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Now THIS is Tapering
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      0 comments

I wonder if anyone has ever attempted a marathon without running at all over the two weeks leading up to the event? I'm pretty sure I could complete the remaining training runs, but I'm afraid that doing so will inflame the tendons/ligaments in... Read more
The Die is Cast
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      3 comments

Date: 15 May 2012 (Tuesday) Start time: 5:00PM Course: Lake Miramar and surrounding environs Weather:Clear, calm, 70F at start. 65F at finish Distance: about 17 miles Time: around 3 hrs Shoe: Newton Heart rate: N/A Notes: This wa... Read more
Listen to Your Body
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      1 comments

JILLYBEAN25, MAGGIEVAN and CODEMAULER all reiterated this subject-line advice as I mull over how to approach the remainder of my marathon training plan. It's one thing to know, rationally, what to do. It's quite another to apply that inf... Read more
Ran Today
Monday, May 14, 2012      1 comments

Date: 13 May 2012 (Sunday) Start time: 5:00PM Course: Treadmill/Jog Home Weather: Indoors/60F partly cloudy Distance: about 5 miles Time: 45 minutes Shoe: K-Ona S Heart rate: N/A Notes: After 30 minutes on elliptical, put in 30... Read more
Elliptical Run
Sunday, May 13, 2012      1 comments

Date: 12 May 2012 (Saturday) Start time: 6:00PM Course: LA Fitness Weather: Indoors Distance: 4 miles (some simulated) Time: 35 minutes Shoe: K-Ona S Iron Man Heart rate: N/A Notes: Elliptical for 25 minutes at running cadence of... Read more
More Walking Therapy
Friday, May 11, 2012      2 comments

Date: 10 May 2012 (Thursday) Start time: 5:00PM Course: LA Fitness Weather: Warm and sunny outside; climate controlled inside Distance: 6 miles Time: 1 hr 20 mins Shoe: K-Ona S Iron Man Heart rate: N/A Notes: Elliptical fo... Read more
Never Give Up
Thursday, May 10, 2012      1 comments

Next time I'm feeling sorry for myself... Next time I feel like despairing... Next time I try to convince myself that it's all downhill from here... ...I'm going to watch this. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
qX9FSZ... Read more
Crutch Walk
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      2 comments

Date: 08 May 2012 (Tuesday) Start time: 7:00PM Course: Lake Miramar Weather: Setting sun, mild, maybe 55-60F? Distance: about 3 miles Time: 45-50 mins Shoe: K-Ona S Iron Man Heart rate: N/A Notes: After dropping Bailey off for... Read more
Contingency Planning and Pep Talk
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      0 comments

Date: 08 May 2012 (Tuesday) Start time: 6:30 PM (pre-posting) Course: LA Fitness Weather: Indoors Distance: N/A Time: 40:00 Shoe: K-Ona S Heart rate: N/A Notes: Scheduled 400m repeats cancelled as ankle mends. Still tender... Read more
Can Somebody Please Explain?
Monday, May 07, 2012      2 comments

After yesterday's run, my left ankle (the one I sprained a couple of months ago) just got more and more sore as the day passed, and now this morning it's bad enough that I've decided to break out the crutches again. I didn't have any mishaps at... Read more
15 Mile Pace Run
Sunday, May 06, 2012      0 comments

Date: 06 May 2012 (Sunday) Start time: 6:30 AM Course: Lake Miramar Weather: 55F, calm, overcast (AM marine layer)...perfect Distance: 14.75 Time: 2:10:40 (8:52 avg pace) Shoe: Newtons Heart rate: 1st 5 mile split: 142 avg; 156 ... Read more
Short Speed Workout
Friday, May 04, 2012      1 comments

Date: 04 May 2012 (Friday) Start time: 5:30 AM Course: LA Fitness Treadmill Weather: Indoor Distance: 4.0 Time: 35:00 Shoe: K-Swiss K-Ona #3 Heart rate: Unk avg; 168 max Notes: 15 minute walk/jog warmup. 1 mile @ 8.0. 1... Read more
Final 5 Week Plan
Thursday, May 03, 2012      0 comments

Transcribing from my white board at work...subject to change, as always: Updated 06 May WEEK 5 30 April: 22 miles at 9:45 pace; Galloway 4:1 walk/run - DONE 01 May: rest - DONE 02 May: 3 mile progressive with 8x acceleration glid... Read more
Junior
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      1 comments

In the wake of Junior Seau's suicide, I am reminded of these: an appeal to anyone who has lost hope and a reminder that despite what we call it, suicide is not a solo event... R.E.M. "Everybody Hurts" www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Recovery Run
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      0 comments

Date: 02 May 2012 (Tuesday) Start time: 8:30 AM Course: LA Fitness Treadmill Weather: Indoor Distance: 4.0 Time: 34:00 Shoe: K-Swiss K-Ona S Heart rate: 155 avg; 168 max Notes: 15 minute warmup on the elliptical and then a progre... Read more

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