2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 13 of 13)

13 miles of running – not including race day Attempted to rest and sleep more

Notes – Hammy acted up on my last mile of training – literally I was on the last mile and it cramped up.  I don’t know what’s going to happen with it on Sunday – I was able to […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 12 of 13)

40 miles of running – I was scheduled for 30, but with missing so much last week, I needed to get more in. 1 – 14 mile of bike ride, two sessions on the bike trainer for 40 and 45 minutes and I lifted weights once

Notes – Hammy is feeling good. I don’t […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 11 of 13)

15 miles of running – I was scheduled for 56, hoping for 60 3 Swim sessions and I lifted weights once

Notes – I attempted to run Tuesday morning, made it 4 miles slowly, but I my hamstring wasn’t ready to run. I spent the week on ice. I swam Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 10 of 13)

41 miles of running – I had to take Sunday off 1 Bike Ride this week and I lifted weights once

Notes – Temperatures were good, I was getting into a good rhythm, hamstring was tight after Tuesday, Wednesday it was like a charlie horse, but didn’t slow me down – then Friday I […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 9 of 13)

53 miles of running 2 Bike Rides this week and I lifted weights once

Notes – Good week, temperatures were good, but a bit windy – I’ll take that any day over hot though.

Official Weigh in on Thursday Morning – 167 – 28.39 lbs body fat

Quote of the Week: “What was the […]

Time Math – Examples to Learn From

When trying to squeeze in runs, one always has to look at the big picture when it comes to total time of running.  Here are three situations that I’ve been in and how I’ve justified my use of time and running.

Situation #1 – Medium length run planned for mid-week on a day I’ve got […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 8 of 13)

41 miles of running – I do bad math – it was only supposed to be 39 and twice I messed up the math 1 Bike Ride this week – three hikes with Jake in the back pack for two of them

Notes – Great running week – on the Gunflint trail – beautiful!

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Beginners Running Tip #4 – What Gets Measured Gets Managed

In running, you’ve got a few areas that you can work toward improvement in.  The area you are targeting may be distance, speed, weight loss, etc.  My advice – if you’ve got a goal you are trying to achieve, write it down and measure your progress toward that goal.  For instance, keep a […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 7 of 13)

49 miles of running 2 Bike Rides this week and I lifted weights once.

Notes – Good week – I finally had a good run this morning. Fun posts to write this week.

Official Weigh in on Thursday Morning – 171.4 – 31.71 lbs body fat – I fixed my scale and why am […]

Beginners Running Tip #3 – Get a plan

I believe it was Denny Green who used to say, plan your work and then work your plan.  For running, it’s that simple.  You’ve got to have a some sort of plan to get you to your goal.  You can’t just go out and run your hardest every time.  There should be some long runs, […]