Edward's Marathon Training Site 2010

On January 1, I began training for the Regensburg Marathon on May 16, 2010.

My goal this year is to run a sub-4 marathon either at Regensburg in May or Berlin in September, both are flat and fast.

Update: got a 04:22:55 at Regensburg Marathon May 16th, see full report with pictures and videos here.

You can view my past running sites here: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006



==trainingDay
2010-09-26
Berlin marathon, 05:01:04: had a good, solid run, nothing hurt excessively, just
hammered after 35K as always and ran it in, indescribable feeling seeing the 
Brandenburg Gate and then running in the last 1K. Was rainy with lots of 
puddles, wet the whole race but refreshing. Nice to have done another marathon
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==trainingDay
2010-09-17
Did a quick 5K after work, could run fast, weather is perfect for a marthon, one more week.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:02
warmdown3K
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-09-09
Had time for a quick 5K after work, felt good at the beginning but was at an
average 4:28 at the autobahn bridge, but throughout the rest of the run was 
able to run solid and faster so picked up a good 30 seconds from my last couple
times, ran the last Bessemerstr. stretch in 3:30, also had a strong 3K warm down home. 
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 22:59
warmdown3K
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-09-07
Did two quick 5Ks and a 3K warm down after work, two 5Ks under sub-four pace at 
least (27:30). It's getting cold enough to where a head rag around my neck,
during that warmdown got chilly when I stopped to get a water.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:27
ikeaLoop5K: 27:27
warmdown3K
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-09-03
Did a quick 5K after work on the way home again with 3K warmdown, was a bit
 behind on all my markers at the beginning but kept strong pace till the end,
  it's getting cooler here, nice to run in the non-heat, though.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:23
warmdown3K
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-08-30
Had time for a 5K after work, ran off strong, and the watch said I was fast, had 
a 4:30 at the top of the ramp, an 11:30 at Priesterweg, 14:10 under the bridge 
and a 19:40 at the last corner. Had a nice pace on the warm down as well. Less than 
a month to the Berlin marathon, the weather has definitely changed: it's 
starting-school-and-marathon weather again, almost could have worn a scarf or sweatshirt
today. Wore my new brown body bag that I got from my sister-in-law, best thing is 
that the zipper works again.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:16
warmdown3K
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-08-24
In Bad Homburg for a project for a couple days so took off tonight and 
did a one hour run up into the hills here and back down. Lots of fresh 
forest pine!
[[
easyRun: 1:00:00
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-08-19
Had time for a quick 5K after work, ran hard and got a better time than the last 5K 
before vacation so I feel caught up, need to get some mileage in though in the 
next weeks, we'll see.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:47
warmdown3K
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-08-16
This was a hard run after 3 weeks vacation in which I ran only once. Great thing
about running is you eventually have to pay the price and this was one of those 
"pay runs". Nice to be back out on the pavement, though. Need to get some mileage 
here these weeks to be able to run a decent race end of September in Berlin marathon.   
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 25:01
ikeaLoop5K: 28:25
warmdown3K
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-08-03
Went on a 2-hour vacation run from Bansin up to Ueckeritz along the Baltic coast 
but through the forest. Got to the beach just in time to see the big ball of sun
separate from the horizon and start the day. This was a beautiful run, the first
half beautiful nature and the last half on the bike path along the highway just 
a time to get into a good pace and knock out an hour of early morning running. Cut
into the forest at the Urlaub sign and got pretty lost but came out about 10 feet
from our parked car! Very nice. 
[[
vacationRun: 2:00:00
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-07-22
Got out of work at 18:25 in time to do two 5K runs before meeting my friend 
Henry who joined me for the last 5K. Felt good on my first run but it was no 
record day, too much eating out and big pizzas, great Thai food and beer this 
week, good to work that off, legs feel a bit worn. Nice, cool weather today.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:48
ikeaLoop5K: 28:28
ikeaLoop5K: 34:33
walked back to Priesterweg with Henry, 1K run home
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-07-14
Ran after work at 18:00 when the day was not yet done being hot, ran my first 5K as fast as 
I could, but could not even get within a minute of my PB, amazing what the heat does to your 
time, I weighed less than 72 after my run, at least running in the heat makes you lose weight, 
this Berlin marathon should be my lightest ever. Starting up on my second run I realized I was 
exhausted from the first, ran 7 minutes slower, would be nice to keep as many of my 5Ks under 
27:30 which is the magic time for each 5K if you want to run a sub-4 marathon.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 24:05
ikeaLoop5K: 31:05
3K warm down home
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-07-12
A very hot day at work so waited till 19:00 to get off and run which, although the sun was down 
quite a bit, the air was a like an oven, felt strong running off at the start was keeping up with 
my record for the first half but by the time I got to the lake with the humidity coming off the 
water reminding me of Arkansas in the summer time, I became too sluggish but ran in hard for a 
decent hot day time. Had a good pace coming home.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:50
3K warm down home
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-07-07
Was as cooler but very sunny day today with brilliant green trees and blue sky, had a feeling 
I would break my 5K record in my afternoon run, ran hard and got my personal best (since my 21:21
high school best that is). First three runs were really fun, nice pace, half way through the fourth 
run I had leg breakdown, which is what I'm after, if I want to get a sub-4 this september, I need 
to push the leg breakdown past 3 and 4 hours. Hid three waters in bush again, appreciated each one.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 22:45
ikeaLoop5K: 26:40
ikeaLoop5K: 28:21
ikeaLoop5K: 32:00
3K warm down home
]]
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==trainingDay
2010-07-05
Had time for a quick 5K after work, was a hot 30C, felt sluggish at start but was 
keeping up with record time on first three points, heat finally got me but finished 
with a decent time, also had a clippy run home, good pace.
[[
ikeaLoop5K: 23:28
3K warm down home
]]
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see pre-regensburg marathon runs (Jan 2010 - May 2010) here