Tag Archives: training

What to expect when you’re expecting

One week out. Whoa. WHOA. Since I started tapering a week ago (I consider my first “taper” week more of a normal recovery week than a taper), I found myself with some spare time on my hands. With this newfound … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Things I Like: spandex for women? yup. Oiselle Stride Short

This is a story about a boy and his form fitting clothing. Spandex. Hugger of legs, supporter of muscles, 80s fashion staple. I switched to racing running events in spandex from my trusty Saucony Inferno 3″ split shorts for the … Continue reading

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Reflections on a training cycle

Whoa. How the hell am I tapering for an Ironman already? How is it late August? How is it almost my birthday? What. the. fuck. Man, the past few months have been rough. I barely even feel like I have … Continue reading

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The Buddhist says…

“There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going.” … Continue reading

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A boy and his dog

Early this morning I went for a morning recovery run. Short little guy. 4 miles. This used to be a fairly regular occurrence way back when for the morning-half of two-a-days during marathon training. I’d stroll out of my house … Continue reading

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Another week in the books

Totals for the week: Swim: 4 workouts, 5.8 miles, 2hr59min Bike: 3 workouts, 6hr48min Run: 4workouts, 32.5mi, 3hr53min For those that are math-deficient, that’s 13 hours 40 minutes over 11 workouts in the past week. How does this fit into … Continue reading

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Week 1: Oh yeah, I kinda remember this…

Oh training. How I missed you. I went into my first race of the season a week ago Sunday thinking I was racing on one week of training. I was wrong. Very very wrong. Here’s what I did the week before … Continue reading

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