Monthly Archives: "March 2014"

Earth from Above

Posted by · on March 31, 2014 · in Reflection, Running · with 0 Comments

Earth from Above

I wake up this morning before my alarm. This is usually a good sign – as my body adjusts to the (relative) reduction in self-imposed physical distress, I start waking up with the equatorial sun. The light is already bright in my tiny bedroom and I stiffly make my way out of bed and into […]

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Streaks

Posted by · on March 30, 2014 · in Reflection · with 0 Comments

Streaks

I’ve got to admit, I have a soft-spot for streaks. A few years ago, I had my first-ever Big Mac. What can I say – my parents weren’t big proponents of fast food. I was in the airport in Lima, Peru with my friends Adam and Sam. We were heading back to Boston after a […]

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Living with Black Swans

Posted by · on March 29, 2014 · in Reflection, Running · with 0 Comments

Living with Black Swans

When I look at the wall of my bedroom, which has now been plastered with three-and-a-half months worth of weekly training schedules, I’m reminded of something Jon said to me. “There’s always something.” There’s always something that always gets in the way of sticking to our perfect, pre-determined schedule. We can’t control these somethings, but […]

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A Change of Seasons

Posted by · on March 28, 2014 · in Reflection, Running · with 0 Comments

A Change of Seasons

I sometimes listen to the online broadcast of Boston’s NPR station here in Quito. Part of me likes the familiarity of the various hosts –Tom Ashbrook’s mellow interview voice like an old friend as I stretch or cook dinner. But, honestly, a big part of me gets some twisted pleasure from hearing the top-of-the-hour weather […]

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Twenty-Six

Posted by · on March 27, 2014 · in Reflection, Running · with 0 Comments

Twenty-Six

In early December, my coach, Jon, and I sat down at my parents’ house in suburban Massachusetts to discuss how I could best prepare for the Boston Marathon, then 19 weeks away. Together, we compiled a list of workouts, ranges of mileage, and select races which we agreed would bring me to the April 21st […]

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Tyler’s Training: Week of March 3, 2014

Posted by · on March 11, 2014 · in Tyler's Training · with Comments Off on Tyler’s Training: Week of March 3, 2014

Tyler’s Training: Week of March 3, 2014

Weekly Summary – 125 miles in 6 days.  A great week getting back to Quito and high miles at altitude. Good recovery from the Treadmill Half Marathon WORLD RECORD last week. A great long workout on Sunday and getting back to the swing of 20+ miles a day! Finally please don’t forget to support STRIVE […]

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Tyler’s Training: Week of February 24, 2014

Posted by · on March 11, 2014 · in Tyler's Training · with Comments Off on Tyler’s Training: Week of February 24, 2014

Tyler’s Training: Week of February 24, 2014

Weekly Summary – 64 Miles in 11 Runs and 1 WORLD RECORD!! Super low mileage with travel and a mini-taper, but all worth it for Saturday’s World Record!! A great trip back to Boston and many thanks for all those involved in making the attempt a success! Check out this longer recap of the race and […]

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