How They Train!Carrie Seiberlich - June 2017
Did you compete in high school and/or college croww country or track?
- Both, at Tremper H.S., Kenosha, WI and at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
How many years have you been running?
Lifetime personal records
- Marathon- 2:56
- Half marathon- 1:27
- 10 mile- 1:04
- 5k- 17:53
- Ironman- 10:59:43
What running events do you train for or what are your training goals?
- I typically train for marathons or Ironman triathlon.
Consider your training over the past 6 months to one year. How many miles a week do you typically run when not injured and consistently running?
What does your typical week of running look like?
- Monday: Recovery run, usually 7M
- Tuesday: 15 min warm up, 6 x100 strides, interval speedwork, 15 min cool, 6×100 strides. 10-13M
- Wednesday: Recovery run, 7-8M
- Thursday: 15 min warm up then 6 x100 strides, tempo or progression run, 15 min cool, 6 x100 strides. 10-13M
- Friday: Rest day
- Saturday: 50 min-1 hour easy
- Sunday: Long run 15-23 miles
Do you take recovery or down time?
- Yes, usually 2-3 weeks after a big event.
Do you peak for certain races?
- I’ll taper for 10 days-2 weeks before my “A” race
How much sleep do you usually get at night?
- 6-7 hours
What time of day do you normally run?
- Whenever I can, mornings or after work
What injuries have hampered your training over the past year?
- SI joint/piriformis strain
Do you take any dietary or medical supplements?
- Vitamin D, Super B complex. I use Ultragen recovery drink after speed work or longer workouts.
What type of running shoes do you prefer?
- Saucony Triumph
Do you race in a different type of running shoe?
- Saucony Fasttwitch
Do you use weight training?
- Unfortunately not enough time to fit it in.
Do you stretch?
- Not like I should. Just started going to Jennifer Duncan at Stretching Your Life. She really helped me loosen up for Boston.
What are your favorite running routes?
- Trails have always been my favorite, but I also like St. Mark’s trail for flat tempo runs.
What advice do you have for beginning or experienced runners to help them with their training?
- Consistency will give the best results. A “better than nothing run” is appropriate when you don’t have time for the original planned run.