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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The hay is in the barn: Eugene 2016

The last couple weeks before a big race is when the mental prep really kicks in. ‘the hay is in the barn’ so now it’s about being mentally strong. This weekend we watched the Steve Prefontaine movies “Prefontaine” and “Without Limits” and one of the big themes was that you had to have faith and be willing to give your […]

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I’m not good at tapering…

Granted, I didn’t get in a long run this weekend due to our crazy Spring snowstorm. But I sorta made up for it today (Tuesday). 1. Ran to pick up my car at the train station (1 mile) 2. Dropped it to get an oil change, ran home from the shop. (1 mile) 3. Ran back to the shop to […]

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Taper Time Training (April )

After last week’s heavy training, I took it quite a bit easier this week. Monday: off! Tuesday: easy 6 miles. Like, REALLY easy. I went to Boulder for work so I got to enjoy the ole trails in south Boulder. Geez, I want to move back! It was very peaceful, except for when I came across a huge herd of […]

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Still got my speed!

Today’s rev running workout was a 20 min warmup, 6x :30s fast, :30 recovery, 20 min cooldown. I didn’t check my watch during the intervals, and was pretty happy with what I saw when I finished: 1: 6:06 (avgHR: 165, maxHR: 179) 2: 5:55 (avgHR: 179, maxHR: 181) 3: 5:39 (avgHR: 173, maxHR: 181) 4: 5:18 (avgHR: 180, maxHR: 185) […]

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Insanity! Fit Tests

We started doing the Insanity workout! Today was our fit test:   Test 1 (Day 1 – 4/4/2016) Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Switch kicks: 61 Power jacks: 48 Power knees: 94 Power jumps: 29 Globe jumps: 8 Suicide jumps: 19 Push-up jacks: 17 Low plank oblique: 65

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Getting the miles up

Training is getting serious! After a hard tempo workout Thurs night and HIIT with Orange Theory Fitness on Friday morning, I met Kathryn for a 16.x mile long run Saturday. Kathryn isn’t so good at that “your long run should be 90-120 seconds slower than race pace” stuff, and I keep getting sucked in! We did a huge loop, and […]

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