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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

1st Week of Marathon Training (M-F)

July 29th (Monday): 6:30am wakeup. Protein shake for breakfast. Nonstop day at work. No real lunch break. Home to snack, chill and get out for a easy run at 7:45pm. 7 miles (46:02) with Goup for 4ish of it before we split to go separate ways. Smooth run and cruised right through it.

Chicken salad for dinner. Spicy!
July 30th (Tuesday): Oat bran for breakfast. Sausage, peppers and onions on a roll for lunch. My mom made a mozzarella and cherry tomato salad that was delicious. Destroyed the rest of that along with the sub.

Over to The Recovery Room for a bunch of waters with some co-workers. Home by 8pm. Out for a late night tempo. 10+ miles (59:29). Officially 10 miles at 59:08 with 3 sets of 30,60,90. Felt smooth and relaxed. Surprised my legs have bounced back to run this. Protein shake for dinner. Cut up chicken and marinated them in the two go-to marinades.

July 31st (Wednesday): 3 in the morning solo. No watch worn. Protein shake for breakfast. 3 mini wraps for lunch. Covered the SIPP meeting today. Home to chill and get out for an easy 7 miles (48:11) in the evening. Normal day overall and a two good recovery runs.

August 1st (Thursday): Nothing special on the day. Forgot what I ate. Most likely it was a protein shake for breakfast, wraps for lunch and a snack before the speed session.

Goal was 8x400 and times were gonna range from 65-70 depending on how I felt on the track. Goup and I carpooled down to Burnt Hills high school. 3 mile warmup (21:11 + strides). Ran smart and relaxed. 71, 71, 70, 70, 69, 69, 68, 68. Nothing crazy, but felt good after the 1st one. Total time: 16:20 for the 3 miles on the track. 4 mile cooldown (28:20). 10 miles on the day.

August 2nd (Friday): 5.5 miles (40:52) with Goup and Ken Little (Fleet Feet guy that runs for the team and lives right down the road in the same complex) for a morning run at 6am. Sorta a quick pace for a morning run, but it was a good group run.

 Some cucumber salad for a snack before hitting the road.

Home from a quick day at work. Packed up and cleaned up. A snack (above) at the house before traveling down to Leominster. Some snacks and Gatorade on the way over.

Amazing sky while driving to Leominster.
Out with Sarah for 5 miles (43:44) at 8:15ish. Rocked the vest for high visibility while Sarah carried the light. The vest was a bit small, but looked very slimming on me. Back to stretch and foam roll. Slept on the couch. PB&J in the midst of dozing on and off.


  1. I always enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work! See you at Pisgah if not sooner.

    1. Thanks Glenn! Unfortunately, I won't being doing Pisgah this year. There is a local half I am running the same weekend. I do love that race and will be putting it on the calendar for next year.

      Alumni weekend is August 31st! See you then?

      And do you get an email notifying you that I replied back? I never know if people see that I have commented back.

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