Kevin

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Name: Kevin Pugh
Date registered: June 7, 2008
URL: http://puggerrunner.com

Latest posts

  1. New Year! — December 31, 2013
  2. My First DNS — November 25, 2013
  3. Dust Bowl Run — March 17, 2013
  4. Hi Again — February 17, 2013
  5. The Post-Race Funk — December 5, 2012

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Aug 05

20-miler for Week #29

Today’s marathon training was a 20-mile endurance run, with some targeted heart-rate work for a main set. I got up early to eat, and to watch Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan in the Olympic Marathon. On that tough and rainy course, Shalane finished 10th, and Kara finished 11th, not far from the leader. It was …

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Jul 23

Is Chariots of Fire a good running track?

Apparently, some research has been done on this question. Check out the BBC article HERE, and see for yourself. And THIS is another link to a related article. Or, read on for my hack-summary… The research basically determined that it’s an ideal motivational song for getting runners “in the mood” to perform well. It signals …

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Jul 22

18.5-mile run in Jersey

This morning’s scheduled marathon training was a 18.5-mile endurance run, with mile repeats in the middle. Although it was only 65-degrees at 6:30am, it was so humid that I was drenched by the end of the second mile. By the time the run was finished, the temp was up to 80-degrees, and I couldn’t wait …

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Jul 18

Road-trip running

While traveling across the country in my in-laws’ RV, I wasn’t about to skip out on my scheduled marathon training runs. It just meant getting up really early to get it done before it was time for us to leave the campground and hit the road again. So, yesterday I was up at 5am to …

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Jul 14

Training run turned into a bandit run

This morning’s scheduled workout was a 17-mile endurance run, with a main set of four mile-repeats at zone 4 heart rate (2-minutes jogging recovery in-between), then another four miles in zone 4 broken up however I wanted. I got out early enough that it was still cool (55-degrees), and the sun was just beginning to …

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Jul 12

New running shoes

Marathon training requires very little equipment, but the right shoes are a must-have. With 350+ miles on my shoes, it was time for replacements. Although I’ve been very satisfied with my Mizuno Wave Nirvana 8′s, my new running form and pace had me wondering if I’d benefit from something less hefty, with more of a …

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Jul 11

Training into target race pace

This morning’s scheduled marathon training was a 10-mile tempo run. I headed out at 6:30am, and it was still cool (about 55). Last night, I cleaned up a couple of playlists, and organized them by beats-per-minute, to include a playlist at 90bpm, since the 92bpm list felt a touch too constrained in terms of form. …

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Jul 10

10k interval workout – solid!

Last night’s scheduled workout on the road to the Boston Marathon was a 10k with a main set of 12x100m intervals, two-minute recoveries in between. After a couple sub-9 miles to warm up, I hit the accelerations feeling strong as I was treated to a gorgeous sunset over the mountains. Most of those intervals were …

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Jul 08

Marathon Training: Running Form Analysis

Interested in seeing a professional running form analysis? Check out this video with voice-over from my coach, Craig Howie of the Howie Endurance Project. He expertly analyzed my form using video he recorded during a cadence training at the track. Kevin Pugh Video (with voice over) Having never really seen myself run, it was interesting …

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Jul 07

15.5 mile training run after a week off

This morning, I tackled a 15.5-mile training run after a week of rest for a strained Achilles tendon. I noticed the pain after mowing my lawn last week, although I don’t remember anything traumatic happening. At my coach’s advice, I skipped the two mid-week workouts on my marathon training schedule, and iced my leg periodically. …

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