Change of Plans.

Literally.  Changing my marathon training plan.  I realized that the plan I was doing - the Hansons 50 mile plan - wasn't working.  It had me running 6 days a week, with 2 weekly intense speed sessions and a long run.  It was too intense.  It didn't allow me any flexibility, since I couldn't do …

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It’s Been Awhile!

I'm still here, and running.  I'm in week 3 of training for Grandma's Marathon. I'm trying the Hansons 16 week 45-60 mile plan, but started it 15 weeks out because we were in Thailand.  I'm supplementing it with LOTS of yoga.  I have been LOVING yoga for the 18 months.  I'm a bit slower than …

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Self-Diagnosis!

Symptoms: Crabbiness Sluggishness Over-eating Sadness Irritability Sleeping too much Diagnosis: Post-Marathon Blues!  (They are REAL.  I always feel such an emotional let down right after a marathon.  It doesn’t help that my body is sore for a couple days and then I force myself to take at least a week off of running.  I made …

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Minocqua “No Frills” Marathon Race Report

The Minocqua No Frills Marathon was marathon number 16 for me.  I loved it.  Definitely in my top 5 favorite. My goal for the race was to finish 4 minutes under my Boston Qualifying time, which is 3:55.  So I was hoping for a 3:51. I ended up with a 3:56:23.  Not what I had …

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Taper time!

Taper time! After completing 15 marathons, I've become pretty good at tapering.  Things I know I need to do (or not do) during taper: Get lots of rest. Not second guess my training. It's done. It can't be changed. So there is absolutely NO benefit to second guessing whether I should have added another run …

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Let’s Talk About Stress, Baby …

  Take one new marriage. Two "kids" in college out of state (and paying for said college!). One of those college kids spending a summer alone in China. Two new teenage step kids.  One solo-practice attorney.  Mix together.  Sprinkle with constant marathon training with a goal of qualifying for Boston after having run it FIVE …

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