Archive Month: September 2006

First Marathon

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Today I ran the Boulder Backroads Marathon. It started off very chilly (about 35 degrees) and warmed up to the mid 60’s.  It was sunny and cloudless. Simply beautiful. Compared to the few other races I have run, the support provided to runners at this event was simply incredible. They had multiple CLEAN port-o-lets every […]

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Marathon Plan Week 23 of 24

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There are just 14 days until the big day. I planned to run 20 miles today. That did not happen. I did get 18 done and can only hope that it is enough. Honestly, at this point, I’m in great shape to run a half-marathon. I am just not quite ready to face the full […]

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Marathon Plan Week 22 of 24

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I’m in the home stretch of this marathon plan. This week is the most challenging to date. But after this is two weeks of taper before the marathon on September 24. Week 22 plan: Monday: off Tuesday: Tempo Run, 60 minutes total with 40 minutes at threshold pace Wednesday: Strength Thursday: Lactate Intervals, 50 minutes […]

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I participated in the August 100 Challenge hosted by John Stone. The goal was to not lose points for missing workouts, having an unauthorized snack, or not updating on the challenge post. Each slip cost a point. Everyone started the month with 100 points. I ended my challenge with 94 points. I wanted to end […]

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