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Week 2 & Strava!

Week two down and I’m starting to feel better. I’ve been super consistent ever since I was cleared to workout, but it’s gonna be a lot of easy running for a while still. I have been generally starting out these runs around a 10 minute mile and progress to somewhere around 8:45 toward the end … more »

Running since Jackson County

Not much has happened on the running front since Jackson County. That was in early December and the way it shook out the race left me 163 miles short of 3,000 with about 25 days left in December…or about 6.52  miles per day to hit 3,000. I had no intention or planned mileage goals at … more »

Jackson County 50 Race Report

Well that was hard. Here is my Strava data on the race. My watch died somewhere around mile 44.5. I didn’t care. Saturday was about surviving. Final stats on the race 9:32 2nd place overall Apprx 8,000 feet of climbing Southern Indiana received about 2 inches of rain Friday into Saturday morning. Mud fest Got lost … more »

Jackson County 50 Miler- 5 Weeks Post Marathon

Welp…guess I am racing this weekend. Jackson County is here. Which means December is here. Which means the new baby is almost here! With only five weeks between Monumental, big fall goal road marathon, and Jackson County. my second 50 miler, I knew the weeks in between would be tricky. It has been a weird … more »

Training Log: Marathon recovery week 1

Not much going on over here the past week in terms of running. Still running but playing things pretty slow with Monumental just 8 days ago. Coming off the race the soreness wasn’t too bad but I did have a high level of general fatigue the later part of the week and my sleep was not … more »

2014 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Race Report

2:49:05. 5 Minute PR. Finally got it! Feel like its been a long time coming. Saturday was a good day. Here’s the recap. Going into the race I had various goals but I’d say the ultimate goal was to break 2:50. I’ve targeted that for a while now…and really blew my fall race last year … more »

Indy Monumental Pre-race Thoughts

It is October 30th. The race is two days away. Here are some thoughts and my goals for Saturday. I finished last week with about 50 miles. It was on the low end of the plan for the week but I’m fine with it. I was still feeling pretty fatigued last week and tried to … more »

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon – 8 days out

The last time I made a training update was the week of the Hendricks County Half… so somewhere around 6 weeks ago. I ran well at that race and was feeling good about the remainder of the IMM cycle. The day after the race I set out for a 10 mile recovery run and noticed that my … more »

IMM Training & Hendricks Half Report

This past weekend we dipped under 50 days to go. I am starting to hit that point in trying where general fatigue and hunger rule the day…every day. My sleeping, heart rate and mood all are good so just keep on grinding. It can be very easy to slip into a cycle of over-reaching/training but … more »

IMM Training Log – 9 Weeks Out

Sept 1 – Sept 7 81 Miles 7 run 2 workouts Monday – Recovery run. 10 miles @ 8:40. Labor Day. Slept In. I’m all about taking it easy when it calls for taking it easy. Tuesday – 8 miles about 7:40 pace. Month end close at work. Long day. Went into work early. Super easy run … more »