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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Deep, deep marathon thoughts! (Also known as, how Cindi can quit F’ing up marathons)

First, a random thought:  peanut butter cookies are Oh-So-Good when you throw 1/2 a bag of mini-chocolate chips in the dough.  Yum! And an update on Meg:  She wrote me from camp and said that they are letting her run every day, as long as a counselor goes with her.  That's my girl! ******* Part …

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Slacking!

Even though this new training plan has multiple workouts-from-hell each week involving hills and speed, I sort of feel like I'm slacking. Why?  The total weekly mileage is significantly less than what I was doing for Grandma's training.  For Grandma's I was logging 50 mile weeks in the first 3 weeks of training, then 6 …

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Good news!

Good news!  I'm still alive and kicking after my first group track workout. And the best news of all:  it wasn't as scary as I thought it was to run with a group of strangers.  The runners were nice and normal.  Most of them were super speedy.  A couple were slower than me, but working …

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Mixing Things Up!

Remember I told you that I had exciting news? Well, wait no more.  Here it is:   I joined a running club that is about 15 minutes from my house, at a local fitness center.  It has a training program for Twin Cities, Chicago and Des Moines Marathons.  And there is a coach who personalizes the …

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