Tag Archives: long run

How Long and Fast Should Your Long Run Be?

There is a lot of literature and theories out there regarding the length and speed of your long run. Everyone seems to have their opinions and I think a lot of it may depend upon the individual. But the way … Continue reading

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This Week’s Running Articles Around the Web (3/18/12)

Running articles I came across this week that I thought were interesting. Olympic Bound Runner Credits Hip Dancing (Competitor.com) – This is something new, wonder if I need to start incorporating “curvy dancing” into my training routine. Which Kinds of … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Nagano Marathon

With the Tokyo Marathon a week behind me, I am beginning to prepare for the Nagano Marathon on April 15th, which is 6 weeks away.  Nagano was my back-up race in case the Tokyo Marathon didn’t turn out well, but … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon Training Update (Week 13 of 13)

Finished my final week of a three week taper period and capped it off with running the Tokyo marathon on Sunday.  Since I have a separate race report post for the Tokyo Marathon, I will not talk about it much … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon Training Update (Week 12 of 13)

This time next week, I will have have finished the Tokyo Marathon!  I just finished my second week of a three week taper period, where I reduced mileage about 50% of my peak training. I still retained the intensity of … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon Training Update (Week 11 of 13)

Only 2 more weeks before the Tokyo Marathon!  Starting to get excited.  This was the first taper week, where I reduced mileage about 25%.  Still kept up the intensity of each run, but just ran fewer miles.  I’ll reduce mileage … Continue reading

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This Week’s Running Articles Around the Web (2/6/12)

Running articles I came across this week that I thought were interesting. Is Running 26.2 Miles Necessary Before Racing a Marathon? (Competitor.com) – No, not necessary and probably good advice not to run this distance before a marathon, especially if … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon Training Update (Week 10 of 13)

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this week a 9.  Had a good interval run (Yasso 800s) on Tuesday, a decent marathon pace tempo run on Thursday, and personal best half marathon race on Sunday (will … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon Training Update (Week 9 of 13)

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this week a 6.  Had a decent interval run early in the week, a lackadaisical tempo run on Thursday, and a okay long run on Sunday.  However, probably not a … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon Training Update (Week 8 of 13)

This week was my highest mileage of running planned for this training cycle.  Had a good interval and tempo run early in the week, but my long run planned pace was a bit derailed by cold rainy weather.  Overall, it … Continue reading

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