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Old 08-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #9
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I'll be cleared to run in a week or two. I'll probably start putting in 30-40 mile weeks following a training schedule that aims to have me run a 10K in 40 minutes (a mix of long runs, tempo runs, and track training). 6:30 pace. If things go well, I might try to run a marathon at the 3-hour mark in the spring (6:52 pace). The main goal here really is to run the 3:15 qualifying time (7:26 pace) for Boston as a 40th birthday present to myself (pretty sad, I know) and to run Boston in 2014. By April, I should for sure be able to hit tennis balls as hard as I want.

These are the training books I've always used:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Self-Coach...coached+runner

http://www.amazon.com/The-Self-Coach...ref=pd_sim_b_2

As far as shoes, if you don't know, have someone determine if you run neutral, or if you are a pronator or supinator. For me, any neutral shoe is as good as another. I aim for a 10-11 oz. shoe. These are the ones I recently bought (because they are cheap). Running warehouse has a coupon code: fb15d. Saves 15%.

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/desc...S-ADSK2M1.html

"Chi running" isn't a bad site for learning a bit about how to run and stay injury free. As far as I can gather "chi running" = midfoot striking / relaxed, tension free running (but chi runnning obviously sounds cooler):

http://www.chirunning.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UYkAB18wgs

Though losing weight is incompatible with "training style running", I would also like to lose a few pounds. I'll aim at ~2 lbs. / month. By the spring, if things go well, I can drop 15-20 lbs. My "dieting" plan is to continue to cook the recipes on these saucing sites:

http://www.morethangourmet.com/our-f...ats-for-dinner

http://www.clubsauce.com/books.html

What should you put the sauces on (if you just make a sauce)? These books are a nice way to cook meat (braising and roasting):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/039...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Roas...d_bxgy_b_img_y

Confit is another nice method for cooking any type of meat (not just duck). Choose a cut of meat with enough fat (so if you choose to confit pork, use a butt or shoulder). You don't need to use duck fat (though its nice). Something like canola oil works fine (I know, the horror).

I do pistol squats and bicycles every other day. I'll add in upper body training when I'm cleared. When healthy, I do resistance training twice a week, though I mess around with handstand pressing, etc while watching TV if I feel like it. These parallettes are nice for L-sits, V-sits, handstand pressing / pushups, planche progressions. Rings are nice for back levers, front levers, pullups, dips, muscleups, etc.

http://www.thegymnaststore.com/parallettes.html

http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/store/equipment.html
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