30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Category Archives: Training plans

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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Build day 2

Oh wow. This was 3600 yards since the pool was set up for yards.  In the end it might have been 3700 or so because one of my sets was RIDICULOUSLY long compared to the rest so I suspect I counted the same lap a few times over. I got to the pool at 0540 …

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Rest week continuith

I’m enjoying the workouts from rest week. They are all very short, and as such I can “push it”  a little on pace and such and kind of have a bit of fun seeing how fast I can go on these shorter workouts. I also feel somehow energized from the workouts, rather than beat down. …

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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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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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Friday Loose end

So UGH.  Friday. I really hated work on Friday. There are too many issues going on at work and I feel I barely have a handle on anything. Everything I touch gets messier and messier, and at times I feel like I want to throttle my direct main supervisor, who is great at a distance, …

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Weights day

Today was what I hope will be my least favorite workout of the week.   All that was on the plan was weights. So I did just slightly more than last week’s weights workouts. I did some of the new exercises- dead lifts, and the Turkish Get Up.  Actually after doing a few of them, …

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End of Week Recap

What a FANTASTIC week of training. I really really had fun. This was probably due to lower miles, and being back in my home gym, but whatever. It was also a week of BIKE shopping. Whew, what a hassle. I shopped Craig’s List daily, several times daily when I wasn’t at work.  I looked all …

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End of year letter.

I’ve never been one for those Christmas letters that people tuck into Christmas cards.  Not being married and without children, I surely do not want to recite who all I dated all year…you know..that just isn’t want the Holiday letter is about. But, THIS ARTICLE….from the Boston Globe has kind of inspired me to do one …

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And…she’s off and running.

Yesterday was my first run since December 4th. That is a super long time for me to not run. I did do “other” activities that were delicious and fun, but for me, I was a bit distressed about not actually running.   So combine not doing any long runs, with Holiday cheer (I actually seem …

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