The Thursday night running crew tested the new Power Bar Ironman Perform Sports Drink after a hot 4 mile trail run. Jeff with Power Bar had them all iced down and they tasted great after the run.
From what I understand, it will be the on course drink at many of the big marathons like: LA, Long Beach, Boston, Chicago and others.
Now’s the time to test it out on some longer training runs. Thanks Power Bar and Jeff. I’ll let you know how I think it works soon, here on SoCalRunning.com
Drink Focused, Steve Mackel – Product Tester
Free – The Red 11′s, My Band Made Up of All Runners, Plays T. Boyle’s Tavern in Pasadena Wednesday, July 28, 9 PM
The Red 11′s is an all runner band and the band I play in. We play at T. Boyles 9 PM, this Wednesday in Pasadena. Every member in the band is a runner and triathlete.
If you wonder how we got our name, well it had to do with running. If you have ever seen a guy that forgot Body Glide® and seen the red streaks down the front of his shirt, you can guess where we got the band name.
We play covers and have fun. T Boyles is in the alley behind the theater. Come join us Wendnesday. Directions to T. Boyles in Pasadena.
Play Focused, Steve Mackel Red 11′s Bass Player
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Friday’s 17 miles were probably the most consistent 17 miles I have ever done. These 16 were mor
e difficult because the legs were already well-trained. I did slow down and speed up to run with various Sole Runners. After the push during mile 13, I took a long walk break.
In the end it really felt like a breakthrough weekend. My legs felt better after the second 16 then the first 21. Breaking through one barrier at least.
Now it is time to prepare for the Red 11′s show this Wednesday night.
Play Focused, Steve Mackel -RRCA Certified Marathon Coach
I can't download my Garmin until Monday but I averaged 9:14 min/miles in my 16 mile run today. But that's because I took a long walk break. I wanted a sub 2 hour half (13.1) and had a 1:57 with some slowing down to run with Sole Runners. At mile 10.5 Matt went flying past me. I ran with Alex mile
for a half mile until he dropped me. I finished running in with Weitze while he was pushing a 8:00 min/miles pace on me in the last two miles.
I ran 33 of 37 miles in 27 hours and it was a great test for my legs. Work to do but feeling good about it.
Train Focused, Steve Mackel Sole Runners Head Coach
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Sometime things just lay out in front of you and you realize you should give it a try. I just had a long talk with Peter of the LA Marathon and we were talking about qualifying for Boston the the importance of tempo runs. 4 – 8+ miles around 30 – 45 seconds faster than race pace. So that's what I did 4 miles at 7:15 min/mile pace. I had run a fast 4 miles on the Thursday Night Trail Run.
This morning I woke up early to help pace Barry who is training for Ironman Canada. We were going to
run 9 min/miles for 2.5 hours. I figured we should get about 17 miles in. Then I realized I am running 2 hours and 40 minutes with the Sole Runners tomorrow (Saturday) morning, probably a little slower. I'm hoping for 16 miles.
That will make 37 miles in right around 37 hours. It sounds cool so I'm posting my Garmin data from this morning for you to check out as I take on this quest. I would have posted last nights data too but my Garmin battery didn't have a strong enough charge and quit on me when I started. Thanks to Richard who lent me his 201 but I don't have that data. Tomorrow I'll post the last 16. Please go easy on my as you watch the pace slow down, remember I'm working and I have to work with a lot of runners but I will be watching my Heart Rate. Plus, this is great training for my next ultra.
Train Focused, Steve Mackel Certified Chi Running® Instructor
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Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Sole Runners Head Coach