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Summer 2017 Training – Week 6

  I slowed down a lot during my runs this week due to the heat and humidity.  Today, I ran my first ParkRun!  I’m about 3 weeks out from training for the 2017 New York City Marathon, but I found … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – June 16, 2017

Listened to lots of podcasts these past few weeks.  One got me thinking about multi-stage ultramarathon events.  Am I too old to try something that grueling?  Excited to see a new water fountain on the Mount Vernon Trail!  Got my … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – April 30, 2017

I’m getting ready for the Eugene Marathon!  I started breaking in the shoes I’ll wear and I’ll start carbo-loading on Wednesday.  I watched the London Marathon live and found a video of the Boston Marathon since I missed the elite … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – April 16, 2017

I brought out my compression tights this week to help with recovery.  Tomorrow’s Boston Marathon will help me select a shoe for the Eugene Marathon.  The water fountains the Custis and W&OD Trails are on!  And, I was on the … Continue reading

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2016 Year End Review

Training Mileage Total: 3,051 miles* Time Spent Running: ~18 days, 15 hours* Average Pace: 8:48 pace Longest Run (Distance): 26.2 miles at the 2016 Boston and New York City marathons Longest Run (Time): 3:41:37 at the 2016 Boston Marathon Hottest … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – October 12, 2016

I started my New York City Marathon race gear preparations in earnest.  I searched for a race day singlet and ordered my gels.  I passed on trying the Mizuno Rave Rider 20s, though.  On Columbus Day, I watched a documentary … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 18, 2016

I was inspired by the U.S. Olympic Track and Field athletes this week.  But, I found it hard to stay motivated during this recent heat wave.  I used my new foot pod to measure pace and distance on the treadmill … Continue reading

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Training Supplement – August 3, 2016

Hello, August! Only a few more weeks of hot weather running. I’m retreating to the treadmill for workouts on days above 80 degrees. I was very excited to drink from the new water fountain on the Mount Vernon Trail. I … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 14

This week, I started the sharpening phase of my marathon training.  Sunday’s long run went well but took a lot out of me.  By Tuesday’s workout, I was still too tired to hit my goal paces no matter how hard … 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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