Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This Week - plus Chicago weekend

THIS WEEK
For those who do a three-week taper (that would include me), this is the last week in our training buildup to the Chicago Marathon.

Wednesday: Who is in for BCC on Wednesday? I like 5 by 1 mile. Of course, those heading to PDR will have a different agenda.

Saturday: Someone else can propose a Saturday meet up at the store. I have class on Saturday from now through eternity, which means I now have to get started at an ungodly hour.

Sunday: I say we meet at CCT parking lot in Bethesda. The route is ~22 miles, but there is a way to shorten it for people who don't want to go that far. You head south on CCT til the end of the towpath; take the bike trail along Rock Creek Pkwy until you hit the zoo; follow Beach Drive, pass The Line; turn right on East-West Highway and left on Grubb; take Georgetown Branch Trail back to the starting point. (I had to double check the details with Klim; last time we did this, Dirk picked it up somewhere in Rock Creek Park and Klim hung on and I think I nearly blacked out. Anyway ...)

Chicago: This is just one option for dinner the night before, but I'm suggesting Frankies at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It used to be called Tucci Benucch -- but the new name is so much more Jersey! -- and I've eaten here a couple times. Good Italian food, not expensive. Pasta: yes. It's at 900 N. Michigan ... in a mall; you go up an escalator. Let me know if you want to go and I'll make a reservation.

11 comments:

yf said...
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Andy said...

I'll look for you in one of their corny commercials, Anonymous/yf/Frank/Yukun

yf said...
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Jimmy Daly said...

For the PDR/Rock 'n' Roll guys... What do you think of a few miles at race pace on the CC trail similar to what we did before Cherry Blossom?

Joe Wiggy said...

hmm I was originally planning a 1mile at pace followed by some quarters at a quicker clip then followed by 1 mile again at pace... i was going to do this on the track however. I would be fine if the majority would prefer CCT. Maybe two miles or so at pace.
Murph, Tender,Mike C... thoughts?

Jimmy Daly said...

I like that workout also. I'm down for whatever works for everyone.

Mike C said...

3 hard miles works. I only want to do 8 total. Prefer to do track to keep the team together. Wiggy's proposed workout is good.

P Murph said...

I like the simulation workout idea, but I think there is a plan for one closer to the big marathon day. Since I'm not peaking for Sunday, I'll go along with either workout.

Jimmy - are you racing in Philly too?

Andy said...

I am still pretty banged up from Nations. Sore left ankle, walnut-sized bruise on my foot, achy calves, so I'm going to do something shorter...

I'm thinking 4x2 minutes at half marathon pace on the track in Rockville. Since Sunday was my peak race of the season, I'm recovering this week and just trying to heal up for Sunday... I should be in good enough shape as is, so just looking to sharpen for the race.

Jimmy Daly said...

Yup, I'll be in Philly.

Paul Guevara said...

Dickson, I'm up for the workout you proposed. I was thinking of doing 5 x mile at low 5's with 800 rest at low 6 min mile pace. We can talk the exact numbers during the warmup though.