Category Archives: Training

Running around the Charles

It has probably 25 years since I gone for a run around the Charles.  Many years ago I lived in Watertown, MA, and even more years ago I lived in Boston.  During that time, running around the Charles was my … Continue reading

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My Garmin 305 is Back

I mentioned some time back that my Garmin Forerunner 305 had died after many years of faithful service. The 305 is a great tool with an intuitive interface and all the functions a runner or triathlete could want. The fact … Continue reading

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54 Miles this Week

54 solid miles this week.  I was a little worried yesterday due to a tight calf muscle that was triggering some shin splints in my left lower leg.  After running yesterday AM I applied some Arnica and mangled my calf … Continue reading

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11 Mile Tempo Run

Another beautiful pre-dawn run…this one of 11 miles that included two 20 minute tempo intervals separated by a 2 minute recover interval. I’m still without my Garmin 305 (sent it back to Garmin for refurbishing after many years of faithful … Continue reading

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Pre-dawn Full Moon Run

Had a good run this morning lit mostly by the full moon. Some stretches through the woods were dark, but still plenty of natural light. A couple people were out with headlamps. I’m not sure that makes a lot of … Continue reading

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10 Mile Tempo Session

Good workout today; one I pulled out of Jack Daniels book.  It consisted of a 2 mile warm up followed by two 20-minute tempo sessions seperated by a 7 minute recovery run.  The first 20 minutes was run at a … Continue reading

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Running

Now that USAT AG Nationals are done, I’m going to turn my attention to a November Half Marathon. That should be just the thing to keep me focused through the Fall. I’m shooting for a sub 90 minute half. And … Continue reading

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Four Nights Hiking on the Long Trail

We took the kids hiking on the Long Trail from Hazen’s Notch to Rt 15: four nights hiking and 30+ miles.  This is a great, but difficult stretch of trail.  The kids were troopers, putting in two difficult 8+ mile … Continue reading

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Last Brick before USAT AG Nationals?

I got in a good brick this morning: a 21 mile ride at an easy pace except for the last ~12 hilly minutes at 22 mph, followed by 7.5 miles that included some speed work.  After a mile of running … Continue reading

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Too much taper: Lake Dunmore Tri this weekend.

This week is looking like it’s going to be an unintended taper.  My plan had been to train hard at the beginning of the week and then taper for 3 days for the Lake Dunmore Tri, which happens to be … Continue reading

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