Week Four: Aug 4 – Aug 10 Recap


There are only 82 days left until the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon! Just three months until runners line up by the thousands for a VIP running tour of the greatest city on earth. As you begin to rack up the miles and feel the impact of marathon training, stay focused on your goal and visualize the race you want to run. The marathon is an arduous physical test of endurance, but the mental fortitude it requires is even more demanding.

This week’s NYC marathon training was alright. I had planned to run long on Sunday, but a late night 15K on Saturday caused me some calf strain and I decided to bag it. My goal is to be healthy this fall, and I don’t want to jeopardize anything by running through pain. On the plus side, I can comfortably nail a 7:30 pace for 15K without my watch. That’s about 5 seconds slower than my goal pace for the first half of the marathon.

How is your marathon training going? Add a comment or ask a question below.

Don’t forget to show off your #MarathonBeard during your marathon training.

#MarathonBeard Week 4