Category Archives: CIM

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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CIM Training – Week 18

I’m tapering!  After completing a 20 miler on Sunday, I started decreasing mileage in the final weeks of training for the California International Marathon.  But, the Hansons plan is no joke and the first week of the taper still had … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 17

Am I tapering, yet?  With most plans, I can figure out when the taper starts pretty clearly.  But with this one, I’m not so sure.  I had a day off on Wednesday, ending an 84 day running steak, and the … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 16

Three weeks to go!  It feels great to be on the last page of my training plan.  The biggest development this week is that I decided to stop beating myself up during my training runs and tried to get a … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 15

The week started with the New York City Marathon and I picked up my training the next day with an easy run through Central Park.  I had two workouts this week but instead of training by pace, I just tried … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 14

The week started pretty rough.  I was so exhausted after my interval workout on Monday that I stayed home from work to get some rest.  I focused on running my easy days very easy and took a lot of speed … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 13

The Hanson people are trying to kill me.  I ran 80 miles this week, which is a pretty heavy load already.  On Wednesday, I realized I had ran 20 miles at goal marathon pace in the past 5 days!  And, … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 12

Today’s 20 miler – my first of the training cycle – with 10 miles at goal marathon pace weighed on my mind all week.  Sub-3:20 (7:38 pace) has been a goal of mine for a couple of years now and … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 11

I completed my workouts this week and managed to hit goal pace for each one.  I’m happy about that but feel like I’d be happier if I didn’t have to work so hard to meet those goals.  I felt “off” … Continue reading

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