Tag Archives: anaerobic threshold

Should I Write 2020 Off?

  Slowly I am coming to the realization that my 2020 marathon may not happen this year. The race I am talking about is the Erie Marathon.  Currently, its website still has 13 September 2020 as the race date.  But … 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 1 Week 15 – Alternating Tempos

6 mile alternating tempos @ ( 8:24, 7:50, 8:24, 7:50, 8:24, 7:50 – no rest), 1 mile warm up & cool down One of the marathon specific workouts is the alternating tempos.  The purpose of this workout is to train … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 3 Sep 2017

I reached the half way point of my 20 week marathon training. Obviously it is still a work in progress.  But so far my progress is trending in the right direction (my marathon pace went from 8:40 to 8:26 so … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 10 – Lactate Threshold Phase

This week marks the start of the next phase in my 20 week marathon training – the lactate threshold phase.  What new will be the addition of speedwork to my workout in terms of tempo run also known as threshold … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 9 – End Of Base Phase

3 miles easy Tomorrow is my Annapolis 10 miler race.  It marks the end of my base phase training. The result of the race will provide feedback on my training thus far, set the pace and transition my training into … Continue reading

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Day 4 Week 4 – Cutdown The Vanity

6 miles cutdown with 1 mile warm up & 1 mile cool down. Just because I could does not mean I should.  Today’s cutdown workout was a good example of this saying.  It also reminded me the difference between being … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice, Practice

Knowing-doing gap exists because people mistaken knowing with doing.  Just because I know how a car is designed does not mean I can design one. Knowledge without practice (i.e. doing) remains as information only or book knowledge. So translating that … Continue reading

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Leg Circuit, Threshold Intervals – Yes!

Finally, I did it.  I completed the dreaded threshold intervals as prescribed for today’s workout. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my hard running days.  The workouts generally push me to my limits. Up to now, I have been challenged on these … Continue reading

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Slow Long Distance Run – 11 Miles

Day 7 Week 3 | 11 miles It was only eleven miles for today’s run.  I wrote that tongue-in-cheek. Eleven miles is nothing to sneeze at (it is one mile eleven times).  It may be trivial when I run twenty-one … Continue reading

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