Tag Archives: marathon training
And just like that, it’s taper week. A mere seven days remain until I join the throngs pounding the pavements of New York. Maranoia is setting in. For me, this year, that means two things: endlessly picking apart my training to … Continue reading
The Four Stages of Marathon Training: Stage 1) I’m really doing this! Stage 2) I suppose I’d better do this. Stage 3) Do I really have to do this? Stage 4) Time to finish this.
There’s one universally acknowledged rule all marathon runners adhere to: never do anything new or different on race day. During training, though, it’s good to experiment and learn from your trials and errors, especially when those experiments are conducted during … Continue reading
46 days to go. The intensity of the training is ramping up. Two 16-mile long runs are already behind me, and my tune-up half marathon is in the books. I am still healthy and, for the most part, running fast … Continue reading
Hard to believe, but it’s now less than 80 days until the 2017 New York City Marathon. I’m back on the Hanson’s Training Method once again (with a few alterations, which I’ll explain below). It’s still early yet, of course, but … Continue reading
If April, as the great poet T. S. Eliot maintained, is the cruelest month, then March, for me, was its polar opposite–blessed, munificent, generous to a fault. But as that other great poet, Bruce Springsteen, has observed, “you can’t walk … Continue reading
It wasn’t the way I wanted to finish my 2016 running season. But this year’s Marine Corps Marathon ended up being an appropriate conclusion to such a frustrating, confusing and trying year. As I sit here, reflecting upon and analyzing the … Continue reading