30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Category Archives: Long run

Week in review.

Since Wednesday things have improved quite a bit. I was not feeling 100% well.  My legs were doing OK, but my mind was really in a bad place.  I knew this was all my deal, so I fought it tooth and nail, which is actually VERY hard to do.  There is a reason that depressed …

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Up and Down…Round and Round.

It’s been quite a week…and yes it’s only Wednesday. Monday I did a small Brick in the afternoon: Cycle 40 min and run 2 miles. While I was on the cycle the exercise physiologist at the gym stopped to see how I was faring.  I was huffing and puffing on the cycle but really was …

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Week’s end.

This was an unusual week for me. I actually did run a bit, and I also did a lot of swim and cycle.  But really it was a far cry from my recent weeks of 40 plus Miles per week. I felt pretty dispirited about this set back.  It seemed unfair.  Life, of course is …

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And the training continues.

So, I did not do yesterday’s track workout.  I feel entirely LAZY.  That workout is one of the hardest ones I do weekly, and I usually am still tired from it the next day.  So today…not so tired. But my legs have started to get that bad knotty feeling. Yesterday I pool jogged the speed …

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Won that 20 miler, and Nerves and Niggles.

So yesterday was a 20 miler.  For many people this is the Crowning Achievement in a marathon training cycle.  They run one, then taper off for their marathon. Forgive me folks if this is you.  I am going to humbly suggest that this is really not the way to go.  I will add that my …

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Bob the Builder.

This was a tough week. Well, that would be the goal.  In addition to this goal, is a big lesson…. Trusting in the unseen. Heb 11:1 Now faith means that we are confident of what we hope for, convinced of what we do not see. This is something that I rather struggle with.  I’ve had …

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On the Edge

Lately I feel with my training that I am on the edge of something good…     Unlike the last super speedy ramp up marathon cycle, this one has been very tough, but more steady.  I’ve been able to handle it better.  Physically my body is sore at times, but there is none of the …

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Weekly update pre long run….

So It has been a wild and Crazy rest week.  I never really did update on any of my workouts.   Work really interfered at the end of the week.  But lets start with the beginning of the week shall we? So Monday said OFF/run 2 easy…so I was a little unclear…did he want me …

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Weekly Wrap up!

Wow.   only 34 days between myself and the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon…. and only 14 weeks between myself and my nemesis, the Jacksonville Bank Marathon.  Now, Jax Bank is not a particular nemesis, but “the Marathon”  distance is my nemesis.  I really have not been able to put together any good marathons.  Currently I’m …

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Wrap up and long run.

Today was my long run.  16 miles.. So I actually prepared for this one and got out there early enough.  Sometimes though even the best of plans are foiled by whatever. I planted my water all over town and pulled into the trail head where I generally start at about 6:09.  I did note there …

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