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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Advice From My Besties, Adam and Tim

Hello from Duluth! Full report later, but I wanted to take the advice of my BFF's Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano, authors of Running the Edge, and pop on the blog and make my race goal public.  (Remember Adam and Tim, two of my biggest fans, who commented once on my blog only because I …

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Maple Grove Half Marathon

Guess this is going to be the spring and summer of the half marathon for me.  I just registered for another one, the Maple Grove Half Marathon. May 12th.  Not sure what my plan will be, but likely just a hard training run, not an all out race.  Anyone run this one before? In other …

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Give Yourself A Break

Within hours of finishing the marathon on Sunday, I was contemplating doing another one. Before Chicago.  Soon.  I wanted redemption.  I wanted a faster racing time so I can FOR SURE go to Boston next year.*  Most of all I wanted a do-over, because I was disappointed in my mental performance and how I gave …

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Kicking Off 2012 With a HM PR!

I ran the Polar Dash Half Marathon this morning, kicking off 2012 with a 4+ minute PR (sort of*). Stats: 1:40:33 (7:41 pace) 8/191 female 4/34 female 40 - 44 age group 53/396 overall I wasn't sure what to expect for this race today, given the last minute snow storm and the crazy wind that …

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Women’s Half Marathon, Bloomington MN

2012 race calendar is shaping up!  Some of my imaginary internet friends, including Mindi, are doing the Bloomington Women's Half Marathon, a new event that looks like it will be more fun than serious racing.  Has the potential for really crappy weather (i.e. WARM) on August 26th.  But also has the potential for lots of fun! …

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