Running my first marathon Read more Tapering for marathon
It was 6:00 am on a cold Sunday morning in early October – I was up from bed and very excited. It was time to do it – time to run this thing. Somewhere between New Years’s resolutions and reading the history of Ancient Greece in my spare time – you know, what we all […]
Read more Peaking 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 […]
Read more Long runs for marathon training
It’s been a while since my last post here. Somehow I got distracted 3 weekends in a row and couldn’t sit down and scribble even a single update.
Read more Going further
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 […]
Read more Racing sprint for marathon training
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.
Read more Getting faster
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 […]
Read more Intermediate peaking
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.
Read more Back to regular marathon training
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.
Read more Fell off a skateboard
My hip is getting much better and I can barely feel the pain after falling off a skateboard. I was a bit afraid it would take too much time to heal, since it was hurting in 3 different places.
It was a lovely evening recently, so I took my skateboard and went out to enjoy the nice weather. The sun was shining, it was warm and nothing suggested it would not go according to the plan. Well, only the video camera in my hand.