Archive for July, 2007

Week 3 – Key Run Workout #3

Just three weeks into the FIRST Marathon Training Plan and I’m already expected to run 17 miles! Luckily for me the pace isn’t tremendously challenging at the moment – PMP (Planned Marathon Pace) plus 45 seconds works out at about 7:26 per mile, which should be fairly comfortable for me to maintain. The weather forecast […]


Oscar Pistorius: Able or Disabled?

Great post over at the Life In The Fast Lane blog about Oscar Pistorius – a double amputee who can sprint 100m in under 11 seconds! “It is something, isn’t it, that the most contentious argument in athletics this year concerns the speed of a runner who has no legs. Oscar Pistorius is 20, brave […]


Week 3 – Key Run Workout #2

Tonight’s workout was always going to be a tough one, especially after my “failure” at a similar stage last week. The plan was to run one mile easy, followed by 5 swift miles at Long Tempo pace (6:38 per mile) and another easy mile to finish. Driving home the temperature was in the mid-80s – […]


Alan Webb Sets New American Mile Record

Last weekend Alan Webb ran 3:46.91 to set a new American Record in the mile, beating Steve Scott’s 25 year old record of 3:47.69 and also becoming the 8th fastest ever at 1 mile. Webb, a graduate of South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, broke the record at a low-key meet in Brasschaat, Belgium […]


Week 3 – Key Run Workout #1

The first workout of Week 3 calls for a track workout, so it’s another early morning run for me at Landstown High School. After a 10-20 minute warmup, the goal was to run 1200m, 1000m, 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m on the track with a 200m rest between each effort – quite challenging as I’m […]