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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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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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Well, the good news is that I have been SO insanely busy that I haven't had time for the Taper Crazies to set in.  i.e. NO checking the weather at all, let alone 7000 times a day; no dwelling on every little ache and pain in my body, imagining that each one is a crippling …

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Twin Cities Marathon Week #12 recap

Twin Cities Marathon Week #12 Recap Miles run: 47.6 Pilates: 2 times Weights:  zero.  Uggg!  Life got busy! M: 6.1 miles (8:16) (w/ some hills) T: 4.1 miles (9:24); pilates W: 7.6 miles w/ 12x400m intervals; pilates Th: 10.1 miles (8:16) F: Rest! Sa: 3.8 miles (9:15) Su: 16 miles (8:31) (w/ last 6 faster …

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Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #11 recap

Kristy got her BQ today! She was aiming for 3:45 and got 3:43:46!  BQ!  BQ!  BQ!  Congrats! I am feeling GREAT today.  No residual soreness or tweaks or anything from yesterday's 20 miles.  I felt like I could run, but I was a good girl and just went on a 35 minute power walk and …

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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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