Training Check In: Three Weeks Into The Jersey City Training Block

This week, I’m spending a few days up in Lake George for a relaxing winter get away. It’s been about three and a half weeks since this training block started. I was a bit hesitant going in. But things have been going pretty smooth. Here’s a quick run down. The Plan – Modified Pfitz 12/85 […]

Marathon Recovery Check In, Four Weeks Post Philly

After months of hard training, that post-marathon period is a time to rest and recover. I ran the Philly Marathon this year, and it’s now a little over three weeks since the race. I’ve been meaning to write up a quick reflection on how my recovery has been going for a while now, and I […]

Race Report: A Cold, Windy Morning at the Philly Marathon

My goal race this fall was the Philly Marathon. It was a frigid, windy morning. But it was a great race nonetheless. Here’s my race report. Training for the Philly Marathon I wrote an extensive post about my training for this marathon here. But here’s the short version. I followed Jack Daniels 2Q, peaking at […]

Training Recap: Preparing for the Philly Marathon

This weekend, I’ll be running the Philadelphia Marathon. So I figured that this would be a good time to reflect on how my training has gone the past few months. So here’s an overview of this training cycle – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Training Cycle Goals Last October, I ran my first […]

Pros and Cons of a Pete Pfitzinger Marathon Plan

Are you looking for a training schedule to get you through 26.2 miles and hit a new PR? Well here’s an overview of a great choice – the Pete Pfitzinger marathon training plan. Pfitz – also known as Uncle Pete – is an accomplished distance runner. He studied exercise science and wrote several books about […]

Jack Daniels Marathon Training Plan: Pros and Cons of the 2Q Plan

If you’re planning for your next marathon, you might want to consider a Jack Daniels marathon training plan. The 2Q plan is challenging yet flexible, and it could be the right choice to push you to a new PR. There are a bunch of marathon training plans out there in books and on the internet, […]

Recovering from My Race and Bridging the Gap to the Next One

About six weeks ago, I ran my goal race for the spring. I ran the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon and set a new PR. Read the race report here. I’m planning on running the Philadelphia Marathon in November. From one race to the next, that’s about 30 weeks. I thought it would be […]

Race Report: Atlantic City Marathon – My First!

This year, one of my goals was to run my first marathon. I registered for the New Jersey Marathon in October, and eventually had my plans shifted to Atlantic City due to Covid. But happily, I was able to run a race. Here’s my race report. Training for My First Marathon I wrote more extensively […]

Training for My First Marathon with Jack Daniels 2Q Plan

After I spent the spring training for a half, the plan was to continue to ramp up my mileage and prepare for a full marathon in the fall. The bad news is that life got busy in a variety of ways, and I stopped writing this blog for a while. I had hoped to write […]

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