Tag Archives: Marathons

Weeks in Review: 9/22-9/28 and 9/29-10/5

So this is going to be a 2 for 1 post… I was sick last week and didn’t have the energy or focus to blog properly (or train properly for that matter).  So I’m going to do the last 2 weeks in review rather than just 1.

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The Return of The Week in Review: 9/15-9/21

Blogging hasn’t exactly been on the top of my priority list lately, but I’ve decided to get back at it.  If I’m going coach people on how to run, I should be public and open with my training so people can learn from my successes and failures. I’ll be trying to post at least twice a week again going forward, one post on the previous week’s training and one post of some inspiration. After the break I’ll go into last week’s training Continue reading

Building a Base, and Finding a Plan

With my current acting project Cardenio into the last week of its run,  it’s time to start thinking about my next race… the Yakima River Canyon Marathon (along with planning my wedding to my lovely fiancee Alysha).  After a summer where running took an extreme backseat, and my performance at the Portland Marathon being so disappointing,  I want to make sure that I set myself up for a successful Boston Qualifying (BQ) time at Yakima.  It’s pretty easy to set a goal, but when achieving a goal the real question is: How?

I think a BQ time is going to be achievable as long as I stick to a training plan that’s vigorous enough to challenge me, but allows for active recovery.

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Lessons Learned – Portland Marathon 2012

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.    – Winston Churchill

After a too long hiatus from blogging, I’m back.  Ideally I’ll get back to having 2-4 posts a week, but a minimum of 1.   My training kind of went out the window due to a busy busy summer and I didn’t achieve my goal of breaking 3 hours at the Portland Marathon… I didn’t even come near it.  Despite my self-abuse for the first few days afterward, it was not a failure, it was a learning experience.  It has never been clearer to me that a marathon is just as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Continue reading

26.2 Miles to Victory!

2011 PDX Marathon Finisher Shirt

I got me one of these!!

I did it! Sunday October 9th I ran in the 40th annual Portland Marathon, and I finished in 3 hours and 32 minutes: A wonderful time for a first marathon if I do say so myself. Things went far from perfectly, but it was a resounding success any way I look at it.   The whole story of the weekend is below the break. Continue reading