Tag Archives: Taper

How I trained for the Boston Marathon 2016

2016 was my 4th Boston Marathon.  My first in 2013 lived up to all the hype and, I think, was still the best race I have run.  My time in 2013 was 3:19:55, with a negative split (very hard to … Continue reading

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How to prepare (Mentally) for the big race

So you have a race coming up.  You did the training, maybe you missed a day or two, but for the most part you followed the plan and now your a week away from the race.  You started tapering back the miles. … Continue reading

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Wineglass 2012: My Boston Qualifying Race

Training for this race included a combination of races and training over the last four years. With the Olympics in 2012, I would think to myself, this is my Olympics. I can’t imagine competing at an Olympic level, and the … Continue reading

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Take it Easy, part 2

Ok, today my training plan said to run 10 miles easy pace.  Let me back up a little first.  I am training for my 4th marathon and I plan to qualify for Boston on this Marathon.  I am in my … Continue reading

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How to Taper

The tapering phase is a critical part of your training plan. During the last couple of weeks of your training, it’s important that you taper, or cut back your mileage, to give your body and mind a chance to rest, … Continue reading

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Train to Race, or Race to Train?

Why do we train?  Well it is a simple answer, we train to race! Training comes in three parts, base building, sharpening, and taper.  Base building is just that.  Putting in the miles. If your running a half, work up … Continue reading

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