Monthly Archives: December 2017

2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 6

With Sunday’s medium run, I surpassed 3,168 miles for the year and set a new personal record!  Running conditions were miserable due to cold temperatures and strong winds.  I ran my last long run on the treadmill.  Now, I’m tapering … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 5

Last week’s recovery continued with easy running through Tuesday of this week.  My plan called it “fine tuning” but my lungs labored and legs lacked “pop” after so many days off.  But, this would be my last back-to-back long run … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – December 17, 2016

I worked on getting my gear, nutrition, and hydration plans together for the San Diego 50 Miler!  I have concerns about whether my Garmin will last the entire race but my hydration pack should be fine.  I learned the hard … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 4

This training plan takes recovery seriously!  After Sunday’s 15 miler, the rest of the running this week was easy.  The mileage will ramp up again for two weeks before I start tapering. Training Schedule December 10th – December 16th Sunday: Medium-long … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 3

I ran my longest run in the early hours of a snow storm on Saturday!  During the week, I ran well but skipped Wednesday’s interval workout and thought I was getting sick.  I felt bad about it but knew it … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – December 3, 2017

I’ve spent the past few weeks “feeling my way through the darkness” of training for my first ultra-marathon!  Most notably, I got used to running with a hydration pack, experienced the restorative powers of salt pills, and learned some trails … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 2

The week started with a distressing medium run on a very technical trail.  But, I rebounded and ran a strong interval workout and general aerobic run during the week.  I completed my longest run ever – 28 miles – on … Continue reading

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