A big midweek run

15 miles. This is one demanding workout! Weather was 59 degrees, light rain, and a breezy from the Northwest. I ran in a long sleeve shirt, shorts, water bottle belt, and a clip-on light. It called for 3 x 3 miles at goal marathon pace, with 2 mi warmup & 2 mi cooldown. One mile … Continue reading A big midweek run

1000 meters with good weather

9 mi. The last time I did this 6 x 1k workout was the middle of summer. Soaking humidity and a dead calm wind. Today was 65 degrees and much more pleasant! I did 2 mi warmup and 2 miles cooldown. The recommended pace for the 1000 meter intervals was 10k effort. According to my … Continue reading 1000 meters with good weather

Galen Rupp’s workout?

15 miles. A Tuesday morning run turns into a big effort for half marathon training. I don't remember doing a workout like this even for a full marathon. Today I did 3 miles of warmup, with two up and down the bridge. Then we started the one mile intervals at "goal pace." My goal is … Continue reading Galen Rupp’s workout?

Outrun Corona

26.2 miles. Our race would have been today in Hawley, Pa. They had 41 degree temperatures and a high probability of rain predicted for our run on that course. We had another idea, however. Five of us lined up at 5:15 am in the parking lot of Dunkin' Donuts in Juno Beach for a full … Continue reading Outrun Corona

The last fast ones

The race I was training for has been postponed as a result of the worldwide pandemic COVID-19. I chose to still finish the final two weeks of training, which included SOS workouts of a tempo run of 10 miles, a speed run of 5 timed miles, and a tempo run of 6 miles. The 10 … Continue reading The last fast ones

Hilly long run in Jensen Beach

The final SOS 16 mile run of this training was done in the Skyline neighborhood of Jensen Beach. This is where we wrapped up last season's successful Boston Marathon training. The route is a 4 mile loop with approximately 150 ft of hills rolling up and down each lap. We do 4 laps. Kyle and … Continue reading Hilly long run in Jensen Beach

Doing what’s prescribed

Today is a Wednesday, the Hanson's Marathon Method's "off" day for runs. I like how it's placed in the middle of the two challenging speed and tempo workouts, the rest from Tuesday's effort and prep for the Thursday tempo run is appreciated. Last week I began swimming. The goal was to increase my lung use … Continue reading Doing what’s prescribed

The season is the reason

6 mi. Today was a run back into the training for Two Rivers Marathon Festival. I had been "off" for a week following A1A Marathon, this 6 mile easy run was next on the calendar. I ran in PGA National, my regular route. the weather when I began at 8:40 am was 55 degrees - … Continue reading The season is the reason