Taper time!

Taper time! After completing 15 marathons, I've become pretty good at tapering.  Things I know I need to do (or not do) during taper: Get lots of rest. Not second guess my training. It's done. It can't be changed. So there is absolutely NO benefit to second guessing whether I should have added another run …

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Let’s Talk About Stress, Baby …

  Take one new marriage. Two "kids" in college out of state (and paying for said college!). One of those college kids spending a summer alone in China. Two new teenage step kids.  One solo-practice attorney.  Mix together.  Sprinkle with constant marathon training with a goal of qualifying for Boston after having run it FIVE …

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Up Next: Minocqua Marathon!

Well that didn't take long. I'm officially registered for another marathon! After Med-City Marathon was a bust, I waffled between finding another marathon to run soon - like NOW - or waiting until the Fall.  A sore throat and cough developed and so made the decision easy. I am officially registered for the Minocqua "No …

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Fueled by birthday cake

After two weeks with failed long runs, I decided to take this week off of training and reevaluate whether I should continue training for Med City Marathon, or bail. So this week has been about running what I want, when I want to.  No set miles. No target paces.  Just running to run. My longish …

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Running My Own Runs

I am certainly not an expert on this whole running and marathoning thing.  But I have run 9 marathons, so I have certainly learned a thing or two about how to train for them (what to do and what NOT to do).  I'm too busy drinking red wine with super important Saturday night stuff around the …

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RICE RICE, Baby!

Now you, too, can have Ice Ice Baby in your mind!  Misery loves company! Today is filled with RICE!  Not the Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation kind from an injury (although I am doing a bunch of those things just from long run recovery). Unfortunately the RICE that I'm talking about is the long grain kind. …

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