Category Archives: marathon pace

Marathon Race Strategy: No F-Bombs

I admit it.  I checked the Boston Entry list again this morning. 🙂 Just to make sure I didn’t dream the whole thing up and that I really AM running in the Boston Marathon in April.  And my name was … Continue reading

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Quit Your Bitching, Minnesotans!

Everywhere  you turn lately, Minnesotans are bitching about the heat.  YES, it sucks.  YES, it is insanely hot and HUMID (78 when I ran at 5:30 this morning; high later will be 97 with heat index making it feel like … Continue reading

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Marathon pace snuck up on me!

When I was thinking about switching to a different type of training plan for Grandma’s and I saw the Advanced Training Plan that was prepared by Dick Beardsley, it struck me that something was missing.  Marathon pace runs.  It was … Continue reading

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The First 20

I’m always a little nervous/anxious about the first 20 miler of any training cycle.  I always hope that it will be a good strong run, so it can sort of set the tone for the rest of the long runs … Continue reading

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Starting out slow!

“Most mistakes in a race are made in the first two minutes, perhaps in the very first minute.” – Jack Daniels Saw this quote on Twitter by @RunningQuotes yesterday and liked it.  Not sure if it holds true for a … Continue reading

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Little Rock Marathon Training Recap

The training plan: Pfitz 12 week/55 mile max, modified to add an extra easy run or two each week and to switch one of the easy runs to a hill workout of some sort.  Oh – and I miscounted the … Continue reading

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