This has been my best ever week in running. This is how I trained.

This story is a bit narcissistic. Because how I trained this week is out of reach to most amateur runners, even the most passionate ones. Of course, there are runners at my age (forty-two) who are much better. But not many. Somehow I got to this level, at the age of forty-two. It all happened in the last two and a half years. I feel most confident about running a sub-2.45 marathon in a few months.

The mileage (78.5) was high, my second highest ever, but the feeling of pleasure isn’t about the volume. Every single run…

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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day.