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What went wrong? Boston Marathon final thoughts

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April 24, 2016

After all the training, all the miles run to qualify and then all the build up to the race, how could it have gone this wrong? These were the thoughts going through my mind around mile 18 of the Boston Marathon. I was thinking back on my journey…


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Week 18 Day 1

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April 10, 2016

Well for all the training, the early mornings, the extreme cold etc. I feel like it is all in jeopardy. I rested on Wed – Sat. due to the hamstring strain. Today I attempted to run. I went 5.5 when i felt a sharp pain in the left hamstring….


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Week 16 Day 6

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April 2, 2016

Injury report: My left hamstring, the one I strained is doing great. My right hamstring has a dull pain in it, but that is pretty typical for me toward the end of a training regimen. Overall I am feeling pretty good. i ran 12 today and felt solid. I…


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Week 15 Day 1 – Injury Update

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March 21, 2016

Yesterday on the 6 mile tempo run I went out too fast. I ran a 7:01 and then a 7:21 and shortly into the third mile my left hamstring tightened up significantly. I slowed immediately to 8:15 and then walked a bit. Finally I jogged home slowly at 9…


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Week 14 Day 6

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March 19, 2016

29 days to go till the Boston Marathon. This week I was assigned my bib number, coral and starting time. I will start at 10:25 a.m. on April 18th. My training has continued to go well. This past week was a step back week and thus I am feeling…


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Week 11 Day 6

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February 27, 2016

It has been a very busy past five weeks – sorry no updates: Here is how the training is going:
My weekly miles have been growing with this week demonstrating one of the higher weeks. I ran 20 miles today and have a 10 mile run tomorrow. That will make…


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Week 6 Day 6

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January 23, 2016

The training continues. i have been listening to “Primal Endurance” and am considering modifying my training. Today I ran 10 miles and worked diligently to stay in the aerobic zone. I have to run with my heart rate staying below 133 to achieve this. I closely monitored my heart…


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Week 4 Day 7 – Training for Boston

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January 11, 2016

So the cold weather has certainly moved in. The run on Saturday of 13 miles in the 3 degrees with -15 windchill was challenging. Not so much from the cold as the restricted movement all the layers causes and the trail conditions were not very good. I had to…


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Week 4 day 2

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January 5, 2016

Wow is it already week 4? Amazing how time flies. The running is going great – the eating not so much. Thankfully school starts again this week and I am back to work – this always helps me. This is the power of routine. By going to work I…


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Week 3 Day 1

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December 28, 2015

So this is what is called a step back week – the mileage is a bit less as we get ready for a hard week 4. New Eating plan is going well – I juiced 2X’s yesterday and once already today. I weigh 166 but that will come down…