marathon training

Chicago Marathon Training Recap – Week 6

Hello, 40+ mileage week!  I’d forgotten how tiring you are.  It’s been hot as hell here, so it’s been a pretty dull treadmill-based week.  I finished up Season 1 of Glow (soooo good) and also got through Season 1 of College Friends (also amusing) so at least I’m putting my Netflix to good use. This […]

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Chicago Marathon Training Recap – Week 5

Where the hell did June go?  I think it may have melted in the last heat wave. This summer has been kind of brutal….I’ve been logging some serious treadmiles because I’m a pretty big baby when it comes to humidity.  On the upside, I’ve been able to start watching that new Netflix series Glow, which […]

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Chicago Marathon Training Recap – Week 4

This was the first week that I feel that I’m finally dialed into “training mode.”  The last two years, I started out training cycles with a sugar detox or Whole30 to get myself in that disciplined mindset.  I didn’t do that this year and I definitely feel that it was a bit of a struggle […]

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Chicago Marathon Training Recap – Week 3

I’m running….behind.  Little marathon training humor, there.  It’s kind of been a crazy, busy week and since my training last week wasn’t so hot, this post got deprioritized.  I’ll make it short and sweet.   Kind of like my mileage ended up being (I just got jokes today.) This is my weekly marathon training recap. […]

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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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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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