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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

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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

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.


R or XT
R or XT

R or XT
R or XT

R or XT
R or XT

NYC Marathon Week 5 Training Plan.… Read the rest

Food, Shoes and Body Glide

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

Coach’s Blog #8

June 2nd, 2014
I am a little behind getting this update out this week as I have been busy celebrating my son’s college graduation and having family visit for the past 6 days. My life is slowly getting back to normal and I hope to get back to my own training for both the 2014 Fox Valley and Chicago Marathons.… Read the rest

Coach’s Blog #7

May 27th, 2014
I trust you enjoyed a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. I spent some time trail running in central Wisconsin at my cabin. We are now mid Week 3 of our training plans for Chicago. The Chart below summarizes the training plan for this week.… Read the rest

Coach’s Blog#6

May 18th, 2014
What a weird week we just had – sun, rain, SNOW !
I trust you enjoyed the beautiful weekend, and I hope your first Long Run went well.
As we enter Week 2 of our training plan for Chicago there is little change from week 1 with the exception your Long Run distance increases by 1 mile.… Read the rest

Coach’s Blog #5

MAY 15, 2014

I hope your first week of training is going well and you are getting your runs in.
I know it has been a bit miserable out there dogging the rain this week. I find it refreshing to run in a soft drizzle.… Read the rest