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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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Miles of trails and the need for a wife

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Without the weight of a race on my shoulders, I have been loving easy miles on the trails around here.  We are in the middle of a strange Indian summer, which is strange because the rest of the country is frozen. Unless my long run this weekend plays out like a dream, I am almost surely going to stick to shorter races for a while to work on my speed (or lack thereof). Today we climbed Brown Mountain, which was ridiculously fun. I came home…

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