Monthly Archives: February 2009

  • The time is approaching

    Posted on February 23, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    So I am amidst taper time again.  Just 5 more runs stand between me and my first ultra.  I am trying not to think too much.  My mind begins to question everything I have done.  I think deep down I am ready but I certainly wonder.  I guess on March 7th I will find out.  […]

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  • Race fading

    Posted on February 17, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    One of the things I did recently was look at the finish and split times of the race using last years results.  I guess I was a little surprised but not sure why, that the split times dropped off really big.  Anywhere from 1 minute to 2 minutes per mile for each lap 12.5 miles. […]

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  • One last long run

    Posted on February 16, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I tried out a different walking plan for my long run this past weekend.  I had been using a run 5 minutes and walk 1 minute strategy.  Boy does that 1 minute go by slow.  This past weekend I tried run 25 minutes and walk 5 minutes.  What a difference that made.  It is amazing […]

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  • Appreciation

    Posted on February 13, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    Believe it or not I do not see running as an individual sport.  I must think about all those who help me make it happen.  My wife and boys who support me and the time I take to run.  Those who I consult in putting together a training plan.  Those who help me with the correct footwear.  The […]

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  • Race replication

    Posted on February 12, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    There are always runs near the end of your training where it is good to push through when the body is pretty tired.  I hit that one yesterday as I got close to the end of a 10 mile run.  It began to rain 8 miles into it and I have put in plenty of miles […]

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  • Running quote

    Posted on February 11, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    This is a good quote I received from Runners World- “This is not about instant gratification. You have to work hard for it, sweat for it, give up sleeping in on Sunday mornings.” Lauren Fessenden

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  • Good days

    Posted on February 10, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    So I had a really good running day yesterday.  It is really encouraging when you know that you made some changes and sometimes you don’t know exactly how those will end up.  Well so far so good with my changes in schedule.  I did a really strong 8 miles yesterday and felt fresh.  It has […]

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  • Long weekend run

    Posted on February 9, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    I was able to get in my 14 miler this weekend.  The weather was just perfect and got the run in during the middle of the day.  It sets me up nice for one more really long run next weekend.  It will really depend on my body to see how long I will go.  I […]

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  • Tools part 3

    Posted on February 7, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    One of my favorites, the podcast.  I am not sure training would be the same without it.  Here is the bottom line for me, I do learn things and get informed with a podcast.  However what I appreciate the most is knowing I am not alone on the road.  I generally run alone and so […]

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  • Change ups

    Posted on February 6, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    This is something that I do from time to time, change your workouts.  I really get excited about starting a new training program.  In fact that is one of the best things about finishing a race is looking forward to a new training program.  I also try not to stick to the same program each […]

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