Chicago Marathon Training Recap

Wow.  It's that time of the training cycle again already.  Time to look back on the training, reflect and do a recap, in order to remind myself just how prepared I am for the race (and to keep track of things in one handy place, because I'm anal like that). So how did the training for …

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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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Chicago Marathon Training, Week #14 recap

Chicago Marathon Training, Week 14 recap Miles run: 44.5 Pilates: 3 times Core: 3 times The details: M: 7 miles (8:03 w/ 4 miles faster 7:46, 7:33, 7:24, 7:19) T: 8 miles (8:42) W: rest Th: 8 miles (w/ 10 x 400m intervals) F: 5.5 miles (8:42); pilates Sa: 16 miles (8:18) Su: pilates 13 …

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Chicago Marathon Training, Week #13 recap

Chicago Marathon Training, Week #13 Recap Got through peak training week.  And still feeling really good about where I'm at - physically and mentally - for Chicago.  So now it's taper time! Summary: Miles run: 61.9 Miles biked: zero (no time; crazy busy!) Pilates: 2 times Core: 3 times The Details: M: 7.6 miles (8:10 …

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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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Chicago Marathon Training, Week #10

Chicago Marathon training, week #10 recap: Miles run: 49.9 Miles biked: zero - no time and mini-taper Pilates: 2 times Core: 2 times The details: M: 8.1 miles (7:51) (Progression run paces from MP to 10k) T: 10.25 miles (8:01) (w/ 7 at MP) W: 8.4 miles(7:41) (w/ 3 x 2 mile repeats at diff …

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