30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Tag Archives: Tempo Run

Wednesday…banished the grumpies.

Wow.  It was BRISK this morning. 38 degrees. I was pretty darn snug in my bed.   Seriously.  I felt like a toasty cinnamon bun.  I wanted to sleep more, but I was awake.  I had had a very realistic, yet insane dream and I spent my first 10 minutes of awake time, laying in …

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Tuesday! rebuilding.

Oh wow, it’s only tuesday! Monday I did a run and a cycle…he noted “not a brick”  on there, so I did the run first and then the cycle. Wow, cycle post run felt crazier than the run after cycle! Still got it done.  Heard some great music on I heart radio’s  “I believe in …

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Marathon Training Day 66

Again I had to get up really to get in a 5 mile tempo run. I was really worried.  When I woke up, my left lower leg was feeling MUCH better.  I was still worried though.  I’ve had some pretty poor success with any sort of speed work lately, etc. I got up kind of …

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Marathon training Day 52

Whine. I had a 5 mile tempo run on the books. I got off work a little early today, so I went out to the West Orange Trail where it’s a little flatter, and also there is some tree cover which serves as a wind break.  I’m really SICK of wind. Nothing is really feeling …

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Marathon Training Day 38 and rant about BS.

4 miles run with 3 miles tempo. I admit it.  I do not like my tempo run route choice…AT ALL. Firstly, the first mile, if you click the link you will see the weird elevation.  It’s nt that any of the elevation is brutal or anything its just that it’s just placed funny for a …

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Marathon Training Day 31

Today was my 4 mile tempo run.  Well, run 4 miles, 3 at tempo. Started out kind of rough for the first half mile.  I was going up a slight incline and noted the breeze was stiff indeed. Luckily at the half mile mark I turned right and the wind hit me from the side …

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Marathon Training Day 24

So kind of a bizarre day. I was to run 3.5 miles  middle two at a 5K pace. Well.   I started out running and my left leg felt really strange.  Kind of like Peg leg Pete  definitely not like the Incomparable Peg Leg Bates Definitely not that good. It has been tight since massage …

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Progressive/Tempo run.

I have had a very sore right calf this week.  I chose not to run this morning, mostly because I was fairly distressed by my Massage Therapist’s conversation with me yesterday.  After that conversation I had this idea that I was headed for certain disaster…I had adopted a certain fatalistic feeling, which was not entirely …

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Tempo? maybe?

Well.  I started out wanting to do a Progressive run.  I prefer that to the idea of the traditional tempo pyramid of speed. I got to about 20 mins and suddenly, I was not able to hold the tempo.  I was to do 35 mins  My plan was to do like the week before, start …

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This weeks training in review.

This week, my training was really really Off. It started with the 7 mile run on the clay trail.  Followed the very next day by speed work on the Treadmill.  Followed by an intense need (not surprisingly) to rest.  None of that would have been a problem except I had a 5K that I needed …

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