Category Archives: Running

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Mountain running and TJ essentials

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I hit the trails again yesterday, this time dragging my running buddy Carolyn up Brown Mountain and beyond.  I am so in love with hill climbing these days.  I am very  happy when I am in a rhythm going up a long incline.  It’s sick, right? I do think I have grown to love mountain running mainly because I always go with friends and we get lost in conversation without having to dodge cars and stop for stop signs.  Plus, we usually meet some interesting…

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Close to fine

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(With Carolyn) I managed to get out to the track again this week after a long, long break from speed work.  I do love to go into base training, although a base for what?  It remains to be seen.  However, I do think that as we get older it takes longer to get speed back.  Therefore, it needs to be a part of the base-building routine.  At least every two weeks. I have also been doing a bit of plyometrics and some strength stuff as…

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My sweet spot mileage

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Hopefully I’ll have time to express some of my thoughts more fully this week.  For now, I’ll just quickly share last week’s running. Miles:  65 Speed:  2 minutes on/1 minute off x 10 Trail run with significant elevation gain Long run:  16 miles I think last week’s mileage is my sweet spot for maintenance.  I might go up a little bit more than that over the next month since Katie will be training for Boston. I do love the long run, as it is the…

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