30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Last 2 days

Friday and Today were really WET. Friday I spent trying to get enough water treading to make up for an 8 mile run.  I did do the spin that I normally do on Friday for an hour.  At the time I was feeling kind of deflated.  I just was thinking, “Why am I doing this? …

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Little bit of unpleasantness

So, I was feeling pretty calm about the turn of events this week.  My hip/quad area has been feeling miserable. Today I finally just had had enough of pool running and chlorine, and darn it all, I thought my hip was improved, so I ran 4 miles.  The run itself went essentially well.  I hit …

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Bit of a cheat day….

I got up this morning and noticed that my hip was again pretty tight and painful. WHen you have to think hard about walking…running is not a good idea. Luckily on the plan was a 3000 swim and a 3 mile run at 10K pace. In the morning I swam 3000. I would love to …

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Build weeks continue, in which I am saved by massage therapy

Soooo…my right hip has been getting TIGHT…..every day tighter and tighter like a wound up top. My Massage Therapist worked on it last week, and I guess he succeeded in getting it ok enough that I ran through the week, and weekend.  This morning though, I really was not wanting to walk at all. I …

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Soooo

I just got my training for this week.  Holy Moley   I thought last week was tough.  Well. There may be some puking this week.  But he did throw me a carrot in that next week apparently is rest week.  Huh.

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Day 7 of build…wet but not wild

3800 meter swim  about 2.3 miles. I was pretty tired on Friday and I slept an amazing 10 hours.   THis meant that I decided to skip Lucky’s Lake.  It’s about a 25 -30 minute drive and for once I just felt like lazing about. So I took the trash out, walked the dog, did …

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Day 6 of build….Soul sucking….

Well.  I knew Day 6 would be hard. I got to the gym about 15 minutes later than I wanted which was very irritating to me. But 15 minutes is pretty good for my track record. I got on the cycle and started to spin.  I felt tired.  So I took the level on the …

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Build Day 5…Survival.

Thursday of each week is some form of Speed work.  On tap this week was 8 800 meter repeats.  So essentially the Yasso 800 workout, but shorter than 10. Trust me people, if this is not a staple of your training…8 is enough.. Plenty.   I’ve started to do better with the 800’s partly because …

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Build Day 4, or How I am sore.

Build day 4 was a typical Wednesday workout… Brick brick baby Brick Brick! 50 min cycle and a 4 mile run. Just like always I got to the gym later than I would have liked. So I suppose I had littler egard for myself, since the only thing I’m ever late for usually is my …

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Build day 3

This morning started off funny, but it ended up ok.   I got to the gym at about 0605 am only to realize as I got there that I had forgotten my Garmin.  Luckily I had time, so I went back home for it.  (Live close to the gym). Recovered item and went back to …

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