Author Archives: JT Running DC

2017 New York City Marathon – Week 7

Five workouts this week: a threshold pace run, two medium runs, a general aerobic workout, and a long run!  Coupled with the weather, it was too much for me.  I hate it when a good week is followed by a … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 15, 2017

With all the sweating I’m doing due to heat, high mileage, and doubles; I sought out products to control the funky smells.  Lots of construction in my neighborhood and broken water fountains on the trails.  My iPod got stuck on … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 6

A cut-back week but I ran my workouts hard.  In fact, for the mileage, I ran faster than I have in weeks!  Looking ahead, I’m actually excited about doing a threshold run in two days. Training Schedule August 6th – … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 5

I ran 78 miles that included a two-a-day, threshold run, two medium runs, and a long run with some miles at marathon race pace!  And, I didn’t sleep well this week so it was rough at times.  But, I did … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 1, 2017

  I did a lot of treadmill running this month.  I also traveled to Austin, TX and ran on their Butler Trail.  I bought two light-weight tanks for summer running in Washington, D.C.  Through a podcast, I got a reminder … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 4

Unlike last week when warm temperatures drove me inside, I ran all my workouts outside.  I ran a general aerobic run with strides on Monday, and medium runs on Tuesday and Thursday. Today, I ran my first 20 miler of … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 3

Despite traveling and very little sleep this week, I got my runs in!  I ran a tempo run on Monday and medium runs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  I did them all on the treadmill due to 80 degree morning … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – July 15, 2017

I tried bandanas to see if they’d keep me cooler in these hot and humid temperatures.  I also sampled chewable coffee.  I didn’t listen to much music but caught up on podcasts. Clothing & Gear Bandanas.  Double Layer Cooling Towel.  … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 2

I moved my schedule around so I could run long on Friday. That run was a disaster but all things considered it wasn’t a bad week. Training Schedule July 9th – July 15th Sunday: Recovery Run. 6 miles. Monday: Medium-long … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 1

It was my first week training for the 2017 New York City Marathon!  My schedule was tough but I completed all of my workouts despite heat, humidity, a rain storm, and very sore muscles. Training Schedule July 2nd – July … Continue reading

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