Med City (Half) Marathon Weekend

After a brutal training period - with crazy cold and snow - it's the heat that got us on marathon day.  The organizers of the Med City Marathon ended up cancelling the marathon and 20 mile races, and shortening them to a half marathon, because of high temps (97 degrees), high humidity and no wind.  …

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Chicago Marathon Training, Week #12 recap

I feel really good about training this week.  Mileage was back up there and I hit all my paces on the quality workouts (and was smart about making the miles slow during recovery miles).  I am SO excited for the actual marathon weekend itself - we started making travel plans, dinner plans, post-race party plans, …

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Kicking Off 2012 With a HM PR!

I ran the Polar Dash Half Marathon this morning, kicking off 2012 with a 4+ minute PR (sort of*). Stats: 1:40:33 (7:41 pace) 8/191 female 4/34 female 40 - 44 age group 53/396 overall I wasn't sure what to expect for this race today, given the last minute snow storm and the crazy wind that …

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Marathon Recovery Tips!

Even though my training plans for my 8 marathons have all differed, the one thing that I've learned, and done consistently for my last several marathons, is how to recover.  And, in my opinion, I recover from marathons well! Cindi's Marathon Recovery Plan: NO running for 7 - 10 days.  Zero.  Not even a little …

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Science confirms what I’ve known for years: Beer = Better Marathon Recovery!

Ok, by now you've all probably seen the study that was released yesterday linking beer drinking to improved marathon recovery.  If you've been under a rock and haven't heard about it, check out one article from the NY Times blog here. The catch?  It was non-alcoholic beer that they studied.   Apparently they wanted to …

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Pilates or Beer?

Today was an exhausting, mentally challenging day at work, so Surly Furious won out over pilates.  I know I'll be a better runner and better person because of my choice. Cheers! My choice could also explain why, as my 13 year old daughter told me today, "You'll never have abs you can see, mom."   …

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