Archive for September, 2007

Neptune Festival 8k

What a great day for a race! Temperatures in the high 60′s, low humidity and a fast, flat course – if it wasn’t for the strong wind, the conditions would have been perfect. My goal going in to the race was to run as close to 30 minutes as possible, starting at around 6:00 minute […]


PaceTat – Marathon Pace Band Tattoo

In many of my previous marathons I’ve printed off and worn a wrist pace band to help achieve my time goals. It’s quite an easy thing to do – head on over to the Runner’s World web site, enter your target time & race distance and print the band. Once you’ve trimmed the sheet of […]


Week 12 – Key Run Workout #2

Just 24 hours after yesterday’s energy sapping workout, I decided to run my second key run workout of the week. I plan on running an 8k race on Saturday and a 5k race on Sunday, so I wanted to give myself as much time as possible to recover from tonight’s 10 mile at planned marathon […]


Week 12 – Key Run Workout #1

Here we go with Week 12 of my marathon training plan. As usual, the first workout of the week is a Tuesday afternoon track workout and surprise, surprise, my legs are still fatigued from Sunday’s 20 mile run. Can you guess if this was a successful workout or not? My extended warm up lasted 25 […]


Week 11 – Key Run Workout #3

No 20 mile run can ever be described as easy (well, not for me anyway), but today’s long run was one of the best I can remember for quite some time. With only 5 weeks to go until my main goal race of 2007, the Marine Corps Marathon, I was in desperate need for a […]