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Chicago Marathon Training Log – Weeks 12 & 13

Let’s talk training! I have just entered my taper for the race so that means I just finished my last two big weeks of training. Here’s how it went. Week 1275 Miles8 Runs2 Quality WorkoutsComing off the Chicago Half Marathon disaster, I was ready to move on and get back to work. Monday: 7 recovery … more »

Chicago Marathon Training Update – Weeks 9,10, & 11

I’m kind of behind training logs so here goes. I’ve been running a lot lately. I got some new shoes. 32 days to go. Week 9 70 Miles9 Runs3 Quality Workouts including 1 race After a couple of weeks of playing it safe with my hamstring I felt like I was ready to take it … more »

Chicago Marathon – Training Cycle #4 – Weeks 7 & 8

Chicago Marathon – Cycle #4 Weeks 7 & 8 113 Miles 14 Workouts 4 Quality Workouts 1 Race This cycle started coming off of the Eagle Creek Trail Half so I was a little tired coming into it. I ended up moving the workout I was supposed to do on Monday by a couple of days … more »

Chicago Marathon – Week 2

Week 2 Done.7 runs69 miles2 Quality Sessions: Speed & Steady State Long Run Cycle #1 Done.14 runs125 miles5 Quality Sessions Well I’ve made it further into this Quality phase then I did with the Carmel Marathon in the spring….so that is a plus.  Also, that month off turned into three…but I’m back and getting ready … more »

My road to the Chicago Marathon

This week started the quality phase of Chicago Marathon!!! I am kind of excited about it if you can’t tell. Since coming back from the hamstring injury that derailed my Spring marathon goals I have been focused on getting my body ready for these 16 weeks of training and one ‘A’ race: The Chicago Marathon … more »

Week 1 – Carmel Marathon and the week ahead

Week 1 is officially in the books. It finished yesterday with a rest day. I like taking my rest day on Sunday. It always feels right to take it then. The week was fairly uneventful. It felt good to finally “officially” start training again for a race. I had been running for the last month … more »

Carmel Plan…finally done

The training plan for the Carmel Marathon is finally done! Finally! For those that read the blog somewhat regularly you know that I have been working on it for a while now. I thought about taking a new approach a week or so ago and have now settled on this below. All the basics of my … more »

Pre-Season and Increasing Mileage

This weekend started what I am calling my “pre-season” to the Carmel Marathon training cycle. My actual training will begin on Dec. 31st. Following the IMM Half Marathon in early November I had decided to take some time off following a very active year. I was going to use the month of November to relax, take it … more »

938

938 miles is all that stands between me and a 2:45 marathon in the spring at the Carmel Marathon. Coming off of the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon last week I found myself with some extra time on my hands as I have entered a self imposed rest/recharge period that will take me through Thanksgiving and … more »

Ironman Over….Now What?

I am now three weeks removed from Ironman Wisconsin. It feels good to not have to get up at 5AM and hop on the trainer or head out the door for a run. I mean don’t get me wrong I am still doing stuff and already have a grand plan for my next race cycle … more »