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RECAP: Well, it was bound to happen eventually, a week of fail. It started off with me having a tough time fitting decent runs into my schedule and it ended with me laying on my couch sick as a dog and for the first time in over 100 days, unable to run. I had run for the previous 114 days and worked out in some form for the previous 162, but a serious flu left me unable to hold down any food, never mind run a mile. And to top it all off, I couldn’t get out of bed on Saturday to run the Lawyers have a Heart 10k

I was beyond disappointed, but with the forced two days off, my ankle is feeling better, my stomach is feeling better and I am ready to get back on this wagon and start thinking serious about training for a fall marathon.

Summary

Work out streak: 0

Run Streak: 0 Days

Average Weight – 180 (wild fluctuation in the weight this week, what with puking and all)

Running Miles: 20 miles in  3:04:05 for an average pace of 9:13 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work:0

Total exercise time: ~3:00 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 2 in 16:50

Tuesday – Ran 1 in 8:45

Wednesday – Ran 4.5 in 43:00

Thursday – Ran 6.5 in 59:08

Friday – SICK

Saturday – SICK

Sunday – Ran 6 in 56:19

Goals for Last Week:

1. Pay attention to this ankle and determine whether or not it is a serious problem – DONE

2. Watch what I eat and try and lose a pound – DONE

3.  Run the Lawyers Have a Heart 10k – FAIL

4. Make a concerted effort to find time for bodyweight work at least three times. – FAIL

Goals for Next Week:

1. Run at least 35 miles for the week, hopefully 40+

2. Ice the ankle and stretch IT band regularly

3.  Watch what I eat and try and lose a pound

4. Slow down on the runs to ensure you stay injury free and able to train.

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RECAP: Not the world’s best week, people. I came off last week’s marathon excited about how much my running has progressed in the last six months and basically ran right into an injury. Since the marathon, I’ve been having some pain in my left ankle whenever I run, sometimes its pretty bad, sometimes it is just annoying. Yesterday, it was bad and is still kind of aching today. I don’t know what to do about it. I really, really, don’t want to take time off, but I also don’t want to be stupid. I’m going to do really light mileage for a couple of days and see if it gets any better, if it doesn’t, I’ll have to reassess.

In other news, because I am very smart indeed, I am signed up for a 10K race this weekend, the Lawyers have a Heart 10k. Seemed appropriate since I am a lawyer, and I have a heart. This will be my first 10K and I have no idea what to expect for time. McMillian calculator says I should be able to do it in around 47:00, but with my ankle being wonky, who knows.

Summary

Work out streak: 158 days; (229 to go)

Run Streak: 110 Days

Average Weight – 182 (same as last week)

Running Miles: 18.5 miles in  2:57:43 for an average pace of 9:47 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 1:00:00

Total exercise time: ~4:00 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 1 in 12:00

Tuesday – Ran 3 in 30:30; Body weight work (various stretches, abs, etc) in 30:00

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 34:59; Bodyweight work (56 push ups, stretches) in 20:00

Thursday – Ran 4 in 38:47; Body weight work (various stretches, abs, etc) in 20:00

Friday – Ran 1 in 8:45

Saturday – Ran 1 in 10:00

Sunday – Ran 4.5 in 46:42

Goals for Last Week:

1. Resist the urge to immediately jump back into serious running – DONE

2. Stretch every day – FAIL

3. Assess where you’re at and begin planning for the summer. – DONE

4. Register for Philly! – DONE!!!

Goals for Next Week:

1. Pay attention to this ankle and determine whether or not it is a serious problem

2. Watch what I eat and try and lose a pound

3.  Run the Lawyers Have a Heart 10k

4. Make a concerted effort to find time for bodyweight work at least three times.

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RECAP: Well, I ran a marathon, everything else about this week was in preparation for that and since I wrote a pretty lengthy recap of the race already, we’ll get right to the numbers.

Summary

Work out streak: 151 days; (221 to go)

Run Streak: 103 Days

Average Weight – 182 (same as last week)

Running Miles: 39 miles in  6:23:06 for an average pace of 9:47 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~6:20 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 3 in 30:00

Tuesday – Ran 3 in 27:00

Wednesday – Ran 2 in 15:17

Thursday – Ran 3 in 27:48

Friday – Ran 1 in 8:45

Saturday – Ran 1 in 10:00

Sunday – Ran 26.2 in 4:27:16

Goals for Last Week:

1. Eat well and avoid alcohol. (SORTA)

2. Write up plan for tackling the race. DONE

3. Run a smart marathon as outlined in plan for the race. DONE (SORTA)

4. Take it easy. (SORTA)

Goals for Next Week:

1. Resist the urge to immediately jump back into serious running

2. Stretch every day

3. Assess where you’re at and begin planning for the summer.

Register for Philly!

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RECAP: Man, what a week. Who would have thought that running less would cause so many aches and pains and well… mental instability. I’m going nuts over here! NUTS! I am obsessively checking the weather forecast for Burlington (hot, apparently), I’m visualizing the race as I go to sleep and I am freaking out about every ache and pain.

The week started with a lot of creaking, my knees hurt, my shins hurt for the first time in months and months and my hip hurt. By yesterday, all that was still bothering me was the hip, it is a dull ache that comes and goes and I’m just not going to worry about it unless it starts to scream.

Finally, as Glen predicted, I gained a pound this week. Oh well. Life goes on. I’m going to try and eat healthy and plentifully this week and skip my beloved beer with dinner in the hopes that this will stave off dehydration and make that burger and beer post marathon taste even better. This time next week, my second ever marathon will be the bag!

Anyway, here are the numbers

Summary

Work out streak: 144 days; (228 to go)

Run Streak: 96 Days

Average Weight – 182 (one pound more than last week)

Running Miles: 30 miles in  4:21:27 for an average pace of 8:43 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~4:20 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 3 in 26:37

Tuesday – Ran 4 in 36:00

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 33:16

Thursday – Ran 4 in 36:00

Friday – Ran 4 in 36:00

Saturday – Ran 6.5 in 57:56

Sunday – Ran 4.5 in 38:30

Goals for Last Week:

1. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound or two. FAIL

2. Pamper the hamstrings and feet so as to avoid injury down the final stretch. DONE

3. Write up plan for tackling the race. FAIL

4. Don’t freak out. DONE (Sorta)

Goals for Next Week:

1. Eat well and avoid alcohol.

2. Write up plan for tackling the race.

3. Run a smart marathon as outlined in plan for the race.

4. Take it easy.

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RECAP: The taper for my spring marathon has begun, and so far, so good. A Saturday long run of twelve miles is a heck of a lot more reasonable than a 22 miler. It was nice to feel like I could have handled more. Weight stayed constant this week, which is a little bit of a disappointment. I’d really like to be under 180 pounds for the marathon, even if it is just by a pound. I’m going to redouble the effort this week.

Anyway, here are the numbers

Summary

Work out streak: 137 days; (235 to go)

Run Streak: 89 Days

Average Weight – 181 (same as last week)

Running Miles: 36.5 miles in  5:20:56 for an average pace of 8:48 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~5:30 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 4 in 32:49

Tuesday – Ran 1 in 8:30

Wednesday – Ran 6 in 55:29

Thursday – Ran 6.5 in 56:48

Friday – Ran 2.5 in 20:44

Saturday – Ran 12 in 1:45:15

Sunday – Ran 4.5 in 41:21

Goals for Last Week:

1. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound or two. – FAIL

2. Pamper the hamstrings and feet so as to avoid injury down the final stretch. DONE

3. Write up plan for tackling the race FAIL

4. Don’t freak out. (SORTA)

Goals for Next Week:

1. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound or two.

2. Pamper the hamstrings and feet so as to avoid injury down the final stretch

3. Write up plan for tackling the race.

4. Don’t freak out.

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RECAP: 48 miles is a lot of running. Its Tuesday and I am still exhausted. But now its taper time and man am I looking forward to it.

Saturday’s long run started off great, for the first fifteen miles or so, I felt strong and fast. I Rahm Emanuel, I kept a good pace and I was getting a tan. But miles 18-22, wow those sucked. I had to walk a lot in the last two miles, but psychologically, it was very helpful to get in that last long run. Now, I’ll just chill, do a long run of twelve miles this coming weekend and try to watch what I eat to be below 180 by marathon day.

Anyway, here are the numbers

Summary

Work out streak: 130 days; (242 to go)

Run Streak: 82 Days

Average Weight – 181 (two pounds less than last week)

Running Miles: 48 miles in  7:23:18 for an average pace of 9:15 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~7:30 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 4 in 33:33

Tuesday – Ran 6.5 in 56:42

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 32:42

Thursday – Ran 6.5 in 57:29

Friday – Ran 3 in 26:49

Saturday – Ran 22! in 3:40:15

Sunday – Ran 2 in 15:48

Goals for Last Week:

1. Run at least 45 miles – DONE!

2. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – DONE!

3. Exercise for at least six hours – DONE!

4. Mirror race time and condition in long run including what you’ll eat the night before and the morning of. – DONE! (Sorta)

Goals for Next Week:

1. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound or two.

2. Pamper the hamstrings and feet so as to avoid injury down the final stretch

3. Write up plan for tackling the race

4. Don’t freak out.

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RECAP: Not every week can be great. Sometimes, the body just needs a break, and this week was one of those weeks. Even though I decided to cut my long run down from 18 to 15 miles, I still feel ok about this week. My left foot which was giving me a lot of trouble last week feel fine now, and I credit that to taking my runs a little easier, and just generally listening to my body.

This week is the final big week before the Vermont City Marathon. If all goes according to plan, I will run 48 miles, including a 22 mile long run this weekend. Then, its taper time! I’m not sure how ready I really am for this race, I feel like I have put in a fair number of miles, but I’ve done zero speed work, and probably didn’t really do enough mileage to go under 4:30 for the race. I’ll write a longer report on what I am hoping to achieve at Vermont later, but for now, what I need to concentrate on is getting through these next couple of weeks without getting hurt, or going crazy.

Anyway, here are the numbers

Summary

Work out streak: 123 days; (249 to go)

Run Streak: 75 Days

Average Weight – 183 (one pound less than last week)

Running Miles: 38 miles in  5:41:10 for an average pace of 8:59 pace

Row Meters: 0

Bike Miles: 0

Swim Miles: 0

Body weight exercises and balance work: 0

Total exercise time: ~5:45 hours

Weekly Data:

Monday – Ran 1 in 8:38

Tuesday – Ran 6 in 51:51

Wednesday – Ran 4 in 31:22

Thursday – Ran 6.5 in 56:28

Friday – Ran 1 in 9:00

Saturday – Ran 15 in 2:22:01

Sunday – Ran 4.5 in 41:50

Goals for Last Week:

1. Pay attention to foot and make sure this isn’t a big deal. – DONE!

2. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – DONE!

3. Increase mid week run- DONE!

4. Exercise for at least six hours. – FAIL

Goals for Next Week:

1. Run at least 45 miles

2. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound.

3. Exercise for at least six hours

4. Mirror race time and condition in long run including what you’ll eat the night before and the morning of.

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