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Week 2 of Marine Corps Marathon training in the books

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Week two was a success.

I have dropped almost 3 lbs in less than two weeks by paying attention to what I am eating and following my marathon training plan. I'm giving myself an extra gold star for running in miserable heat and humidity and while away on business travel.

Since I needed to be out of town for an early Tuesday a.m. meeting, I move my hill training to Monday and ran a lucky 7.77 miles. Since I had a 7:30 a.m. work meeting Tuesday a.m. and was unsure when I would get home Tuesday night, I did my easy three mile run at 5:15 a.m. There was nothing easy about that run. It was hot, humid and windy along the Buffalo, NY lake shore but I got it done.

Took my Wednesday running rest day and when to physical therapy, where it did some leg and hip strength training. I have been fighting a summer cough/cold, and it got the better of me Wednesday night. I fell asleep at 8:30 and did not wake until 7:30 the next day. I did my 6 mile tempo run at lunch, but due to heat and humidity it was not at the tempo I was shooting for.

Friday was an easy 3.25 miles in a light rain, followed by a 10.4 mile run with a .6 mile cool down walk this morning with the Mullin's running/breakfast group. Today's run was a surprising 8:56 min/mile pace.

Target miles for the week: 27
Actual miles for the week: 32

On to week 3!!
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WATERMELLEN 7/28/2012 7:13PM

    Takes grit and determination in that heat: good work on the weight loss too!

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MBSHAZZER 7/23/2012 1:22PM

    Great job, John! You are on your way to a successful marathon #2!

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POWERAUER 7/22/2012 11:31AM

    Hooyah for beating the heat! Just 98 days to go!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 7/22/2012 10:14AM

    emoticon emoticon

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JILLIANPRNCSS 7/22/2012 6:14AM

    On our way to DC!!!!!!

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NYC_NATIVE 7/22/2012 12:19AM

    It's great to read your marathon training updates! So far, it looks like all systems are a "go." emoticon Keep it up.

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LAURIE5658 7/21/2012 7:35PM

    Woot John! Let 'er rip!

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MIAMIA7 7/21/2012 6:51PM

    Way to go John! I really need to work on my eating. I want to lose 10-15 pounds and have maintained at this weight for over 1.5 years. I am eating the meals fine it's the other stuff. Great job on losing while training..hard to do!

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