Ready to Start 26.2 Miles of Fun!

  Woot!  They painted the start line today.  Wonder if they did it this early because of the rain predicted in the next few days?  Can't wait to cross this on Monday for 26.2 miles of fun! 🙂

Tick tock, tick tock

Do runners really get anything done at work the week before the Boston Marathon??  This week is dragging by. My days have been filled with daydreaming about Boston, preparing packing lists (I'm on 5 pairs of shoes and counting . . .), reading race reports from previous years, planning all the fabulous things I'm going …

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Reality is Better Than Dreams

This week has been filled with things that just make me so, so appreciative of all that I have and that I am able to place one foot in front of the other and RUN. I had a conversation with a wise, remarkable 90 (!) year old woman this week.  She has been confined to …

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Racing vs. Running a marathon

26.2 miles is no joke.  Whether you are "racing" it or "just running it for fun", it's a long fricking way to run.  Everyone else that I know running Boston is "racing" it - trying to get PR's or requalify or just kick the course's a$$. They are all tapering and starting (continuing) to think …

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Boston Marathon Training week #2 summary

I'm definitely still in recovery mode from Phoenix.  I have to say that the plan I'm following (Pfitz 6 weeks between marathons) seems to be spot on, however.  The days off that are built in are TOTALLY needed and just at the right time.  And then the running days seem to be just the right …

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