Blue Ridge Marathon Training, Week #7

Bigger mileage week this week.  Didn't plan it well with work and the weather, so ended up saving a longish run for the weekend, before my long run.  Not ideal.  I cut the long run short (from 18 to 15) because I seriously could not take one more step - it was cold (14 with …

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Blue Ridge Marathon Training Week #6

Blue Ridge Marathon training week #6 was the hardest week yet.  And it was a cut back week.  Funny how that happens.  Anyway, I was dealing with a cold, the uncertainty with the hernia and lack of motivation - so I cut back even on the cut back mileage. Recap: 29 miles run; 25 miles …

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Blue Ridge Marathon Training, Week #3

This week was all about improvising.  I had to mix up the order of the workouts, as well as the workouts themselves, because of cold weather. I ended up on the treadmill more than I wanted to, which meant my paces were slower (for some reason I can't go fast - like even faster than …

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Blue Ridge Marathon Training, Week #2

It was a really fun and peaceful Christmas holiday.  Loved it. Week #2 of Blue Ridge Marathon training went well.  Controlled myself a bit more with the Christmas cookies.  Made more of an effort with the core (but still not good).  Had to be a bit creative and do some juggling to get the workouts …

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Sabotaged by Christmas Cookies!

Week one of Blue Ridge Marathon training is in the books! The running and biking went well.  The eating better didn't do so well, thanks to my Christmas cookie baking (and eating) binge, which included: peanut butter blossoms, candy cane blossoms, cocoa snickerdoodles, andes mint cookies and salter caramel chocolate chip cookies.   The salted …

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