30 weeks of Marathon training.

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Category Archives: Speed work

Speed Thursday

Today was a speed workout. I swear I am so busy with work and trying to get ready for the certification exam.  (Lately I am not studying, I am just kind of thinking about signing up…so I need to sign up and focus).  I am kind of doing the workouts and forgetting about them until …

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Thursday relief….

Rest week.  Today was kind of not a rest day indeed,  but overall It’s been a rest week for the body and an exhaustive week mentally for me. Work is improving, which is not that surprising, as it could not have gotten much worse. A friend reminded me that building “character” isn’t fun but it’s …

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Speed work Fail. total fail!

This work out was not at all what it looked like on paper. On paper it looked kind of basic.  1 mile warm up 3 1 mile repeats “run fast” 60 second rest between miles.  cool down. In reality this turned into a real total fail. It started last night.  We went out to Beef …

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speed success

Thursday.  Speed work.  Treadmill. Again work is driving me crazy.  I kind of want a different job  but…I am not sure what that would be. Anyway because of a Work Retreat on Saturday ( Retreat- code word for 8 hour meeting)  I have to take a lot of extra time off this week that I …

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Thursdays Speed day.

Today was difficult. I ordered funeral flowers for my Grandmother’s service. This is a rather mundane task, but it took on some significance to me.  In about 2008 my Grandma moved from her home to assisted living.  Once someone moves into one of those apartments, they really never need knick knacks, etc.  So…I started to …

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Speed work revisited.

I was a little surprised to see speed work suddenly show up on my plan. Now… It was not like my typical 800 meter repeats.  It was just some 400’s  but I recognized it as speed work just the same. I think when done correctly 400’s can be tough…but for me the 800 is always …

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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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Mid week update On Friday…Hmmm

Well….to be fair, Monday Through Friday have a set of workouts…and then Saturday and Sunday have their own Beast Mode workouts. This has been a pretty nice week.  Crazy busy and somewhat exciting. i finally got all the numbers in and calculated out the last quarter of data for some things that had been problematic. …

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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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