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Marathon training: week ending 10/14

Wednesday: Green Lake

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I was in Silicon Valley on Sunday & Monday, dinner plans on Tuesday and Amy and I left for Philly early Saturday. So I did have excuses this week but the final date looms near.

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Marathon training: week ending 10/7

Tuesday: Green Lake
Thursday: Green Lake

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No excuses this week. Only 49 days until the big one so next week's numbers had better look a bit better than this.

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Marathon training: week ending 9/23

Tuesday: Green Lake
Wednesday: Green Lake
Friday: Green Lake (after spending all day cutting down blackberry bushes)
Sunday: Green Lake 4 laps - 13 miles, half marathon!

This is getting a lot easier. The slight pain in my left shin that I was having last weekend and earlier this week seems to have subsided and my hip has been absolutely fine.

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It's all coming together and I still have 63 days of training left to improve.

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Photos at night

As I've branched out into more photographic experimentation, it's become increasingly apparent that I needed a decent tripod to compose some of the longer exposure shots. Last weekend I picked up a Giottos tripod but haven't really had an opportunity to try it out so after tonight's run, I took a quick stroll down to the bridge over the freeway and took some quick shots.

Lots to learn and practice here but it's going to be fun.

Night shots of I-5 from N 50th St 001

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Marathon training: week ending 9/16

Tuesday: Green Lake
Wednesday: Green Lake
Thursday: Woodlawn, past the zoo, up Phinney Ridge
Saturday: two laps around Green Lake (only six more to go!)
Sunday: Green Lake

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Seattle Marathon 11/25/07

It's been three years since Bob and I ran the New York Marathon and while ever since I've claimed to a 'runner', it's stretching the truth just a little. But things can change and nothing motivates like a real goal, so back in May I signed up for the full Seattle Marathon this coming November. Step 1 complete, goal defined.

While back in the UK, it dawned on me that that date was a mere twelve weeks away and, as much as I'd wish it, my body isn't constantly in a state of readiness for the 26 mile adventure. And therefore now comes the training regimen. I'm going to become very familiar with the footpath around Green Lake in the weeks to come.