Quit Your Bitching, Minnesotans!

Everywhere  you turn lately, Minnesotans are bitching about the heat.  YES, it sucks.  YES, it is insanely hot and HUMID (78 when I ran at 5:30 this morning; high later will be 97 with heat index making it feel like 115).  But it is what it is.  It doesn't need to prevent you from getting …

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Marathon pace snuck up on me!

When I was thinking about switching to a different type of training plan for Grandma's and I saw the Advanced Training Plan that was prepared by Dick Beardsley, it struck me that something was missing.  Marathon pace runs.  It was higher in mileage than I had previously done, and it had more quality workouts each …

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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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Little Rock Training, week #3

Anyone get any fun running stuff for Christmas?  The only running stuff I got was socks and sport beans.  BUT - I got a super fun cross-training gift.  Snowshoes!  They were from me, to me!  He he he.  Actually it's not as selfish as it sounds.  I got them for me and for The Husband, …

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Thoughts on marathon pace runs

The snow was delayed, so I got up ultra early today and got my long marathon pace run in before work.  13 miles with 8 at MP, in 19 degrees (7 degree windchill) done before 6:15 a.m.!  What a relief to get the run done before the storm.  It was the last key workout to …

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