Tag Archives: training

Overwhelmed

Starting off with the workout: my train was a full 45 minutes late this morning, which gave me exactly one hour to change, run 3 miles, shower, change back, and get upstairs to run a meeting. I accomplished this by … Continue reading

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Less brutal than expected

After the difficulty I had with the 40 minute tempo run last week, I expected today’s 8x400m 1×1 intervals to give me another headache. That turned out not to be the case at all. I finished it at 9’30" pace … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

I’m going to have to start stashing liquor in my file cabinet drawer, I swear. Ever since last Friday it has just been a cavalcade of crap. Non-stop crap 24/7. I spent a good chunk of my between-meeting time today … Continue reading

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Brutal 40 minute tempo

I like the Higdon intermediate 5k training plan, and use that to organize my workouts. It’s a 2 month plan that increases in difficulty. This year, I don’t have 2 months to train before my annual benchmark 5k, I have … Continue reading

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turning Halloween candy into speed

First speed work of the condensed training cycle: 5x400m 1×1 intervals. Work intervals ranged from 9’30" to 8’00" (I always make them harder as the workout progresses), and a 0.5mi cooldown at the end, for 3 miles even, 9’58" overall. … Continue reading

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No rest indeed

My mini-bulk leading up to the comp is done, and it’s time to get back on that fasted cardio and IF game (blehhhh) as I train for the upcoming 5k. I wasn’t too sore, just slightly tired legs, so I … Continue reading

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Still prepping

Okay, I lied, I haven’t started deloading yet. Today is my LAST BIG LIFTING DAY I swear. I wanted to get under the bar for one more squat session this morning. My quads are telling me that after this I … Continue reading

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