All posts tagged: marathon training

Week 13: Drive 55

16 miles, 2:39:17 When I mapped out my training for the 2016 New Jersey Marathon, this week stood out. Not only did it call for 56 miles of running, but this week also overlapped with the launch of Running: A Love Story. I didn’t laugh so much when I saw that as I cackled. That would be… Read more…

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Week 11: Big miles, big book

8 miles, 1:26:42 If all goes well tomorrow and I get in all 16 miles on my schedule, I’ll be crossing the mag 50 mile a week marker for a total of 54. For someone who runs as slow as I do, that’s a lot. That’ll come to many many hours of running (Daily Mile… Read more…

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Week 10: Where’s your head at?

Six miles, including 4 sets of 1200m repeats with 400m recovery in between, 58:58 When I set out on my run today, I was in not in a good mood. A few things have been dragging me down: 1. Contract negotiations. I’m in a bit of a tense situation with a big publisher trying to… Read more…

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Week 9: Here comes the build up

Six miles, 1:00:18 So: this week I’m scheduled to do 47 miles. I’m at 28. I have 20 to run this weekend, split between two days. Ow. (And yes I know that adds up to 48 – I had some mileage added on because I ran to and from where I did speedwork). How am… Read more…

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Week 8: When do you not run?

3.01 miles, 29:04, 2.01 miles done at marathon pace “I don’t want to run.” This flashed across my brain as I walked to the post office this monring, right before I was to go home, change, and do a seven mile run with five of those miles done at marathon pace. I’m now eight weeks into… Read more…

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Week 7: Five things

7 miles with 5 at marathon pace, 1:04:25 I’m trying to find something clever to say here, but I’m tired. It’s cold. It’s going to be very cold this weekend, and I have many miles to run. So how about four things I’m thinking about? Cool. I’m adjusting both my food and strength training to go with… Read more…

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