and I sweat hard at threshold. Maybe I don’t need it all - I only used 24oz earlier today.

Cheers

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devashish_paul wrote:

Have a look at every elite marathon and what they take in during the first 17 miles. It is almost zero


Yeah and someone like Kipchoge weighs 115 pounds and is built like a twig. Dude probability just needs 2 sunflower seeds to fuel 26.2.

I’m around 190lbs and when I heat up my engine - I get hot and I sweat hard at threshold. Maybe I don’t need it all - I only used 24oz earlier today.

Cheers

and look at nick bare's latest video of him doing a 20 miler. he weighs as much as you and shooting for sub 3 marathon.


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I did a marathon on Monday. 24.5 miles on Zwift. Rest in snowbanks. 4:17. That was day, I think, 47 for me, as I started the challenge early. Recovering quickly. Hill repeats on Thursday. Flat and fastish. Today.

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and look at nick bare's latest video of him doing a 20 miler. he weighs as much as you and shooting for sub 3 marathon.

I was shooting for a sub 3 marathon in March but it was cancelled due to Covid. Goal was 6:45 pace for a 2:57.

We are about the same weight, but I’m taller and he definitely has more muscle to carry.

My plan was to wear a Camelbak and hit up the water stations.

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congratulations to triordie1994-first to 100!!

kudos!



day 42 and I'm happy to be ON PACE, despite some twists (*I know we all have life happening...)
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synthetic wrote:
and look at nick bare's latest video of him doing a 20 miler. he weighs as much as you and shooting for sub 3 marathon.

I was shooting for a sub 3 marathon in March but it was cancelled due to Covid. Goal was 6:45 pace for a 2:57.

We are about the same weight, but I’m taller and he definitely has more muscle to carry.

My plan was to wear a Camelbak and hit up the water stations.

Major cause of death of people in marathons, heart failure from Hyponatremia


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I kind of rolled my ankle on a deep crack in the pavement obsured by some light snow yesterday, but it was one of those were I kept running with no change in pace. No swelling nor pain afterwards (I have rolled this ankle probably 1000x since being a kid, so its loose and floppy). So I think it should be OK. I am still on my 10km per day average. If I can keep this up, it gets me 1000km by the end. With swimming shut down this should be easier as long as no damage from yesterday's twist. I am back on the rollers for my second workout of the day and run moves up to primary workout status (before swim was primary workout)
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Please explain what determines my (don't look its super slow, but moving nontheless) PACE? On the leaderboard, my pace is about a full minute slower than what I think it should be AND slower than all my STRAVA activity average pace (from whince the Challenge data derives) . Thanks for the explanation.
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Please explain what determines my (don't look its super slow, but moving nontheless) PACE? On the leaderboard, my pace is about a full minute slower than what I think it should be AND slower than all my STRAVA activity average pace (from whince the Challenge data derives) . Thanks for the explanation.

i'll let eric answer this. i haven't mathed it out, but i think it gets my pace about right. but maybe i'm not paying enough attention to know.

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Traveling to Utah skiing. Hit Bryce canyon today. Would love to share pics but on phone cannot size down for ST uploader. Pic I wanted to show is my fingers purple holding my glove, where snot turned to ice. Yea got a bit of frost bite, 10* starting 45min before sunrise. I did 10miles, wife caved in for 2. Maybe she made the smarter move


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I kind of rolled my ankle on a deep crack in the pavement obsured by some light snow yesterday, but it was one of those were I kept running with no change in pace. No swelling nor pain afterwards (I have rolled this ankle probably 1000x since being a kid, so its loose and floppy). So I think it should be OK. I am still on my 10km per day average. If I can keep this up, it gets me 1000km by the end. With swimming shut down this should be easier as long as no damage from yesterday's twist. I am back on the rollers for my second workout of the day and run moves up to primary workout status (before swim was primary workout)

I do hope you heal up quickly and can be back in the water where you are happiest (lately).

StaffanS wrote:
I celebrated 50 yesterday (started on 2 November). I had planned to go for a long run but ended up with a crazy workday with eleven hours in front of the computer and on the phone trying to get urgent things done, with two elementary school kids in the house enjoying their first day of the Christmas school break (which wasn’t supposed to start until tomorrow, but schools decided to close earlier due to the coronavirus)... So I was quite happy with making a 5 km run after the kids had gone to bed.

Happy belated birthday Staffan!

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I was hit buy a car yesterday on bike. it was slippery from the rain we both slid when hitting the brakes. my tailbone is very bruised from landing on windshield and cracking it, seems not broken. it hurts to sit in a chair or lift my right leg very high. so I am going to have to avoid speed work, i am so thankful just to be able to jog this could have been worse

so didnt run this morning, but decided to see if I am ok on grass jog of 30 min. hit 48 min with some touch of the road, so I should be ok to continue jogging

Glad you weren't more seriously injured and that you seem to have rebounded. That's great news. Please be careful...
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Hey my ankle was all pretty good and I actually ended up with a 16km run today. Without my legs toast from swimming running feels easier.

I also lost track of what number of runs i am on and looked at the challenge standings and see I hit 50 runs today!!!
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Please explain what determines my (don't look its super slow, but moving nontheless) PACE? On the leaderboard, my pace is about a full minute slower than what I think it should be AND slower than all my STRAVA activity average pace (from whince the Challenge data derives) . Thanks for the explanation.
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i'll let eric answer this. i haven't mathed it out, but i think it gets my pace about right. but maybe i'm not paying enough attention to know.
FWIW, I have kept my own track of my "100/100" runs. (I know, I should get a life.) I keep a running tab of my cumulative miles and time. When I divide the time in minutes by the distance in miles, I always get within one second of what shows up on the 100/00 leaderboard.

(e.g. as of today, my 20:33:14 = 1233.12 minutes divided by my 116.19 miles = a pace of 10.614 min/mile = 10:36.84 min/mile. The leaderboard gives me a 10:36 min/mile pace. The conversion factor of 0.6217 miles/km that is being used will take care of everything if you enter your distances in km.)

As long as your distances and times are entered correctly, it seems to give the correct value for your cumulative pace.

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Hey my ankle was all pretty good and I actually ended up with a 16km run today. Without my legs toast from swimming running feels easier.

I also lost track of what number of runs i am on and looked at the challenge standings and see I hit 50 runs today!!!

Glad to hear it Dev. what a pleasant surprise to be in the + column.
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Yeah if I could not run like 2 years ago this lockdown we are in would be unbearable. 100/100 is definitely nicely timed. With almost all sports shot down now and us in the depth of winter the only people getting any exercise are walkers and runners. I fear with lack of daylight and cold weather our current lockdown is going to be hard on society in general. Luckily my rolled ankle was very mild. I have had this 1000x in my life but it can also be bad where I need to take 1-4 weeks off and bike only. In any case running is the gift that kept me really fit thru many years of heavy biz travel where you have crappy or no gyms and no pool access. Most of my peers on similar work travel schedules gained 10-50 lbs because they were eating out, not sleeping well, and could not exercise. With running your fitness routine is portable to any venue
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Thank you for the reply with explaination! I might get unbusy/bored enough to check miles to minutes as suggested, or just accept the difference...probably the later. Most of all thanks for the reply ~ Happy 2021!
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What Counts?

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10. Runs must separated by at least 1 hour to count as multiple sessions.

Is this to say that in order to count, you must wait an hour: (a) from start to start (e.g., start run at 1:00 pm, next run may start at 2:00 pm), or (b) from end to start (e.g., run ends at 1:00 pm, next run may start at 2:00 pm)?

I've been using (b) as my rule, though I would be thrilled to learn that (a) is the way the rules are intended to function. I did 5 runs yesterday to attempt to catch up a bit, but my wife got tired of smelling me after 2 and sent me away while I finished my last 3.

My plans have been blown up, but I'm still working toward consistency. 5 runs in a day is not a sustainable pace for me, but I'm happy to have done it and feel relatively fresh today. I still fully intend to complete all 100 runs, and over the next month I should find myself back on a more reasonable pace to accomplish this.

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brmacy wrote:
Slowman wrote:

What Counts?

1. ...
10. Runs must separated by at least 1 hour to count as multiple sessions.


Is this to say that in order to count, you must wait an hour: (a) from start to start (e.g., start run at 1:00 pm, next run may start at 2:00 pm), or (b) from end to start (e.g., run ends at 1:00 pm, next run may start at 2:00 pm)?

I've been using (b) as my rule, though I would be thrilled to learn that (a) is the way the rules are intended to function. I did 5 runs yesterday to attempt to catch up a bit, but my wife got tired of smelling me after 2 and sent me away while I finished my last 3.

My plans have been blown up, but I'm still working toward consistency. 5 runs in a day is not a sustainable pace for me, but I'm happy to have done it and feel relatively fresh today. I still fully intend to complete all 100 runs, and over the next month I should find myself back on a more reasonable pace to accomplish this.

the interval in between runs. the rest period. i can see why 5 runs in a day is not sustainable ;-/ but as for your wife, what's wrong with that manly smell?!

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RandMart wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
So yes I support 50/50.



I'll go make more bibs

Circling back - so the 50/50 [if it's actually on & going to be its own challenge?] starts January 4, 2021 in order to conclude on the same day as the 100/100?

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andreakayms wrote:
Please explain what determines my (don't look its super slow, but moving nontheless) PACE? On the leaderboard, my pace is about a full minute slower than what I think it should be AND slower than all my STRAVA activity average pace (from whince the Challenge data derives) . Thanks for the explanation.

Hey Andrea,

It looks like the log is reporting exactly what Strava is sending over, that is, minutes divided by miles. The time, used by the log, is the Strava reported "moving time", and I know that in some cases Strava thinks you're stopped and reports a higher moving time average pace or speed. I don't have access to that level of data, and so, it's minutes per mile raw.

Thanks, and strong work in the challenge so far!

-Eric
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Slowman wrote:
brmacy wrote:
Slowman wrote:

What Counts?

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10. Runs must separated by at least 1 hour to count as multiple sessions.


Is this to say that in order to count, you must wait an hour: (a) from start to start (e.g., start run at 1:00 pm, next run may start at 2:00 pm), or (b) from end to start (e.g., run ends at 1:00 pm, next run may start at 2:00 pm)?

I've been using (b) as my rule, though I would be thrilled to learn that (a) is the way the rules are intended to function. I did 5 runs yesterday to attempt to catch up a bit, but my wife got tired of smelling me after 2 and sent me away while I finished my last 3.

My plans have been blown up, but I'm still working toward consistency. 5 runs in a day is not a sustainable pace for me, but I'm happy to have done it and feel relatively fresh today. I still fully intend to complete all 100 runs, and over the next month I should find myself back on a more reasonable pace to accomplish this.


the interval in between runs. the rest period. i can see why 5 runs in a day is not sustainable ;-/ but as for your wife, what's wrong with that manly smell?!

Option (b) it is, then. Glad I opted for the additional rest!

In her defense, she's pregnant with twins, so even the smell of my cologne can be enough to induce nausea, let alone my post-workout *ahem* musk.

Brenden Macy
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RandMart wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
So yes I support 50/50.



I'll go make more bibs


Circling back - so the 50/50 [if it's actually on & going to be its own challenge?] starts January 4, 2021 in order to conclude on the same day as the 100/100?

Let me know, ladies and gentlemen, so I can work my fingers down to tiny nubs with all the work it will take to get this ready.

(Kidding, it will take like 3 minutes. If y'all are in, I'll do it, and of course you can do both challenges simultaneously and it will pick up everything in both as needed)

-Eric
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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running in germany.....
Day 45 and run 46....310 miles so far.
I hate winter, so I hope that I can forget yesterday evening and this morning. 😂
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I’m currently doubling down with xc skiing for a week, so I’m keeping my runs short. I’m also glad that I got a pair of winter running shoes with spikes.

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When I did this challenge 12 years ago I was regularly running 130+ km per week but I was only 42 then...at 54 my body would not like me to do that much running. I am curious what age group some of the folks with the big miles and frequencies race in.
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Allan wrote:
When I did this challenge 12 years ago I was regularly running 130+ km per week but I was only 42 then...at 54 my body would not like me to do that much running. I am curious what age group some of the folks with the big miles and frequencies race in.

45-49 age group here. I find that frequency is the key to getting in the volume I desire. That, and keeping the pace comfortable.
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Please activate 50/50. Never too late for others to get on board!
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When I did this challenge 12 years ago I was regularly running 130+ km per week but I was only 42 then...at 54 my body would not like me to do that much running. I am curious what age group some of the folks with the big miles and frequencies race in.

Hokas and frequency allow me to continue to run at 64.
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M50-54 Without meaningful races I have been able to finally knock this challenge off my to do list of painful ill advised things list I keep in my head (aka the Type 2 Fun Hall of Fame).
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devashish_paul wrote:
Please activate 50/50. Never too late for others to get on board!

Done and done. Sign up and get a-goin', all y'all! It truly is never too late. Runs 1/4 -> 2/22, 50 days, in parallel with the 100/100.

-Eric
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Been running fairly frequently and consistently since before Hotel California =)

But never have run as much as I have since this thing. I wanted to try something a bit crazy, so last week I did a marathon... albeit a slow one (4:20). Recovery was swift! The physical things that I do to prevent injury

  • Stretching/strength training/core stuff about 2.5 times per week.
  • 80% of my Challenge running is done at a fairly slow pace.
  • Rarely track distance. Track time instead.
  • Barefoot running once a week (I break it up into 3-4 minute segments).
  • Lots of variety of incline on the treadmill.
  • Lots of different running shoes (Newtons/Hokas/Sketchers Resistance runners/Asics/Nikes/Brooks/ Altras).


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Allan] [ In reply to ]
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50 yrs old, I’ve participated in this challenge many times over the last 10 years. The change of start dates the last two years threw me off a bit (I was ready to go on 12/1 this year not knowing we started 11/15). After last year’s challenge I was signed up for several races that were all cancelled. I ran a very slow half marathon through town here the weekend of my 50th birthday in March in place of the half I was signed up for and then slowly golfed my way out of shape the rest of the spring, summer and fall.

I’m using the challenge to get myself back in shape with lots of slow runs, second runs on some days with my dog (who wants to run even slower) and a mix of treadmill, road and trail runs. New road hokas to start the challenge and hoka trail runners for Xmas are hopefully helping with the pounding. I had started the road back in Oct and was running consistently in Nov for another challenge but it has been a slow comeback. I have always been one of the slower runners at the top of the leaderboard but my average pace was very slow the first three weeks.

I took a semi recovery week last week (did not increase my mileage into the 40s even though I really wanted to keep going up by 2-3 miles per week) and I’m starting to feel a little stronger this week with some faster treadmill runs mixed in. I’m still pretty slow outside and almost a min/mile slower with my dog.

I’m enjoying following along here and wish everyone luck.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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Do I have to sign up for this TOO? Oh good lord, have mercy.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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3 days of uphill skiing killed my calves. Tried to recover with some biking .. while snowing here in Utah. My hands froze and had to bail. But the bike recovered me enough for the minimum 30 min run. One more day here then back to San Diego. You Utah triathletes still training are tough as nails! (The 1 hour late sunrise also killing my spirits)


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [EricTheBiking] [ In reply to ]
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This is all fun and thank you for all you do.

I am currently at 88 runs with more runs planned for today. :-)

Plus Big Kahuna ends today. So yeah
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Last workout of the year - Snow triathlon! And my month/year training report.
Today started biking in Salt Lake City while snowing cause my wife never got to do it. After 11 miles we caved in cause our hands were freezing. Got off the bike and did 4 mile run. After we went to Alta ski resort to do up hill XC skiing ~ 4 miles. When finished, I wanted to test my OC trail shoes in the snow... so I ran 2 miles up the ski slope then down, which was really fun cause no impact. Almost threw up the chilli I ate from climbing.
December Totals:
Swim: 3h 25m 42s - 11250 Yd
Bike: 54h 01m 28s - 768.75 Mi
Run: 45h 05m 10s - 325.07 Mi
Cross-Country Skiing : 8h 00m - 19.2 mi
Year End Totals:
Swim: 82h 52m 55s - 268050 Yd
Bike: 645h 54m 34s - 10072.88 Mi
Run: 476h 42m 03s - 3532.66 Mi
Cross-Country Skiing : 8h 00m - 19.2 mi




http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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On day 43 day of the challenge, CeceWeber and I have moved from Boise to Kona!
The rest of the Challenge will be much warmer and sunnier. And while the runs and bikes are significantly better here, swimming in clear, 79-degree Kailua Bay is the real winner 😊.

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First day, first run and first snow of the New Year.


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [starison] [ In reply to ]
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I would trade Kona for where I am in Ottawa Canada. We are in lockdown so pools are closed...forget about Kailua Bay, we have NO swimming.

But started year with 16km run that put me over 500km for challenge, with my target to go to 1000km








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Awesome, Dev. Thanks for the photos, and congrats on finishing over half of the distance.

Today was run #83 for me. I did my annual birthday run, running my new age in minutes and seconds. This year was more of a challenge than usual, as I'm currently on Baffin Island in Iqaluit, Nunavut, 63 degrees north. Also, all of my previous 40 runs have been in the 30-minute range. But a new year should bring a new challenge, so here we go!


After running in Iqaluit every day for over a week, I'm sort of used to the temperature. -24 degrees, sun, minimal wind and "wind chill of -31" is about as good as it gets.




Outerwear to help stay warm: toque, headband, neck cowl, medium inner gloves, thick inner mitts, windproof over mitts and and an extra glove to stick down the front of my tights — I'm good to go!




A quick selfie with Zoe at the start of the run. There are a couple of snowmobiles behind us.



Zoe's apartment is on a plateau about 100 metres above Iqaluit. My plan was to run down one side of the plateau and through town, do a couple of out and backs, then run up the other side of the plateau back to Zoe's place.



The route into town goes around around a couple of hairpin turns before levelling out near the airport.

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The roads are mostly hard-packed gravel. Some spots are bare, some are covered with snow and ice. I don't own a pair of Yaktrax or similar footing aids, so I took it pretty easy going down the steeper grades. For the most part, I could find grit or bare-ish gravel to run on for greater traction. That's Zoe in the distance.



There are some big snowdrifts left by the storm a few days ago! The town of Iqaluit actually does a really good job of clearing the snow and keeping the roads drivable.



An inuksuk in front of the coolest place in town, the Black Heart Cafe.



Of course, Iqaluit also has a Tim's. If you were wondering how to spell "always fresh" in Inuktitut, here you go.



The warm and inviting Nakasuk Elementary School.

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St. Jude's Cathedral, known as the Igloo Cathedral.



The Iqaluit Graveyard with Koojesse Inlet of Frobisher Bay in the background. The jumbled ice directly behind the graveyard is the result of the incoming and outgoing tides breaking up the ice against the shore. Farther out the ice is flat and smooth. This photo also shows just about the maximum height of the sun above the horizon at this time of year. Sunrise today was at 9:20 a.m., sunset at 1:56 p.m.



I have figuratively been on this road a few times, but today was the first time I've literally been on the Road to Nowhere, the official name of this road. It runs a few kilometres out of town and ends, well, in the middle of nowhere.



Possibly the world's northernmost mosque, near the start of the Road to Nowhere.



Heading back up the other side of the plateau.

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Rider Nation, even near the Arctic Circle. Speaking of football teams that wear green, forget Green Bay's Lambeau Field. Today I literally ran on the frozen tundra! (And also used "literally" correctly twice in the same post.)



Back near Zoe's place with my run almost finished. Thank you, Iqaluit, for providing such a memorable birthday run. Happy Birthday to me, Happy New Year to all!



I needed to run back and forth a couple of times in front of Zoe's place to finish my run and get the exact time I wanted. But after coming inside to take a photo of my watch, I was not going back out in the cold to run another 27/100ths of a second.

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After seeing these posts, I'll never complain about running in the snow or cold again. Cool pics -- thanks for sharing.
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Snowed in folk, what do you have on your feet? My ski resort run zi use OC trail version.

Today for 20"21" did 21km bike, 21km running broken into 4 parts traveling down form Utah. Too bad if it will count only as 1 run since 3 were under 4km


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Rolldown] [ In reply to ]
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I realized when I was out on my first run by the canal and parliament in a year that it was your birthday today and only remembered on the way back as o was parked at Pretoria bridge....not far from your house but did not realize you are at 63 degrees north in Iqaluit on Baffin Island. That run looks epic!!!

Those images are amazing. happy birthday! Let us know when you are back into town. I am sick of training solo but even in lockdown we can run distanced and outdoors.
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Rolldown wrote:
Thank you, Iqaluit, for providing such a memorable birthday run. Happy Birthday to me, Happy New Year to all!

Happy birthday & happy running/swimming/biking year to all!

I will also definitely stop complaining about... pretty much everything after seeing your pics. Amazing stuff.

Good luck everyone with the rest of the challenge.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Rolldown] [ In reply to ]
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Great photos, thanks for sharing them.
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Day 49, second day of 2021, in the hills of San Diego county, our "big mountain" in the distance, Mt. Cuyamaca
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Love it!

Our winter hasn't been nearly so extreme, but ice has been problematic for a large chunk of the recent weeks.




That was my first run of 2021, and as a friend of mine said, it was definitely "spikes or die". I got out before noon as we were predicted to receive ~15mm of freezing rain starting yesterday afternoon, but we fortunately got a solid coating of snow first!




We got an annual pass to our local conservation authority's parks as a Christmas gift (my mom is awesome!), so headed over there. It's usually the site of a snowshoe race around the beginning of February, but unfortunately the pandemic has put that on hold; nothing to say I couldn't bust out my snowshoes for a run anyway, though!



The simple joy of bombing down a hill with perfect traction!



Just about the most beautiful spot in Cambridge.

A snack and change of sweater later, I headed back out to another wooded tract in town with my spikes; I might have been ok without them as the surface was more like corn snow (it has been around the freezing mark most of the day), but was certainly happy to have them after the sun went down.



I've always been tickled by this spot where the trail goes right through a tree, and it looked even more dramatic in the snow by headlamp!



So I'm at 59 runs now, and will definitely be taking advantage of the snowy trails again tomorrow before it's back to work (and not having a vehicle available, so just running around my neighbourhood) on Monday.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [mistressk] [ In reply to ]
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great pics!

half way through-now @ day 50 and at least 100 people are 'on pace'--congratulations!!


keep up the great work folks


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Congratulations everyone for getting to the hump.

I am a firm believer of the benefits of this challenge and have learned that it’s not about speed or distance but perseverance.

Learn to run easy and you will succeed.

Good luck with the second half.
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coyote pelon wrote:
Day 49, second day of 2021, in the hills of San Diego county, our "big mountain" in the distance, Mt. Cuyamaca

when i lived in vista, and my factory was in san marcos, i used to fairly routinely shoot up there. i'd say in a B&B in julian, and i'd ride the cuyamacas, and i'd run in the cuyamaca state park. that was about the best running there was, for me, back then. just about the only reason i didn't move to julian instead of where i moved now is that your dogs were not allowed to run with you in cuyamaca state park. right there on engineers road, across the street from lake cuyamaca, i had my eye on that area. tom warren (ironman legend) had a cabin there. i believe many of the homes there went up in the cedar fire.

that whole area is a gem.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Hey Dev, your photos brought back memories of one of my favourite running routes when I lived in Ottawa. I would start near the Bagel Shop on Wellington, make my way to Dow's lake, follow the canal to Parliament Hill and then back home along the river. My last year of living there though was when the hill behind the Supreme Court starting crumbling down on to the foot path, so I usually to crossed over into Gatineau (Hull back then I believe).

Did they ever re-open that section behind parliament hill, I remember it being closed for a really long time?
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Slowman wrote:
coyote pelon wrote:
Day 49, second day of 2021, in the hills of San Diego county, our "big mountain" in the distance, Mt. Cuyamaca


when i lived in vista, and my factory was in san marcos, i used to fairly routinely shoot up there. i'd say in a B&B in julian, and i'd ride the cuyamacas, and i'd run in the cuyamaca state park. that was about the best running there was, for me, back then. just about the only reason i didn't move to julian instead of where i moved now is that your dogs were not allowed to run with you in cuyamaca state park. right there on engineers road, across the street from lake cuyamaca, i had my eye on that area. tom warren (ironman legend) had a cabin there. i believe many of the homes there went up in the cedar fire.

that whole area is a gem.

👍. 😎😎😎
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [coyote pelon] [ In reply to ]
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Day 50 of Challenge, 50 days running. Tami21 and coyote pelon. A father/daughter running/tri/etc. team.
Just for demographical fun - in this challenge, anyone else participating with another significant person? How many years doing this challenge? Oldest/youngest person participating in the challenge?
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [coyote pelon] [ In reply to ]
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❤️such fun!


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Tri Bread wrote:
Hey Dev, your photos brought back memories of one of my favourite running routes when I lived in Ottawa. I would start near the Bagel Shop on Wellington, make my way to Dow's lake, follow the canal to Parliament Hill and then back home along the river. My last year of living there though was when the hill behind the Supreme Court starting crumbling down on to the foot path, so I usually to crossed over into Gatineau (Hull back then I believe).

Did they ever re-open that section behind parliament hill, I remember it being closed for a really long time?

the path behind parliament is open to the locks up to Chateau Laurier/Wellington except the section from west block descent of the hill to the foot of the locks appears to be snow covered. The West Section heading behind Supreme court to war memorial is open and cleared of snow. In terms of the Quebec side, technically during lockdown we are asked not to cross the border (it is legal though), although all kinds of people are crossing for a variety of items. I am choosing to not to (even though I want to go across the Gatineau Park and XC ski) as I don't want to deal with any altercations with police during a lockdown. Sadly I don't trust that I would be dealt with fairly and I won't be able to hold back debating about civil liberties even though I have the law on my side. We are always taught to veer waaay clear because people who look like me generally don't get the benefit of the doubt with law enforcement or border security. Its the way it is. Better to avoid any potential confrontation. Hopefully three weeks till lockdown ends and I can feel comfortable crossing the bridge to Quebec to ski and run.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Rolldown] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for sharing Chris!
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Day 50 breaks my previous running streak by 46 and feeling better all the time. Have run through a blizzard, rain, icy roads and cold but having a blast. Just go some spikes to try and its snowing again tonight. The 100/100 challenge is doing just what I needed and I am building my base and am feeling less sore and stronger all the time. Times have also started to come down. Do not have anyone to run with but see one other runner most mornings and we have enjoyed a few miles together. Started the 100/100 on my 69th birthday.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [JCM] [ In reply to ]
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Good for you. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing . For me , 77 years coming up.
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RandMart wrote:
RandMart wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
So yes I support 50/50.



I'll go make more bibs


Circling back - so the 50/50 [if it's actually on & going to be its own challenge?] starts January 4, 2021 in order to conclude on the same day as the 100/100?


My take on the 50/50 bib is up on my IG

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJoUw5mHNG9/

PM me if you want one

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [coyote pelon] [ In reply to ]
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coyote pelon wrote:
Just for demographical fun - in this challenge, anyone else participating with another significant person?
Last year I got my wife hooked on it as she was building for Boston. This year she's "ahead" of me again with 56 runs to my 50.

coyote pelon wrote:
How many years doing this challenge?
This will be her 2nd and my 3rd.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [mgreer] [ In reply to ]
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Cool. Good for Team mgeer ! Thanks for sharing. Boston!
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I have enjoyed this challenge the past several years but have decided that I needed a bigger challenge so I decided to crash my bike on a cross ride at the end of November and break a bunch of ribs :( I cannot believe how 'impactful' that injury is - see what I did there :) I lost six weeks of running (but still ended with my best annual mileage ever of 4,100km - with 2,300kms run while deployed in South Sudan (many of those kms were just me running away!).

I am slowly starting to return to running but cannot put out much effort or breathe deeply yet. The challenge tells me that I need to run somewhere north of 80 times in the next 50 days but as I am a mere mortal (looking at you Mr. Bluestacks) I will have to see how it goes. I may use a bunch of doubles to try and kick start my return with some shorter runs.

I do enjoy seeing the different approaches to this challenge and the wonderful pictures - so thanks to all of you for sharing.

Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2021!

Michael
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Rolldown] [ In reply to ]
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You inspired me. Today I ran 59:59 in the dark & ice, early this morning & then again after work in the daylight to log 2 runs on my 59th!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [stillmoving] [ In reply to ]
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Nice work! And Happy Birthday!

Since running 60:60 doesn’t really make sense, for next year’s birthday and beyond, you only need to run your new age in minutes, not seconds. :-)
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You guys know where this is going....you''re gonna be in the 100/100 on your 100th birthday doing a 100minute run
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I reached 100 runs last night with a 5.6 mile night run on trails with a headlamp, driving snow, icy trails etc.

5.6 miles is also about the average of my runs as I now reached 556.9 miles of distance.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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That's the plan! :)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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devashish_paul wrote:
You guys know where this is going....you''re gonna be in the 100/100 on your 100th birthday doing a 100minute run

100min run @ 100 years old would be pretty good - maybe a 13.1 race or something.

I think I’ll live to be 117, so might have to try this when I hit triple digits.

https://www.strava.com/...tes/zachary_mckinney
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Nice job on the 100 runs!

Was glued to the internet yesterday and didn't get my run in. I've got 1 in the bank but don't want to use it so soon, will plan to split my 'long' run this weekend to maintain a back-up run.
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CeceWeber and I risked our lives to run (part of the way) around the active volcano Kīlauea today, steaming here in the background. Cece did wear her LavaMan shirt to please Madame Pele…,












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You guys know where this is going....you''re gonna be in the 100/100 on your 100th birthday doing a 100minute run

i wanted to do a number play for my birthday today. run 10k in minutes of my age. shut it down at 5k as I was going to be off. O well, at least I have some delicious post run home made polish pasteries made by my mom to enjoy (makowiec)


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I'm really in a sweet spot right now with my running. 80 runs in the competition. Personal bests today with an 85 mile week and a 100 miles ran this month (completed a January Hundo challenge in 9 days). And I raced a 20K this morning at a 8:14 pace. Not bad at age 64 :)
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devashish_paul wrote:
You guys know where this is going....you''re gonna be in the 100/100 on your 100th birthday doing a 100minute run


i wanted to do a number play for my birthday today. run 10k in minutes of my age. shut it down at 5k as I was going to be off. O well, at least I have some delicious post run home made polish pasteries made by my mom to enjoy (makowiec)

It gets easier beating your age for running a 10km once you cross 30. Sub 30 min 10km is pretty rarified. Once you get to 33 a lot of 33 year olds can do it. Once you get to 35min lots of 35-50 year olds can do it. Once you get to 40 min a lot of 40-60 year olds can make the number.

Once you get to 55 not that many 55-70 year olds can do that anymore, but there are a bunch of 55 year olds who can still hit waaay sub 40 and down to 35 minutes.

So unless you are under 30 years old, beating your age in minutes is not a massive feat :-) I think rolldown who did the 57;57 run on his 57th birthday in Iqaluit can still run around 37 minutes!!!

I think a better one is running 50x200m coming in for the 200's on the number of seconds for your age. Age 35 you get 35 seconds for the 200m, age 40, you get 40 seconds, age 50 you get 50 seconds....and so on. It really does not work if you are under 30 though.
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synthetic wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
You guys know where this is going....you''re gonna be in the 100/100 on your 100th birthday doing a 100minute run


i wanted to do a number play for my birthday today. run 10k in minutes of my age. shut it down at 5k as I was going to be off. O well, at least I have some delicious post run home made polish pasteries made by my mom to enjoy (makowiec)


It gets easier beating your age for running a 10km once you cross 30. Sub 30 min 10km is pretty rarified. Once you get to 33 a lot of 33 year olds can do it. Once you get to 35min lots of 35-50 year olds can do it. Once you get to 40 min a lot of 40-60 year olds can make the number.

Once you get to 55 not that many 55-70 year olds can do that anymore, but there are a bunch of 55 year olds who can still hit waaay sub 40 and down to 35 minutes.

So unless you are under 30 years old, beating your age in minutes is not a massive feat :-) I think rolldown who did the 57;57 run on his 57th birthday in Iqaluit can still run around 37 minutes!!!

I think a better one is running 50x200m coming in for the 200's on the number of seconds for your age. Age 35 you get 35 seconds for the 200m, age 40, you get 40 seconds, age 50 you get 50 seconds....and so on. It really does not work if you are under 30 though.

ahh 200s is quite possible. I am 39. I screw up pacing maybe? went easier than though on the start, yet second half felt harder and I was going faster. I only looked at my watch 3 miles in


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I'm loving the consistency that 100/100 has forced on me.

Noodling over the idea of running my age in kilometres for my birthday towards the end of February.
Wouldn't have been remotely in a position to contemplate this if I hadn't been doing the challenge.
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I thought, very briefly, of trying the birthday run in kilometers. That isn’t going to happen. Even though I’m on track for 100 runs, I turn 50 in March and won’t have the legs for 31.x miles.

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I thought, very briefly, of trying the birthday run in kilometers. That isn’t going to happen. Even though I’m on track for 100 runs, I turn 50 in March and won’t have the legs for 31.x miles.

you have plenty of time to ramp up and go for it. it doesnt hurt to try. I tried number play run on my birthday and failed. I could have ran 39km... but I know I can do that. Goals are more fun when there is fear of failing


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Me and tami met up for another group run. I in red to the right, she in pink




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Whelp, I was trying to finish top 10, but got covid. Luckily no breathing issues, slowly easing back into things.

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First time in 64 years that I ran a 100 mile week. Never would have thought that was possible.
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First time in 64 years that I ran a 100 mile week. Never would have thought that was possible.

Must be (what I call) "running with your bones". That means if you are aligned and balanced it's like a engine that spins and spins. Great efficiency w/low stress.

Although 70 reps into it, my injured leg is just coming around enough that I am adding some speed. The super slow pace work that I am doing has improved my posture, etc. Starting to feel that run-forever-ability.
Slow works!

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Me and tami met up for another group run. I in red to the right, she in pink

Cool
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come down next week coyote they have all paces in the group


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Day 65, running along the Sweetwater River (San Diego mountains). Even though we have hardly gotten any rain this winter, they are releasing/transferring water from one reservoir to another one downstream. Quite the sight for southern California.
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Quite the sight indeed!
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Looking at the Results for both 100/100 and 50/50, there sure are a lot of Lurkers playing along

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I am one of those lurkers. Getting a bronze medal is keeping me motivated to run through Minnesota winter.

Jogging - I guess you just run for an extended period of time
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Welcome, and thanks for joining in!!!

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Welp, I am now out of the 100/100 running. Was a few days behind but those were fixable with a couple of doubles.

Now I just got a nasty looking cellulitis infection in my leg. Missed a couple of days as we figured out the issue. Gonna take a couple of more days off running to let the antibiotics take hold. Targeting 90/100 for now.

Better consistency than I have had in the past so I am not complaining.

ars

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Well, happy to say I’m at 66 days out of 73 so far and plan to be caught up for the full 100. There will be a few doubles but I’ll get it done. This is my first attempt at this challenge and I’m quite proud of what I’ve done so far on top of my riding 3 days a week as well.
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Lurker here too! (Mostly, I do have a few posts out there!)

I'm finding the 100/100 very motivating this year and looking on track to hit the 100 (with a few doubles to come). Made it to 76 last year and will certainly surpass that.

The challenge has been great for me this year in my first year as a dad (to twin boys no less). Without this I think slumping on the sofa each night would have been the routine, so thank you to you all for the sense of community.

Practise doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [PrimalSteve] [ In reply to ]
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Anyone else having difficulty recording workouts? I keep getting an error message

502 BAD GATEWAY,

no matter which browser I come in on..

Any ideas?
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worked for me just now.
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Worked for me this morning as well.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [TJ56] [ In reply to ]
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Watch it or it happens often / regularly. 100 miles for me last week pus 240 miles cycling. And on track for another 100 mile week. Average so far this year - 83 miles of running per week.

Big race for me Zion 100 in April.
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Day 75,
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Day 75,

where is this? i love trails with wooden bridges


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ST100-100 challenge complete on Hard Mode, all runs 5K or greater, all runs outside. Runs are recorded on my Garmin Fenix 6, and posted to Strava. Had a couple of half marathon and 10k efforts in there to get the respective monthly Strava challenges (as I had a 2020 streak going for those as well).

Ready to get back to some heavy bike training as soon as the weather plays nice.
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elf6c wrote:
ST100-100 challenge complete on Hard Mode, all runs 5K or greater, all runs outside. Runs are recorded on my Garmin Fenix 6, and posted to Strava. Had a couple of half marathon and 10k efforts in there to get the respective monthly Strava challenges (as I had a 2020 streak going for those as well).

Ready to get back to some heavy bike training as soon as the weather plays nice.

still not over for purists :) i had to adjust my training to stay on track, as had rain this morning , so did minimum today - while doubling yesterday to stay on my personal 10mi / day average


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elf6c wrote:
ST100-100 challenge complete on Hard Mode, all runs 5K or greater, all runs outside. Runs are recorded on my Garmin Fenix 6, and posted to Strava. Had a couple of half marathon and 10k efforts in there to get the respective monthly Strava challenges (as I had a 2020 streak going for those as well).

Ready to get back to some heavy bike training as soon as the weather plays nice.


still not over for purists :) i had to adjust my training to stay on track, as had rain this morning , so did minimum today - while doubling yesterday to stay on my personal 10mi / day average


I have not participated much on this thead but holding to my personal goal of 10km per day. Yesterday I also decided to skip things. I did a cold XC ski at lunch in minus 19C and then worked till 8pm and was kind of fried, low on energy and chilled and was about to bail, but then hit my treadmill and did 7km of running with stops for 4x30 plus 2x40 pushups along the way (I have been doing minimum 100 per day but preferably 200 per day since Xmas). Once I got going on the run, I was doing intervals for 50 seconds on and 10 seconds jogging at 4 percent grade. Then I got on the rowing machine for some more short intervals (20 strokes easy at 130W, 20-40 strokes hard at 250-280W). I ended up with a good quality day and without the challenge would have bailed out.

If I sort the challenge by distance I am at 787km in 35th as of this morning. I have not done any 100km weeks yet, as I am doing around 100-150km per week of XC skiing on top of the running, but maybe last week of challenge I will try to hit 100km if I am injury free.

Sorted by distance Herbert is leading the challenge with 1394 km
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Wow. So many people just blatantly cheating and stopping their runs and starting another run right away.

It’s sad

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Wow. So many people just blatantly cheating and stopping their runs and starting another run right away.

It’s sad

You can sort it by distance or time and those same people will slide down the standings so to speak.

At the end of the day training load is training load. What really matters when it comes to future racing is mileage. Whether you enter one 12 mile run or four 3 mile runs it is roughly the same training load in terms of gaining fitness. So if those people want to cheat they are just screwing themselves anyway
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But that’s not the “spirit” of this challenge. People are literally stopping at 3mi. Then starting again. I just don’t get it.

There needs to be a filter on the training site that takes those runs out. Can’t imagine it’s hard to take the time finished and add 60min to count.

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As people can self-report runs and have them count, its a self-challenge rather than any sort of contest. Even Strava has people "winning" some of their distance challenges with patently absurd times and distances.
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Sbernardi wrote:
Wow. So many people just blatantly cheating and stopping their runs and starting another run right away.


It’s sad


You can sort it by distance or time and those same people will slide down the standings so to speak.

At the end of the day training load is training load. What really matters when it comes to future racing is mileage. Whether you enter one 12 mile run or four 3 mile runs it is roughly the same training load in terms of gaining fitness. So if those people want to cheat they are just screwing themselves anyway



I'm trying to hang in there, like you say Paul - put in the km's. It's helping with my lower leg recovery, fixing my hips/posture. I also have barbells and working out a bit post-run. .
Been on the stadium track early morning, late afternoon, then a 8pm night road session, using lights. Which if required is applied to either the morning or afternoon set if one is cut short. Total distance is around 10-12km /day if on a double day.

Going super, super slow. Been itching to ramp up speed. Achilles are good, have pain in heel area now - push the pace and I pay the price :)
No cycling, or swimming :( https://www.instagram.com/p/CKS6rjXB9mY/?igshid=1f44nxyz5q2io

PS: I've taken up boxing :P

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But that’s not the “spirit” of this challenge. People are literally stopping at 3mi. Then starting again. I just don’t get it.

There needs to be a filter on the training site that takes those runs out. Can’t imagine it’s hard to take the time finished and add 60min to count.

I assume there is cheating (sad on a several levels), but I wonder how much is lost in data translation as I assume you really didn't count a second run as part of your first run as shown in your log today. Have fun with the challenge and let miserable people be miserable.


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Strava had me on Australia time zone.
2 runs yesterday am/pm
1 today.
You can find it on Garmin connect.

When people have 4/5 3 mi runs one after another it’s just sad

This isn’t worth cheating or making myself feel good. I have an 8yr run streak

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9th Annual 24 Minutes of Daytona - 24-minute time trial; best done on the road, but with excruciating wind chills this morning, I put it off until I could get on the TM at the gym

Let me tell you, running - even at a moderate pace - with a mask, totally SUCKS!!!

Managed 2.8 miles in the 24, then trotted for 6 minutes more to fulfill the 30-minute minimum before Saturday's Strength Session

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Please refer back to Reply #136 of this thread

https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=7382472#p7382472

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Sbernardi wrote:
I have an 8yr run streak


Do you?

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Yes. If you are running 12 mi. Run 12. Don’t stop 3x to make it 4 runs because you want to be slowtwitch famous

If it is truly “your run” why the need to be on the list?

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Wow. So many people just blatantly cheating and stopping their runs and starting another run right away.

It’s sad


You mean I have been missing out on being near the top for run frequency by recording my 21.75km run this morning as 1 run instead of 4 with no break in between? Damn, I have been missing out on virtual glory by just training like a "normal" runner.

As a run coach for almost 30 years and runner for 42, seeing this stupid training to chase a virtual spreadhseet makes me shake my head (and as you stated, it is kind of sad). As Dev said, sort by distance covered and Herbert and Fartleker are killing it which is a much more impressive accomplishment than running 3 miles on your treadmill 3 times each day. When I see people with 40-50 more runs than Fartleker and 500+ fewer km, it makes absolutely no sense from a training perspective.
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This gets me to run more, and I’m ok with it being short. As a run coach I am sure you are aware very few triathletes at the beginning of the year, or anytime should or can run 300mi months

From what I remember, this challenge is actually not about distance, but building a consistent base.

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But that’s not the “spirit” of this challenge. People are literally stopping at 3mi. Then starting again. I just don’t get it.

Well, they clearly have their own reasons for doing it that way, which they don't really need to explain to you

I'm still kinda confused by your use of the word "cheating"

Cheating, implies gaining an unfair advantage over a competitor, but since the 100/100 [or 50/50, for that matter] is NOT a competition per as, and the "leaderboard" is just used to compare where you are vs other participants, and no one is having any awards taken away by how one person does their runs vs another might

That's just one dude's opinion - you can put me on Ignore now, thank you

YMMV

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Are there written rules?

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Thanks. I only really have time for singles and have done maybe 3-4 doubles this whole time. A few of the other ones were warm up/cool downs from time trials. I think single provide better training up to 70-80 mpw.

Hit 100 miles on 7 runs last week with one good speed session. Two weeks ago I felt like trash and was ready to call it after a 50 mile week. Running is weird.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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My thoughts for what they are worth:

I am mid 40s and only discovered triathlon in 2019. I was looking forward to the 2020 season but virtually every event was cancelled (UK based). I stumbled across this site in the middle of the year and really looked forward to the challenge as a motivator to run over the winter. I only just made the start due to date being brought forward (and an injury) but the challenge has really motivated me to keep going over winter.
I really want to complete the 100 in 100 and see it as a personal challenge, not any form of competition (my pace prob gives that away).

It is still dark when I start work and dark when I finish so running outdoors is difficult for me during the week. Add in UK weather and TBH I just wouldn't bother if I wasn't lucky enough to own a treadmill and work from home. I find 30-40 min fits in nicely between work calls. If I am doing multiple runs in a day, I ensure at least an hour between as that's what the rules state. I do try and do longer runs, outdoors at the weekend, but that is because I enjoy it and nothing to do with this challenge.

I see this as a personal challenge, nothing more. It has motivated me to do many more runs that I otherwise would do, in time, distance and number of runs. I am enjoying the challenge and follow the thread but never bother to check on others performance. I am in competition with myself from last year and not anyone else. Luckily for me, that is an opponent I can beat.
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that is why we have the purist 100/100 - a run every day, for 100 days. I supposed to skirt the cheap glory seekers would be to have the main page sort by those who are at current # day to be at the top of the list, but no particular ordering. So if today is day 76, all those with 76 or more runs would appear at the top but a RAND() be done on these folks :)


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... but a RAND() be done on these folks :)

Wait? What did I do?

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Contra, the first post:


Accumulated Wisdom: This is year-14 of this Challenge. Much has been learned, good and bad.

- This is an exercise in who can whisper the loudest.
- Don't try to bank run sessions early. Just trust the process. You'll probably be more successful "banking" runs, as in, performing double runs, later in the Challenge rather than earlier.
- Take days off when you need to. As your fitness increases, you may find later in the Challenge you can run doubles. Most who hit their 100/100 do take rest days.
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herbert now biting at me in the big kahuna challenge


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Right now, I am the Lanterne Rouge of Medal Eligible participants

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I'm holding steady in or near the top-10 for those on pace for 100.

Zwift and the treadmill have really allowed me to keep a steady daily diet of running.

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Allan] [ In reply to ]
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I run multiple times a day as that has to do with windows of opportunity, not so much with trying to spit runs into more countable units. I am getting read for several long distance events and I also try to keep cycling and swimming. I currently sit in 3rd place with 170 runs and 925.79 miles total. In the top 10 of runners there are 4 who have mileage in the 612 to 684 miles range, everyone else has well less including the person in second place with 175 runs in 397 miles.

But we all have different goals, priorities and varying amounts of time.

I have well more runs than last year, so I am happy.
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And this weekend if someone up for a hot mile, I will attempted a sub 5 minute mile on Zwift in a meetup with a bunch of other folks. It will be at 11am EST and we start warmed up already with a mellow mile with a couple bursts, then push full gas on that second mile and cruise it out for another at the end. If you want to join you need to follow me on Zwift so I can invite you
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Sbernardi] [ In reply to ]
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As someone who enters all their workouts manually I can tell you that you have to actively go in and put accurate times in for your runs or it could look like your runs are starting one min after the previous one. I am in this challenge for myself and had not looked at anyone’s workouts but when I read this over the weekend I was thinking that’s what was happening. I looked at one person randomly (ahead of me on the list) and that does appear to be what they are doing - running multiple runs per day but manually entering them at one time and not changing the time (even though they note when the run was in the notes section).

I run multiple times per day (many days) for multiple reasons - at first it was because I was really out of shape and needed to break up the runs and during the week it’s easier to fit multiple shorter runs in my work schedule. I have done this challenge multiple years and always finished over 100 but this will be my highest number - I think it would be even if I stopped today. I’m pretty happy with my progress and have kept up the multiple runs because the results, with weekly mileage going up and my average pace going down (from really slow to less slow).
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [TheKoz] [ In reply to ]
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I am pretty happy (and lucky) that I am able to train a bunch, and am fully aware that not all folks are able to do that. So kudos to those who have very hard work days and still get many runs and other workouts in.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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I was chicken-shit on this challenge, so I did not sign up.

I started early as well, thinking if I failed, it would go under the radar.

Here comes run # 91 =)

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Hydrosloth] [ In reply to ]
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Awesome

Hydrosloth wrote:
I was chicken-shit on this challenge, so I did not sign up.

I started early as well, thinking if I failed, it would go under the radar.

Here comes run # 91 =)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [WIAlan] [ In reply to ]
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WIAlan wrote:
Welp, I am now out of the 100/100 running. Was a few days behind but those were fixable with a couple of doubles.

Now I just got a nasty looking cellulitis infection in my leg. Missed a couple of days as we figured out the issue. Gonna take a couple of more days off running to let the antibiotics take hold. Targeting 90/100 for now.

Better consistency than I have had in the past so I am not complaining.

ars

I used to get some weird cellulitis infections/ rashes during six straight years of constant business travel. Haven't travelled in 2 years 4 months and no more cellulitis. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Sbernardi] [ In reply to ]
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Sbernardi wrote:
But that’s not the “spirit” of this challenge. People are literally stopping at 3mi. Then starting again. I just don’t get it.

There needs to be a filter on the training site that takes those runs out. Can’t imagine it’s hard to take the time finished and add 60min to count.

These are the same people that exploit the sticky watts in Zwift. They pedal really fast/hard for :05 seconds then coast and stop pedaling while the screen still shows watts. As soon as the watts stopping "sticking" they do it again. They're power profile looks like a saw. But it no longer bothers me because "to thy own self be true".
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [BT_DreamChaser] [ In reply to ]
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BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Sbernardi wrote:
But that’s not the “spirit” of this challenge. People are literally stopping at 3mi. Then starting again. I just don’t get it.

There needs to be a filter on the training site that takes those runs out. Can’t imagine it’s hard to take the time finished and add 60min to count.


These are the same people that exploit the sticky watts in Zwift. They pedal really fast/hard for :05 seconds then coast and stop pedaling while the screen still shows watts. As soon as the watts stopping "sticking" they do it again. They're power profile looks like a saw. But it no longer bothers me because "to thy own self be true".

sounds like that would trash me hard and would not benefit me. im not an interval guy just steady state


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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synthetic wrote:
BT_DreamChaser wrote:
Sbernardi wrote:
But that’s not the “spirit” of this challenge. People are literally stopping at 3mi. Then starting again. I just don’t get it.

There needs to be a filter on the training site that takes those runs out. Can’t imagine it’s hard to take the time finished and add 60min to count.


These are the same people that exploit the sticky watts in Zwift. They pedal really fast/hard for :05 seconds then coast and stop pedaling while the screen still shows watts. As soon as the watts stopping "sticking" they do it again. They're power profile looks like a saw. But it no longer bothers me because "to thy own self be true".


sounds like that would trash me hard and would not benefit me. im not an interval guy just steady state

Yeah, people have noted you actually develop a weird type of fitness to cheat this way. The entire realm of cheating is bizarre all unto itself. I genuinely feel bad for people that feel the need to blatantly cheat in order to gain acceptance and attention. When you peel away the layers and boil down the psyche of many blatant cheaters it stems from inferiority complexes and fear based decision making. BUT ... I can only control me. I can only be a positive role model. And from my life experience, I've genuinely found that 99%+ of people are forthright and honest.
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Hydrosloth] [ In reply to ]
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Hydrosloth wrote:
I was chicken-shit on this challenge, so I did not sign up.

I started early as well, thinking if I failed, it would go under the radar.

Here comes run # 91 =)


well done!

the good news is that you can still sign up-technically...and strava will sync activities for the last several months...get your medal!!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [dtoce] [ In reply to ]
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strava??

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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Hydrosloth] [ In reply to ]
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Hydrosloth wrote:
strava??


sorry-I have a Garmin 935 which automatically syncs my Garmin activities via Bluetooth with Strava (and also with Training Peaks, Beginner Triathlete as well as ST...) and I know when I 'connect' with strava, it offers to upload to the ST Training Log. I can choose to upload activities for up to the prior year, so if you had strava...you could join the 100/100 challenge quite easily, even late.

otherwise, you can 'join challenge' and upload the activities individually-still not too late!

I'm at only 69 due to lots of missed days from work-but pretty sure I'll make a medal this year--woo hoo!
Some seriously good running this year. 26 people already at/over 100-wow. Impressive numbers at the top too and many with
superb mileage.

Kudos!
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [dtoce] [ In reply to ]
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Wow - that sounds like some pretty slick technology. I've been tracking my runs by stopwatch or by an old Garmin (310xt) or on the treadmill, so I'll have to give that a try for the next one. Thanks for the info !

http://www.fitspeek.com the Fraser Valley's fitness, wellness, and endurance sports podcast
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Herbert wrote:
And this weekend if someone up for a hot mile, I will attempted a sub 5 minute mile on Zwift in a meetup with a bunch of other folks. It will be at 11am EST and we start warmed up already with a mellow mile with a couple bursts, then push full gas on that second mile and cruise it out for another at the end. If you want to join you need to follow me on Zwift so I can invite you

result? strava link?


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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [synthetic] [ In reply to ]
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I ran 4:57 :-)
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Re: Official 14th Annual 2020/2021 Slowtwitch 100/100 Challenge Thread [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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Dev: Congrats on staying injury-free and running 10k/day as well as all doing all the skiing. Here’s a blast from the past for you, and I thought other readers might like to see the wonderful winter sports playground we have here in Ottawa. Yesterday I did the virtual Winterlude Triathlon as part of my 100 runs — runs #116 and #117.

I’m not into virtual races at all, but it’s tough to give up a 21-year race streak so I decided to plonk down the $65 to enter this year’s virtual Winterlude Triathlon. There were four options available, and I went with The Double: skate 15k, ski 12k, run 10k, twice the distances of the regular race. In the