30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Marathon Training Day 56

18 mile run. Oh man. Well, it was faster than my 17 miler. I went to Fleet Feet in Altamonte springs looking for KT tape on Saturday to help with the run.  I admit, my first trip to Fleet Feet, I was Super Impressed.  This time, not so much.  The person who greeted me actually …

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Marathon Training Day 55

I had a great day today!  It didn’t start out too good though. After Thursday, I realize that Bayshore is no longer my “A” race, but..it is still a race I am doing.  I still want to do well.  For me well is going to be about 4:45-4:50.  I’m not looking for miracles. Anyway.  I …

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Marathon Training Day 54…

Wow,  this was a total fail. 800 meter repeats were on the schedule. When I woke up, I really wanted to go back to sleep.  I regretted agreeing to meet J. at the track.  But…what can one do…I had agreed.  She is funny about running in the dark, and likes to have a buddy for …

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Marathon Training Day 53

This was a nice day.  I got off work early Yahoo!  I also managed to get work DONE today, which is awesome. Anyway I got off at about 2:30 and bounced over to the gym.  Because it was early I was able to easily get a lane in the pool.  I was sharing with a …

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Marathon training Day 52

Whine. I had a 5 mile tempo run on the books. I got off work a little early today, so I went out to the West Orange Trail where it’s a little flatter, and also there is some tree cover which serves as a wind break.  I’m really SICK of wind. Nothing is really feeling …

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Marathon Training Day 51…

3 miles easy and weights were on the schedule. My work schedule is really terribly crazy.  I’ve been going in at 6:30 am and giving some inservices, and then going in at 6:30 pm and giving inservices. In between I am trying to work, and my Manager is being CRAZEE. So I got off work …

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Marathon Training Day 50

And on the 50th day the Heavens opened and from the Coach…poured out a choice of REST or do a 30 minute swim. Last week, I would have done the swim. This week.  After yesterday’s distance festival..   I would have done it after work, but I have early Monday massage, and then dinner with …

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Marathon Training Day 49

Whew! Seventeen miles. I had a friend offer to run with me, which is a GIFT.  SO I took him up on it, especially because I was relegated to the softer, mushy Clay Trail, rather than the West Orange Bike route.  My bike riding aid delivering friend would not be able to do an assist …

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Day 48 Marathon training, trying something New, SPIN!

So… Today called for a 30 minute spin and a 1 mile run. I am not to run on land til Sunday, so I looked at the one miler and thought, get all into my swim suit to pool run the equivalent of one mile?  thats like 10 minutes. So I decided to extend the …

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Day 47 Marathon Training

Well, I am still feeling ridiculously optimistic, I think it’s the medrol! My ankle is somewhat better, but it is still exhibiting symptoms and some problems.  We’ll see what happens on Sunday. Today I had a very unique experience of trying to do speed work while pool running.  Yeah. Not exactly synonymous. The key to …

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