Sunday, January 06, 2008

Boston Marathon Training Report: Journey Begins

What a difference one week makes from being broken to “not bad”. Look for “pretty good” in the future; as of now all is on the up and up.
The 112th Boston Marathon journey unofficially started this morning with a B.A.A. group run from Cleveland Circle. That’s the turn with the railroad tracks after mile 22 from the downhill, Chestnut Hill Avenue\Beacon Street.
A very good feeling of comradeship embarked on us as the good sized group headed out the backside to join up with the course around mile 16.5. Quick water grab and down to mile 14 for the run to mile 22. Building character in savoring the Newton Hills, matching stride for stride, swapping stories, meeting new runners and reminiscing with the old is what makes up the jaunt at Long Run pace and not racing.

Weekly Review
Total Miles\Time: 65.1
Number of Workouts: 7
Stretching: most pre and every post run
Yoga: none
P\U, S\U: just about every other day
Notes: Only sour run was the interval w\o on Tuesday. All other runs were sub 8:00\mi. hovering near 7:00 minutes. Very happy with this change.
Issues to Note: Scratchy throat issue migrating around cranium lending to restless sleep with excessive phlegm buildup. All other systems a go!
Next Week Goal: Plain and simple, just stick with the program and enjoy the ride.

AM: 16.5m, cldy,35(F), 1:55:42, 7:00/mi, HR Average: 150 Max: 170


  1. You're lucky to be able to practice the ins and outs of the course. By the time I get to the Newton Hills my race is usually over. Here's to a great week!

  2. Thanx Mike, being out on the course is certainly a plus. I'll try and post some photos next time I get out there.

  3. Ditto to Mike's comments. That must be pretty cool to be able to do workouts on THE course.