30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Tag Archives: Treadmill

New experiences day.

Today I had on the schedule a 5K.  It’s a race I love. I didn’t do it. I had to practice with my open water relay team the Kayak thing. We are doing this awesome swim. As a relay, which means after about 2 miles each we have to get into the kayak from the …

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Speed work revisited.

I was a little surprised to see speed work suddenly show up on my plan. Now… It was not like my typical 800 meter repeats.  It was just some 400’s  but I recognized it as speed work just the same. I think when done correctly 400’s can be tough…but for me the 800 is always …

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Sufferin’

I don’t know where the term came from but ironman athletes especially talk about Suffering, as a term used in training a lot. DOn’t believe me?  Look Here, at this awesome recap written by a NoMeat Athlete!!!,  Or if you prefer Here, as an Austrailian athlete recounts a training bike ride… you can even look …

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2 miles.

On the Schedule….2 miles easy conversational pace. I was SO excited about doing a run after spending a day running about in hopes of vaccinating everyone in the hospital.  I did about 10-16.  It is all starting to blur together.  People do not really want the vaccine.  I admit, I don’t really want to give …

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Most Disappointing rest day EVER

Well, today is not really a rest day, but on my plan I will either run a Progressive run on the Treadmill, or pick up my new plan from Skeletor and do what it says. So this morning I get up and go to walk the dog. It is  71 degrees, dry and breezy.   …

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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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Tempo tempo tempo run.

There are tons of ways to do Tempo Runs. This is what I think is the usual definition.  This is the official definition from Running Times- a periodical that is much admired and I think a little more “serious” than Runner’s World.    I BELIEVE this is probably the CORRECT way to do it… Here …

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First week DONE

it was a fairly good week. I had 2 mid week runs of 3, that went alright, nothing really special. One day of speed work on the TM  which went better than expected. and a miserable “long” run of 6 miles.  I did the hilly route, and it was difficult. On top of that…it was …

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A wee bit of Speed work

Well, I failed to take my own advice.  I admit to having had a very tough work week, so I really didn’t plan out my best training week. Most everything resolved today and I am cautiously optimistic again.  My job situation is much like a roller coaster. But I felt pretty resting this afternoon, so …

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