Lansing Marathon Training recap

Here is the much anticipated Lansing Marathon training recap.  I know.  It's exciting.  Control yourselves.  I DO find it very helpful to put together a training recap though.  Kind of corny, but it helps me to look back over my training cycle - both the details of the workouts and a more general picture.  It …

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Lansing Marathon training, week #16 recap

Taper week!  It's been an "ok" week.  The runs haven't felt great, like I want them to.  The good news is that nothing feels hurt though.  Give me another week of rest and I should be good to go! Lansing Marathon training week #16 recap: Miles run: 28.8 Pilates: 3 Details: M: 6.7 miles (8:10) …

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Relax!

Taking a break and relaxing is hard for me.  I would rather be running.  Biking (even falling off of it).  Anything, really.  But I get through taper by reminding myself that taking a break and relaxing is just as integral to success on race day as the hard workouts are.  So today I forced myself …

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Dessert! And Lansing Marathon training week #15 recap

Dessert anyone? Photo Credit:  Brother Tom, testing out his new camera and the focus on the yummy/blur out the not so yummy (me!) effect.   The lime bars and black forest cheesecake bites were both SO yummy!  But I think I am officially done with desserts and red wine until after Lansing.  Right.  Let's see …

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Lansing Marathon Training, Week #14 Recap

First, random picture of Norah giving me some love: Week #14 of Lansing Marathon training went well.  A decent amount of miles and pilates.  Even managed a bit of cross (biking). Miles run: 47.4 Biking: 50 minutes Pilates: 4 times Details: M: 9 miles (8:05) w/ 1 mile at 6:54, 5 x 400m (paces: 6:15, …

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Donut run!

Loved today's long run for a bunch of reasons: It was with the group and running with them is good for me.  It motivates me to go faster/harder than I would on my own.  It also forces me to get out and be social, which is desperately needed after months of focusing too much on …

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