Monthly Archives: December, 2009

10 Commandments

I listened to another great podcast today from Endurance Planet. The person being interviewed, Marshall Ulrich,  is an endurance athlete that has run 100’s of  marathons, ultra marathons,  summitted the highest peaks on 7 continents and many more things.  He talked about his 10 commandments for endurance athletes. They were all pretty good – I …

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SPEED day

The goal today was three miles – a short warm-up followed by 100 meter intervals and a cool down. I headed to the back parking lot that is about the size of a 400 meter  track and went at it. It was cold for the first mile but I soon warmed up. I wish I …

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Pulling out all the stops

I woke up this morning VERY sore. The 16 miles hurts a lot more the second day! I hobbled around most of the day – I tried to get out of my chair frequently so my legs wouldn’t completely cramp up. I also got on the elliptical for 30 minutes at lunch time and did …

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16 miler

Today I ended my rest week with a bang – 16 miles!  I was lucky today because I was able to run with two other people – Scarlette and Leslie. We headed out just after 7:00AM and ran and ran and ran. The route was nice – there was hardly any traffic the first half. …

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One more day of festivities

We are extending Christmas this year into a multiple day celebration and it is great.  Today is the last day of celebrating and I get to see the last of my family – my brother and nephew. It will be a wonderful day with the grand finale meal – french onion sound and standing rib …

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Rest week

It’s official, I decided to take the week off. Between the snow and having to go to work on my days off, I just decided to focus on the holiday and being with Katheryn and enjoying myself. Truth be told I really needed so me down time – I continued to train after the half …

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Sad day

I found out today that yet another one of my friends has breast cancer. This friend is the same age as me and had her first mammogram last year. She and I happened, purely by chance to have our annual physical and mammogram on the same day this year. I was sitting in the waiting …

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Lots of cross training!

Well, that is what I am calling it anyways… we got a ton of snow (6 inches is a lot here!) on Friday and we have been paralyzed ever since. Friday and Saturday we went hiking in the snow and took lots of walks with Mollie. Sunday Katheryn and I spent the afternoon shoveling.  I …

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Feeling much better!

I headed to the track this morning for some speed work with Scarlette.  It was chilly, but perfect running weather. We started off with a nice 1 mile warm-up. The second mile we had to run for 30 seconds down the straight-aways and count foot strikes… apparently optimal the optimal foot strike is 45 in …

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Another rest day

Well, I decided to rest another day on Wednesday. My right thigh is still hurting and I do not want to make it worse. I really want to get out there and run! The goal is to hit the track for some speed training on Thursday. I might not be that speedy, but I am …

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