12 miles total. Today was a repeat of last week's 8 miles of tempo running in prep for the Chasing the Unicorn Marathon. The race is September 13th in Washington's Crossing, PA. The run schedule called for a 2 mile warmup, the 8 miles at marathon pace or effort, and a 2 mile cooldown. As … Continue reading 8 Tempo miles
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
Today I had the most demanding of my Hanson's 1/2 Marathon plan weekly runs - a 6 mile tempo. It's supposed to be done at race pace, so for the weeks leading up to this, I have stayed between 6:30 - 6:40 minutes per mile. Not today! The winds and rain was coming out of … Continue reading When you run near a Hurricane
This one had a 2 minute reprieve in time at goal pace. I ran early on a Monday morning, before attending the stretch out of yin yoga. I did two miles of warmup before beginning the 28 minutes at goal pace. (6:43) When i started, the first tempo mile was 6:52 - disappointing, now I … Continue reading Tempo #3 in the cycle
6 mi. On my schedule, there are tempo runs each two or three weeks. Designed to strengthen turnover and pace time, these are tough effort workouts that are almost flashing at me on my marathon training schedule. Yes, I do the track workouts each week. The tempo running is different. It is specific and considerably … Continue reading Tempo time
5 miles - This was my first "do 20 minutes at tempo pace" run of this marathon training cycle. I ran from my hotel, the Smithfield Station, up the rural road and around some restaurants then retracing my route back. I returned in my car after breakfast to take a few photos of the things … Continue reading 1st Tempo run of training cycle
5.15mi. How hot is Juno Beach after 6pm? Still TOO HOT! I ran with Adam Bloom to just past the Jupiter Reef Club (20min out and back). I know our pace going was 7:20-ish. Coming back we went faster, Adam makes that a habit on his Thu Fun Runner events. The final stats said 7:15 … Continue reading Fun Runners Thirsty Thursday
5.75mi. If I didn't opt to sleep through the Blue Heron Bridge workout, I would not have chosen to run a tempo session through PGA National at 5pm in 88 degree direct-sun heat. This is how I repay myself for laziness. I didn't warm up, I went to the beginning of the park and started … Continue reading Penance
8.5 mi. I left the house at 4pm, in the dead heat of the day with clouds threatening from all sides. I ddn't have a fair amount of time to do a long slow run, so I opted to run around the neighborhood up Northlake Blvd to Military Trail, north to PGA and home through … Continue reading The speed doesn’t beat the heat.
4mi. I didn't elect to run in the rain and wind at the bridge today, so this 4 mile tempo style run was the substitute. I went around Abacoa and took approx 40 minutes, so the estimate of 4 miles is safe. I know my pace was below 8 min miles for the whole thing. … Continue reading Instead.