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Semper Currens XVI.I: Taper Week Tuesday and The Med Kit Is Packed

The preparations continue. Last night, I double-checked the hotel reservations, and tonight I began to pack. First up is my small but crucial medical kit. From left to right (back row), there’s lube, sunblock, heat pads, band-aids, cold packs, ibuprofen … Continue reading

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Semper Currens XVI: Maranoia!

Week Fifteen Training Wrap-Up The last full week of training was almost a carbon copy of week fourteen. Amazingly, I managed to complete Thursday’s ten-mile tempo run at the same 7:56 min/mile pace as the previous week, and Tuesday’s twelve mile … Continue reading

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Semper Currens XV: App-etite for Instruction

Week Fourteen Training Wrap-Up Another successful week is in the books. The twelve-mile interval run on Tuesday yielded six mile splits under 8:10, while the ten-mile run on Thursday was completed at a fast 7:56 pace, making me feel cautiously … Continue reading

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Semper Currens XIV: DC Gets Closer, While Boston Moves Further Away

Week Thirteen Training Wrap-Up I made it! Not only did I get through the hardest week of the program, but by switching up my 16-mile long run to 20 miles, I ran 61 miles–the most I have ever run in … Continue reading

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Semper Currens XIII: The Andy Wheatcroft Blog

Week Twelve Training Wrap-Up After a rest day on Monday to recover from the Rochester Half, it was back to business. And business was good! The gorgeous weather inspired me to some strong midweek runs, while a nine-mile run on … Continue reading

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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 Trail 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 disastrous 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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