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  • bqx40 4:07 pm on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Map of Marathon States Completed 

    • Kentucky – 1 – KDF 2012
    • New York – 1 – NYC 2011
    • Tennessee – 3 – Flying Monkey 2008, 2010. Memphis 2009.
    • Illinois – 1 – Chicago 2010
    • Indiana – 1 – Indianapolis Monumental 2009.
    • West Virginia – 1 – Hatfield McCoy 2008
    • Ohio – 1 – Flying Pig 2008
    • North Carolina – 1 – OBX 2007
  • bqx40 12:25 pm on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The First Moment of Truth / Doubt #nycm #running 

    I don’t know if it’s a prioritization thing or a psychological thing, but I have yet to fill out my training plan completely, either in my RunningAhead.com Training Plan or in my Google Docs spreadsheet.

    Last week featured back-to-back 11 and 13 milers, ending with a 15 miler at the end of the week.

    Wednesday (tomorrow) and Sunday this week and next feature a 14 miler and an 18 miler.  Those seem pretty daunting at this point.

    It’s not the distance or weekly volume that has me apprehensive. I’ve went as far as 23 miles in training runs before. My plans have peaked with a few consecutive weeks around 80 miles per week. With this plan, my first 20 miler is still weeks away, and the plan peaks at 70 miles per week.

    One difference is that this plan is structured differently: My former (often improvised) 80+ mile plans consisted of lots of “doubles”: 2 runs in a day. It’s a little easier to squeeze in workouts when you do 7 miles, 5 miles, etc… then one 20 miler. I’m also trying to stay fairly faithful to the up-tempo and marathon pace long run schedule (so far).

    Another possible difference is that my work and family schedule have made me favor (almost exclusively) the early morning run. I was doing outdoor runs for some of those, but the excessively humid air on the one cool day in the middle of a long hot streak was so laden with gnats that I really haven’t had the interest in getting back out there in the darkness until it cools off a little.

    That leaves me running on the treadmill, and for the interest of time, the treadmill downstairs.

    For 2+ hours.

    Twice a week.

    Maybe I’ll venture outside tomorrow morning.

    Two 2+ hour runs on a treadmill in the same week.

  • bqx40 9:51 am on February 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The Kentucky Derby Festival Sends an Email on the Course Change, Finally 

    Email from KDF Mini/Marathon

    Of course, it’s a marketing email.  (Speaking of which, I seem to always see “Constant Contact” on emails that get me more fired up than other email.)

    You’ll noticed that this email was received February 8, 2011.  The early registration deadline is February 14, 2011.  I would imagine that most procrastinators probably wouldn’t have made the early registration date, anyway.

    Thanks for the notice of the advance change for the early registrants.

    The text reads:

    – Now with both the start and finish lines downtown, our new Marathon and miniMarathon courses have been designed to be faster than ever while taking runners past some of Louisville’s best-known landmarks!

    • More great entertainment along both routes to keep you going on your 13.1 or 26.2 mile journey.
    • Runners will enjoy the sights of Old Louisville and the Original Highlands and pass landmarks like Churchill Downs, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Slugger Field, KFC Yum! Center and the Speed Art Museum — just to name a few!
    • It’s a whole new challenge

On point 3:  I guess the Southern Parkway crowds weren’t supportive enough.

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