Monthly Archives: January 2012

[152] The curse of the GPS watch

Well, this hasn’t quite worked out like I had planned. Last Wednesday I received my new GPS watch – I decided on the Timex Global Trainer due to mostly positive reviews and a price that fit my budget. So far … Continue reading

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[151] Hills

It’s no secret that training on hills provides lots of great benefits for runners. (Here’s an article that tells us why, and shares some hill-running tips.) In short, it makes us stronger, makes our muscles more elastic, and makes us feel … Continue reading

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[150] The second half

This week is the beginning of the second half of my training for the Shamrock Marathon on March 18. While I never doubted myself, I’m still pretty pleased to have made it through the first 8 weeks in great shape, knocking … Continue reading

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[149] Pacing

If I am serious about qualifying for Boston, pacing is an area of preparation that will require intense focus. In order to finish the marathon strong, I need to make sure I am familiar with the pace I must hold for the duration – … Continue reading

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[148] Boston

Boston. For most runners, that single word is loaded with significance. It’s the oldest annual marathon in the world, and perhaps one of the most exclusive. To achieve a Boston qualifying time is a singular accomplishment, a feather in the … Continue reading

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[147] Recovery week

Only about a week after writing about running more miles than my plan calls for, I’m in the middle of one of my lowest-mileage weeks in recent history. It was already a scheduled fall-back week, which I was happy for. I’d been … Continue reading

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[146] Working it out

In a way, I consider myself fortunate that my wonky knee ended my very first long run of this marathon training cycle last month. Not only am I happy that it happened so early in the cycle, but it made … Continue reading

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