30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Transition Tuesday!

Today was Transition Tuesday!  I am definitely in a bit of transition. Last Tuesday…My Daily Mile Pal Dale Tusen died in a very unexpected cycling accident.  I’ve been all over the place about it.  Stoic, accepting, crying, praying for his family, and feeling a bit guilty over my grief. As an Emergency Department Nurse, I’ve had …

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Living the weird life….

So… I feel like with this running thing…I’ve somehow re-entered high school again. I’m training for something.  (Currently I’m kind of in a holding pattern it’s true, but whatever, the coach has the master plan.) So, I’m not tapered, and I’m not always running super fast runs. As an example:  Saturday I biked 17 miles …

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Yahoo Saturday.

Saturday’s workout was very similar to last Saturday’s workout. Hour long cycle and a 4 mile run. THis effectively means two things: 1. I run on very tired legs. 2. I run in some variety of heat as the gym doesn’t open until 7 am. I got up but casted around, and fiddled on Facebook …

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Sufferin’

I don’t know where the term came from but ironman athletes especially talk about Suffering, as a term used in training a lot. DOn’t believe me?  Look Here, at this awesome recap written by a NoMeat Athlete!!!,  Or if you prefer Here, as an Austrailian athlete recounts a training bike ride… you can even look …

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Maintain

So I’m actually not in a training cycle of any type right now. I guess it’s maintain.   Yesterday my workout consisted of “Off, seriously”  When i saw the “seriously” part added, I took the entire day off.  Luckily I had extra work activities to distract me. I switched around some workouts so I could …

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Recovery Week Continues.

So…After I tweaked out my right hip on Tuesday evening…things really got kind of “iffy” there for a bit. My Hind end hurt.  It was hurting a load in the Piriformis area. I was ok to walk, but was finding it pretty painful to do so.  I was also a little bit alarmed because this …

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Recovery week.

I’ve needed it. On Monday I didn’t have a plan.  My coach has been working a lot of extra hours, and even on weekends, so I know he’s been stressed. So I decided since we are having afternoon thunder bumpers to ride the stationary.  He listened to me gush about “BEST RACE EVER” a bit …

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BEST RACE EVER

Oh Wow. Bryce Canyon Half Marathon! This race was kind of thrown on at the end of this training cycle.  I registered in December, because it was only 35.00.  I corralled a long time running friend Jim into registering as well.  Jim lives in the same state as the race, and had run it before …

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Control that Taper

Ok so I did my “run the 5K course today”  and I decided to see what I could do while trying to run comfortably fast. After about a half mile that gave way to: Run as fast as you can, set your running shoes on fire..pace   Which of course translated into a walk break. …

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This week in training….

Wow what a week. I still have a strange little workout… “Run the 5K course, rest 2 minutes and run 2 miles steady”  Not sure if that is Run the 5K course fast, or what…but I’m confident I can do it.  Yeah, I could email for clarification, but to be honest, it’s so hot here …

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