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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

Don't forget to take part in the TRAINING YEAR 2016 poll! We are doing it every year since 2007. Polls from all years can be found in the "Memorable Entries" section of the community.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

Don't forget to take part in the TRAINING YEAR 2016 poll! We are doing it every year since 2007. Polls from all years can be found in the "Memorable Entries" section of the community.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

Don't forget to take part in the TRAINING YEAR 2016 poll! We are doing it every year since 2007. Polls from all years can be found in the "Memorable Entries" section of the community.
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jvmatucha
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jvmatucha
Last week I did a series of consecutive races in a Disney Run event called the Dopey Challenge. It's a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon, and then a full marathon, run one after the other in four consecutive days.

My race report is in three parts. Yes, it's that long. Reading it is like runnning the Dopey Challenge!


- The Beginning - The Walt Disney World 5K and the 10K

- Drama Unleashes in the Harrowing tale of the Walt Disney World Half Marathon!

- The Walt Disney World Full Marathon Race Report
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

Don't forget to take part in the TRAINING YEAR 2016 poll! We are doing it every year since 2007. Polls from all years can be found in the "Memorable Entries" section of the community.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.

Don't forget to take part in the TRAINING YEAR 2016 poll! We are doing it every year since 2007. Polls from all years can be found in the "Memorable Entries" section of the community.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Congratulations to all runners for the effort they put forth in 2016. A lot of you improved a fair amount!

Like last year, I will simply put the questions in the post and each person can cut and paste them into their reply.

Also, as before, do not feel the need to answer every question. Some of them may not apply to you.
And of course feel free to add questions of your own.

Please answer only in the comments, do not make a separate post just about yourself.
The training year thread is automatically added to the "Memorable Entries" section of the community where you can
find the training polls from previous years, starting with 2007.

So without further ado, here is the Training Year 2016 thread!

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0. (optional) Background: age, sex, years running, anything that affects your running (large family, stressful job, etc)
1. How many miles/km did you run this year?
2. What were your highest/lowest weekly mileage results?
3. What was your best mileage month?
4. What was your longest run?
5. How many races did you enter in 2016? What were your best and worst race performances?
6. Do you have a favorite/memorable run from this year?
7. What was the craziest weather or other type of adverse conditions you endured on a run in 2016?
8. What were your goals for 2016? Did you achieve them?
9. What are your goals for 2017?
10. Do you have a favorite running-related quote you would like to share
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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jvmatucha
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jvmatucha
Last Sunday I ran the California International Marathon. It was my 7th ever CIM and my 20th Marathon overall.

The main reason I chose to run this December Marathon is because I'm working on my legacy status. It was my sixth CIM in a row, and I want to keep the streak going. Also it's a fairly easy course. I've PR'd twice on this course!

This year myself and ten thousand of my closest running friends totally lucked out because the weather was so good. Not very cold and a nice, cool temperature the entire way. I was one of the waterlogged runners who experienced the monsoon-like conditions of 2012, and nearly froze to death during the cold, cold snap of 2013.

I had not trained too strenuously for this marathon since I had run the Chicago Marathon a mere two months prior. I was curious as to how I would handle this marathon since I had held back on training very hard.

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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals.
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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jvmatucha
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jvmatucha
Last Sunday I ran the Chicago Marathon. It was my first time ever in Chicago, my 3rd marathon outside of California, and my 19th Marathon overall.

They call Chicago the Windy City, but personally I never found it especially windy. (But then again, I was there in the mild month of October.) And Marathon day was no exception. The day was clear and cool with a few clouds. I made it, along with the rest of the mob, early enough to particiapte on my corral's eight AM start. The thing is, around eight o'clock my corral wasn't anywhere near the start line. It would be a little more than an extra half hour before I finally crossed the line with my herd.

The day before at the Marathon Expo I attended a Runner's World forum, and one of the running coaches recommended running the first ten miles as one would a training run, so you could spare yourself for the latter part. I decided to follow that advice. It was also ideal since my PT Jessica Greaux, (Of Innersport in Berkeley,) had been coaching my running, and I paid a lot of attentionto my gait and cadence as I tried to pedal my feet and move the ground underneath me, rather than slapping my feet on top of it.

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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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alexanderr
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alexanderr
Greetings runners! Please tell us about your past training week and upcoming goals
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