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Jack Daniels Training seems to be working!

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

I bought this book 5 years ago,  Danels’ Running Formula, by Jack Daniels  http://www.amazon.com/Daniels-Running-Formula-Jack/dp/0880117354 .  NO! Not the whiskey, he is a famous running coach.  I use the book to formulate workout for specific races.  I ran my first marathon last year and referenced the book, but didn’t follow any of the training plans.  Oops.  This year my training partner Nate and I have been following Marathon A plan quite closely and results are great.

I can only say results are great by the way I feel when running the specified workouts.  The pace is getting easier and I can feel myself getting stronger.  A small test of fitness will occur this weekend in Central Park.  Our team, Brooklyn Road Runners has a 4 mile team race and it will be my first race in about 5 weeks.

We have been doing tempo runs right around 6 minute pace comfortably, so I am planning on being under 6 minutes/mile avearage, shooting for mid 23s

Our workout today was 8×5 min tempo with 30 seconds recovery.  Not as bad as I thought it would be going in.  The rest was harder mentally than the actual running.  I felt better just to get running again.  Held back on purpose due to race coming up,  tried to hold it at 6:30 pace, but usually ended up quicker, 6:10-6:20.

Still have sore quads and hams from our 18 miler on Sunday night, 2x10min tempo, 10 miles easy, 20 min tempo. Tough.

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