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Final speedwork

Not for forever, but at least for this cycle. The schedule called for 8×400, but I was severely time-constrained this morning so I wound up doing work interval 7, pausing a minute to catch my breath, and going directly to … Continue reading

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Just discomfort all around

Today’s workout was probably the hardest speed work of the whole 2 month plan: the 40 minute tempo run. Inside that label "tempo run", though, there’s all kinds of flexibility– how long for each section, what "comfortably hard" means. I … Continue reading

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Fast running fears

After the shitshow of the last 2 or 3 weeks at work, I took today off. Because I can. And it’s a beautiful day and I got a run in and I’ll go do some errands after lunch. On the … Continue reading

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Hard run for Halloween

Whew. 7x400m intervals today, banged ’em out in 39:26 (3.5mi). Work intervals were 10’00" or faster. Breathing is still a problem, though, and I’m worried that I got too heated and my nose is going to be irritated and runny … Continue reading

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Intervals surprise

Oh hey, we’re 2 months out from Thanksgiving– which means it’s time to start my training for the 5k I always run on Thanksgiving morning. I’m doing the Higdon intermediate 5k plan again, because it’s familiar and straightforward and I … Continue reading

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Thanks for the pep talk

The last two days have involved early starts, late ends, uncertain schedules, and lots of walking all over town in the cold wearing uncomfortable fancy shoes (my steps yesterday were somewhere around 6 miles). I feel like I’ve been out … Continue reading

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