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Summer 2017 Training – Week 7

A week out from New York City Marathon training, I dialed down the intensity but kept my mileage up.  On Monday, I ran a 3 mile tempo run on the treadmill. The next day, I did a 12 miler through … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Island ParkRun – June 17, 2017

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I’ve been racing every weekend this summer.  In the past month, I’ve done the Capitol Hill Classic 10K, Alexandria Running Festival Half Marathon, Belmont … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 10

This may be one of my shortest training posts I’ve ever done because I only had one workout this week. Last Saturday’s long run took so much out of me that my coach assigned easy running for the other days. Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 31, 2016

Like most runners in the area, I’m done with summer. To get me through this week, I relied on fun music to lift my mood and new gear. On my runs this week, there were safety concerns, hazards, and interesting animal sightings on the rail trails. Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 9

The first repetition all downhill and fast. I ran a little harder than the conditions may have warranted but it still felt like marathon effort. But during the 5th repetition, I decided to dial things back significantly and mentally prepare myself to just finish. Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 8

My training had a little more variety this week.  I ran two tempo runs as workouts – one on the treadmill and the other on the trails.  But, the heat and suspicious treadmill data continued to confound any of my … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 7

An exhausting long progression run on Sunday and then a lot of easy running.  I had a fartlek run on Wednesday, but I didn’t understand my coach’s notes so it was more like an easy run with some pick-ups.  Then, … 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 5

Between the heat and humidity, I hit a wall this week physically and mentally.  Tuesday’s interval workout left me completely wrecked.  Wednesday’s moderate run wasn’t much better.  So, I ran today’s tempo run inside on a treadmill.  That was better.  … 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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