Trails 4 Tails Training (week 1 wrap-up)

Day 1 (Monday 5/22/17): Rest day. I walked 1.75 miles with Lucy. Day 2 (Tuesday 5/23/17): 1:2 speed intervals x10 = 3.1 miles. Nike LunarTempo. Plus 1.75 miles with Lucy. Day 3 (Wednesday 5/24/17): 3 miles easy pace using :90/:30 intervals (31:08). New Balance Vazee Pace v2. Plus 2.3 miles with Lucy. Day 4 (Thursday … Continue reading Trails 4 Tails Training (week 1 wrap-up)

Trails 4 Tails Training

As a bonus for pre-ordering the No Meat Athlete Cookbook, I was sent the Marathon Roadmap, which is an 18-week marathon training plan/schedule. I was looking at the plan this morning, and if I start training this week, race day would fall the weekend of September 23rd. So.... I looked at what races would be … Continue reading Trails 4 Tails Training

New Year, New Training Plan

The Dirty German is on May 13th this year, and while "official" training doesn't begin until January 23rd I'm doing a few weeks of pre-training to start building mileage back up. I kinda fizzled out back in September or October - I think I was burned out and needed a break. To alleviate burn out this … Continue reading New Year, New Training Plan

7 Miles – Newton Gravity III

As my shoe obsession (and therefore collection) has grown out of control, I've decided that I need to start documenting how my shoe (and other wardrobe) choices for each run go. Especially since I'm now training for a 50-mile race and will be adding more longer runs to my schedule.  I can wear just about … Continue reading 7 Miles – Newton Gravity III

Week 5 Sloppy Cuckoo Training

After reviewing the last few weeks of training, I'm thinking that I need to make one of my weekday runs a bit longer, or do 2 runs per day once or twice per week. Especially on cut-back weeks. Most of the ultra plans that I've looked at have weekly mileage between 35 - 45 miles … Continue reading Week 5 Sloppy Cuckoo Training

Week 4 Ultra Training

Here's how last week's training went: Monday: rest Tuesday: Speed Intervals - 1:2 x 10 Wednesday: Easy Thursday: rest Friday: Hills! Saturday: 18-mile Long Run Sunday: 10k Recovery Run at Race pace I wore the new Newton Distance IV for my long run and they felt pretty good. I noticed that I'm still grabbing for … Continue reading Week 4 Ultra Training