The Road to Boston: Week 8 Recap

Sunday (8.19)

It is the usual 5K Sunday run day with Nike. With the amount of traveling I had to on Sunday, squeezing a 5K was all I could do and some quick core work. I will say if the weather when race day is at a higher humidity and fairly warm then I may struggle because on this run and the last few weeks on really warm days I did struggle to maintain a strong pace.


Monday (8.20)

A four mile day at a sub 7:00/mile pace. I was using Pegasus 35 Turbos and debating if it’s a shoe I want to go with for the race in several weeks. I really do love the Pegasus Turbos. They’re fast, they’re bouncy and they’re getting me through the last stretch of training.


Tuesday (8.21)

Threw another 4-mile run in at an even faster pace from the day before and added the basic leg curl/leg extension combination. I have previously mentioned how much I use to despise the leg extension machine because of the stress it places on the knee but I have changed my thinking and also changed the way I actually use the machine to make it beneficial to me.

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Wednesday (8.22)

Really short day…with a sub 6:40/mile pace. It’s a streak keeper, let’s be real. I originally thought about doing mile repeats at 6:30 but I decided against it, and I didn’t even have a good reason for it. I felt strong enough and thought if I’m feeling this good I should just do a couple repeats, took one look at my watch and I said to myself, “Yeah, No.”

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Writing this right now and I’m thinking well I have no mental toughness and will regret it because I didn’t work enough speed training in…

Thursday (8.23)

A fast 1.5 mile run after a long day of work. Just a streaker keeper in this instance. It’s unfortunate because it looks like Tuesdays and Thursdays are going to be streaker keeper days given the hours of work I’ll be doing, but it is what it is.


Breaking news, Nike is releasing some of my favorite running shoes with their Flyknit Technology! Introducing the Vaporfly 4% with Flyknit…

And the Nike Zoom Fly with Flyknit…

Friday (8.24)

A short 5K day…


Saturday (8.25)

Capping off the week with a 8-miler. Also with a lower body leg day to go with it. One of the more productive training days I have had in terms of lifting and running together.


  • Back Squats: 5 sets of 8 repetitions
  • Front Squats: 4 sets of 8 repetitions
  • Good Mornings: 4 sets of 8 repetitions
  • Safety Bar Squats: 4 sets of 8 repetitions

Two weeks is going to fly by quickly and even though my taper could be mocked by those who have trained in a more traditional sense I’ll continue to do shorter workouts at a much higher intensity just to fine tune everything. Here we come Erie Marathon!

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