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Week 9 – Endurance Building, 600-Mile Milestone and 18 Mile Weekend Run

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Another week for building endurance came and went. As far as how it went down, I must say it was very productive. I exceeded my weekly mileage by 4.5 miles, even after the 18 mile weekend long run. I pushed myself running 7.25 miles 3 days in a row to build endurance. I also remembered to look back at the half marathon time that I had at the Duke City Marathon in ABQ, NM back in 2009, and it was quite interesting to see how far I’ve come in the past less than 6 years. And I am 100 miles closer to this year’s 1,100 mile goal than 18 days ago. Read More…


Week 2 Sunday Run

Because of yesterday’s 20-mile hike with an over 8,200 feet ascent, I was rather concerned about today’s planned long run. Particularly, I had planned 13 miles but realized that 14 miles would be more appropriate, considering the amount of time left – 8 weeks. And especially, I didn’t start early, like at least 3 1/2 or 4 months (14-16 weeks) prior to the race day, so I feel rather time crunched to rack up as many miles as I can. Of course, I’ve been hiking every weekend, and they are usually more than 20 miles easily on each hike, so it is not like I have not built my endurance level to a prerequisite level. Having said that, I had two things that I noticed during today’s run.

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