Category Archives: marathon training

Day 4 Week 17 – Behave The Way You Want The World To Be

7 mile easy.  58 degree Fahrenheit. Why is it that people are hired for their skills and fired for their behavior? If you ask me, I believe it’s what people DO and not what they SAY that reflects their true … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 17 – Marathon Reminder

  3 x 2.5 mi tempo interval (7:31 – 7:48) w/ 5 min jogging/walking rest, 1.5 miles warm up & cool down “25 days to the big race” is what the countdown clock on my blog says (the big race … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 17 – Live & Learn

5 mile tempo run at 7:39 – 7:57 pace, 2 mile warm up, 1 mile cool down. 59 degree Fahrenheit, ideal for running. My body shuddered when I stepped outside for my morning run as cool breezes swept fall leaves … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 15 Oct 2017

Total miles ran this week: 44 Third week of Marathon Specific training, workouts intend to condition my body for the 26.2 miles challenge.  Workouts like the hill to tempo, tempo intervals, and surges aim to train my legs to run … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 16 – Running Surges

14  mile long run with 6 x 90 second surges @ 5K pace and 5 min easy jog in-between the surges At the beginning of today’s run, my legs felt sluggish.  Not a good sign.  Perhaps the built up of … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 16 – A Day Off

Friday the 13th – no running today. Not because I am afraid of running into a black cat.   But because it is my day off from running, a scheduled day of rest, and a day I savor so so … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 16 – Thoughts on Tempo Intervals

6 x 1 mile @ 10K pace (7:42) w/ 90 sec rest, 1 mile warm up & cool down, overcast, 72 degree Fahrenheit Ran today’s tempo intervals over a mile course back and forth.  My time were as follows: 7:22, … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 16 – Recovery, Recovery, Recovery

  6 mile recovery run, humid, 75 degree Fahrenheit Wouldn’t you know it? My legs were sluggish this morning.  Remnant of yesterday’s hill-to-tempo workout which made the recovery run today albeit more difficult and yet more beneficial. Difficult because my … Continue reading

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Day 1 week 16 – Hill To Tempo

4 x 90 sec hill repeats at 7:00 w/jog down rest, 3 min rest, 3 miles @7:39 – 7:57, humid (thanks to hurricane now turned tropical storm Nate), 72 degrees. Another marathon specific run today, hill to tempo.  The hill … Continue reading

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week In Review – 8 Oct 2017

Total miles ran this week: 53 In my marathon specific phase, I am still making up some of the lactate threshold runs. This requires a bit of juggling of the schedule and doubling up on the intensity of my weekly … Continue reading

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