Category Archives: mental training

Mental Training For Marathons

When we train for a marathon, we concentrate SO much on our bodies and the physical stuff: we log miles after mile of long runs, recovery runs, tempo runs, mile repeats ¬†– my favorite ūüėČ , hill repeats, etc. ¬†We … Continue reading

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Free Your Mind

Someone recommended that I watch The Matrix. ¬†My 12 year old son wanted to see it too (he’s played the video game), so we decided to watch it tonight. ¬†(Bad mom, I know, letting the 12 year old watch an … Continue reading

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Today was interval workout. ¬†The training group is doing it tomorrow, but I’m going to DC, so I got it done bright and early today, by myself. ¬†Old school (for me) – around the neighborhood on the roads instead of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Victory at Victory 10k!

The Victory 10k was a complete VICTORY for me! ¬†A shiny new PR (by about 30 seconds). ¬†46:02 (though I disagree with their results!) 43/219 females (the fasties come out for this race!) ¬†More importantly, this was a race where … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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