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Coaching Blog 6.29.15

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June 29th, 2015

Wow – time is flying by!   June is almost over.
Chicago Marathon runners welcome to week 8 and New York Runners welcome to week 5 of training.
Depending on the training plan you are following your Long Run Distance this week is as follows:

Training Week
Beginner Plan
Intermediate Plan

Long Run
Long Run

5 mi easy
11-12 mi easy
3 mi at MGP / 6-7 mi
14 mi easy

New York
4-5 mi easy
9 mi easy
2 mi at MGP / 6 mi
10 mi easy

Continue to set priorities in your weekly schedule to balance family, work and make every effort to get in your training runs.… Read the rest

Coaching Blog 6.22.2015

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June 22th, 2015
Hi Team – I hope you had an enjoyable Father’s Day with your family this past weekend. 

Chicago team members I hope you enjoyed your first “Cut Back” week and you feel rested and energized to push on with more training.… Read the rest

Coaching blog 6.15.15

June 15, 2015

Hello Jack’s Team Runners.
What a crazy day with tremendous amounts of rain here in Chicago – anyone get a run in today? Hats off to you, if you did.

So when I started writing this – the Blackhawks just scored the first goal in game 6 … I became glued to the TV.… Read the rest

Coaching Blog 6.07.15

Hello Team.

Chicago Marathon runners – welcome to week 5 of training where your Saturday Long Run goal is now 9 miles! (perhaps this will be a new personal distance record for you).

New York City team members welcome to week 2 of training – your long run goal is this week is 6 miles.
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Coaching Blog 5.25.15

Jack’s Marathon Teams:
Chicago and New York City Training Plans and General Notes


NYC Team Members – technically your first week of training starts next Monday June 1st. However, a suggested training plan for this week is given below which is essentially identical to week one.
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Coach’s Blog (wk 2) 5.18.15

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

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