Text 6 Apr Marathon Taper Time

Received my official runner passport for Boston, ready to pick up the bib in two weeks from the expo! I’m over the moon that it’s finally here! Crazy to look back to when I didn’t have a specific training plan in mind last November and had such lower goals than I do now, even when I started training in earnest last December. I gave Brad Hudson’s training style an honest effort this time around…

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Photo 28 Mar New Balance 1400 V2 Review

New Balance is my brand of choice for almost any running activity, with one exception, I do train in the Mizuno Hitogami and previously, the Wave Sayonara on easy paced and longer tempo runs.

New Balance 1400 V2 Review

New Balance is my brand of choice for almost any running activity, with one exception, I do train in the Mizuno Hitogami and previously, the Wave Sayonara on easy paced and longer tempo runs.

Text 22 Mar Boston Marathon Training Update

Boston Marathon Training Update

New shoes, awesome races, and nice weather. Ah, what a past week it has been. Spring is sort of here in Massachusetts, northern New England is still getting snow, but we saw 50 degrees today! I think this was the warmest day yet in 2014, though it was quite windy, I was thankful not to be attempting a quick pace on my run. My legs have taken most of the week to bounce back from last Sunday’s half…

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Text 17 Mar New Bedford Half Marathon Recap

New Bedford Half Marathon Recap

My race prep starts on the night prior to a race, with a “good” dinner and selection of my race clothing and post race apparel. The night before NB I ate a pile of Trader Joe’s wheat/gluten free pancakes slathered in peanut butter and pure maple syrup. This has quickly become my race day eve tradition, it fills me up, without making me uncomfortable. For pre-race fueling I ate a bagel and two…

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Text 14 Mar Training -The Adaptive Running System-

Training Under -The Adaptive Running System-

I have had a few people ask me questions about specific workouts I’m doing, or about my overall volume and where I’m getting the basis for the training plan I’ve been following and I thought it might be fun to share some of that on the blog. I realized that though I have stated the name and style of my training plan, I have never actually shared the details on it.

I will start by saying that…

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Text 14 Mar Training -The Adaptive Running System-

Training Under -The Adaptive Running System-

I have had a few people ask me questions about specific workouts I’m doing, or about my overall volume and where I’m getting the basis for the training plan I’ve been following and I thought it might be fun to share some of that on the blog. I realized that though I have stated the name and style of my training plan, I have never actually shared the details on it.

I will start by saying that…

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Text 18 Feb Mizuno Hitogami Review

I’ve been looking forward to grabbing a pair of Mizuno Hitogami’s since the end of last year when I first read about them. Finally picked some up last Wednesday and after putting 50 miles on them I can safely say that these are some of the best shoes I’ve ever run in. I’ve been using Mizuno for my easy paced and recovery runs for the more than a year now, only finding my previous pairs adequate…

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Text 3 Jan Marathon Training Update

I am more than two weeks into training and it’s high time for an update on the progress! After a week and a half of feeling very groggy, I’ve started to gradually adapt to the higher mileage this week. Still no injuries to report, just tired muscles and…

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Text 29 Dec And What a Year It Was - 2013 by the miles and milestones.

It’s a prerequisite in the running blogosphere to write end of year reviews, so here goes! I do normally hate on these things and poke fun at them, but I have to be cliché this year; it really was something extraordinary, full of ups and downs and totally…

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Photo 18 Dec 4 notes Back At ItForgot to bring my ski goggles tonight…
Training has now begun in earnest and as you can see, the…View Post

Back At It

Forgot to bring my ski goggles tonight…

Training has now begun in earnest and as you can see, the…

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Text 10 Dec The Fun Life (Outside)

I’ve said it for awhile and I don’t see myself stopping soon, people should not be dwelling in offices all day, every day, or inside at all for long spells. It’s not just the long slow death from sitting, or the staring at computers and phones, but the…

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Text 4 Dec Fresh Slate on Training

I’d love to use this post to explain how my next training plan will utilize core/upper body, speedwork and tempo runs to perfectly balance my distance training, when paired with adequate rest days and good nutrition. I have a significant problem to…

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Text 17 Nov Building Blocks to Boston

My body is still on “vacation” and my mileage and speedwork have been severely curtailed, what a joy! For the first time since 2010 I’ve been able to appreciate a rest period. Granted, I have still been maintaining a decent mileage, but it has been quite…

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Text 4 Nov Manchester City Marathon Recap

‘Never again’ is the first thought that comes into mind when thinking of this race. My watch calculated a total elevation gain of 1700 feet over the entire course and while much of that was in the first half, the second half had its own share of hills,…

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Text 29 Oct On Vacation

This post is brought to the internet from somewhere deep in the woods of northwest Montana. I’m currently enjoying my last night in Montana before driving back to Portland, OR for the flight east tomorrow night. Vacation started off with a drive from…

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