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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 6

With Sunday’s medium run, I surpassed 3,168 miles for the year and set a new personal record!  Running conditions were miserable due to cold temperatures and strong winds.  I ran my last long run on the treadmill.  Now, I’m tapering … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 4

This training plan takes recovery seriously!  After Sunday’s 15 miler, the rest of the running this week was easy.  The mileage will ramp up again for two weeks before I start tapering. Training Schedule December 10th – December 16th Sunday: Medium-long … Continue reading

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2017 Capitol Hill Classic 10K

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I ran the 2017 Eugene Marathon two weeks ago.  This would be my first hard effort since then.  After the race, I employed my … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 Training – Week 2

I didn’t miss running after the Eugene Marathon.  I think I was feeling a little burned out.  I forced myself to run a few miles on Tuesday and Friday.  Today, I actually wanted to run and completed 10 miles. Training … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 20

Greetings from Eugene, Oregon!  I think this was my most restful taper ever – I “only” ran 32 miles this week.  My workouts went well but I felt sluggish during some of them, which isn’t unusual for a taper.  My … 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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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 13

I couldn’t train how I wanted this week.  Between post-RnR DC Half Marathon recovery and snow, I didn’t run a lot of quality miles until later in the week.  It’s 50 days until Eugene!  Oh, and one month until Boston!!! … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 8

Lately, I’ve been crushing my workouts but this week was the complete opposite. Missed goal paces, disrupted sleep, a blister… And skipped workouts! On the bright side, I made a regional runner ranking in my age group for 2016. Training … Continue reading

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November 2016 Training – Week 2

I was pretty exhausted after the New York City Marathon on November 6th and took the next 6 days off from running.  I eased back into it this week but only ran 3 days.  I started chiropractic treatments to treat … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 15

How quickly things change!  Last week, I felt invincible.  Then, I tripped and injured my knee during my long run on Sunday – the first day of my peak training week.  I took Monday off but ran through pain the … Continue reading

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