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  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: nada – bah humbug
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: 8-mile run
  • Comments: I did 8.6 miles @ 8:27 avg pace, avg cadence 96 & a run time of 1:12:23. [Strava]
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: 5-mile run
  • Comments: I did 6.7 miles @ 8:25 avg pace, avg cadence 98 & a run time of 56:24. [Strava]. I hope to have my race report from last Saturday posted tomorrow.
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: 20-mile ride
  • Comments: I rode for 1:23:59 for 23.5 miles @ 16.8 mph avg & avg cadence of 85 [Strava]. Planning an easy run tomorrow…
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: 20-mile ride
  • Comments: Late night/early morning trip to the ER with my mother-in-law, so I rested today…
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Recovery Week
  • Today’s session: 20-mile ride
  • Comments: I rode for 1:22:29 for 23.6 miles @ 17.2 mph avg & avg cadence of 90 [Strava]


Training Journal – 12/15/13:

  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: I was tempted to go ahead and do a recovery run today, but decided to stick with the plan and rest…and beat myself up a bit about yesterday (just being honest.)
  • Weekly mileage: Running: 39.2 / Bicycling: 22.2 – Total: 61.4

Marathon Number Three

December 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

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I completed my third marathon today, running the ZombieRunner Quarry Lakes Marathon in Fremont.  My time was 4:05:52; well above my goal for the day, which was to finish with a new PR (well within reach.)  My calves (yes both of them) decided at mile 18 that today was not going to be a PR day.  I will post a race report later this week with the gory details.

For now, I’m going to rest and be glad that I finished very close to four hours – and only 47 second slower than my slowest marathon.  On the “to do” list now: look at strategies for dealing with calf cramps…since they seem to be a recurring issue for me on longer races, but not training runs.


Training Journal – 12/14/12:

  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Race Day
  • Today’s session: ZRQL Marathon
  • Comments: See above…[Strava]
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Taper Week 3 of 3
  • Today’s session: Pre, pre-race rest day and day 1 of 2 carb load days.
  • Comments: Slept in until 5! Finalized my overall goals plus pacing and fuel strategy for Saturday.
  • Current plan: ZRQL Marathon Training Plan – Taper Week 3 of 3
  • Today’s session: 4-mile run
  • Comments: I did 4.4 miles @ 8:12 avg pace, avg cadence 98 & a run time of 35:41. [Strava]