Category Archives: training technique

Week In Review – 18 Aug 2019

Summer is in full swing, and it is sizzling hot outside.  The heat wave is expected to continue until middle of the week.  Lucky me.  Glad to have completed my last long run yesterday.   Confronting finality has a way of … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 17 – In Current Moment

  Marathon Training 96 min (11 Mi: 8 tempo, 2 warm up, 1 cool down), cloudy & 75 degree Today’s 8 mile tempo run is the longest I have completed and marathon specific.  A hard workout designed to condition my … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 16 – The Wrong Kind of Speed

  Marathon Training 9 mi: 6 x 1 mi tempo interval w/ 90 sec rest, 2 mi warm-up , 1 mi cool down; sunny & 76 degree The Wrong Kind of Speed My splits for the 6 intervals were: 6.56, … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 15 – Fortitude

  Marathon Training 103 min (10 mi), sunny, humid & 75 degree Fortitude I completed my “down week” today with a 10 miler.  But three of my fellow SRC members did their long run of  20 miles.  They are training … Continue reading

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Day 3 Week 15 – Connecting With Self (part 2)

  Marathon Training 72 min (8 mi incl 5 steady), overcast & cool, 71 degree My splits for the steady pace run are as follows: 8.39, 8.09*, 8.26, 8.01*, 8.23 (*= opposite direction) Connecting With Self Fifteen weeks into my … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 14 – Speed Workout

Marathon Training 9 mi: 2 w/u, 16 x 400m w/ 200m recover jog, 1 c/d; partly cloudy & 71 degree Luckily, a break from the heat waves. Couldn’t imaging what today’s speed work would be like otherwise.  Completed the 400 … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 13 – Taking Stock of My Training

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 mi incl 3 mi steady), sunny, humid & 78 degree Taking Stock of My Training To Date The Stamina phase of my marathon training is drawing to a close.  Starting next week, I will … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 13 – Yasso What?

  Marathon Training 8 mi: 10 x 800m w/ 50 sec rest + 2 miles warm up, 1 mile cool down, sunny & 70 degree Cruise Interval The 800 meter repeats I did this morning is also known as the … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 12 – Ketosis

  Marathon Training 57 Min (6 mi progression: easy, steady, tempo), light drizzle & 72 degree Ketosis Also known as fat-burning, ketosis has become famous thanks to the ketogenic (or keto) diet.  For marathoners, ketosis is a wonderful resource because … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 10 – Being Not Afraid

  Marathon Training 57 min (6 miles incl 2 tempo @ 7:59 & 7:50), sunny & 74 degree.  Good tempo paces today. Target range is from 7:57 to 8:07. Being Not Afraid Hard to believe it’s already last week of … Continue reading

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