Overall, week 7 of marathon training had a nice upward trajectory: iffy at the start, with me questioning my ability to run not only this marathon but at all, ever again; ending much better, with me only questioning other mysteries of life (what am I doing? why am I here? is time travel possible yet because I’d love a second chance at some stuff?).Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 7”
No running took place in week 6.
While I did make an attempt on Sunday after I took the below photo (in light rain, which I genuinely love to run in), I didn’t get more than a few seconds in before calling it off. My right heel still hurt too much, for reasons I still don’t understand.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 6”
And then there was week 5.
Week 5 started out shaky, had a promising middle, and ended terribly. I suppose “terribly” is relative. I’m not injured, I can walk with zero issues, I still have food to eat and a roof over my head, and I think I’m mentally sound (although this is questionable). As far as marathon training goes, it was not a great week.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 5”
Week 4 of training was supposed to go up in mileage from the week before, and it did, but only by a mile – a sore heel on Sunday eliminated that day’s planned run.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 4”
Week 3 was what we call a “down week,” which in this case means I chose to run three fewer miles than the week before – not exactly a big drop in mileage, but it also didn’t feel harder than week 2.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 3”
Week 2 of training was good! It was also my highest mileage week in over a year: 34 miles.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 2”
Hi, it’s me. I am going to write about marathon training now. It’s strange to be writing about marathon training again. While I’m at it, it’s strange to be writing again.Continue reading “2021 NYC Marathon Training: Week 1”
The fall marathon season is in full swing. Well, virtual marathon season. If you’re running a marathon this year, chances are the race will not be on a marked course with water stops, medical tents, and thousands of other runners. It will likely take place on a course of your choosing, at whatever time you want, over a specified range of dates. There won’t be water tables, gel stations, or free samples of Biofreeze. You will probably run it alone.
It won’t be the same. And I wish I was running one.Continue reading “The Beautiful Puzzle Of Marathon Training (And How Much I Miss It)”
Here is week 3 of my training for the Boston Marathon! At the end of this post I have a little story about a running route fail, which might be amusing to anyone who has ever run an unknown route for the first time.
Week 3 wasn’t initially supposed to be a down week, but after fatigue set in at the end of week 2, I decided to make it one. I only ran three times this week: a speed workout, a tempo run, and a long run at an easy pace. Plus a few strength training workouts. I’ll link to all of it below.
Week 2 was actually my sixth straight week of increased weekly mileage and, by the end of it, I was feeling pretty beat. This was actually a blessing because it gave me permission to take it down a notch the following week.