Category Archive: training entry

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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Jun 24

Marathon training miles and shoes

At this point in this marathon training cycle, I’ve covered just over 308 miles, with almost 80 of them just this month (still with a week remaining in June). The target is set to qualify for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:14:59 or faster in the Salmon Marathon (ID) on September 8th. Had …

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Jun 24

Trail bandit: half-marathon training run

I woke up smelling like I had slept by a campfire. The smoke plume from the High Park fire had apparently shifted overnight. The image here is what the plume looked like from my backyard around 9pm last night. But this morning was visibly hazy, visibility down to about 5-miles, and there was a bit …

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Jun 23

3 Tips for Increasing Your Race Distance

    Are you an advanced runner looking for those one or two small tweaks that can boost your running skills? Check out this Active.com video by running author Matt Fitzgerald, who offers strategies that can help you maximize your potential as a runner and become a more well-rounded athlete. More from Active.com: 5 Ways …

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Jun 22

It’s Who I Am

I don’t often promote products here, but yesterday, I received one of the best products ever, and enjoyed some added peace of mind on my run this morning. It’s called a Road ID – perhaps you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t, go to their website (link to the right) and check it out. Road …

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Jun 22

Fans full of hot air

Did you ever feel like the people cheering you on during a marathon were full of hot air? This morning, that was actually true for me. While doing an early morning tempo workout at Niwot High School track, a couple hot air balloons floated overhead. One was close enough that I could hear cheering from …

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Jun 18

Father’s Day run

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there, especially to mine! I still remember running with my dad back in middle-school and high-school. I was prepping for soccer season, and he was prepping for refereeing and coaching. After a lazy morning with extra hugs from my kids, and a good breakfast, I finally made …

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Jun 14

Smoke Running

The High Park fire is currently only 10% contained, and has burned about 47,000 acres just west of Ft. Collins. Thousands are evacuated from their homes, and one woman has died in this intense and fast-moving wildfire. Huge thanks go out to the thousands of firefighters and pilots who are battling this erratic and dangerous …

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