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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 15

It was my final hard training week before tapering for the 2017 New York City Marathon.  The Army Ten Miler was disappointing due to the heat.  I didn’t plan for the 2017 Bourbon Chase very well and accidentally ran 93 … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 14

I had a fantastic training week!  Cooler weather at the start of the week helped me run faster than usual.  I had some plantar fasciitis and piriformis pain, though.  I’m looking forward to the Army Ten Miler tomorrow and The … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 12

I entered the race preparation phase of the training program this week. All the hard work came early with three workouts in a row.  I had a rough medium run on Wednesday.  But, I ran the 2017 Dulles Day on the … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 10

Technically, it was a cut-back week because my mileage was lower.  But, there were still five workouts in the schedule.  I had a good interval workout – the first of this training cycle – on Tuesday but felt terrible after … Continue reading

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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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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 8

I bounced back from last week. Cooler temperatures later in the week helped. And, I ran with a better attitude. Training Schedule August 20th – August 26th Sunday: Recovery Run. 6 miles (AM) + Recovery Run. 4 miles (PM) Monday: … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 7

Five workouts this week: a threshold pace run, two medium runs, a general aerobic workout, and a long run!  Coupled with the weather, it was too much for me.  I hate it when a good week is followed by a … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 6

A cut-back week but I ran my workouts hard.  In fact, for the mileage, I ran faster than I have in weeks!  Looking ahead, I’m actually excited about doing a threshold run in two days. Training Schedule August 6th – … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 5

I ran 78 miles that included a two-a-day, threshold run, two medium runs, and a long run with some miles at marathon race pace!  And, I didn’t sleep well this week so it was rough at times.  But, I did … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 4

Unlike last week when warm temperatures drove me inside, I ran all my workouts outside.  I ran a general aerobic run with strides on Monday, and medium runs on Tuesday and Thursday. Today, I ran my first 20 miler of … Continue reading

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