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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 »

When 20 miles turned into 16.

My mind has been in a million different directions about pulling the trigger on a marathon in September. I’m not totally properly trained to PR for it, but thought if I hit this 20 miler I had today how I wanted, that it would be possible. Not your typical 12-18 week training session for a … more »

The long run hanging over your head.

I’ve always had the issue with getting nervous about the long run hanging over my head.  I try really hard to overcome it. But, when I have a 15 + mile run on tap, I let it sit in the back of my mind constantly… until it’s complete. This weekend for instance, I plan to … more »

Chicago Race Prep – Cycle #2: Week 3 & 4

Week 3 63 Miles 6 Workouts 3 Quality Sessions Week 4 72 Miles 7 Workouts 2 Quality Sessions Total for Cycle #2 of 7 135 miles 13 Workouts 5 Quality Sessions Overall I am happy with where I am at in training thus far. The end of week 4 was kind of hectic but I … more »

I Added Miles and I got Tough

I know, I know, enough about the damn Shamrock Marathon already. Sorry, bear with me on one last post on it. Hopefully one last post. I’ve thought a lot about the training that went into this race. Once I got toward the end of my plan, I knew, given I had a good day at … more »

Initial Afterthoughts of Shamrock

It’s been 9 days since the Shamrock marathon. I’m still really happy about it, but a part of me thinks perhaps I could have been tougher in the last 6 miles and broke 3:10. I’m not dissapointed. I can’t be dissapointed with the race I trained for and the race I put my heart into. … more »

A Frozen Progression Run

I woke up on Friday feeling a cold coming on. I figured it was coming sooner than later, because Marshall had one and I’m always all up in his grill like eating his face everyday. Day 2 of a cold is much worse than day 1 and I started thinking about how hard my 20 on … 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 »