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Richmond Marathon Training – Week 10

Now that I know it’s game on for Richmond in 4:15, I decided to set a new goal this week. I want to hit my weekly mileage targets for the rest of training, with a less than one mile delta.  This gives me the freedom to cut out a recovery quarter mile or a half […]

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Richmond Marathon Training – Week 8?

Last week, I blogged about being on the fence about continuing with marathon training this year.  I was giving myself a week to make a command decision.  I wanted to see how it felt running a 40 mile week with two SOS runs after not running for almost two weeks.  I also wanted to make […]

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To marathon or not to marathon…

I haven’t blogged for a few weeks about marathon training, mostly due to the fact that I essentially stopped training for almost two weeks. Marathon training, at least the Hanson’s training program, is really intense.  I’ve said before that it’s just as much mental as it is physical.  Basically, I just mentally checked out of […]

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 9

This week I came to terms with the fact that marathon training just isn’t the most important thing to me right now.  It’s not because I’m weak, or because I can’t rise to the challenge of a hard goal – but I just have to pick my battles, and right now, the new job and […]

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 8

I had a lot to think about this week with regards to prioritizing how much of my mental and physical energy I need to put into marathon training.  I feel like the four hour completion time was an “all in” goal for me. It was achievable, but would require maximum effort.  And, if I’m really […]

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 7

I have delayed this post because the last week or so has been super stressful.  I knew I was expecting a huge life change for me and I had to factor in the impact to training. Marathon training is very demanding and I’ve needed to make some life decisions as to where that falls on […]

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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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