30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Midweek….

Training update. Last week my coach told me he was going out cave diving this weekend. He loves this stuff. I dont love that he does it as it is very dangerous. I do think it’s kind of cool and the stuff he sees is amazing.  I also know that there isn’t any stopping this …

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Memorial Monday

Wow.   if you believe Facebook…. we are all worshipping the war machine today. Now…my Grandfather served in the Air Force during WWII.  He was, in my eyes, always a hero.  He was a reconnaissance man who worked hard to take photos of the enemy, allowing for tactical strikes, etc etc.  He was a lucky …

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Spectacular Saturday

Not in Spectacularly fabulous, but more like- I was a spectacle. So Saturday’s are Bricks. I generally like Saturdays. I get a chance to listen to I HEART Radio’s gospel station.  I love it.  I get to get all sweaty and then run outside. But come summer, these bricks become somewhat unbearable. The gym, where …

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Time Trial Friday

I’m rarely asked to do a time trial by my coach, so I was a bit surprised to see it on the plan, but, it occasionally happens. So today was a 1500 time trial in the pool.  Sadly in the morning, I realized there was also a 2 mile run.   2 miles is not …

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Thursday….

Today was 800 m repeat day. This is the hardest training for me mentally and physically. Some of the other workouts are longer, but they lack the same intensity of sailing off for half mile repeats at what feels like a breakneck speed. One’s body can usually do these repeats, but what really gets me …

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Weary Wednesday

Wow.  So I woke up this morning, totally exhausted.  I can always tell when training is wearing on me.  I start getting to the gym later and later and then I have about a total of 8 minutes to shower and go to work.  Today was the latest I have even been, so bordering on …

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Tuesday Tough day

Woweee.    We are still in the last throes  of a Florida Spring.  This means our highs are in the 80’s and we have actual lows that dip into the mid sixties.  To us Floridians, it feels chilly.  We wear jackets and sweatshirts. This weather to me is excellent for slumber.  I need no A/C …

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Monday.

It took forever for me to get my training email on Sunday.  Either my coach was cave diving and got home late, or he was having trouble deciding what to give me.  He is kind funny as he admits he only has a very basic miles plan and wings it every week based on my …

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Friday!

Wow.  I was very glad to see Friday. Sunday last week I entered a bit of a vortex.   If you had asked me what I thought about the event, I would have shrugged.  When *it* became a reality, I found myself on the edge of devastated…and knowing at the same time that my reaction …

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It continues…

I had a bit of a bad feeling about Speed work today. I wanted to do it, but…like everything this week, I got out of the house a little late.  I slept OK.  I’m not really recovered from the lack of sleep. I saw the coach of tuesday and he reminded me that I need …

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