Category Archives: Training

Plan for Next Half Marathon

My next race is the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon on December 28th.  It is only 5 weeks away, so I’ve decided not to put a formal training plan together.  Instead, I will run 3 to 4 times a week … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 10 of 11)

My left knee (MCL) is improving but begins to hurt about 30 to 45 minutes into a run.  This was better than the last two weeks, when the pain started about 15 to 20 minutes into a run.  I switched … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 9 of 11)

I tried running again today, but the MCL in my left knee began hurting 3 miles into the run and I decided to stop.  I thought with a week of rest, it would get better, but I still seem to … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Weeks 4 through 8 of 11)

It’s been five weeks since I last posted. The reason is due to being very busy at work during the end of September, followed by a two week vacation to Japan. As a result, my training has suffered and I’m … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 3 of 11)

Not a great week of training. Been extremely busy and stressed at work, which seems to bleed into every other facet of my overall well being. I notice when I’m stressed, my motivation and focus to train hard is not … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 2 of 11)

Solid week of training.  Completed all my planned runs for a total of 28 miles, although the my pace and splits have been relatively slow.  I think this is primarily due to taking some time off from running a while … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Update (Week 1 of 11)

I started running again this week after taking a full two weeks off. The first couple runs earlier in the week felt a little off, but I felt great during this morning’s longer run. Taking the time off from running … Continue reading

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2014 Silver Strand Half Marathon Training Plan

Took this past week off from running and will take another week off before easing back into my next training cycle in early September. Although I feel fine, I think in the past I didn’t allow sufficient recovery time after a race … Continue reading

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AFC Half Marathon Training Update (Weeks 6 to 9)

I executed the 9-week training plan relatively closely, but didn’t really have my heart in it. It has been a bit warm and humid the past few weeks, so my pacing has been noticeably slower.  I’m close to being in … Continue reading

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AFC Half Marathon Training Update (Weeks 3 to 5)

I’ve been averaging about 30 miles a week (Tuesday – Intervals, Thursday – Tempo, and Sunday – Long Run) for the past three weeks .  I’ve been following my training plan pretty closely, but honestly haven’t been putting forth my best … Continue reading

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