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Training Supplement – August 3, 2016

Hello, August! Only a few more weeks of hot weather running. I’m retreating to the treadmill for workouts on days above 80 degrees. I was very excited to drink from the new water fountain on the Mount Vernon Trail. I … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – July 27, 2016

It was a hot week.  But, Kelly Clarkson promised that what doesn’t kill me will makes me stronger and a podcast reminded me that bad days are “the cost of doing business” if I want to get better.  My new … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Hudson Plan

After I trying Hansons marathon training plan for the 2015 California International Marathon (CIM) in December and being disappointed with my time, I decided to try a plan in Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald’s book, Run Faster From the 5K … Continue reading

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May 2016 Running – Week 1

Well, hello there!  It’s been almost 3 weeks since I ran the Boston Marathon.  I’ve been a bit surprised by my recovery from the race.  Normally, I allow myself to take as many days off from running as I want … 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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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 7

I started the week with an absolutely brutal long run through a lot of snow packed rail-trails and ended the week with a hill repeat workout on dead legs.  Yay!  During both, I reminded myself I’m a Boston Marathoner and … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 4

A recovery week!  It was fantastic having a week of relative low mileage.  I actually took today off.  I didn’t sleep well a few nights, though, so it wasn’t as restful as it could have been.  Still, by mid-week, I … Continue reading

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2015 Fairfax Four Miler

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Training I ran the California International Marathon three and a half weeks ago.  I took two weeks off and then started training for the Boston … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 1

I’m baaaack!  I started training for the 2016 Boston Marathon this week. I took 5 days completely off after the California International Marathon (CIM).  My rule is to take as many days off from running as I want.  I like … Continue reading

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Choosing (and Creating) My 2016 Boston Marathon Training Plan

This should be a shorter post than the one I wrote about choosing my training plan for last fall.  Back then, I was torn between the Hansons and Hudson plan and ultimately chose the former.  Now, I’m going to choose … Continue reading

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