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2017 Eugene Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I started training for the Eugene Marathon back in December and created my own training plan each week.  Overall, it was a great training … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 20

Greetings from Eugene, Oregon!  I think this was my most restful taper ever – I “only” ran 32 miles this week.  My workouts went well but I felt sluggish during some of them, which isn’t unusual for a taper.  My … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 19

Since I’m tapering, I only ran two workouts this week – a long on Sunday and a tempo on Thursday.  The countdown to Eugene has officially started – 8 days to go! Training Schedule Week 19: April 23rd – April … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 18

I ran the Boston Marathon on Monday and started my taper for the Eugene Marathon the moment I crossed the finish line.  After three days of easy running, I did an interval workout on Friday.  I feel fantastic!  Time to … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 17

After two tough workouts, I decided I should respect the marathon and take it easy for the rest of the week.  I’m looking forward to running the Boston Marathon on Monday and then focusing on the Eugene Marathon in three … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 16

Fantastic week!  I ran a great time at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and followed it up with some equally good training.  9 days until the Boston Marathon and 28 days until Eugene! Training Schedule Week 16: April 2nd – … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 15

I ran a strong 22 miler, a hard 12 miler that ended up being marathon pace, and a lot of 400m repetitions this week.  I’m running the 2017 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler tomorrow!  With only 35 days until the Eugene … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 14

Nailed my interval workout on Tuesday and pushed hard to salvage my marathon pace workout on Thursday.  At the end of the week, I got two recovery days since I’m switching my long runs to Sundays to line up hard … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 13

I couldn’t train how I wanted this week.  Between post-RnR DC Half Marathon recovery and snow, I didn’t run a lot of quality miles until later in the week.  It’s 50 days until Eugene!  Oh, and one month until Boston!!! … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 12

One of the unexpected mental parts of running is how, despite dozens of races behind me,  I still get anxious during race week.  I ran less overall mileage this week but the average pace was faster – 8:27.  Less than … Continue reading

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