30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Training mis-step

I’m really into the Olympics.  I love love love it.  I will watch almost anything.  I am learning that I am not  a fan of Olympic Basketball though.  But really, I watched Judo the other day.  I have no idea what they were doing, kind of grappling with each other, but it was the Olympics! …

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Tempo tempo tempo run.

There are tons of ways to do Tempo Runs. This is what I think is the usual definition.  This is the official definition from Running Times- a periodical that is much admired and I think a little more “serious” than Runner’s World.    I BELIEVE this is probably the CORRECT way to do it… Here …

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First week DONE

it was a fairly good week. I had 2 mid week runs of 3, that went alright, nothing really special. One day of speed work on the TM  which went better than expected. and a miserable “long” run of 6 miles.  I did the hilly route, and it was difficult. On top of that…it was …

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Thinking ahead.

I decided to run the City Of Oaks Half Marathon in November.   It has been one of those races on my radar.  In past years I guess people complained that it was very hilly. This year it is advertised as “Flatter than Ever”!   This sort of disappoints me, as it seems we, as runners, …

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Strength and Rest

Yesterday afternoon, I went and headed to the gym.  My idea was to finish up my cycle to the Olympic city of LA, and start a new cycle to another Olympic series.  I had it in the back of my mind to hop on the Treadmill for that stupid 1 extra mile.  And to do …

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Miles in the Bank

Whew it’s a warm day down here in Central Florida. 76 degrees F, 91% humidity, Dewpoint is 73. It’s a bit muggy out there. I did my 3 scheduled miles today.  Because my first Half of this training cycle is going to be a bit hillier than any other race I’ve done, i decided to …

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A wee bit of Speed work

Well, I failed to take my own advice.  I admit to having had a very tough work week, so I really didn’t plan out my best training week. Most everything resolved today and I am cautiously optimistic again.  My job situation is much like a roller coaster. But I felt pretty resting this afternoon, so …

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Rest…..

This is my first week, and I seem to be learning the importance of REST…. I ran on Sunday.  The weather conditions were frankly, BRUTAL.  It was 80 degrees and about 90-92% humidity.  I felt pretty good for the first two miles, then the sun came up and I just wilted.  Everyone else seemed to …

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Planned Racing.

Sooo, I have a busier agenda this year.  And I am excited about it.  My Main concern is getting everything to “fit in” with my unusual work schedule.  (I work 9-5 now, and have to actually take off holidays, using PTO, unlike working the 3 days a week and stringing things out so I could …

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This weeks training.

So for week one, it looks like I will actually have a step back in miles.  Not sure if I will be able to  go with that or not!   Workouts 3 Miles Tuesday 400 m repeats times 5 at 5K pace Wed or Thursday. 3 miles Friday 6 miles   Sunday   Thats about …

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