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Coach’s Blog (wk 2) 5.18.15

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Jack’s Marathon Team:  Chicago and New York City 2015
 
 

 

Hello Chicago Team – I hope you had an enjoyable first week of training.
I trust however, most of us experienced some shortness in our breathing and perhaps difficulty maintaining normal pace due to the high humidity and warm temperatures we experienced this week.… Read the rest

2014 Coach’s Blog

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COACH’S WELCOME  … I hope by telling you an abbreviated version of my running story, I will explain where my passion for long distance running was born, why I continue to run for Jack’s Team and why I think my running experiences may be a useful resource to you during your upcoming training.… Read the rest

A Race Like No Other

Jack’s Marathon Teams: Coach’s Blog

NYC26.2 Week 22 / Nap26.2 Week 21 (Oct 26th)
 


Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
 
 
 
I am excited and sad today – excited to be heading to NYC this Friday to run through the Boroughs of New York but sad that this will be my final Coach Blog for this training year.… Read the rest

Time to Taper

Jack’s Marathon Team: Coach’s Blog
NYC26.2 Week 21 / Nap26.2 Week 20 (Oct 20th, 2014)
 

 
Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
NYC team members only two weeks until marathon day. Naperville runners – I hope your last 20 miler went very well and now you can enjoy the Tapper phase too.… Read the rest

Congrats Chicago! 3-Weeks NYC!!

Jack’s Marathon Team: Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Done !! / NYC26.2 Week 20 / Nap26.2 Week 19 (Oct 13, 2014)
 

 
Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
Congratulations to our Chicago Marathon Team Runners on completing your marathon. I hope you are enjoying your incredible accomplishment so few even think of doing let along completing.… Read the rest

Going to the START line

JACK’S MARATHON TEAMS  – Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 22 / NYC26.2 Week 19 / Nap26.2 Week 18 (Oct 5, 2014)
 


Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
 
Here we go – 7 days until the Chicago Marathon. Chicago Runners – you have spent 21 weeks training – take some pride in your commitment and reflect on how far you have come.… Read the rest

Believe

Jack’s Marathon Team:  Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 21 / NYC26.2 Week 18 / Nap26.2 Week 17 (Sept 29, 2014)

 
Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
I hope you are all enjoying the amazingly beautiful weather. This is my favorite time of year to get out and run.… Read the rest

Setting Realistic Goals

Jack’s Marathon Team:  Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 20 / NYC26.2 Week 17 / Nap26.2 Week 16 (Sept 21th, 2014)
 


Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
What a great weekend to get out there and run! Chicago Runners – I hope you had a successful last 20 (or 22) mile Long Run – Welcome to the TAPPER phase.… Read the rest

Your mission this week …

Jack’s Marathon Team: Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 19 / NYC26.2 Week 16 / Nap26.2 Week 15 (Sept 14th, 2014)
 


Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
I hope you all had a great week of training.
The weather was ideal for running, but you likely had to dig out some heavier shirts, possibly some light gloves and perhaps a hat to keep warm during early morning runs this week.… Read the rest

Listen to your Body

Jack’s Marathon Team – Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 18 / NYC26.2 Week 15 / Nap26.2 Week 14 (Sept 8th, 2014)

Hi Jack’s Team Runners:
I trust you all enjoyed the past weekend. Great training weather for a Long Run – I hope you all had success in meeting your goals and had fun during your runs.… Read the rest