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2017 New York City Marathon – Week 12

I entered the race preparation phase of the training program this week. All the hard work came early with three workouts in a row.  I had a rough medium run on Wednesday.  But, I ran the 2017 Dulles Day on the … Continue reading

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2017 Rock n Roll DC Half Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue Rock ‘n’ Roll DC has a special place in my heart because it’s the largest marathon entirely within the District of Columbia and, in … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 12

One of the unexpected mental parts of running is how, despite dozens of races behind me,  I still get anxious during race week.  I ran less overall mileage this week but the average pace was faster – 8:27.  Less than … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 11

Solid training week.  I ran a lot of miles around marathon pace.  I’m running the Rock n Roll DC Half Marathon next weekend! Training Schedule Week 11: February 26th – March 4th Sunday: Recovery run. 8 miles + sprints Monday: … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 9

I did a lot of steady running this week in an attempt to recovery a bit.  It’s amazing how cutting back just a little can make a huge difference. I got my mojo back! Training Schedule Week 9: February 12th … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 6

This was the final week of my base building phase!  Once again, I hit all my pace and mileage goals.  Feeling fit, fast, and fierce!  (In that order.)  Now, I’ll work on developing some speed endurance through longer workouts just … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 4

My first 20 miler of the training cycle is done. I missed some speed work but ran a lot of miles that should help me in a marathon.  My mantra was, Get fit! Training Schedule Week 4: January 8th – … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 3

Brrr!  It got cold this week.  It snowed overnight Thursday and again today.  My piriformis pain returned but it wasn’t severe.  I ran two hard workouts this week – a 12 miler with some half marathon and marathon pace miles … Continue reading

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2016 Fairfax Four Miler

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue Saturday night capped two weeks of training for the 2017 Eugene Marathon.  I ran about 60 miles during the week.  I did my interval … Continue reading

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2017 Eugene Marathon Training – Week 2

I front-loaded the workouts this week so I could run long on Friday and race on Saturday night.  I ran well but I was tired by the end of the week.  Ran in some rain and wind. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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