30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Category Archives: Speed work

Peak…week.

This week has lower miles than last week….but… it’s still….  exciting. Monday I had a swim.  This was not exciting. It was peaceful, and long and stretchy. I was still tired from the longer run on Sunday, so… Monday night I had a deep tissue massage.   It was a challenge to get through.  The …

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Yassos

I have not been very faithful about posting for a bit now.  I have been entirely full up of “life”  on time, which I think is a great thing.  I’m frankly amazed at myself that since the end of August and beginning of September, I’ve managed to go to Nigeria, interview for a new job …

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Nailed it! & massive excitement!

Today was a funny day.  I had 800’s on the schedule.  8 of them. Given that I have been pretty injured and spending time Aqua jogging, I was kind of like.  ah er….today is going to be interesting.  I really dislike this workout, a lot of it is simple fear.  Doing 800 repeats correctly means …

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Failed workout.

Well, it’s one of those odd ones. I failed but I feel I won. I had a workout of a warm and cool mile and in between 2 sets of 2 mile repeats. I’ve been waking up achy.  Given that yesterday I did leg weights, I really really was sore and achy.   I got …

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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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Speedy Thursday of course

Thursday is of course Speed work. I’ve had a good training week so far. Today is kind of one of those “VERY IMPORTANT WORKOUTS” Some of course are just time on your feet type workouts, important, but in general you complete the workout to complete it.  Others, like the 800 meter repeats…are really focused on …

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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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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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Sufferin’ part 2…

What a lesson this Grind week has given me. On Sunday, I was 100% sure it was a rest week.  Look here if you don’t believe me.   I remember thinking that it would be a cut back and that I’d be all bright eyed and bushy tailed.   Sunday evening kind of earlier than normal …

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Speedy Thursday

Oye Vey I did speed work on treadmill. Wow.  Oddly I slept really well last night and woke all on my own at about 4:15.  Rather than attempting to get 22 more minutes sleep or something, I just got up and got ready to go. I had a 2 mile warm, so I did about …

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