marathon training

Grandma’s Marathon Training – Week 5

Yowza – I’m a little behind this week.  With the amount of time I’m logging towards my training, it’s sometimes a struggle to find the time to get everything done.  I think if I could just hire someone to do my dishes every night and put my laundry away (it’s all workout clothes), I might […]

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marathon training

Grandma’s Marathon Training – Week 4

With week 4 coming to a close, I’m almost getting to the point in training where the SOS (something of substance) runs are going to start.  Tuesdays will be speed workouts, Thursdays will be tempo runs, and Saturdays will be long runs.  And you know how I’m feeling about those?  BRING IT!  My first month […]

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marathon training

Grandma’s Marathon Training – Week 3

Week 3 wasn’t so tough in terms of mileage, but the combination of miles and the amount of cross-training I’ve scheduled for myself is definitely challenging.  However, I do feel its paying off because I’m starting to feel stronger, that I can push myself harder or longer, I’m seeing my resting heart rate go down and […]

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Health and Fitness Goals

Starting Fresh!

2017 really wasn’t the greatest year for me – personally, professionally or health-wise.  I’m not going to recap my failures, disappointments or problems from last year – mostly because that’s just a big friggin’ drag for me to have to write about and I don’t wish to bum out the few of you who actually […]

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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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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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Training Recap

Marathon Training – Week 16

HOLYCRAPTHEMARATHONISALMOSTHERE! That’s a word.  Really, it is.  I was just out on my last easy run of the week and it suddenly hit me that the race is just two weeks away.  I need to figure out what my race plan is, I need to finalize what I’m wearing for the race, I need to […]

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Training Recap

Marathon Training – Week 15

Week 15 was my peak training week – 57 miles was on deck this week.  It is my highest mileage week, my last 16 mile long run, and after completing this, I start the “taper.”  Although for the Hanson’s method, tapering still includes close to 50 miles per week and strength and tempo runs, which […]

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