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Men’s Health Urbanathlon Training

Posted by audaciousalbert on October 27, 2012

Excited to be training for the San Francisco Men’s Health Urbanathlon team relay on November 18th.


Looking at some of the obstacles throughout this race, I know I need to do some more specificity training to get in shape. Events I done in the past such as the Warrior Dash and Ranch Romp run required upper body strength and the ability to adapt to working different muscle groups from one obstacle to the next. I plan to draw from my experiences at these races when planning my training routine for the Urbanathlon.

Here’s a recap and some highlights of my training activity this week:

Sunday: ~2 hour bike ride starting in Sunnyvale and riding through Los Altos and up to Palo Alto.


Monday: Push ups, core exercises

Tuesday: ~7 miles at Rancho San Antonio – upper wildcat loop.


Wednesday: Push ups, core exercises

Thursday: Rest

Friday: ~5 miles – St. Joe’s Hill in Los Gatos +  17 mile bike ride



Saturday: Rest


Biking around town with some training buddies


Running St. Joe’s Hill with friends and fellow SFM Ambassadors.

Overall, it’s been a solid week of training. Wouldn’t have been able to wake up in the morning to get my workouts in if it weren’t for some awesome training buddies. Tomorrow, I’ll be pacing the 1:50 half marathon group at the Morgan Hill Marathon. Looking forward to more workouts and getting in shape for the Urbanathlon!


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Weekly Training Update

Posted by audaciousalbert on August 17, 2009

August 9th – August 15:

Sunday: 2 miles
Monday: 7 miles
Tuesday: Track Workout ((1000, 400 recovery, 900, 300 recovery, 800, 200 recovery, 700, 500 recovery), 4 x 400 (400 recovery))
Wednesday: 3 miles, 7 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: REST
Saturday: 16 miles

Total weekly mileage ~ 44



My nike+ sportband is still going great! 


On a separate note, congratulations to Paula Radcliffe in winning the NYC Half Marathon. I guess that is a good indication that she is ready for Berlin next week. Good luck at the marathon in Berlin. It’s going to be a great race. Kara Goucher is also running 🙂

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Weekly Training Update

Posted by audaciousalbert on August 10, 2009

August 2nd – August 8:

Sunday: Rest
Monday: 7 miles
Tuesday: Track Workout ((800, 100 recovery, 800, 300 recovery) x 3)
Wednesday: 7 miles
Thursday: 7 miles
Friday: 14 miles
Saturday: Rest

Total weekly mileage ~ 40

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Weekly Training Update

Posted by audaciousalbert on August 3, 2009

Monday: 5 miles recovery from Sunday’s 1/2 marathon
Tuesday: REST
Wednesday: 7 miles (in the hot sun ~107 F)
Thursday: 5 miles (still ~100 F)
Friday: 3 miles (weather is still in the 90s!)
Saturday: 15 miles

Weekly Total: 35 miles

A week full of hot weathered runs – not the typical Oregon weather.

Best run of the week was Saturday’s long run. It was the toughest thing I did in a while. As I headed out the door, I felt great. 2 miles into the run, I started dripping sweat. Due to the hot weather, my pace dropped significantly so my focus was just to put the miles in and get back home.

Next week’s long run will be 17 miles.

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Training Update and Upcoming Races

Posted by audaciousalbert on July 20, 2009

Training Last week (7/12 – 7/18):

MONDAY: 7 miles
WEDNESDAY: 7 miles
THURSDAY: 6 miles
SATURDAY: 10 miles

TOTAL for the week: 30 miles


Upcoming Race Schedule:

Lacamas 1/2 Marathon: July 26
(maybe) Hulaman 1/2  Marathon: August 16
(maybe) USA Productions: Portland Run America – 5k: September 6
Pints to Pasta 10k: September 16
Komen Race for the Cure: September 20
Marine Corp Marathon: October 25


Current PRs:

5k: 18:00 (2008 Race for the Cure)
8k: 32:25 (2009 Run for the Cheetah)
10k: 42:05 (2008 Nike Human Race – Portland)
15k: 1:07:48 (2009 Shamrock Run)
Half Marathon: 1:35:15 (2009 Race for the Roses)
Marathon: 3:34:01 (2008 Portland Marathon)

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