Category Archives: marathon training

Day 4 Week 13 – Mind & Body Training

6 miles easy pace, pleasant & 76 degree A beautiful morning for my 6 mile run.  What a joy.  My post yesterday, “Does Effort Count?”  has me pondering.  And my answer is a resounding YES.  As a matter of fact, appropriate … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 13 – Does Effort Count?

2 mile warm up, 5 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down, sunny & 77 degree My attempt at tempo run this morning is sincere but the outcomes are somewhat dubious.  Here is what happened: The 5 miles approximates the 40 … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 13 – What To Do On Rest Days?

6 miles easy pace, sunny & 78 degree When it comes to rest days, there is a tendency, at least for me, to do nothing and just let it all hang out.  After all don’t we deserve it?   Certainly, do-nothing … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 13 – Long Cool Down!

2 miles warm up, 6 x 1 mile (90 sec rest), 2 miles cool down, sunny & 82 degree Believe it or not, the hardest part of my workout today was the cool down.  Yup! I walked it because I … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 15 Jul 2018

Week Twelve of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 51 (high mileage week). My weight is 146.4 pounds and resting heart rate 55 beats per minute. The bread & butter of lactate threshold training is tempo runs (and intervals).  … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 12 – Long Run Day Double

19 solo miles (207 minutes), sunny & 78 degree The concept of long run day double is to give the already fatigued legs an active recovery. Does it work?  Well, I ran 19 miles this morning and my legs are … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 12 – Are You Listening?

6 miles easy pace, sunny & 76 degree Listen, what do you hear? Nothing?  Listen again. And what do you hear? If you say nothing, welcome to the club.  Most of us are not trained in listening.  If we were, … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 12 – Fun Run

5 miles recovery pace, sunny & 76 degree I enjoy running because I believe it is good for my health.  And I want my runs to be fun.  Therefore, once in a while I set out to run deliberately slow, … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 12 – Lactate Threshold Training

2 mile warm up, 16 x 400m, 1 mile cool down, pleasant & 75 degree Today’s 400 meters cruise intervals worked a lot better than the 800s last week.  I felt more confortable with the workouts.  My paces were within target range (1:49 … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 8 Jul 2018

Week Eleven of my Erie Marathon training.  Total miles ran this week: 48.  My weight is 147.4 pounds and resting heart rate 54 beats per minute.  Both are trending downward. Things are heating up this week, weather and training wise. 91 degree … Continue reading

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