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San Diego 50 Miler

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue Inspired by the Barkley Marathons documentary and a Marathon Talk episode with Elisabet Barnes describing the Marathon de Sables, I thought I might try … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 8

It was the second week of my taper for the San Diego 50 Miler.  I felt a bit under-trained from so many easy and rest days, but told myself it was a sign that my body was recovering. Training Schedule … 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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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 3

I ran my longest run in the early hours of a snow storm on Saturday!  During the week, I ran well but skipped Wednesday’s interval workout and thought I was getting sick.  I felt bad about it but knew it … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 2

The week started with a distressing medium run on a very technical trail.  But, I rebounded and ran a strong interval workout and general aerobic run during the week.  I completed my longest run ever – 28 miles – on … Continue reading

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2018 San Diego 50 Miler – Week 1

The 2017 New York City Marathon was only two weeks ago and I’m already training for the 2018 San Diego 50 Miler!  I ran three hard workouts including a 25 mile long run on Saturday – part one of two … Continue reading

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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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Training Supplement – October 15, 2017

I tried compression socks in an effort to alleviate some plantar fasciitis pain in my left foot.  I had a good experience with a caffeine product but troubles with sunglasses.  There were lots of new things to look at on … 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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