Tag Archives: training

Race prep and event prep

Well, I’m racing tomorrow morning and it is forecast to be COLD– around 26ºF, with some wind. This should be fun… My husband signed up to run too, but he hasn’t done any running in months. There are plenty of … Continue reading

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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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