Category Archives: Boston Marathon

2017 Boston Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue This would be my fifth Boston Marathon.  My first was in 2012 – the most recent “hot year”.  I skipped 2013 – the year … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue After completing the 2015 California International Marathon (CIM) in December, I started training for the 2016 Boston Marathon only a month later.  This would … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 17

I spent most of the week in a Nyquil-induced stupor.  I had a slight fever and cough on Monday.  The cough lingered all week but I still got most of my mileage in.  By Thursday, I felt much better after … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 16

It feels great to be tapering!  I ran well at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler on Sunday and then started my taper after Monday’s long run.  Or, did I?  My training load was still pretty high.  At the end of … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 15

How quickly things change!  Last week, I felt invincible.  Then, I tripped and injured my knee during my long run on Sunday – the first day of my peak training week.  I took Monday off but ran through pain the … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 14

This week, I started the sharpening phase of my marathon training.  Sunday’s long run went well but took a lot out of me.  By Tuesday’s workout, I was still too tired to hit my goal paces no matter how hard … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 13

I had a sluggish start to the week as muscle soreness from Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon hit me hard on Monday and Tuesday.  Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time was no picnic either.  I did the rare run commute … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 12

Strong week!  I ran a 22 miler on Sunday and a ran two easy runs on Monday.  I had a rough interval workout on Tuesday and then cut-back my mileage in preparation for my first “tune up” race of this … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 11

Here’s a marathon training tip for you: don’t do a hard 15 miler the day before a tempo run.  This week, I learned that lesson the hard way and went to a very painful place.  Somehow, I came out of … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 10

Confident in my endurance when Sunday’s long run wasn’t completely miserable, I started layering faster miles into my workouts this week.  I’ve been trying to go to bed earlier to get more sleep and that seemed to help my training.  … Continue reading

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