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Surviving the Long Run

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JACK’S MARATHON TEAMS:  Coach’s blog
Chi26.2 Week 15 / NYC26.2 Week 12 / Nap26.2 Week 11 (Aug 17th, 2014)

 
Hi Jack’s Team Runners – once again great training weather this week.
I hope you enjoyed the shorter Long Run this weekend and your body is telling you that you could have done more.… Read the rest

Sharpening Phase – Own It!

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JACK’S MARATHON TEAMS – Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 14 / NYC26.2 Week 11 / Nap26.2 Week 10 (Aug 10th, 2014)
 

 
Hi Team –
Great training weather this week in Chicago.
I trust you enjoyed your long runs this weekend.
We have been very fortunate with mid-70 to 80 degree weather.… Read the rest

Be Proud of Every Step

JACK’S MARATHON TEAM: Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 13 / NYC26.2 Week 10 / Nap26.2 Week 9 (Aug 5th, 2014)
 

 
 
Hi Team –
 
Sorry I am late posting the training plans again this week – I have a lot going on juggling work, training and family.… Read the rest

Hitting the Wall

JACK’S MARATHON TEAMS:  Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 12 / NYC26.2 Week 9 / Nap26.2 Week 8 (July 28th, 2014)
 

 
Hi Team –
I hope all is going well with your training.
Last weekend I bonked on a 16 mile long run in the woods in Central Wisconsin.… Read the rest

Building Endurance

Chi26.2 Week 11 / NYC26.2 Week 8 / Nap26.2 Week 7 (July 21th, 2014)
 

 
Hi Team – I trust you had a great week of training with the cooler weather.
Congratulations to those of you who ran the Chicago Rock and Roll Half Marathon on Sunday -
I hope you will share your experience and thoughts with the entire team on the Facebook site.… Read the rest

Stronger than I think

JACK’S MARATHON TEAM: Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 10 / NYC26.2 Week 7 / Nap26.2 Week 6 (July 13th, 2014)
 

 
Dear Team:
 
Chicago team members – we are starting to load on the long run miles. For many of you every week going forward you will set a new personal long run distance.… Read the rest

Slow and Easy

JACK’S MARATHON TEAM: Coach’s Blog
Chi26.2 Week 9 / NYC26.2 Week 6 / Nap26.2 Week 5 (July 7th, 2014)

Hi Team -
NYC team members enjoy your “cut back” week.
Recall this is important to recharge your body and allow your muscles and bones time to recover from the past stresses.… Read the rest

What’s Your Fuel Plan?

Chi26.2 Week 8 / NYC26.2 Week 5 / Nap26.2 Week 4 (June 29rd, 2014)
 
 


Hi Team – the training plans for this week for each target marathon are as follows:
 
Chicago Marathon Week 8 Training Plan.

Plan
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Total

Novice
4
5
R or XT
5
Rest
11
R or XT
24

Beginner
4
6
R or XT
5
Rest
12
R or XT
27

Intermediate
4
7
R or XT
6-7
Rest
14
R or XT
31-32


NYC Marathon Week 5 Training Plan.… Read the rest

Food, Shoes and Body Glide

JACK’S MARATHON TEAM: Coach’s Blog

Chi26.2 Week 7 / NYC26.2 Week 4 / Nap26.2 Week 3 (June 23rd, 2014)
 

 
Hi Team – Once again business travel has me behind in getting a post out to you.
I hope all of you had an enjoyable Long Run in this past weekend.… Read the rest

All Systems Go!

June 9, 2014 – Chi26.2 Week 5 / NYC26.2 Week 2 / Nap26.2 Week 1
 
Well it’s all systems go, all three of our 2014 Jack’s Marathon Teams are now in training. This week’s update will focus on a news blast to update everyone on:
• our team membership status,
• newly created Facebook group page,
• team run details for this Saturday June 14th
• training plan details for each group (and tips for each team).… Read the rest