Bayshore Marathon Race Recap

Marathon #7 State #28 Pre-Race I will post most of this in my weekly recap…but just an idea for logistics for anyone that wants to do this race. Rich and I flew into Grand Rapids Thursday morning and drove about 2 hours to Traverse City (this saved us about $400-much more expensive to fly to TC). We were able to do a little shopping downtown and relax. We had dinner with Molly, Matt, Batch and Holly and were in bed early Thursday night (stayed at the Marriott Courtyard). Friday I was...

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Bayshore Marathon Week 21

Peak Week! I think….I can’t see all of my training yet in my schedule from Coach but I’m going to assume this was my longest run left of the training cycle. Monday: PLAN- 25 min core strength, 25 min hip flexor strength ACTUAL- 25 min core strength, 25 min hip flexor strength Tuesday: PLAN- 5 miles. 15 min warmup Z2, 10×30 sec all out uphill sprints. 1:30 rest interval. 10 min cool down ACTUAL- 5 miles @9:54 avg pace. Yoga for Athletes. I haven’t done hill...

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Bayshore Marathon Week 18

A week at home in ATL but a full week of family. Based on this weeks post, you might think that I was the one with the kid! 🙂 Monday: PLAN- 2o min core work ACTUAL- 20 min core work Tuesday: PLAN- 1 mile endurance, 2 x 2400m/800m/400m superset  ACTUAL- 6.5 miles @ 7:54 avg pace. 2 x 2400m/800m/400m superset and Yoga for Athletes This was the same workout as the other week. It didn’t feel as hard this go round- not sure why- but it wasn’t bad at all. 2400m @ 7:08, 800m @...

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Little Rock 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

Half Marathon #36 State #26   Pre-Race I flew to Arkansas early Saturday morning and got in around 11:00. Beth was a bit delayed due to snow/ice so I decided to take a cab downtown and go ahead and get us checked in. I ended up grabbing a seat in a car of  a transportation company and it only cost $15 (do this if you do this race- cheaper than a cab) to get to the hotel. The GM at the Residence Inn was super nice and gave me race tips and Little Rock tips while I waited on Beth. Turns...

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Bayshore Marathon Week 8

A good week of balance. Work is already starting off quite nicely this year, I was able to cross train a good bit, runs went well and I was able to catch up with a few friends. Monday: PLAN- 45 minutes muscle imbalance strength work, 1 mile at 10K pace ACTUAL- flywheel and 45 minutes muscle imbalance work, 1 mile at 7:13 Decided to do both workouts. The imbalance work was especially tough after a good spin class, but I’ve missed flywheel over the past few weeks and decided to go with my...

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Bayshore Marathon Week 6

Monday: PLAN- day off ACTUAL- Torq spin class My first time getting to use Class Pass! Jesica and I met at Torq Atlanta to ride early in the morning. Torq is like flywheel, but the bikes and computers are a bit different. I definitely left sweating and felt like I had a great workout…but tried to take it easy knowing I had a tempo run the next day.Tuesday: PLAN- 7 mile tempo run. 1 mile endurance pace, 6 miles tempo (7:34-7:40) ACTUAL- 7 miles 7:48 avg pace. 8:47, 7:40, 7:32, 7:38...

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Marathon Monday, GOTR, and an Easy Week

Even though NYC is over, I enjoy tracking my weeks and being able to look back on what I did, how I felt, etc. Post marathon week was NICE. The soreness post marathon only lasted a day or so and all of the walking around NYC really helped. Having REAL rest days felt great and my body definitely needed them. Monday: PLAN- rest ACTUAL- rest/marathon monday/nyc The time change and early bedtime had me awake at 4:15am. I couldn’t go back to sleep, my mind just wouldn’t turn off. It worked out...

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