Tapering for marathon
Tapering for marathon

I’m in Moldova this weekend for my friends’ wedding. Even though I took my running gear with me, there are quite a lot of hills here which are definitely good for leg strength. However, probably not a good idea with only 1 week to go before the marathon. I knew I wouldn’t have much time […]

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Long runs
Long runs for marathon training

Today marks 10 weeks to go before the marathon day. It’s also the week where I tried to evaluate the work done and find any flaws I might have. Overall, I would say I’m somewhere where I expected myself to be around this time, yet it’s hard to predict how my body will react to […]

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Going further on the beach is more fun
Going further

One more week of solid training is done and what a week it was. It’s good to be back into intense training regime and be outside even more often. Also, it’s good to be running on the sand for a change – that made it easier on the joints.

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Sprint for marathon training
Racing sprint for marathon training

This week was a race week, so I had to change my regular schedule a bit to account for it. This was not a major race, so I didn’t bother to make a taper week specifically for it (the one-two week time when you reduce the workload to allow your muscles to recover and overcompensate […]

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Strength training
Strength training basics

Coming from endurance athlete background I naturally do a lot of running, cycling, swimming, skiing, and other movement. You can already stay fit with doing only that, but if you want to get even better results and faster times, strength training is crucial.

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Nightlife in Ljubljana
Nightlife in Ljubljana

Eastern Europe is a great place to party. Which is why we couldn’t stop in Ljubljana after 5 hours in a minivan and just go to sleep. It was the first day of the road trip we took to Croatian coast to catch some sun and we felt we’ve already deserved some rest.

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Running in the woods
Getting faster

This was an awesome week for 2 reasons. First of all, it was the hardest week so far during my training schedule. I did several speed workouts (more than I did in previous weeks) and, as a result, it was a many-record-breaking week.

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Hiking is good for leg strength
Intermediate peaking

This week was great – both training and weather-wise. It was over 20 degrees in the beginning of the week and above 30 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I tried to include as much training as possible to be able to get into peak form before a race in a couple of weeks.

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