03
29

2010
8:53
PM

Today is Monday, March 29, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

Yesterday was the culmination of week seven of the marathon training plan, and my first of three scheduled twenty-mile runs. Twenty miles is traditionally (and it holds true in my case as well) the longest mileage run in the marathon training plan, but I have never done one this early in the schedule. Hopefully adding one in at this point will help me improve on last year’s time, as I am getting more mileage in overall, with three twenty-milers instead of just two, and more of the high-mileage runs earlier in the plan.

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01
03

2010
10:50
PM

Today is Sunday, January  3, 2010, and it is a good day for a run.

Sunday is long run day, and today’s plan was for thirteen miles. My thirteen mile course (actually a 13.1—I just throw in that extra tenth to round out the half-marathon, because, hey, why not?) takes me around Lake Monona; when I got to the Dane county coliseum—about halfway through—the big marquee noted the temperature at 5 degrees Fahrenheit. For those who are not good with numbers, that means it was really cold.

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