Marathon Training Week 6

Week 5 was a bust, plain and simple. I caught a cold in Buenos Aires or on the way back, which kept me down all week. I managed to get in one six mile run on Monday before the cold took hold full force, but that was it. Then I was flying all day Saturday and Sunday.

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Marathon Training Week 5

I’m sorry to say that I did not do well in Buenos Aires despite the fact that I was looking forward to running in the cool weather. I flew all night on Monday night and went pretty much straight into a customer meeting after I arrived on Tuesday morning. I got down on my sleep and never recovered.

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Marathon Training Week 4

Well, I wish I could report that week 3 went perfectly, but unfortunately, I was a bit up and down.

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Marathon Training Week 3

Week 2 is done and went much more smoothly than week 1. I felt pretty strong throughout the week and had no problem pushing the pace on Saturday. I struggled a little on the long run on Sunday, but I think it was because I went out a bit too hot and I also think the heat got to me a little bit.

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Five Years Bike Commuting

Today marks my 5th anniversary of full-time bike commuting. I had just gotten back into cycling a couple of months before that. In fact, since I’ve kept an accurate log of all my rides and mileage (nerd alert!), I can tell you that I had logged 421 miles by the time I rode to work for the first time.

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A Metaphor for an Active Life

I was taking a look at the soles of my Adidas running shoes this week, specifically looking at the wear pattern on the soles. I have terrible form, especially in my left leg, that resulted in Runner’s Knee (ITB) when I attempted to switch to a new pair of shoes. After a couple of hundred miles on them, the uneven stresses my errant gait places on my shoes begin to show up as uneven wear on the soles. But that’s not the point.

Running Shoes

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Marathon Training Week 2

Week 1 is in the books with very mixed emotions. I felt strong on Tuesday, but seemed to go downhill for the rest of the week. In fact, I’d say I was downright puny for most of the week. I recovered somewhat on Sunday from a cardio/stamina perspective, but suffered some GI distress, so it really just capped off week 1.

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