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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land

Two weeks ago was the D & L Heritage Marathon.  Two weeks from today is the St. Jude Marathon.  That puts me right smack in the middle of no man’s land. Basically, it’s trying to merge recovery, training and tapering (in 27 days) and hoping for the best!  Running back to back marathons is not for everyone.  This past spring I ran them 7 weeks apart and I was able to PR 4 minutes on my second marathon.  I really…

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An Unplanned Progressive Tempo

An Unplanned Progressive Tempo

There are some days when everything just clicks.  You feel good, the weather is perfect and you just get in the groove.  That happened to me today.  I had an easy 5 mile run planned. Goal- I just wanted to run around an 8- 8:15 pace.  I ran my first mile in a 7:50.  Nothing special about that.  My second mile was a 7:40 and it got me thinking- what if I can get 10 seconds faster each mile… For…

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