marathon training

Chicago Marathon Training Recap – Week 2

During Week 2 I decided to revisit my training plan.  No, it wasn’t at 4:30 AM in the morning when my alarm was going off for a run that it occurred to me that I should rethink this 4:00 marathon time I’m training for.  I’ve set some challenging and attainable goals for myself this season, […]

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marathon training

Chicago Marathon Training – Week 1 Recap

I’m laughing at myself because it’s only Week 1 and I almost talked myself out of mileage today.  Oh, that would have been a GREAT start to training!   See, I’d added extra mileage each week to the plan for the initial five week build-up.  Part of my rationale was that I was at 17 […]

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marathon training, Training Plan

Chicago Marathon Training Plan

Yep -it’s that time again.  That 18 weeks of every year that I spend preparing to run 26.2 miles – hopefully a little faster than I have previously.  This is my third year training for fall marathons.  It’s ridiculously hard, incredibly time consuming and both physically and mentally exhausting – but there’s just something about […]

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Race Recap

Race Recap – Pacers St. Pats 10K

Up until last Sunday, my 10K PR was actually the first 10K race I ran, the Capitol Hill Classic, back in 2013.  I’ve run a handful of 10K races since then, but after I started running half marathons and then full marathons, I never really thought about trying to improve on it.  10Ks became my “fun […]

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