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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The 20MR Episode 32: Forming a Marathon plan, potassium questions and snow!



It's good to have you along for Episode 32, and week 2 of the marathon training. I actually had to record for this episode twice; the first audio was not clear enough to use. I explain why in this episode.

We talk about the plan for the marathon, including:
  1. Cross training plans
  2. Intervals/tempo runs
  3. The long run
  4. Tapering
  5. Potassium (what is it and do we need more of it during heavy training?)
  6. Expanding the core exercises as we prepare for 26.2 miles
  7. Potential plans to run a 5 or 10 K in the weeks leading up the marathon (if I can find one)
  8. I am considering recording some during the marathon. Your thoughts?
I include an update on how the training is going so far and talk a bit about the winter weather we've experienced recently. This run was actually in the dark on potentially dangerous "black ice," but we did not fall--fortunately. I did have to deal with four-wheelers and wet feet this past weekend after the snowfall. As a runner, I know you understand.

If you are viewing this in IE, you might want to switch to Firefox (or another browser). We are having technical issues with IE for some reason. If you use it, some blogs may not be shown or at best, be incomplete. I am working on it if I can figure out what is causing the problem.

Finally, stay tuned for episode 34. It will be a tribute to my late father who passed away January 3rd, 2005. The Marathon is for him...as well as for me.

You listening means more than I can adequately say. I sincerely thank you and ask that you tell other running friends about the podcast. I appreciate that as well. And finally,

Merry Christmas!!

And as always,
Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,
The 20 Minute Runner

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Links mentioned in this episode


Healthline.com

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Colorado State


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