I’ve now been in Tallahassee, Florida for a week now. After getting over the general tiredness/soreness from travelling so much, we’ve been able to get in some good training.

The weather here is great. It’s been around 70 degrees and sunny every single day. You couldn’t ask for better training conditions, especially in the heart of winter. It’s a nice feeling to be able to go shirtless on every run.

In addition to the weather, there are some great places to run here. They’ve got a couple of greenbelts where you can run for many miles on soft surface, and there’s a really nice park, Tom Brown park, where we’ve done most of our longer runs.

As far as the training specifics, I’ll be about 80 miles for this week with a couple of workouts. On Tuesday we had mile repeats, for which we were joined by Canadian Olympian Kevin Sullivan. Sully also joined us for a tempo run later in the week. It’s been pretty surreal to tuck in behind three olympians in a workout. Besides the workouts, I’ve been getting used to doing some more general strength work and weight work. It’s not a lot, but for someone whose never really done much consistant weight work, it’s definately a noticable change. I really think it’s going to make a big difference though and something which I lacked.

Other than that, we’ve pretty much just bummed around, rested, and recovered. We’ve got almost another week before it’s back to the cold in Virginia.

Like the content? Join 10,000 others to receive my weekly Performance Newsletter!

* indicates required
Florida- where it’s nice and warm.

2 thoughts on “Florida- where it’s nice and warm.

  • January 11, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Hey Steve

    How fast did you run the mile reps and what was the recovery?Also what kind of tempo was it?

  • January 14, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    it was progressive mile repeats. start out at mid 4:50’s, progressed to 4:35ish. Short rest (1min to 1:40).


Leave a Reply

Time to learn how to be a faster runner! Enjoy your free lecture series.
Enter your information below to receive your free training Video. It’s an hour long lecture on the details behind running fast from 800 meters to the marathon!


There is nothing more gratifying or fulfilling than setting a goal on the outer boundaries of what we think is possible and then systematically pursuing it.

That’s what the Peak Performance Newsletter is all about: How to pursue our goals in every aspect of life. Sign up for our twice a month newsletters that are based on  real science, not bro science!