Sept. 21st- Sept. 27th

Mileage for the Year 2009
2236 miles

Mileage for the week 9/21- 9/27
12 miles

7+ miles

Ran to Dearmoun and back. Took it easy. It was definetly a fall day. I might have to start wearing a hat and gloves. Wrestling starts tomorrow!

5+ miles

First run since my marathon last saturday. I kept it easy but still managed to run 6:50 pace. Ran to Huffman and back.






Sept. 14th- Sept. 20th

Mileage for the Year 2009
2224 miles

Mileage for the week 9/14- 9/20
50 miles


28 miles (Equinox Marathon 3:03:53)

Wow! The Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks is a tough tough course. My goal was to run sub 3hrs. and even though I didn't reach that goal I am very happy with my perfomance. Here are some factors on why I probably didn't go sub 3hrs.

1. Didn't train enough specifically for the course. I will need to run more trails if I want to run well in the future.

2. Only 8 week training block.

3. Plantar Faciatis. The reason I really only trained 8 weeks. About 1/2 way through the race, it was flaring pretty good. It never got so bad I couldn't run, but it was definetly on my mind.

I did race smart though. I took it out conservative and did my best on the uphill. I tried not to red line at all on the way up. I ran the downhill okay. I just got really tired of my feet slapping the ground so hard. I'm sure the Plantar Faicatis didn't help matters. I believe I finished strong though. I really did have to suck it up mentally to get to the finish.

The race itself is an awesome event. Fairbanks does a really nice job with it. They have a great running community up their that they should be proud of. I am definetly going to put this race on the radar for next season. Now that I ran it and know the course better I want to get a fast time. I'd like to come in fit and run a 2:55 next year. It will become one of my top priorties next season.

4 miles

Nice and easy shake out run. I felt really good and prepared for the race. (I did the best I could training with plantar faciatis) Only 8 weeks too.

5+ miles (6 X 100m striders)

I really felt good today. Legs feeling fresh with a little bounce to them. Can't wait to get the race started.

Off- Recovery

8 miles (3 miles @ Marathon Pace)

Ran to Dearmoun and back with a little extra to get 8 miles in. I was able to throw a few miles at Marathon pace to get the legs turning a little bit. I ran them in (6:02, 5:58, 5:58) and felt good and smooth. Gonna rest tomorrow and then have 2 easy recovery days of 5 miles on thursday and friday before the race.

5+ miles- recovery

Ran to Huffman and back. Easy running at 6:47 pace.

Sept. 7th- Sept. 13th

Mileage for the Year 2009
2174 miles

Mileage for the week 9/7- 9/13
46 miles


Six days before the Equinox. I've decided to take a rest day. I'll probably go for an easy walk later today. I've run 42 days in a row now anyway. I'm also really pumped that I got almost 10hrs. of sleep last night! Gonna try and concentrate on getting some good rest this week.

12 miles

Felt great today running with a light rain. I ran my hilly boston route and kept it easy at 6:42 pace overall. I did run up huffman hill (1 mile) at a pretty good pace. I am feeling really good right now. Gonna take it easy until the race on saturday. I do have some pretty good confidence going into the race. It would be interesting to see what I could run a fast course marathon in right now. Gonna have a lot of fun in Fairbanks next weekend.

6 miles- recovery

Super easy today. Felt good. Glad it's the weekend. Klondike Road Relay is this weekend. Wishing "Take No Prisoners" luck. I will be back on the team next year!

8 miles (3 x 1600m @ 5K pace w/ 2 min. rest)

Had a good quality workout today. I ran 2.6 miles before I did my mile repeats. I ran them around 5:08 pace. They were done on the roads, so the terrain varied. I'm not going to lie, I was tired toward the end of the last 2 mile repeats. I'm glad they went well, because it will make marathon pace feel even easier. I had no problems at all with my left calf. Last workout before the Equinox!

5 miles

Took it super easy today. Wanted to keep a careful eye on my left calf. Already feeling way better. I may skip tomorrow 3 X 1600m and just run easy.

9 miles

Ran the south loop today. I felt really strong. My left calf felt good until the last few miles than I could feel it tightening again. Gonna take it real easy tomorrow. My fitness is good, just need to get to the race feeling healthy and strong.

6 miles

Easy Easy to Huffman and back with a little extra for an even 6 miles. Wore the heart rate monitor to make sure I was keeping it easy. I could definetly feel the left calf. It was still pretty tight. Hopefully tomorrow it is better. 12 days until Equinox.

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