Run Profile | Lunchtime tempo-ish run near Reston | Times and Records | Strava

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to slip out of the office for a midday run. So today was a bonus. It doesn’t hurt any that fall temperatures around lunchtime were AWESOME, either!

I went for 7 on the W&OD…mile warmup, then 5 at tempo and finally a cooldown mile. Check out those splits for the 5. I was locked in, all right.

This will be a heavy week for me, culminating with a massive number of miles while coaching at Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. That will end the Team in Training cycle and my fall coaching commitment with TNT. It will also begin my taper towards Outer Banks and the half marathon on 11/9. Just like that, the peak of the fall running season is here. And I feel very ready.

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Group photo after today’s final TNT Saturday run before Marine Corps Marathon next Sunday. Today felt special because even though the marathon is yet to come, this morning’s run was like a victory lap after all the hard work of the past five months. This was my first time ever coaching a marathon group and like the runners themselves, I am excited to see what they do next week. Oo-rah and Go Team!

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Group photo after today’s final TNT Saturday run before Marine Corps Marathon next Sunday. Today felt special because even though the marathon is yet to come, this morning’s run was like a victory lap after all the hard work of the past five months. This was my first time ever coaching a marathon group and like the runners themselves, I am excited to see what they do next week. Oo-rah and Go Team!

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Having a great low-key 16th anniversary with lynnucla. What a scenic day it was on the Skyline Drive.

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Check out the profile on Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte. I ran this beast in 2007. It was just my second marathon, and missed a Boston qualifier by 8 seconds. I’ve long since fixed that issue of course. I loved this race though. Charlotte does it right, even if the late hills are beastly.

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Apple just released a new Mac OS, and we made a Tumblr app especially for it. What’s the app do?
It lets you post to Tumblr from almost anywhere on your Mac. If a window has a share button, you can share the things in that window to Tumblr. Got a photo lying around on your desktop? Throw it right onto your blog with a couple of mouse clicks. 
It’s also a browser that goes to Tumblr and only to Tumblr. The rest of the internet? Don’t worry about it. You’re not missing anything.
That’s it. Nice, simple little app. Download it.
(And, hey, looks like some of you already made fan art for it.)

Very cool. Will have to play around with this.

staff:

Apple just released a new Mac OS, and we made a Tumblr app especially for it. What’s the app do?

  1. It lets you post to Tumblr from almost anywhere on your Mac. If a window has a share button, you can share the things in that window to Tumblr. Got a photo lying around on your desktop? Throw it right onto your blog with a couple of mouse clicks. 
  2. It’s also a browser that goes to Tumblr and only to Tumblr. The rest of the internet? Don’t worry about it. You’re not missing anything.

That’s it. Nice, simple little app. Download it.

(And, hey, looks like some of you already made fan art for it.)

Very cool. Will have to play around with this.

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You know when I bring the Skechers out I mean business. The Garmin reading on the lower left shows aggregate pace and distance. The Timex in the lower right is for the 8k of total trackwork done, after “warming up” with 5 hilly miles. 16 x 400 at cruise interval pace (93-96 roughly), 100 meter recoveries in between. 2 mile or so cooldown back home. Brutal workout, and I nailed it. Yes I did.

You know when I bring the Skechers out I mean business. The Garmin reading on the lower left shows aggregate pace and distance. The Timex in the lower right is for the 8k of total trackwork done, after “warming up” with 5 hilly miles. 16 x 400 at cruise interval pace (93-96 roughly), 100 meter recoveries in between. 2 mile or so cooldown back home. Brutal workout, and I nailed it. Yes I did.

I ran as many miles as the Orioles won today

And boo to both of those things.

Working until 10pm is not conducive to to keeping up training. But I will get back in the saddle tomorrow. If it takes a double to do it, I will.

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Stumbling out the gate

This morning got off to a very rough start indeed. I had been planning to get into work early and set the alarm for 6:30. But for some reason the damn thing did not go off and what woke me was the morning sun entering through the window at 8:30 (I had planned on being in by 8. Grr.). I scrambled through the shower and and gathered my stuff together, made it to the office by 9:30, not bad all things considered. And we still made the noon deadline we had on our proposal by an hour so all is well in the end. But now I am wiped out from the stress overload.

Tuesday night social run coaching is on tap at Life Time tonight, so it will be a light mileage day but then the miles really pick up for me Wednesday and Thursday. Double digits are likely both days.

I’m in a taper of sorts as I prepare to coach TNT at Marine Corps Marathon on 10/26. I won’t be in the race but I will log a ton of miles escorting our runners through my section of the course, and it will probably a personal distance record. Hopefully I will still manage to have enough in the tank for the half at Outer Banks 11/9. That is after all my own target race. More on that later. For now I need coffee. Really badly.

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Nice late afternoon progression run (6 progressive + 1 mile cooldown), followed by a post run pick-me-up. Holiday tomorrow, sort of - big proposal at work will have me probably online from home at least a few hours. Oh well. Will still hopefully knock down some easy miles in daylight (gasp).

Nice late afternoon progression run (6 progressive + 1 mile cooldown), followed by a post run pick-me-up. Holiday tomorrow, sort of - big proposal at work will have me probably online from home at least a few hours. Oh well. Will still hopefully knock down some easy miles in daylight (gasp).

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