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My 2018 San Diego 50 Training Plan

Preface Over the years, people have asked me if I’d ever run an ultra-marathon.  I always answered with some variation of, “Absolutely not!”  My thinking began to change last fall when I watched a documentary on the Barkley Marathons. Even … Continue reading

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2017 New York City Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I started training for the 2017 New York City Marathon in July using a training plan from Advanced Marathoning, Second Edition. My goal was to … Continue reading

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My 2017 New York City Marathon Training Plan

The New York City Marathon is my favorite marathon.  Making my way through all five boroughs of the city with 50,000 of my fellow runners and thousands of amazingly supportive New Yorkers has been absolutely thrilling! If everything goes as … 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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My 2017 Eugene Marathon Training Plan

Introduction I’m planning to run the 2017 Eugene Marathon on May 7, 2017.  I chose this race because from what I’ve read it’s a) fairly flat, b) in a city I’d like to visit, and c) it finishes on Hayward … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for an abridged version. Prologue The New York City Marathon is my favorite marathon!  This would be my fourth consecutive running. I started training for the race back in … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 19

My last training week before the New York City Marathon was a mixed bag.  I ran my long run well but my attempt at running goal marathon pace was slow.  Insomnia played a role but the weather was ideal…  I’m … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 18

I really cut down my mileage this week.  And, I only had two workouts!  I ran my long run as a dress rehearsal.  My interval workout was hard but surprisingly chatty.  I struggled with insomnia for most of the week … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 17

I completed a 22 miler on Sunday and then started my taper!  I recovered and then ran so well this week that I contemplated continuing my training and picking another goal race.  But mentally, I’m ready for a break! Training … Continue reading

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2016 New York City Marathon Training – Week 16

I had a good result at the Army Ten Miler.  It helped me set expectations for the New York City Marathon next month.  This was the peak week in my training schedule and it featured three pretty hard workouts one … Continue reading

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