Running Log

7/21/2014 – 7/27/2014: 7mi USA Championships

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Well the 7 mile US Championships (Bix 7) came down to a kick with Sean Quigley and this time I was the one watching someone pull away. This wasn’t the first time I’ve faced Sean in a kick either…I’ll be looking forward to the 20k and a chance to start evening the score. Date Race…

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7/14/2014 – 7/20/2014

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Well this week involved something that hasn’t happened in the last four years to my recollection…I had to cut a workout short. On Friday I was supposed to do 2x5xmile, however, after the 6th mile I was going backwards and significantly off my splits. In an attempt to salvage volume from the workout I moved…

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7/7/2014 – 7/13/2014

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These were my first two weeks of significant mileage as well as my first marathon focused workouts. Combined that with recovering from a road 10k and the lower leg tightness associated with it, I’ll be glad for a few down days heading into the USA 7 mile Championships next week. This block of training featured…

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6/30/2014 – 7/6/2014: 10km USA Championships

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I flew down to Atlanta early in the week for a confab of all the Mizuno athletes. This was a great event where we got an inside peak at Mizuno’s What If Everybody Ran marketing campaign, shot some quick interviews for social media (and found out some hilarious facts about each other), had a little…

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6/23/2014 – 6/29/2014

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One week out from the AJC Peachtree 10k (USA 10k Championships) and I got a chance to step on the track for the first time to get a glimpse of my fitness. Going into the workout I was worried how my legs would respond as they were sore from my work in the weight room…

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6/9/2014 – 6/22/2014

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Well it’s usually about this time when I return to training that my legs lose their freshness and realize that it’s time to get adjust to training again, and right on schedule the middle of the week got tough. It also coincided with a vast amounts of hills courtesy of a short trip out to…

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5/12/2014 – 6/8/2014

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Sometimes your body (and mind) need a little time off to recoup and before starting training for a fall marathon was a perfect time for it. To this extent I took ten days with little to no running and then worked my way back into training. I take a relatively cautious approach when starting up…

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Log Vernacular

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Hey guys, welcome to my running log! The terms I use may be different from ones you’ve heard before or they might refer to something different than you use them for. So for the sake of clarity, here are some commonly used terms in my running log and what they mean to me. Maintenance Run…

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