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Training Block 1

I had a lot of slow miles on my last long run of my first training block for the year to think about what I've learned from this block. What went right and what I still need to work on.

1. 6 weeks is a long training block both physically and mentally! On one hand a mini cutback week probably would have been good, but on the other the last long run and these last couple runs really have been mentally akin to the last miles of a 100 miler. Getting through the tough miles is what's going to get me through the tough miles in a race. If all my training miles are easy than I won't know what to do when a race gets hard. So 6 weeks is probably a good length of time to push it.

2. I need to work on my nutrition while I'm not running. Dan cringed when I told him I had ramen after a long run last week. And he's right! If I fuel with crap during the day I'm still not running my best. The thing is I really do eat well most of the time...but I need to make that most of the t…

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