30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Category Archives: Taper

Taper week one: will I find speed?

This taper week is amusing. I got an email stating… “This week is a little different” When I looked at it, I had the usual reaction to taper.  A little bit of GLEE, and a bit of confusion…thinking, Gee, why is this so little, does he not think I can do it? I realized it’s …

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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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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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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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Rest week Wrap Up….

For a rest week, this week got a bit intense… On Monday I was to bike for 20 mins and then – never saw this before- do 30 minutes of stretching and “yoga etc”  hmmm.  Not a fan of Yoga. I think I made it about 26 minutes broken into 2 sessions of stretching, foam …

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BEST RACE EVER

Oh Wow. Bryce Canyon Half Marathon! This race was kind of thrown on at the end of this training cycle.  I registered in December, because it was only 35.00.  I corralled a long time running friend Jim into registering as well.  Jim lives in the same state as the race, and had run it before …

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This week in training….

Wow what a week. I still have a strange little workout… “Run the 5K course, rest 2 minutes and run 2 miles steady”  Not sure if that is Run the 5K course fast, or what…but I’m confident I can do it.  Yeah, I could email for clarification, but to be honest, it’s so hot here …

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Well the ticker is tickering…

7 days until the Bayshore Marathon. Am I excited?  Well yeah. I started what can only be called “extreme tapering”   this week.   It feels great, which is not exactly how I have felt on a taper before.  Usually I feel kind of anxious, and sort of antsy. This week, so far I feel …

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Marathon Training Day 78

It is a Taper week. I had quite the day because I had to go to the Dentist.  My Dentist is assigned to me by the company.  I have to admit, I was as usual, disappointed in the fakeness of the Dentist.  They tend not to tell the truth.  He attempted to slide by the …

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Marathon training Day 75. The worst Long run ever

I have to admit, this was not the worst long run ever.  I’ve had worse 20 milers.  This one was special though. I had to take a day off work this week to make up for my Sunday at work.  So I took Friday.  Whoo Hoo 3 day weekend.  And I decided to knock the …

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