Category Archives: marathon training
Runners are always looking for an edge – to get faster, to run farther, to stay injury free. I can preach to you about the importance of nutrition, or staying hydrated, or even the kind of shoes you wear. But … Continue reading
So, the makers of the following chart left off the Austin Marathon (which I ran in 2011) and the Dallas White Rock Lake and Fort Worth Cowtown marathons (which I ran in 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009), but outside of … Continue reading
Legs are feeling better, but training for a half marathon instead of a full one is looking like the smartest thing I can do for now.
Last week, I ran 35 miles – my first week over 30 miles since mid-October. People that come to this blog regularly know that I’ve been knocked out with wretched soleus/calf muscle pain that started affecting the nerves in my … Continue reading
On Saturday I survived my longest run since the Austin Marathon in February. Distance: 20.06 miles Time: 2:47:09 Pace: 8:20 min/mile First half in 1:26 (8:40 pace). Second half in 1:21 (8:00 pace) My first 20-mile run in preparation for … Continue reading
Cooler weather means faster training runs: 8:30 pace in 80 degree weather means 7:30 pace when temps are in the 60s
The end of summer is not until Friday, but already the cool temperatures – and cool is a relative word since the morning lows are in the low 70s instead of the low 80s – are positively effecting my runs. … Continue reading