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ajlesser Patient Expert

California
People frequently tell me I am crazy for doing triathlons. I always respond that I was once a "normal" person like you. This is my perspective about testing the limits to see what the "normal" person can do.
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Race Report: Marine Corps Marathon by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Where does one begin when it has taken nearly 2 months to write a race report?  Well...to be honest, I've had the post written in my head since pretty much the race ended.  ... Read on »
Race Report: Firecracker 5k by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon When I set out on my plan to get faster during the time between marathon training cycles, I didn't have a specific goal in mind, other than to change the focus of my traini ... Read on »
Get Fast Now - How to Prioritize Your Training for a Fall Marathon by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Are you at the point now where your goal Spring race is behind you and you’re looking at a long distance race for the Fall?  If so, then you’re probably at the point in you ... Read on »
Race Report: Rockstar 5k by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon With Shamrock now in the past and the distant memories of the marathon starting to fade, I wanted to get down to business of seeing where my fitness is.  I mentioned in ... Read on »
Lessons Learned and Post Shamrock Thoughts by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Its now been nearly 3 weeks since I raced the Shamrock Marathon and achieved my long term goal of running a sub-3:10 marathon.  This was a goal time I've chased for a number ... Read on »
Race Report: 2014 Shamrock Marathon by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon For some races, you have the perfect training leading up to it, but the results don't speak for the quality of the training you did during that cycle.  For me, the last two ... Read on »
The Highs and Lows of Marathon Training by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Its race week already and I can't believe it!  Time has simply flown by, as it often seems to do when you're focused on a daily routine of life, training, work, etc.  Howeve ... Read on »
Understanding The Recovery Run and Why You're Probably Doing It Wrong by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon For any runner looking to improve, whether that means to get faster, run more consistently, log more miles, etc., recovery runs are a critical part of a training cycle. " ... Read on »
2013 Year in Review by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon 2013 will certainly go down as a great year - both for running and in life.  While the days, weeks, and months seemed to fly by, a lot happened over the course of that time. ... Read on »
How to Enjoy the Treadmill by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I like the treadmill.  There, I said it.  You heard me right...I LIKE IT.  Now, I didn't say I LOVE it, but I do like it.  It's definitely not running outside and far from p ... Read on »
Lessons Learned From The 2013 New York City Marathon by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon After any race, I like to go back and review the race itself, the training cycle, and anything else surrounding the race to determine areas for improvement.  New York City h ... Read on »
Race Report: New York City Marathon by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon There I was, standing on the left side of 1st Ave in the middle of the New York City Marathon , having just descended the Queensboro Bridge around Mile 16, unable to ... Read on »
Race Report: Perfect 10 Miler by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Once the temperatures start dropping in the morning after a long, hot, humid summer, you start to realize the fitness gains throughout those hard fought sweaty miles.  Fall ... Read on »
Things I Don't Get by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As someone who works with a variety of different athletes, I've got the bases covered on the different reasons people train.  While most people train to push their limits, ... Read on »
Digging Out of The Grind and Starting to Feel Race Ready by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon When you're training for a marathon or any endurance event that causes you to create a large amount of fatigue, it seems logical to think about the workout you're executing ... Read on »
Fighting Through the Grind by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As I mentioned in my last post on Creating Marathon Fitness Building Blocks , training for an endurance event takes an equal amount of  patience, persistence, and letting ... Read on »
Creating Marathon Fitness Building Blocks - A Training Update by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon My weekly mileage progression With this past week in the books, I've wrapped up the first week in the next phase of my marathon training cycle - the gen ... Read on »
Get Up, Get Out - A Minimalist Guide to Early Morning Running by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon If the thought of waking up in the morning when the hour hand starts with a 3 makes you quiver, it might surprise you that I too felt the same way.  But life has a funny w ... Read on »
Laying the Foundation: How To Prepare For Marathon Training by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Anyone considering a Fall marathon has probably started at least thinking about their training if not just beginning following a plan.  While I don't actually mean "formal" ... Read on »
Beating the Odds - Setting Up My Fall Racing Season by ajlesser Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon As summer quickly approaches, I've been consumed with thoughts about how I want to plan my training and the races I'd like to target.  With so many big fall marathons, it ma ... Read on »