30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Category Archives: Suffering

So what’s up with this back injury, some answers, some questions

So.  Every time I visited with the Coach since injury,  he repeatedly said that he really couldn’t understand how I got injured.  Indeed. I, myself, was a little confused.  I have been having some back pain over this training cycle and I admit I knew that I was probably going to have to go see …

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The rest of Peak Week.

So the rest of peak week was “exciting” Holy Heck.  It was SO HARD. Thursday I had on the docket 10 by 800 repeats.  So I put on my game face and went for it. Apparently I really LIKE 800 reps.  By the time I got to the end of the workout, I had run …

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Lesson learned…(again)

So today on the docket was a medium sized Brick workout. Bike an hour run 6 miles. I awoke at 4 am and stumbled/shuffled around.  Made an executive decision to crawl back to the bed.  Slept til 6:30 am. Felt better. The yasso workout is so tough that it followed me into the next day. …

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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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Could I be winning?

So yes, I am still sitting here in Florida.   Limbo Limbo.  I go back and forth, i want to go, then part of me doesn’t.  In part because training is going pretty much better than I expected this week. Tuesday I awoke and was disappointed to find out my left back tweak was still …

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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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Swimming the summer away

Apparently my coach was not too impressed with my little 4 mile run on Sunday. Late Sunday Night… I get this email… Patience is prime. ‘In all your getting, get wisdom’ You need to be 100%. This week do all the runs in the pool. Just tread of the same amount of time it would take …

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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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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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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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