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Go Big or Go Home – Week 11 Review

My training plan is affectionately known as the Pfitz 55/18.  If we break it down, it represents an 18-week plan that peaks at 55 miles.  It only hits 55 miles once, and it happened to be week 11.  Looking back, it wasn’t too bad.  However, being in the midst of the onslaught of miles is another story.
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Music to my Ears – Week 10 Review

Since moving to Tejas I haven’t been much for running with music.  The original motivation was because I had no idea where I was going and didn’t want to make a wrong turn, leaving me stranded somewhere across the Mexican border with only my wits and running shoes to get me home while single-footedly handedly taking down a major drug cartel and saving an entire village from a natural disaster (calling Hollywood, I smell a blockbuster!  What do you mean “no”?  Need I remind you of the gem Volcano?  I could be played by Jet Li or Samuel L Jackson.  Get back to me.).

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Big or Small – Week 9 Review

We’re more than halfway through Week 10, but last week (9) was a week of no middle-ground.  It came down to “do you want to run 6 miles, or do a long run?” Well, looking back, my answer is most certainly “6 miles”.  The long runs were rough; each time I was just counting down the time until I could stop.  At least the shorter 6 mile runs (three of them last week) were short enough that I could deal.

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Rebound – Week 8 Review

Bouncing back from an injury is always a tough process.  On the one hand you want to get back as soon as possible.  On the other hand you don’t want to start too soon and set yourself back.  And in some freakish odd cases, on the third hand you don’t want to get back to it at all because you like sleeping in.  Fortunately I only have two hands, so that alien third option didn’t apply to me this time.

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Pain – Week 7 Review

Last week, the seventh to be exact, was a bit of a roller coaster, eventually ending in a derailment and horrible crash.  Through six weeks I was pleased with my progress.  Holding a streak of 28 straight scheduled runs had my spirits up and I was making solid progress.  Week 7 offered my first real “long” run of 18 miles.  Overall the week was shaping up nicely and set to be my first 50 miler in awhile.


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Cutback – Week 6 Review

In the world of marathon training, there are a few common practices: run progressively ridiculous-er distances, eat exceedingly cornucopia-er amounts of food, and (ideally) dreamier hours of sleep.  But with all this excess there is some moderation to be found.  Week 6 is what I call a cutback week: after weeks of incremental increments, weekly mileage is decremented to offer some refuge from the battery of fatigue-inducing pavement pounding.

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Meh – Week 5 Review

Ah, Week 5, what can I say about you?  Not much.  Monday was tough, Tuesday was fine, Wednesday was typical, Friday was extended, and Saturday, well Saturday is noteworthy.

In fact, it was noteworthy because I didn’t run at all on Saturday.  Instead of 16 scheduled miles, I ran zero.  How can that be?
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