Monthly Archives: August 2016

Training Supplement – August 31, 2016

Like most runners in the area, I’m done with summer. To get me through this week, I relied on fun music to lift my mood and new gear. On my runs this week, there were safety concerns, hazards, and interesting animal sightings on the rail trails. Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 9

The first repetition all downhill and fast. I ran a little harder than the conditions may have warranted but it still felt like marathon effort. But during the 5th repetition, I decided to dial things back significantly and mentally prepare myself to just finish. Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 24, 2016

The final days of The Olympic Games were thrilling! I also caught up on my favorite podcasts. I worked on my New York City Marathon playlist. I’m mid-way through The Science of Running but am going to put it away for a while. No new clothing or gear but I customized the watch face on my Garmin 630. Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 8

My training had a little more variety this week.  I ran two tempo runs as workouts – one on the treadmill and the other on the trails.  But, the heat and suspicious treadmill data continued to confound any of my … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 18, 2016

I was inspired by the U.S. Olympic Track and Field athletes this week.  But, I found it hard to stay motivated during this recent heat wave.  I used my new foot pod to measure pace and distance on the treadmill … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 7

An exhausting long progression run on Sunday and then a lot of easy running.  I had a fartlek run on Wednesday, but I didn’t understand my coach’s notes so it was more like an easy run with some pick-ups.  Then, … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 10, 2016

It’s been an Olympic Week!  “One Moment in Time” came up on my playlist and inspired a couple of workouts.  I tried some new products for fueling my runs and traded big spaghetti dinners for bland salmon with rice the … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 6

How committed am I to my training?  I did a long run before work on Monday.  It was my slowest long run in two years because I focused on effort over pace due to the heat and humidity.  But, I … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 3, 2016

Hello, August! Only a few more weeks of hot weather running. I’m retreating to the treadmill for workouts on days above 80 degrees. I was very excited to drink from the new water fountain on the Mount Vernon Trail. I … Continue reading

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