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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 9

It was a great week! Cooler temperatures had me thinking I should start focusing more on pace during my workouts and I ran much faster than I have these past 9 weeks.  I didn’t hit goal marathon pace during my … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – October 5, 2016

The rain made for hazardous conditions last week.  Sia supplied another great running song, though.  I watched an inspirational documentary that brought back memories of Ragnar Key West…  I cracked my phone yesterday!  Another reason to hate Hains Point. Clothing … Continue reading

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2016 DCRRC National Capital 20 Miler

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Training I’ve been training for the New York City Marathon since late June/early July.  It’s been rough going.  I never quite hit my workouts in … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 6

How committed am I to my training?  I did a long run before work on Monday.  It was my slowest long run in two years because I focused on effort over pace due to the heat and humidity.  But, I … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 3

Only two workouts this week as my coach transitions me to a 10-day training schedule.  I managed half marathon pace pretty well during Wednesday’s tempo run but was no where close to hitting marathon pace for four miles on Saturday’s … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 2

This wasn’t one of my strongest training weeks.  It started out alright with a 5K where the weather was cool and I ran better than expected.  But, it ended with a missed morning workout which led to an evening tempo … Continue reading

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2016 Firecracker 5K

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue The Firecracker 5K was going to be my last race before settling into training for the New York City Marathon. Training I’ve been working … 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 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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