Monthly Archives: July, 2011

It’s ladder time!

I had a fun workout this morning… note, fun is very loosely defined:) After a warm-up run the ladder: 1 minute hard/1 minute easy 2/2 3/3 4/4 5/5 then back down again… 4/4 3/3 2/2 1/1 My “easy” was a walk… My heart rate was so high that I needed to walk to recover. One …

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Half way through week 14!

I almost forgot the countdown! 14 weeks to go… it doesn’t really seem like enough time, but I suppose it will have to be. So far this week I have had some hill work and some strength and cross training sessions. The hill work was tough, as usual… 5 times up a hill for 2 …

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First bad run

It was bound to happen – my first bad run of the training. I was looking forward to today’s workout because it was different – focused on music. I was to alternate fast and slow songs for 5 miles. I created my playlist and headed to the park. I set out and a nice pace …

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Tired week

Between work and training I am tired this week. I had a tough workout Tuesday that kicked my butt! I didn’t run as fast as I was supposed to and my heart rate should have gotten a few beats higher. My legs just didn’t want to move. The workout was a 1.5 mile warm-up that …

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Still going strong!

Week 16 is now behind me and I am still going strong. I feel great and I am making progress daily. The track work, hills, long run and bike were all right on target. The bike ride today was 15 miles – an hour and a half around a neighborhood in Knoxville aptly named Sequoyah …

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Picture perfect!

4:30AM comes way too early! I think I am getting used to the routine now that I am into my 4th week of doing this. Consistency helps! I have not been eating before my early morning track workouts but this morning I decided to try some food. Right when I got up and my coffee …

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The Great Gel Experiment

In an effort to get through my training and ultimately the marathon I have got to learn how to fuel on the run. I think I got the pre-race meal figured out – protein and carbs… I feel the best with a scrambled egg and a few bites of roasted sweet potato. It is easy …

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Getting faster!

After only a couple of weeks working with Coach Katie my track work is already improving. I am running my 400’s at 2:00 minutes and my 200’s under one minute! The best thing is that they are consistent… last year at some point when I would doing track work I got did a 400 in …

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17 weeks to go!

Another great training week has passed. I had another bike ride yesterday, 12 miles (I actually went 12.85… I miscalculated the last lap). I chose a different place to ride this week – I had to do 3 sets of 1 mile “fast” and 1 mile recovery in the middle of the 12 miles. I …

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