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 😉 , hill repeats, etc.  We take care of our body with epsom baths, foam rollers, recovery socks (love those things!) …

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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 R movie; but, as he said, "I've seen violence and swearing before mom."  Good point.) …

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Believe!

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 on a track. The workout was supposed to be 3 x (4 x400m).  With 1 …

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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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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 I gave it everything I had, didn't let negative thoughts creep in, and let positive …

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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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