Bonus Week!

Huh?  I get a bonus week of training for Little Rock.  As I was getting ready this morning I was thinking about it being February tomorrow.  28 days.  Then 6 more days til the Little Rock Marathon.  34 days of training left.  5 weeks.  Then how come when I blogged last night I said 1 …

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1:33:52 Securian Half!!

Too bad they screwed up the course turn-around and it was only 11.78 miles long.  So my 1:33:xx half isn't really legit.  How irritating that they screwed up that bad.  So I finished with a 7:59 pace.  When we realized they mismeasured the course, I pulled back a bit since it wouldn't be a legitimate …

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Carb loading!

I decided to go for it tomorrow at the Winter Carnival Half Marathon and race it.  Conditions look ok.  Probably about 20 degrees and a tiny bit of wind.  We're supposed to get about an inch of snow tonight, but hopefully they will have time to clear/salt/sand the race road, so it won't be too …

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Heatwave!

The thing I like about getting blasted with sub-zero temps like we did last week is that then 20 degrees feels like heaven!  Seriously.  I ran 11 miles this morning.  The sun was shining.  It was 20 degrees.  There was no wind.  It was incredible! I also wore my heartrate monitor for the first time …

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Intervals for marathon training?

Is it just me or do intervals make others dehydrated and headachy too?  In a good way.   They make me feel like I am getting a different kind of workout.  A hard one.  A good one. My thinking about intervals for marathon training has changed.  When I first started training for marathons (3 years ago) …

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