Race Week!

I'm super excited for the Little Rock Marathon on Sunday!  I'm excited to travel somewhere I've never been (even if it is Arkansas), for the challenge, the pre-race excitement at the starting line, the pain (weird, I know!), the feeling of getting to mile 25 and knowing there is just one mile left, crossing the …

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Little Rock Marathon Training Recap

The training plan: Pfitz 12 week/55 mile max, modified to add an extra easy run or two each week and to switch one of the easy runs to a hill workout of some sort.  Oh - and I miscounted the weeks, so I actually did 13 weeks of training!  I think I did a good …

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Hills, hills, hills

I'm still thinking about the hills in Little Rock.  I've been reading race report after race report for the Little Rock marathon.  Some people say the hills aren't too bad.  Some describe them as mountains.  I suppose it's all relative to what you've been training on and what you are used to. I've done the …

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How NOT to prepare for a long run

I was reminded this week about the importance of fueling/preparing properly for (and during) a long run.  I pretty much violated all of the things that SHOULD be done before a long run, and boy did it show during my run.  The problem was that I didn't plan on doing my long run Saturday, but …

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Ugly feet! (and Little Rock Week #10 recap)

I'm thinking my feet are gonna scare people at the pool on our cruise!  My feet always have that ugly whitish/yellowish callous type thing on them from running.  The latest and greatest is the lovely blood blister that popped up during my (short) run yesterday and got worse during my long run today.  It didn't …

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Running long

I love getting my long run out of the way early in the weekend.  And I love it even more when it's a good one!  Today's 20 (+) miler felt SO much better than the 20 miler 2 weekends ago.  I ran it exactly the way I wanted to, and exactly the way a training …

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