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Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 16 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 16

Race day is not far away – received my confirmation sheet for the Dec. 7 San Antonio RnR Half. This is the last hard week before the taper (48 miles this week, then 40 and...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 15 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 15

This is the “IS THE TAPER WEEK SOON?” and “I HATE TREADMILLS” post all rolled into one. This week the strength run is a 3 x 2 mile on Tuesday, tempo run on Thursday...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 14 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 14

I’m tired. I’ve reached the point that is mentioned in the Hanson’s guide where the mileage just makes you tired. This week the strength run is a lovely 2 x 3 mile on Tuesday,...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 13 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 13

This week the strength run is a lovely 3 x 2 mile on Tuesday, tempo run on Thursday is 5 miles. It also has a 10 mile Long Run on Sunday. Total target mileage...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 12 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 12

This week the speed runs change to strength runs, this first one is 6 x 1 mile on Tuesday, tempo run on Thursday goes up to 5 miles. It also has a 10 mile Long Run...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 11 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 11

Cooler weather hath come to South Texas!!! The program is really starting to show the results, making me wonder if I set my target too low on my half-marathon pace. When I was first...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 10 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 10

This is the halfway point in the 18 week program, and I’ve found my second (?) mistake. I was looking for when the Sunday Easy runs turned into Sunday Long runs…and found that I was...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 9 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 9

As of Tuesday of this week (September 30th) I will have run 150 miles this month. Pretty incredible given my past knee et al history. June was 88, July and August were right at 100...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 8 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 8

The previous week’s log is here. This week the speed run  is 6×800 on Tuesday, tempo run on Thursday goes up to 4 miles. It also has an 10 miler on Sunday. Total target mileage 40 miles....

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 7 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 7

There are many articles and books on the effects of practice, or repetitive effort towards the same goal (which marathon and half-marathon training certainly falls into). Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, says that...

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