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6/27/2016 – 7/3/2016: Olympic Trials 10km

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Week 25 Morning Afternoon Other Total Monday 55 55 Tuesday 35 Strides 35 Wednesday 10 min brisk, 4 min up tempo (64’s) 45 Thursday 30 Strides 30 Friday 10 Race 10,000m Olympic Trials (29:27.15 15th) 70 Saturday 25 25 Sunday 30 30 Week 290 (48mi)

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6/20/2016 – 6/26/2016: Stumptown Twilight Meet

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The week started with an extended pre-race workout in the heat. 3 miles at 4:55, then 3 x 1k at 2:40-2:42 which I hit for the most part. Not as good at hitting the low 2:40’s this year than I have in years past. As it was pouring when I started my warm up, I…

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6/13/2016 – 6/19/2016

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The first place you’ve gotta run when visiting Portland is Forest Park. It’s got many fantastic trails and the one I visited for my long run on Monday was Leaf Erickson, although the ridge trail up to it is a little steep. Wednesday was my first workout and for that I used the track at…

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6/6/2016 – 6/12/2016: Portland Track Festival

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First workout of the week was back to normal with a pace run, starting to dip in duration though and it had long strides at the end of it as a consideration for the track. I started a little late which meant that I had to deal with some of the heat, but running on…

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5/30/2016 – 6/5/2016

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The first workout was a zinger. It started with two miles in ten minutes to warm up, put on flats and then was told to see how fast I could go in an 800. Turns out the answer is 1:58.0 at the cost of the tweaking my hamstring. I was able to get through most…

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5/23/2016 – 5/29/2016

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It’s the start of my six week long track season and to get the ball rolling I had 300’s at the end of my pace run. Got to chase a few guys which definitely helps get a little more out of my legs than normal and surprised myself with a 42 for the last one.…

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5/16/2016 – 5/22/2016

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There was quite a bit of stumbling around in the early portion of this week. But after a 1/2 marathon / 25km double, you take what the body gives you which for me was basically nothing when going up =hill (imagine sprinter shuffle). Tuesday’s workout was the 5 on / 2 off pace run /…

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5/9/2016 – 5/15/2016: 25km USA Championships

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Back to another race week so soon! First workout of the week was two sets of five PRK’s and I was given a hard cap of how fast to run them even though I was feeling good and found a nice rhythm on the track. A standard pre-race workout followed (brisk run then some K’s)…

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5/2/2016 – 5/8/2016

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Holy smokes am I sore. Doing 26 miles on race day probably didn’t help either. Got worked on twice this week in an attempt got get the lower legs under control before they progressed from soreness to problem as they did after 15km USA Champs. The first workout was an pace run fartlek for lack…

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4/25/2016 – 5/1/2016: Half Marathon USA Championships

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The first two days of the week I was still dealing with calf issues going as far as to skip my double on Tuesday after a mid-day massage on it. The upside is that I’m in the 5:30’s on all my runs so far without trying to, legs are feeling my excitement for the race…

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