Monthly Archives: November 2010

Weekly Recap (10/22/2010 – 10/28/2010)

This week began on the road with a pretty tough workout of 2 miles warmup plus 2 x 1.5 miles in 9:55 and 9:45 plus 7 miles for a total of 12 miles running.  My legs were still a little … Continue reading

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Ten Quarters

While $2.50 probably got some people a new printer this Black Friday, I slept in and then headed to the park for some 400 m repeats.  I notched myself up a VDOT this week, which translates to one less second … Continue reading

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The weekly Recap (11/15/2010 – 11/21/2010)

Another week is in the books and this one didn’t start out too well.  My calf felt some lingering effects from my encounter with a dog last Sunday, so I spent Monday and Tuesday morning on the stationary bike.  I … Continue reading

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Return of the difficult to remember workout

When I develop a running plan for myself, I typically do so in a nice organized Excel spreadsheet (shout-out to Lindsay).  This morning, I looked at the plan (I moved my speed work to Thursday due to lingering effects of … Continue reading

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Week in Review 10/01/2010 – 10/07/2010

It was another recovery week and this one actually went as planned (if you can count being chased by Doberman Pincers “planned”).  Here’s how it shook out: Monday: 6 miles easy Tuesday: Pyramid workout – 7 miles Wednesday AM: 35 … Continue reading

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Prey

Since my last encounter with a neighborhood dog about two months ago, I’ve been taking a slightly modified route to avoid “Abbey”, the dog who chased me that day.  This new route takes me through an alley and past three … Continue reading

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New York City Next Year

This is one of those posts where the Cast of Characters page will come in handy.  Please refer to it as needed. Over the weekend, Bret ran the New York City marathon.  Richie accompanied him to New York to coach … Continue reading

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The pyramid

This week’s edition of speedwork Tuesday featured a Jack Daniels pyramid.  Unfortunately, that’s not a signature set of cocktails developed by flair bartenders in Vegas.  It refers to intervals of increasing distance that reach a peak, then decrease back down … Continue reading

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Aaaaaand another one down

The weeks seem to be flying by and it’s hard to believe we’re less than 9 weeks away from the Miami to Key West Ragnar Relay.  That leaves me about 16 weeks away from the Gasparilla half marathon.  This week … Continue reading

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Two speed workouts

On Tuesday I wasn’t feeling great in the morning, but convinced myself to head to the park for a planned speed session of 8 x 400 m intervals in 1:30 with 400 m jogging recoveries.  After a warmup lap and … Continue reading

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