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Carmel Marathon Training Partnership

We are so excited to be partnering with the Carmel Marathon for 2014!   Carmel Marathon Training: Race Date: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 We are excited to be partnering with the Carmel Marathon as the official training partners. We are offering discounted rates for both Individual Customized and Basic Training plans for athletes  participating in the race. We’ve participated … more »

Carmel Road Racing Group Summer Series 5K

It had been a long time since I ran a 5K about four years to be exact. The last 5K I ran was in March 2009. It was the Big Ten Hoops 5K. We were training for some Spring races. Lindsey was going to do Boston and I was going to Kentucky Derby. I ran … more »

Next Big Goal

My second big goal race of the year is over. It’s been a week. When training gets hectic and all you want is a break, you picture the finish line and keep working hard, knowing there is a break coming. Muncie 70.3. 2013 Goal # 2. Mission Accomplished. When you are racing, in that moment … more »

Workout fail, kind of.

I had 16 miles on the schedule for today.  Halfway through the week Glenn emailed me with a marathon pace workout for the long run. It looked like this:  Alternate between marathon pace (MP) and normal long run pace (LRP) using a ladder format as follows: 1/2 mile MP/1/2 mile LRP 1 mile MP/1 mile … more »

Still Not Running

It has been two weeks since I injured my leg and 12 days since I last ran. Woof. I should be in the middle of week 4 of my training cycle but instead I find myself just hanging out, resting and doing a lot of light stretching. At the time of the injury, it didn’t … more »

16 Miles, Hoosiers… 50 degrees in January.

Yesterday we had 16 on the schedule. Glenn’s hamstring has been bothering him and he had a few too many IPA’s last night, so he decided to run with me. His long easy run pace range is 6:30-7:30, while mine is 7:30-8:30. My sister watched Marshall and we headed up to Carmel to run the … 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 »

New Training Approach for Carmel?

For the last week or so I have been kicking some things around in my head as it relates to the training schedule I have lied out for Carmel. I’m thinking about making a change.It all stems from my an article I saw a couple people tweeting about last week on the old Twitterverse. The … 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 »