Training Time (6/5-6/11)

In this section each week, I will provide updates on my training for the Boston Marathon qualifying race. If you are looking for tips on heart-rate zones or the physiology of running, you may want to look elsewhere. If you want some content on chafing prevention and pre-race Pop Tarts, you’ve found your place!


It’s an important skill that most fat guys lack immensely, including this guy. I can touch the top of a mountain much quicker than touching my own toes.

In this case, however, I’m talking…uhh writing…about flexibility in a training schedule.

As an achiever, reaching goals is a dedication in my life and setting a strategic plan to work toward them…or train for the Boston Marathon qualifying for instance…is crucial to success. Often, that means creating a routine that takes priority in your daily life.

So, what happens when…oh I don’t know…you go to Europe in the middle of that training plan within a month from your next race? Will taking a week or 10 days off from training derails the whole plan?

I’m no scientist, but the biggest threat to derailing your training is you believing it has already been compromised and using that as an excuse to quit.

Let me put it into terms that my audience can surely understand…

Us fatties go through a long strategic process of eating heaping helpings of high quality bad-for-you food. After all these portions, will 7-10 days of eating like a rabbit…err sensible salads…suddenly turn you back into a skinny person?

Too bad, I’d make millions if it did. Don’t you worry, I’d still do the blog. In fact, maybe I’d have the time to make this a daily read! Donations accepted anytime!

During my time in Europe this week, I am finding opportunities to get some training in when available, but am not worrying myself to death about…well really anything…but least of all the total mileage (kilometerage?). I got in an 8-mile run in London on Sunday to cap the week and look forward to a longer run in the Swiss Alps on Wednesday or Thursday.

Don’t let the need to train run your life…you are probably running plenty already.

Training Recap (6/5-6/11)
# of Runs – 4
Total Miles – 30
Long Run – 10 miles
Strength Workouts – 2

2 thoughts on “Training Time (6/5-6/11)

  1. Just caught up on your posts and I’m really enjoying them!!
    I’ve long been a big fan of yours and I’m certainly rooting for you in your latest endeavor

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