Sunday Jul 22, 2007

Week 23 - Improved PR on Rancho by > 2 minutes

Mon: Rest
Tue: 3.5 miles
Wed: Rest
Thu: 7 miles
Fri: Rest
Sat: Rest
Sun: 9 miles

Last week before the race and I improved my PR on Rancho PG&E by more than 2 minutes. The first parking lot was full even at 7:10am. Anyway, I mostly ran uphill with a total of 45:10 (2:14 better) and a total of 1:14:13 (2:52 better) after stopping at the main parking lot. I'm feeling good but am traveling this week so lets hope everything stays on course!

Here are good reads of this time:

  • Peanut Butter - A Great Runners Food - Packed with vitamin E, niacin, folic acid, protein, fiber and monounsaturated ("good") fats, peanut butter just might be the best runner's food on the planet.
  • Eat Smart on the Road - Whether you're driving cross-country or just to a nearby state for a race weekend, these five tips will help you eat right along the way.
  • Try a 'Three-Lap' Workout - Running 1200's (three times around the track) is a great, often-overlooked way to boost your aerobic capacity. Start with these five workouts.
  • Strength Train in Sun (with video) - Outdoor circuit workouts, or sessions that alternate running and resistance exercises, are a perfect way to build strength.
With a 5:30am start wave on 7/29, it's exactly less than 7 days for my race to finish!

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Sunday Jul 15, 2007

Week 22 Mileage - 2 more weeks and taper down

Mon: Rest
Tue: 8.5 miles
Wed: 7 miles
Thu: 7 miles
Fri: Rest
Sat: Rest
Sun: 20 miles

Here are good reads of this time:

Taper down now starts. From an Earlier Post, here are some good articles on why and how to taper:

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Monday Jul 09, 2007

Week 21 Mileage - 3 more weeks

Mon: 7 miles
Tue: Rest
Wed: 7 miles
Thu: Rest
Fri: Rest
Sat: 12 miles
Sun: Rest

Here are good reads of this time:

I'll have my last long run next week and then taper down.

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Sunday Jul 01, 2007

Week 20 Mileage - 4 more weeks

Mon: 3.5 miles
Tue: Rest
Wed: 7 miles
Thu: Rest
Fri: Rest
Sat: 23.3 miles
Sun: Rest

Here is a great statement that I'd like to highlight from Coach Jenny:

Marathon training is 90% physical and 10% mental. Race day is 90% mental and 10% physical.

This is such a great statement and so valid. Here are good reads of this time:

  • Your Postrun Hour of Power - The instant you end a workout, the clock starts ticking: You have 60 minutes to properly refuel. Here's how to do it right.
  • Get Your Carbs Here - There are more ways than ever to fuel up on the run. Time for a user's guide to drinks, gels, bars, and nature's own sports food. Summarizes the pros and cons of each one of them at the last page of article.
  • Why 20 miles ? - Coach Jenny explains why the longest run in Marathon training should be no longer than 20-21 miles.

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Sunday Jun 24, 2007

Week 19 Mileage - 5 more weeks

Mon: Rest
Tue: 7 miles
Wed: 3.5 miles
Thu: 7 miles
Fri: Rest
Sat: Rest
Sun: 12 miles

Here are the good reads of this time:

  • Your 'Fast-Twitch' Switch - Learn about how Slow-twitch and IIa and IIb Fast-twitch fibers workouts in your training mix will make you stronger in everything from 5-K to the marathon.
  • Take Your Running on Vacation - Tips and Tricks to make sure you get your run during your next vacation.
  • Design Your Running Diet - Foods that leave one runner strong may leave another one depleted. Here's how to find what works best for you.
  • Fast Food Fixes - Knowing what to eat - and when - can take your training to the next level. Here are common mistakes and easy solutions.

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Sunday Jun 17, 2007

Week 18 Mileage - 6 more weeks

Mon: Rest
Tue: 7 miles
Wed: 8.5 miles
Thu: 7 miles
Fri: Rest
Sat: Rest
Sun: 23.3 miles

With Summer just around the corner, here are good reads on hydration:

  • Hydration 101 - What every runner should know about Hydration.
  • Dehydration 101 - As little as 2% dehydration will have negative effect on your race performance.
  • Overhydration in Marathon Training - USA Track & Field says get "guided by your thirst" instead of "stay ahead of your thirst".
  • Hydration Pack Reviews - Best way to stay hydrated on the run. I use the Ultimate Direction Access and have found it be really helpful for long runs.

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Sunday Jun 10, 2007

Week 17 Mileage

Mon: 3.5 mile
Tue: 3.5 miles
Wed: Rest
Thu: 7 miles
Fri: 5 miles
Sat: Rest
Sun: 18.8 miles

Here are good reads of this time ...

  • Burn Baby Burn - Watching your diet is just a start. If you want to be a really big loser, you also need to boost your daily calorie burn.
  • He Eats, She Eats - From carbs to iron, nutrition needs vary by gender. Here's what you need to know.
  • Summer Shoe Guide - With roomier toe boxes, lighter midsoles, and breathable uppers, this season's best new footwear is perfect for running in the heat.

And a special video to honor Roger Bannister who ran the first four minute mile.

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Sunday Jun 03, 2007

Week 16 Mileage

Mon: Rest
Tue: 3.5 miles
Wed: 7 miles
Thu: Rest
Fri: 7 miles
Sat: Rest
Sun: 10 miles

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Monday May 28, 2007

Week 15 Mileage

Mon: Rest
Tue: 7 miles
Wed: 20 min rowing
Thu: Rest
Fri: 18.5 miles
Sat: Camping
Sun: Camping

Here are good reads of this time ...

  • Women: Pump up your Iron - Iron-deficient women can boost their aerobic capacity by simply increasing their iron intake.
  • The Right Stuff - Strip down your running - both physically and mentally - and rediscover the fun.
  • Find your perfect pace - From speedwork to hills, it all starts with your "VDOT number". Here is how to find it and where to go from there.
  • Cross-train your way to a PR - Sub-4:00 miler Alan Webb reckons he spends a full 50 percent of his training time NOT running. Surprised? Read on.

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Monday May 21, 2007

Week 14 Mileage

Mon: Rest
Tue: 3.5 miles
Wed: 3.5 miles
Thu: 3.5 miles
Fri: 10 miles Bike
Sat: 7 miles
Sun: Rest

Traveling spoiled my long run this weekend but I plan to do a good one coming weekend.

Couple of good reads this time ...

  • Eat like Lance - Learn to fine-tune your diet from the man who coached Lance Armstrong to 7 consecutive Tour-de-France wins.
  • Runner's Pantry - 10 canned foods that should be in every runner's pantry.

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