30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

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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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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 63

Long run.  15 miles one hour spin, about 12.3 miles. So, I was feeling pretty good when I started out for the long run.  I had some lingering tired feelings but, I think loads of us feel tired on the weekends.  I maybe more than others, because I actually have to get up earlier on …

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And it all just got really really real again

So by Monday I was no longer on the “Sick List” I was still coughing but it was that “leftover” cough that you know you will have for a while. So I bit the bullet and decided to go whole Hog on the Monday workout. 3500 yards of swimming. For those who aren’t used to …

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Taper Time To DO list!

So For about 2 weeks now, I’ve been Tapering.  Wowee.  It is an unusual time for me. It has lead me to question all sorts of things, my coaching, my plans, my job, my very reason for living.  None of which really needed to be done. So, After much thought and consideration- knowing that I …

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Taper Time.

Holy Moley…   Taper time really snuck up on me.  This year, for the first time ever I seem to be doing a rather long taper.  I started last week, my longer run went from 10 miles to 7 miles.  Minutes started to come off workouts.  I also started to note some other similar taper-y …

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