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I’m Still Here :)

July 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Wow.  After a long hiatus (years…) I have decided to resume my blog.  In the meantime, since 2011 I have had 2 kids with my lovely wife, graduated with my MBA from Fordham, and achieved a promotion at work.  Please hold your applause, while I pat myself on the back.  But seriously, I have been busy.  Not a lot of running unfortunately.  A few races here and there.  I ran a 21:30 5k in 2014, but just haven’t made training a priority and my weight and fitness show it.  Currently about 224 lbs, marathon weight was 190ish.

So, now the journey to fitness begins.  I want to show and share how this can and will be done.  Doing this blog will keep me focused and hold me accountable.  I would also like to get into some youtube video posts.  I have done some of these in the past but not with any regularity.

Any suggestions or training plans are welcome!!  I went for a 20 minute easy run last week and strained my achilles (right side), but I think it was more from sprinting for the train the day before in street shoes.

Lets do this!

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Another Chilly Day in NYC, Another Solid Workout

October 18, 2009 2 comments

Total miles on Saturday, 12.  Ran 3 miles on the warm up, then 2×2 miles at tempo with a 2 min rest.  Splits were, 6:24 (uphill), 5:58 downhill, rest, 6:19 uphill, 6:01 downhill.  Felt healthy and fast.  Weight before 188, after 183.  Had a little inner left knee pain for last few days, but hip and foot felt great today.  Ultrasound machine really helping.

Talked with John Shostrom and Scott McCraw about marathon pacing and goals.  They seem to think 3:15 should be a piece of cake for me.  I hope they are right…I think I am ready.  My only concern is, with only 1 marathon under my belt and such a drastic “hit of the wall”, I am cautious rather than cocky.

Running these tempos plus the 1:25 half marathon gives me good confidence.  Speed is not the issue.  Endurance is the issue.  My plan is to be conservative for the first half.  I would be happy to be around 1:35 and try to hold even or maybe run a negative split.

Ended up with 36 miles for the week.  Will drop it down more next week, 28-31 miles with a 3×10 min tempo on Wed or Thurs.  No more weight lifting.

The 10 day weather forecast still only goes up to Monday October 26, and says that day will be Sunny Hi 57, Lo 46.  I can live with that for the marathon, lets hope that weather holds, even a little cooler would be perfect.

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