Chicago Marathon Recap I left off with my last blog just 2 weeks out from Chicago. That final big workout I did went really well, but it left my hamstring/glute in not the best shape. The hamstring felt tight the morning before, and then during the workout. It wasn’t all that bad, but with a… [Read More]
Brauny's Chicago '18 Blog
Brauny's Chicago '18 Training Blog
Want to train alongside Aaron Braun of HOKA NAZ Elite for the Chicago Marathon? Follow along each week as Aaron blogs about his training for Chicago. Every week Aaron will share his thoughts on how his training is going, what he's got planned for the week, and what he and Coach Ben Rosario are focusing on to make Chicago his best marathon yet!
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A final “bigger” week of training in the books for me. The last 2 weeks before the race we will begin to taper with a cutback on weekly volume and length of workouts. For this week my focus was on keeping my energy levels as high as I could, and getting one more really tough… [Read More]
Another solid week of training in the books this past week. It started off on Monday and Tuesday being pretty normal 10 + 4 mile double days. I was definitely still feeling pretty tired on both days from my big 26 mile long run the past Sunday. Coach Ben asked if I felt recovered at… [Read More]
This week’s post will cover my last 2 weeks of training as I raced Monday September 3rd, so there weren’t as many workouts to recap in each week; but overall the last couple of weeks have been productive including that US 20k Championship race. On the week leading up to the race, I started with… [Read More]
The pursuit of fitness continued this week. I reached my highest weekly volume of the segment so far, and had a couple of really good workouts. These workouts will certainly help me for Chicago, and will help me in my next race which will be the US 20k Championships on Labor Day. The week began… [Read More]
This week started with driving back to Flagstaff from our family vacation in Santa Barbara. After my failed workout on Sunday, part of my conversation with Coach Ben afterward was strategizing what way to maximize recovery to be prepared for hard workouts this Wednesday and Saturday while negotiating the long drive back home and how… [Read More]
This week would not be too big of a progression from last week in terms of volume, but the workout and long run were definitely going to be a lot more challenging. Monday and Tuesday got off the same way last week did, with easy run doubles of 10 in the morning and 4 in… [Read More]
I’m going to start a detailed account of my training leading into returning to the Chicago Marathon in 2018. I raced there last year and finished in 12th place, the 3rd American; running 2:13:41. That was my first marathon since January of 2015, returning from a hip injury that caused me to miss the Olympic… [Read More]