Category Archives: Chula Vista

Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 10 of 11)

One more week until the marathon.  I’m excited, but it probably won’t sink in that I’m actually running the Boston Marathon until marathon weekend.  Boston is a great city, so looking forward to all the race weekend festivities. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 9 of 11)

Two weeks to go until 117th Boston Marathon.  I have arranged my travel plans, although I’m still thinking about attending a Red Sox game during the weekend.  Hopefully, this year we’ll have good weather for the race, seems to be … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 8 of 11)

Only three weeks to go before I toe the line at the 117th Boston Marathon.  I received my packet in the mail yesterday and will be in the first wave of runners.  I am getting a little excited now, this … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 7 of 11)

It was another good week of training.  Although I’m not at the same level I was last year, I had an encouraging long run this morning that seems to suggest I’m on the path to improvement.  Most likely I’m going … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 6 of 11)

Another decent week of training.  I’m still struggling with the interval speed, but did okay with my tempo and long run.  I’ll just have to keep working on trying to get faster on my intervals, I think it will just … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 5 of 11)

Got in a solid week of training and feel I’m progressing moderately well, although still not where I want to be at this stage of the training cycle.  My speed is just not there for the intervals, although I seem … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 4 of 11)

The good news is my Achilles tendon is feeling pretty good, I would say I’m about 80-90% healed.  However, I am experiencing minor aches and pains in other areas of my legs and feet, such as my left heal and … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 3 of 11)

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m nursing an Achilles tendon injury and haven’t run since Wednesday.  I’ve been doing a little cross-training in the meantime.  I was hoping to do more intense cross-training on a bike trainer, but … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Training Update (Week 2 of 11)

Completed my second recovery week after the Carlsbad Marathon.  Had a decent 13 mile this morning and felt pretty good.  I don’t feel 100% recovered, but I’m ready to get back to the grind.  I tweaked my training plan one … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Marathon Race Strategy

The Carlsbad Marathon course is rather hilly.  I ran this marathon about 12 years ago (2001) in 3 hours and 16 minutes and recall it was one of the hilliest marathons I’ve ever run.  My calves cramped up pretty bad … Continue reading

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