June 20 – 26, 2016

At long last, back above 40 miles in a week, and I’m feeling really great! Monday: rest Tuesday: ran in the morning with Sara (4 miles easy), then did a hill workout on the TM in the afternoon Wednesday: ran intervals with Sara (4.5 miles total) Thursday: ran a 6.14mile tempo run with Rev Running: 50 min total, with the […]

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Hitting the hills (on the treadmill)

It was 100F today!!! I knew I wasnt going to manage a 6pm hill workout in that heat, so I sit the ‘mill instead. The workout: 10 min warmup 8 hill repeats: 1 min*4, 2min*1, 1min*3. 10 min cooldown I kept the incline consistent, 5% grade everytime. For the 1 min repeats I set the treadmill at a 7:30 pace. […]

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May 30 – June 5

Hit a bit of a slump this week but finished it off all right! Mon: rest Tues: 5 miles (8:40 pace) Wed: National Running Day! 7 miles in Boulder. I didn’t feel great to start but it got better. With 3 miles to go I was ~36 min so I set a goal to run the last 3 in 8mm […]

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May 2016 Monthly Mileage

I ran 122 miles this month, over 19 days. Longest run: 26.2 🙂 My goal is to get back up over 40 mpw, despite the fact I don’t have a target marathon (for time) on the calendar. Upcoming Races (June-Aug): Avery 4k on the 4th Barr Trail Mountain Race Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Pikes Peak Ascent

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GTIS Half – Training Paces

Sara and I signed up for the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half in August. 11 weeks away already! I pulled some numbers from the McMillan training calculator that I’d like to use to train.   Nothing too crazy here in terms of the endurance paces. If I map the tempo intervals to a 5K pace and the tempo run to […]

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May 23 – 29

I’m enjoying this little bit of accountability, even if no one reads these but me 🙂 Mon: rest (I was a bit sore after the Barr Trail run on Sunday) Tues: Interval run w/ Rev Running. The workout was 7min @ 10K pace, then 6x90sec @ 5K pace. I thought I wanted about 7:30 / 7ish paces 7min: 7:22 pace […]

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Week of May 16

Monday: Insanity Core Cardio and Balance Tuesday: Warrior Yoga, Insanity Plyometrics Cardio Circuit Wednesday: 7 miles (58:43 – 8:23 pace) Thursday: Warrior Yoga, 4 miles Friday: 7.5 miles (1:03:39 – 8:29 pace) Saturday: 4 miles Sunday: Manitou Incline (46:03), then we hiked up close to a mile and ran back down Running total: 26.5 miles 2 hrs yoga 2 insanity […]

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It’s happening! The Marathon du Medoc!

The NYCM and the Marathon du Medoc have been on my race bucket list for years. I finally did NYCM in 2014, and this September I’ll check off what’s known as “the longest marathon in the world” – the Marathon du Medoc. Fun is everywhere : – The day of the Marathon, with the show before the departure, the events […]

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Eugene Marathon Race Report

Eugene is Tracktown USA, but I think it’s fair to say any runner is going to be inspired in this idyllic Oregon town. Leading up to the race, I eagerly watched and read everything I could about Steve Prefontaine. His approach to running was to give it all, otherwise “youre preparing to be disappointed.” So toeing the line Sunday morning […]

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