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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 4

After last Saturday’s long run, I was happy for some easy running on Sunday and Monday.  I nailed Tuesday’s interval workout on Chicago’s busy but flat Lakefront Trail in low 70 degree temperatures.  Then, I had a few recovery run … Continue reading

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May 2016 Running – Week 5

This was my first week my Hudson Elite coach!  (Although mentally, I’m not officially training for the New York City Marathon until late June.)  My coach introduced a little speed work into my schedule with a fartlek run on Tuesday … 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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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 8

I thought endurance was missing in my last marathon cycle so I’ve been trying to run long and slow for my long runs.  I started the week with a 22 miler and mid-week ran 14 miler.  But, this was a … 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 6

The mid-Atlantic was hit by a snow storm last Friday through Sunday.  The roads and trails were snow and ice covered for days after.  For this training week, I took Sunday and Monday off.  By Tuesday, I drove to my … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 5

I came off a recovery week that ended the base building phase of my training for the Boston Marathon.  I embraced the adaptive training philosophy and departed from the back-of-the-book schedule in Hudson book and created my own plan for … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 3

Winter made an abrupt appearance on Tuesday with air temperatures in the teens and 20s.  I did my interval workout on the treadmill.  By mid-week, the temperatures were back to normal.  Running-wise, I went back to the basics and tried … Continue reading

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