Monthly Archives: December 2015

2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 1

I’m baaaack!  I started training for the 2016 Boston Marathon this week. I took 5 days completely off after the California International Marathon (CIM).  My rule is to take as many days off from running as I want.  I like … Continue reading

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Running Clothes & Gear – Winter 2015 Edition

There are worst places to run in the winter than Washington, D.C.  Temperatures may drop in the teens on some mornings but 20 and 30 degree temperatures are the norm.  We tend to have maybe a dozen snow days, but … Continue reading

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Choosing (and Creating) My 2016 Boston Marathon Training Plan

This should be a shorter post than the one I wrote about choosing my training plan for last fall.  Back then, I was torn between the Hansons and Hudson plan and ultimately chose the former.  Now, I’m going to choose … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Hansons Plan

After years of following the Pfitzinger Advanced Marathoning (Pfitz) plans, I tried a Hansons marathon training plan for the California International Marathon (CIM).  I wrote about that decision in early July and about how I was adjusting to the training … Continue reading

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2015 California International Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I’d been chasing sub-3:20 in the marathon since training for the 2012 New York City Marathon.  The race was cancelled that year, but I’ve … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 19

The race is less than 24 hours away!  My final taper week went well.  As usual, I felt slow and sluggish; existing pains seemed worse and new pains came and went out of no where.  I arrived in Sacramento yesterday … Continue reading

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