Minocqua “No Frills” Marathon Race Report

The Minocqua No Frills Marathon was marathon number 16 for me.  I loved it.  Definitely in my top 5 favorite. My goal for the race was to finish 4 minutes under my Boston Qualifying time, which is 3:55.  So I was hoping for a 3:51. I ended up with a 3:56:23.  Not what I had …

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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 still really there. 🙂 Ok - who's sick of me talking about Boston already? Well …

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Marathon race strategy brought to you by Dove dark chocolate!

Those of you who have been reading this blog for any length of time know that I have a slight Dove dark chocolate problem.  In addition to being delicious, it teaches me lessons.  It talks to me.  Every time I unwrap a piece of it, the messages inside the wrapper speak to me.  🙂 Today, …

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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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Just BELIEVE! (HM race goals/strategy)

So, I'm trying to figure out my pacing strategy and mental strategy for Sunday's half marathon.  Coach wants us to go all out, to see where we are fitness-wise for our marathon training.  It's been awhile since I've really tried to do a half marathon all out.  The weather always seems to be shitty (freezing …

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