Embracing the Enemy

Today, for the first time in ages, I embraced an old enemy:  The Treadmill. I despise running on a treadmill.  I seriously go mental from boredom.  I am not coordinated enough to run on a treadmill and listen to an ipod (don't ask).  I can't run and watch tv because I don't have my glasses …

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20 Miles Done, Now Taper Time!

First, some shout outs: Good luck to my running twin Kristy (at Run The Long Road) who is running the Lehigh Valley Marathon tomorrow.  Kristy is hoping to get a BQ tomorrow, which will be 3:45 for her.  She is SO trained for this, having run her last 22 miler 4 seconds BELOW her goal …

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Push it

That's what this whole group/coach marathon training thing is making me do so far. Push it. Push it faster than what I would do on my own, without a group or without a coach running with us. Push it further than what I would do on my own. Push it harder under conditions that I …

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Hills, hills, hills

I'm still thinking about the hills in Little Rock.  I've been reading race report after race report for the Little Rock marathon.  Some people say the hills aren't too bad.  Some describe them as mountains.  I suppose it's all relative to what you've been training on and what you are used to. I've done the …

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Ugly feet! (and Little Rock Week #10 recap)

I'm thinking my feet are gonna scare people at the pool on our cruise!  My feet always have that ugly whitish/yellowish callous type thing on them from running.  The latest and greatest is the lovely blood blister that popped up during my (short) run yesterday and got worse during my long run today.  It didn't …

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I need hill workout help!

I don't know how to track the elevation/grade/whatever of my runs on my garmin.  I just plug it in to runningahead, and it doesn't seem to do that.  I think it used to tell me that info when I used garmin training center.  Not sure though.  So?  So I have no idea on my "hilly" …

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