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Cord C. Patient Expert

Atlanta, Georgia
A middle of the pack runner with a front of the pack mentality in search of the perfect run.
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On the Run Again by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I did not feel like running this morning. It was one of those 6am wake up calls that you wish you could hit snooze and enjoy the comfortable bed, worm comforter, and general ... Read on »
How much mental rest from running do you need? by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran and had a personal best at Dallas White Rock Marathon on Dec. 5th 2010 with a 3:18 time. I then ran a quick 5k just 17 days later with a personal best time of 18:50 ... Read on »
Race: 2010 Dallas Jingle Bell Run 5k by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had a great race at the 2010 Dallas Jingle Bell Run 5k this year. I ran 18:50 which was a personal best. The battery on my Garmin 305 died before the race, but the tim ... Read on »
20 Mile Long Run with Garmin 305 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running With 36 days left until the Dallas White Rock Marathon, I was happy to get this 20 mile run logged in the books. Last weekend I put together a terrible attempt at a long r ... Read on »
Training at marathon pace: Goal - Negative split each mile by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 6 - Day 3 Today's run was another marathon pace run. I've been trying to keep steady during those runs and to keep the pace up ar ... Read on »
How to Make the Best out of a Boring Run by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 6 - Day 2 I ran another route by guessing the distance based on the total time running this morning. I knew the route I wanted t ... Read on »
How to run exact distances without GPS. by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 6 - Day 1 Today I tried to guess my way through the scheduled training run of 7 miles. I ended up just short with 6.8 miles but i ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 5 - Day 7 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This has been a good week of running. I took an extra day of rest on Friday and I'm thinking I might continue to do the same thing at least the next couple of weeks. I l ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 5 - Day 6 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The "Long Run" is crucial to training for long distance races, or so I've read. It makes sense though; if you want to race long, you need to train long. The goal is not ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 5 - Day 5 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had 4 miles on the plan today but ended up sleeping in and getting an extra day of rest before my long run tomorrow. I feel terrible skipping workouts but I figure as lon ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Plan - Week 1, Day 7 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My running has been pretty consistent this past week. I skipped the 4 miler on Thursday, but the rest of the week has been right on track. Today was no different. I got ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Plan - Week 1, Day 6 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I took Thursday and Friday off this week. Friday was the only actual planned day off. More tired from work and other stresses besides running so I thought it best to take ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Plan - Week 1, Day 5 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Rest Day! Today was an actual rest day which was nice. I hate skipping planned workouts like I did yesterday, but when an actual rest day rolls around, I get the most ou ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Plan - Week 1, Day 4 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Rest Day I had a run planned for today but life decided to get more busy than usual so I took the day off. The distance for today was 4 miles so missing those miles is l ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Plan - Week 1, Day 3 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Great run this morning. Kept the pace easy again and went out in search of a couple of hills. It was dark outside so the hills didn't seem that daunting. Not a bad strategy ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Plan - Week 1, Day 2 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I found a marathon training plan that I will use until I come across something new. I'm going to use TrainingPeaks.com as the plan. It looks like a good hard plan with a l ... Read on »
16 Week Marathon Plan - Week 1, Day 1 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In addition to my random posts, I am going to be tracking my marathon training as I ramp up my mileage for the Dallas White Rock Marathon. I haven't ran the marathon in a n ... Read on »
Training for a marathon by running the race route by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My training for the Dallas White Rock Marathon has not officially started yet but I am starting to focus on some good routes to run to help prepare me for race day. The m ... Read on »
Running Without Direction and Finding a Great Route by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I got out early this morning for my run but wasn't sure how far or where I was heading. Sometimes having a plan to run but not really having a plan of where or how far to ... Read on »
Running with friends is an important part of life. by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had a good run today with one of my friends. I ran the 4+ mile route with him and pretty much spoke the entire time. The pace was slow and I was not feeling any sufferin ... Read on »