marathon training

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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marathon training

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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marathon training

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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