Chicago Marathon Training, Week #10

Chicago Marathon training, week #10 recap: Miles run: 49.9 Miles biked: zero - no time and mini-taper Pilates: 2 times Core: 2 times The details: M: 8.1 miles (7:51) (Progression run paces from MP to 10k) T: 10.25 miles (8:01) (w/ 7 at MP) W: 8.4 miles(7:41) (w/ 3 x 2 mile repeats at diff …

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Chicago Marathon Training, Week #9 Recap

I feel better about training this week - core and pilates returned and I had a (relatively) high mileage week even with two days completely off of running.  Pretty sure I'm feeling so good because I made more of an effort to eat better and sleep more. Chicago Training week #9 recap: Miles Run: 55.6 …

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How I REALLY feel right now!

It struck me this morning, as I was thinking about how I felt and what I had blogged and recorded in my running log, that I need to do a more in depth post with details about how I am feeling at the 1/2 way point of this marathon training cycle. So - those of …

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The Best Day of the Year (And Chicago Marathon Week #8 Recap)

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Personally, I think August 9th is the best day of the year.  My birthday. 🙂 We celebrated 41 years of Cindi with my parents, sister and niece, and the kids yesterday.  Look at the fun picture …

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It’s Official: I’m a Klutz

Here I was thinking that I was just a klutz on the bike because I wasn't used to it.  Not so.  Apparently I'm just a klutz, period.  Check out my knees (and you can't see it, but I think my right index finger is sprained) from my fall on my run today.  Ugggggg. Ignore the …

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Pink Birthday Surprise! (And Chicago Marathon Training Week #7 recap)

I wasn't sure what to wear with the cool temps for today's morning ride.  Imagine how excited I was when my riding partner showed up with an early birthday present for me - a BRIGHT PINK light weight riding jacket (sleeves zip off so it's a vest too).   Isn't it cute??  I love starting …

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