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The Five Hour Marathon (#2 and #3)

The Five Hour Marathon (#2 and #3)

Here’s a not-so-secret secret about the Front Range of Colorado — we sometimes get  spectacularly nice days during winter. Although they’re not often as nice as they were today and yesterday: I had these two days off work, so I decided to try...

The Five Hour Marathon (#1)

My work schedule and the weather finally aligned for me to do my first five hour marathon training session yesterday. And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It’s true that I’m feeling the 26.2 miles of pavement a little bit today, but for the...

Chasing the Five Hour Marathon

There’s a lot of talk these days about what it’s going to take for someone to run the first sub-two hour marathon. I think it’s an interesting topic, particularly the science and training principles behind the discussion, but the two-hour marathon itself...

Compared to What?

In 2012 I averaged 40 miles of running a week. I didn’t have any firm mileage goals coming into the year, so there’s no immediate reaction to that number (other than “Oh, 40 huh? Ok”). On the one hand, I assume most non-runners would consider...