marathon training

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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Training Recap

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 Recap

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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