The Taper

Sunday is our race in the Tri-Cities. I’m in the TAPER. The “taper” is a wonderful idea, don’t you know? It’s such a good idea, you’d think it could be applied to all sorts of things in life, but it can’t. As you’re...

Well…

Well, this was my last set of mile repeats today as I prepare to run a 2:15 half marathon in the Tri-Cities marathon relay, and it wasn’t a stellar performance.¬† I set out at 8am to do eight mile repeats at ten minutes each, but after five I got some mighty...

Training Progress

This morning I did my third round of mile-repeats at the track (in service of Bill’s Challenge for me to run the first half of a marathon relay in 2 hours and 15 minutes). The goal was to do six under 10-minute miles, with a slower lap in between each....

Bill’s Challenge Training Schedule

So after I agreed to Bill’s challenge to run a marathon (as a relay) in under four hours, we had to figure out how to shave off almost six minutes from my most recent best half marathon finishing time (2:20:45 in the RunDisney Tinkerbell Half in January)....

Bill’s New Challenge

So, on the way home from my DNF on Sunday, Bill said (as if trying to console me), “I know what will make you feel better? I have a way to help you run a sub four hour marathon.” “Here we go again,” I said. “How many times do we have to...

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