Archive for September 2011

Planning your marathon day experience for optimum results. (Also, a note about the Yom Kippur fast)

Today’s post is courtesy of Coach Brenden Cournane. He is a marathon running coach and speaker based in Chicago.  He has completed over 80 marathons, including a marathon in each of the 50 States and has also raced in Europe, South America, Antarctica, China and Africa (where he also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro).  He has run... Read more »

AHA MTP week 17

Can you believe that you are in week 17 of marathon training?  Another taper week, another chance to relax and let your body heal.  It has been a tough summer a lot of heat an humidity, now if it will just stop raining in Chicago we can get our taper runs in. Not much to say... Read more »

Team update: 17 days to go!

Greetings to my fellow Run with Heart team members! I hope this finds everyone well!  It’s taper time, woohoo!  If you haven’t done so yet, check out Tom’s training update. He has some great tips for this week. Fundraising update Our team has passed the $82,000 raised mark! As I mentioned last week, last year... Read more »
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AHA MTP Week 16

Let the taper begin! You have completed 15 weeks of your marathon training.  You have run your 20 miler.  You have three weeks of training remaining and then the marathon!  Did you really think 15 weeks ago that you would be here and to accomplish everything you have so far? These next three weeks of training are for tapering.  These weeks are... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Training is coming to and end- A poem...

This poem was sent to me by Leah Boerger, who came up with this on her last long run! Enjoy! Chicago Marathon Training is coming to an end And this is not the regular fundraising message, my friend I’d like to tell you about my last 16 weeks of preparation And why this trip to... Read more »

Team update: your pre 20 mile run edition...

Greetings to my fellow Run with Heart team members! For most of you, this weekend’s long run will mark your longest ever. If you haven’t done so yet, check out Tom’s training update. He has some great tips for this week. Team Updates From here on out, I’ll be doing weekly updates! I’ll try to... Read more »
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AHA MTP Week 15

Let’s see a show of hands, who thought 14 weeks ago that you would be running 20 miles in one day, without stopping?  Any one, no one.  You will this weekend.  All the miles you have put in this training season has you ready for this run.  This is the highest mile week you have... Read more »

AHA MTP Week 14

Enjoy your last cutback week! Here it is your last cutback week of the season.  One last long run and then a two week taper. Mileage for the week: Monday           REST Tuesday           5 miles Wednesday     9 miles Thursday          5 miles and strength training Friday               REST Saturday           14 miles Sunday                Cross and Strength I hope that... Read more »