Category Archives: Semper Currens

Semper Currens XII: Roc’ing and Rolling

Week Eleven Training Wrap-Up Despite the craziness, the first part of the week went better than I had anticipated. An unexpected, yet lovely, eight-mile run on the Schuylkill River TrailĀ in Philadelphia while waiting for Tessa to be discharged from hospital … Continue reading

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Semper Currens XI: Secrets of the Fanny Pack

Week Ten Training Wrap-Up This week, the weather in Syracuse was officially declared a heatwave, and the effect it had on my running was predictable. Monday’s gentle 7 miler turned into a grueling endurance test; Tuesday’s tempo run, on the … Continue reading

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Semper Currens X: Running Round Oniontown (Photo Essay)

Week Nine Training Wrap-Up Plenty of positives to report this week despite a disastrousĀ tempo run on Thursday. Due to scheduling problems, I had to run during the middle of an incredibly hot and humid day, and I lost all my … Continue reading

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Semper Currens IX: Halfway There

Week Eight Training Wrap-Up Yeah–a much better week! Despite taking two days off, I made my mileage and I crushed my nine-mile tempo workout on Thursday. The only downside to the week was my long run today. In addition to … Continue reading

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Semper Currens VIII: The Best Laid Plans

Week Seven Training Wrap-Up It was bound to happen. After two successful weeks following the Hanson’s program to a T, this week I missed my weekly mileage target in a big way. It was partly a conscious choice: I decided … Continue reading

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Semper Currens VII: The Dog Days Return

Week Six Training Wrap-Up The week started brightly enough, with a successful tempo run on the same course and over the same distance as week five. Only this time, I crushed it, pacing it just right to finish strong and … Continue reading

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Semper Currens VI: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

Week Five Training Wrap-Up If I could dream up a great week of running, this week would be it. I did all the hard workouts successfully, ran the longest run of the summer since the Boilermaker and met my weekly … Continue reading

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Semper Currens V: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Week Four Training Wrap-Up Hard to believe, but I’m now a quarter of the way through the program and through the first really tough week. The one big negative of the week was a disastrous tempo run that I’ll talk … Continue reading

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Semper Currens IV: Dialing it Up

Week Three Training Wrap-Up It’s been a pretty good week overall. Like last week, I went gentle and long, completing my mileage in three longish runs. Fortunately, this has been a gorgeous week in New York, with temperatures in the … Continue reading

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Semper Currens III: Horses for Courses

Week Two Training Wrap-Up After running hard at the Boilermaker, I figured I would start the week gently, so I didn’t run run until Wednesday. Then I went long and slow on a very humid Saturday–one of my favorite routes … Continue reading

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