Category Archives: Exercise

Summer 2012 Update

Hey Gang – Yes, I know… it’s been awhile.  Many of you have reminded me!  And I know I owe some of you some responses (like my pals in Midland – love y’all – CB, Alan, BW, Trevor, and several … Continue reading

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The Finish Line!

It is done.  I can barely walk today, but it is done.  After over 6 months of training and nearly 30 blog entries about this marathon, it is done.  After encountering and surviving the infamous mental and physical hell known … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown: LA Marathon tomorrow!

After 24 weeks of training, the day has arrived.  It’s supposed to be cold, rainy and windy, which is so ironic given how few days are actually like that in LA all year.  But… what can we do?  Gotta suck … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Week Twenty-Four (Final Week!)

The last week of training!  And what a light and easy week it’s been.  I’ve had a revolving door of these “phantom” injuries… irritations, I should say.  A reoccurring tight hamstring, an IT band that acts up sometimes, etc.  I’m … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Week Twenty-Three

Technically, this was an even easier week of training, as our taper-down process continues.  To me, this concept always seemed counter-intuitive, in a way.  You would think the actual marathon would happen at the height of all the heavy miles.  … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Week Twenty-Two

Okay… so it’s all downhill from here.  With Saturday’s 22-miler being the apex of our training, we now begin to gradually taper down our volume and intensity in prep for the actual marathon.  This will give our body a chance … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Twenty-One

This week was all about trying to let this light strain in my soleus heal up while keeping up with the training, so I could do the big 22-miler on Saturday.  I did do a 20 a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Week Twenty

And then… potential “disaster” strikes this week.  I know there is a school of thought that says, for first-time marathoners, be very careful with speed work and hill work.  My old friend and fellow drummer, Blas – who’s a veteran … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Week Nineteen

Kind of a crazy week… had to do my usual Saturday long-run on Sunday.  Otherwise, all else seems to be progressing nicely. Sun – 2-5-12: Weights at the gym (#2 HST-style routine – 10-rep feature.) Mon – 2-6-12: Late night … Continue reading

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Marathon Training: Week Eighteen

Started off the week in Panama City, but made it back to LA in time for this week’s 20-miler on Saturday.  It was joyous!  Seriously.  Read on… Sun – 1-29-12: 30-minute powerwalk (Panama City) Mon – 1-30-12: Weights at the … Continue reading

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