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How I’m Training

I’ve been planning for a while to post an update on my training plan – which really isn’t “updated” at all. Rather, I completely replaced what I was doing.  I’m going to start with some background, but if you’re interested in skipping straight to the plan itself, skip away.

Evolution of my thinking on training

The last time I did a training plan, I had very a very specific time goal in mind and only a vague understanding of how to reach it. I knew from reading blogs and online articles that speed work was important, and that increasing my long run was important, and that tempo runs were important… I read all kinds of articles on Runners World.com, looked at a variety of training plans, and shoved a bunch of things that looked promising into a format based on the Hal Higdon intermediate training plan that worked for me last year.

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