Fueled by birthday cake

After two weeks with failed long runs, I decided to take this week off of training and reevaluate whether I should continue training for Med City Marathon, or bail. So this week has been about running what I want, when I want to.  No set miles. No target paces.  Just running to run. My longish …

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Running My Own Runs

I am certainly not an expert on this whole running and marathoning thing.  But I have run 9 marathons, so I have certainly learned a thing or two about how to train for them (what to do and what NOT to do).  I'm too busy drinking red wine with super important Saturday night stuff around the …

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Lansing Marathon training, week #2

Week #2 of Lansing Marathon training is in the books!  Last week was lower mileage and not all I wanted, since there was a mini-taper for the half marathon.  This week, too, was lower mileage and not all I wanted since I was recovering from the half marathon and buried under a mountain.  I was …

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Tracking and race outfit!

I spent some time this afternoon organizing for the marathon, laying out my race outfit, gu, throw away clothes, etc.  I still haven't checked the weather, but I figure tank and shorts (and maybe armwarmers) no matter what the weather is.  I'll check the weather Friday and modify the outfit then if necessary. As I …

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Bring It! (Twin Cities Marathon 2011 Training Recap)

It's that time of the training cycle again.  Time for my marathon training recap! What's the point of doing a training recap, you ask?  Many marathons ago a running friend suggested that I do it as a way to prove to myself that I'm ready and that I CAN do this thing.  He suggested that …

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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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