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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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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 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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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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