Archive for July, 2008

McMillan Custom Marathon Plan: Week 5 Day 3

Week 5, Day 3 Phase: Pre-Marathon Workout: 40 to 50 minute Easy Run Purpose: Build Endurance Not feeling it tonight. Feeling a little under the weather (too much running? too many push ups? too much ab work?) and with the temperature in the mid-90’s decided on a steady treadmill run instead of battling the heat […]


Hundred Push Ups Week 5 Day 2

Required: 20, 20, 18, 18, 15, 15, 14, at least 40 Same as last week; I managed the 2×20, 2×18 and 2×15 quite comfortably, but lost concentration and for some reason performed two sets of 14 instead of the required one. I only realized as I started my assault on the final 40. After failing […]


Memorial Scholarship 5k

Slight break from the McMillan Marathon Training Plan tonight, and time for a test over a challenging 5k course at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. In my opinion, evening races are always more difficult to prepare for, especially when they take place on a work day. I’d much prefer a Saturday or Sunday morning event where […]


McMillan Custom Marathon Plan: Week 5 Day 1

Week 5, Day 1 Phase: Pre-Marathon Workout: 30 to 40 minute Easy Run Purpose: Build Endurance Nothing much to report today. Nice easy 35 minute run on the treadmill with my heart rate in the 135 to 140 range. 5k race tomorrow night, so thank you Coach McMillan for giving me a couple of easy […]


Hundred Push Ups Week 5 Day 1 (Repeat)

I’m sufficiently rested after my 40 minute run this morning to tackle the Hundred Push Ups repeat of Week 5 Day 1. Here goes: Required: 40, 32, 30, 25, at least 40 Took my time on the first 40 and managed them with no problems. The 32 and the 30 were fine too – nice, […]