Tag Archive | training

How This Year’s Goal Was Successfully Accomplished

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Four months ago when I suspended my BQ training, I had no idea how everything would turn out. What was going through my mind is hard to describe. Disappointment and discouragement can’t describe it all but close. My both feet were in pain, let alone the tight left hamstring and the bad right knee. Read More…

Week 18: Hill Running, Recovery and Tapering

DTLA, downtown LA, evening, late afternoon, great workout,

Since last Sunday’s Ventura Marathon training run, I feel more relaxed and less anxious about the upcoming races, which is a great thing. However, the training run was so taxing on my body, this whole week was sort of spent on recovery, which is still continuing, in fact. It took almost 2 days for my legs to function normally. Now that the Santa Rosa Marathon is only 2 weeks away, it is time to concentrate on tapering. Read More…

Week 16: Morning Runs and Carbo-Loading Meal Plan

The past week went well in terms of racking in the anticipated amount of mileage. And also, I came across a Runner’s World carbo-loading meal plan (a few weeks prior to a marathon race), which I found quite different from my carbohydrate concentrated meals (mostly pasta). And I put it to the test for the weekend long run, and the results are… so far so good. Read More…

Week 14: Lack of Training, Sunday’s 18 Miler and Motivating YouTube Video

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When work comes before anything, against your wish, what do you do? Oh well, you just pummel through it till you go home. You may not be happy about not being able to do anything else, including training, but you just get through it. That’s exactly what happened for 3 days out of my work week. Read More…

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…

Month in Review – May: Endurance Building and Speed Training

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The month of May meant endurance and speed training. As I look back, it swung by so fast that it felt like it disappeared in a blink of an eye. But as fast-paced as it came and went, I am glad that the progress that I made was not insignificant – laying down another layer of solid foundation called endurance. And the cool temperature helped in a great deal. Read More…

Week 8 – Strength Training and VDOT O2

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This week turned out to be quite the opposite of what I had in mind in terms of the scheduled runs. Although I ran only just over 30 miles this week, my focus was actually on strength training and recovery as the weekend long runs are seriously getting longer by every other weekend. Read More…