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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Tune up race tomorrow! (And Twin Cities training Week #10 recap)

Tune up race tomorrow with the Victory 10k.  I went back in my runningahead log to see what the course measured exactly last time I did it and I realized that 2 years ago at it was my 10k PR (46:31).  I had thought my 10k PR was slower and from 2007.  Apparently not!  Goal …

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RICE RICE, Baby!

Now you, too, can have Ice Ice Baby in your mind!  Misery loves company! Today is filled with RICE!  Not the Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation kind from an injury (although I am doing a bunch of those things just from long run recovery). Unfortunately the RICE that I'm talking about is the long grain kind. …

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Science confirms what I’ve known for years: Beer = Better Marathon Recovery!

Ok, by now you've all probably seen the study that was released yesterday linking beer drinking to improved marathon recovery.  If you've been under a rock and haven't heard about it, check out one article from the NY Times blog here. The catch?  It was non-alcoholic beer that they studied.   Apparently they wanted to …

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In Search of That Mental Edge

Let's just take a minute to recap my previous marathon experiences:  I train my a$$ off - logging the miles and the quality of workouts that are necessary to BQ.  Come race day, I feel like I am physically ready.  With the exception of the first marathon (where I naturally had doubts about even covering …

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