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Weekly Training July 24-30

This week was another good week of training as I continue to build my base. It ended up being my highest mileage week since the injury( January) and I am feeling strong. This past week I also committed to running the New York City Marathon in November. The next fourteen weeks of training will be a lot of fun as I get ready for this great race!

Week of Training July 24-30
Monday- PM: 15 miles 1:46:50 (7:07). Skipped the morning run as it was cold and raining. Almost cut this run short. Was running 7:30's early on and very unmotivated. Finally I got a bit angry at myself foe being a wimp of the weather and picked it up and ended up doing a medium/long run.

Tuesday- AM: 11.1 miles with 8 strides at the park. Did not the time the run.
                PM:  4.5 mile shakeout run. Again did not time this run.

Wed-      AM: 12.3 miles 85:10 ( 6:55 pace).

Thursday- AM: Workout. 3.4 warmup and 2.4 cool down. Workout was 6 min tempo run ( 5:20 mile pace) 2 min rest then 16 by min on min off. …

General Strength Routine In 15 minutes!

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Many runners ask about strength routines. There are many different versions out there but here is a basic strength routine that focuses on different types of planks. It should only take about 15 minutes to complete so if you are short on time this is a great core workout that requires no equipment! I would recommend doing it 2-3 times a week and once you can hold a plank for 90 seconds then it is time to add movements to each excericse. However, it is important that you learn proper form first by masterizing the basic version of these planks exercises.

1) Plank



Focus on keeping your head, back, and feet in a straight line.
Start by holding for 30 seconds and work up to 90 seconds.

2) Side Plank Left Side



Position the elbow right under the shoulder. Then raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from the shoulders down to the ankles. Focus on tightening your abs and glutes while you hold this position. Hold for 30 seconds and try to work your way up to 90 seconds.

3) Side Plan…

Weekly Training July 16-July 22

This week was a bit of a challenge as we had another heat wave in the Boston area. The warm weather and humidity did challenge me physically and mentally as I recovered a bit slower then normal. However, I would consider this a great training week hitting 97 miles on 6 days. I have the urge to sneak out later on tonight for an easy three miles to hit 100 miles for the week but I got to stick to my original plan. I don't want to chase miles for no reason as there are still 14 weeks until the race. The younger version of me would head out later on to hit 100 miles but I think I am a little wiser in my old age! Anyways here is the week of training I put together!

Monday: A.M-Easy 80 minute run(11.2 miles). Tried taking it slow today as I want to do a workout tomorrow.
                P.M-  Easy 4.3 mile shakeout run. No time on it. Total on the day ( 15.5 miles)

Tuesday: Woke up exhausted and decided to take a day off. It has been a month since my last complete day off so I decided t…

What's Next: New York City Marathon or Ultra Debut

Welcome to the site! I decided it was time to start blogging and sharing my passion about running.  I am recently coming back from a chronic Heel/Achilles injury that forced me to skip Boston this past spring. I had been suffering with heel pain for the last six months and was wondering if my running career would ever get back on track. After a few months of therapy at Michaud Chiropractic my injury has responded well to training and I am considering racing again! I am currently trying to decide about my fall racing plans. I was offered a sub elite number to the NYC marathon where I will get the V.I.P. treatment of the elites. I was not planning to run this race this year as my original plan had me running my debut at the ultra marathon distance. However,  I feel like this opportunity may be to good to pass up. As I age I know there won't be many more opportunities where I qualify for this program which has me leaning towards the NYC marathon this fall. Also, it's Meb's la…