Phoenix Marathon Training, Week #3 recap

Phoenix Marathon Training, Week #3 Recap Good news! I did pilates (3 times!) this week.  And limited myself to 9 cookies (and 3 pieces of cake . . .) This was a great week of training for me.  The daily and weekly mileage finally feels like I'm really working out.  But it doesn't feel like …

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Phoenix Marathon Week #2 Recap

Phoenix Marathon Week #2 recap: I liked the increased mileage and the fun workouts.  But I was a TOTAL slug on pilates and cross.  I did, however, excel at eating Christmas cookies.  Uggggggg. Miles run: 39.5 Pilates and cross training:  ZERO!  Cookie eating interfered. Details: M: 7 miles (w/ 4 progressive tempo-ish miles) T: 7 …

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Phoenix Marathon Training, Week #1 recap

Week #1 of Phoenix Marathon training is in the books! Summary: Miles run: 34.3 Pilates: 1 time (maybe another today??) Details: M: 7.1 miles (8:41) w/ 5 x 1k intervals T: 4 miles (9:14) W: 5.5 miles (8:56) w/ 3 strides Th: 5.6 miles (9:22) w/ 10 x 50m hill sprints and walking downhill backwards …

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Phoenix Marathon Training Kicks Off!

Day #1 of Phoenix Marathon training is in the books.  Nothing like 1k intervals in 19 degrees, wind, snow and dark to kick off training for a warm weather marathon!   I was really happy with the workout - nailed the paces and, more importantly, the perceived effort for the paces. Random thoughts: 1k intervals …

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