This is quite simply incredible. Watch Traci Falbo set the world record, running 242.093 miles in 48 hours. Around a 413m indoor track.
That’s right, she ran around a running track for 2,880 minutes, completing more than 972 laps. If my sums are right , that’s around the 12 minute mile pace for two whole days.
Not one nice outdoors running track with stunning views like one of these either. It was in a dome.
It’s inspiring stuff albeit with a slightly chilling ending.
The fact that she’s overtaking people on her last lap is mind boggling. In fact after passing the 200 mile mark she apparently upped her pace, smashing out laps as fast as 2:06.
I’m not sure if that bell you hear is a last lap bell. But after all that exertion, you can only begin to imagine the emotion she’s feeling on that track as the guys try to encourage her to push on round for the last four minutes.
Next time I’m getting all whiney feeling the burn on a fast 10km, I’m going to have to ask myself some serious questions.Tweet Pin it
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Not sure about ‘in stream’ but you can reply to comments with xkit from the activity page…
So this is me using X-Kit to reply from the activity page on my dash but it still makes an entire new post on the blog. Makes it hard to reply without filling up people’s dashboards with replies. Most of the time you just want to be able to acknowledge people’s comments, dare I say it, a bit like Facebook or even the dreaded Twitter Favourite.Tweet Pin it
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1. Adidas HQ, Herzo, Germany
Watched from the stands by Adidas founder Adi Dassler himself, the track at the Adidas headquarters in Herzo is pristine. As you circle the track you can’t help feel like this statue sitting in the second row is assessing your every step. There’s no place to hide even when you’re training alone.
2. Chamonix Athletics Track
Surrounded by the stunning trails of in the foothills of Mont Blanc, this running track has a lot of competition. Dragging people down from the hills is no easy feat but then how many running tracks can boast a glacier to stare at as you head down the back straight?
3. Michael Johnson Track at the Nike HQ in Beaverton, Oregon
Possibly the most famous training track on the planet, the Michael Johnson track is unique, cutting through green forests it’s got trail run woodlands with the comforting familiarity of that running track surface under foot. It’s no suprise that Mo Farrah and Co love to train here.
4. Brigham Young University, Utah
With snow capped mountains, big open skies and the brightest blue track this must be the closest you can get to the feeling you’re running on water. But does anyone know where this is?Tweet Pin it
Q: How close to a race can I do my last long run?
Manvmiles: Hi there. First up ouch! That sounds nasty. Poor you. Hope none of the knocks are too serious.
I’d say the first thing is to heal. There’s no point exacerbating any injuries you may have picked up today that will hamper your running. So focus on patching yourself up.
See how you feel around Tuesday/Wednesday and if you’re ok to run again, I’d go back out and do your long run then but make sure your legs have fully recovered from today’s run too.
That’ll still ensure you’ve got a good two and a half week taper. I think you could even get away with doing your long run up until two weeks before the race day. Some will argue you can go even closer and I was still clocking some fairly big runs up until the week before London back in April.
I think it’s important that your body knows it can handle the exertion of the longer run on a subconscious level. It’s also a big confidence builder knowing you’ve got that long run under your belt. So I will always try to get it done.
If you don’t do a long run there’s a danger that it’ll weigh on your mind on race day. Getting it done eliminates one of those ‘What ifs’.
Hope that helps and good luck with the rest of your training and the race.
Q: How long do I need to train for a marathon? Is 58 days enough?
Manvmiles: This will depend a lot on your starting point. How far you were running before you got injured, what your running histoy is,what your physique is like and generally how fit you are.
Presuming the injury is fully gone, if you’ve got a good base level of endurance then I’d say it is possible to use the 58 days wisely to be ready.
If the furthest you’ve ever run is 6 miles then I’d question whether you’ll be ready.
You also have to ask yourself what your goals are. The fact is that most healthy people could step out tomorrow and cover 26.2 miles. It might take a long time but you could do it.
However, if you’re chasing a certain time then 58 days might not be enough.
If just getting round is your goal and you’ve got a decent endurance base then I think you still have time to fine tune a bit and get the job done.
If you’ve run marathons before, and recently, that will also help with some of the pyschological factors.
It’s important not to go crazy and cram miles in to make up for lost time. Be sensible about your weekly mileage and the intensity of your runs. Keep an eye on that injury. If you can get out a couple of 17-20 mile runs mixed with 2-3 regular 6-8 miles per week I think you’ve got a good chance.
But be realistic with your goals and listen to your body.
I wish you luck with it. Which race are you doing?
Q: How Do I Treat Quadricep Tendonitis?
Manvmiles: I’m really sorry to hear you’re struggling with injury. I wish I could help but this is a long way out of my expertise I’m afraid. I wouldn’t want to suggest something that could make things worse.
This guys seems to know his stuff though: How to Treat Quadricep Tendonitis.
Time to get the tennis balls out!!
In terms of running, I always err on the side of caution. No sense pushing it and making the injury worse. If in doubt, rest.
Good luck with it and hope you’re back in time for XC season.