marathon training, running

Fighting the Post-marathon funk

This is my first blog since I finished Chicago – I think it’s been two weeks since my last post.  I’ve been a little bit of a funk since I got back. I think its pretty standard that after a long awaited event that you have prepared for, whether it be a marathon, or a wedding […]

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chicago marathon, Race Recap

Chicago Marathon Race Recap

Last year, when I ran my first marathon, my pre-race excitement and anxiety started early in the week.  This year, the week going up to the marathon I was remarkably calm. Perhaps it was just all the carbs making me sleepy?  Excitement finally started to kick in on Friday as I headed out to Chicago. […]

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Training Recap

Marathon Training – Week 18

Week 18 is RACE WEEK!!  Even better, Week 18 is the week where I get eat ALL THE CARBS.  Let me tell you, if it was a potato of any kind – I ate it.  And it was friggin’ glorious.  I run races primarily because I love getting medals – but secondly because of the […]

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Training Recap

Marathon Training – Week 17

Marathonoia is the fear of inuring yourself or getting sick or having something happen that will prevent you from running the race you’ve spent the last 3 – 4 months training for.  I actually made that word up, but that feeling…whatever you want to call it, is quite real.  Last year, my marathonoia was pretty […]

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