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Marathon training – Week 9: Running is a team sport

I knew this week was going to be a challenge since it was Thanksgiving and I was travelling out-of-state to visit family.  Considering this was a tough training week without any changes to my regular schedule, I was a bit concerned.  Weeks like this are the reason they advise us to plan ahead and to […]

Marathon training – Week 8: Halfway There!

This cutback week came at the perfect time.  After last week’s awful race (I’m totally over it now, really), this was a much needed break.  It gave me a little time to relax and enjoy each run and get my mental focus back.  I wouldn’t say it was an ideal week since I started having […]

Marathon Training – Week 7: The ideal running temperature

Well….seems that I’m a little late again getting this post out.  I could make all kinds of excuses (race on Sunday, too tired, etc) but the truth is that I had a pretty bad ending to the week.  The rest of the week was great but one day seemed to overshadow the other 6 days.  […]

Marathon Training – Week 6: I think it’s happening!

I knew going into this week that it had the potential to be hectic and challenging.  But I was determined to plan for it and make it work.  And, as I expected, it was a tough week.  And, also as expected, I got it done!  It took some focus and dedication but it did get […]

Marathon Training – Week 5: Just Keep Going

Well this has been a busy week.  So busy, in fact, that this blog post is rather late :(.  But as they say “better late than never”.  Yeah, we’ll go with that.  I made the commitment to document my training and I’m sticking to it (and promising to not let this happen again – which […]

Marathon Training – Week 4: Hallelujah and OMG!

I mentioned in last week’s recap that I was really looking forward to this week since it was a cutback week.  The reduced mileage was nice but kind of has an odd mental impact.  Rationally, I realize and understand that my body needs time to rest and recover.  But that seems counter-intuitive in other ways.  Shouldn’t […]

Marathon Training: Week 3 – It’s getting intense

I can’t really think of another word to describe this week other than intense.  But that’s how this week was supposed to be.  The basic structure of my training plan is 4 week blocks with 2 build up weeks, 1 intense week, and a cutback/recovery week.  Rinse and repeat 3 times, then run a marathon.  […]