Phoenix Marathon Training Week #10 recap

Phoenix Marathon Week #10 Recap Wow.  Something different happened with my running this week.  A break through week, I think.  I felt stronger.  My heart rate was considerably lower.  Running felt easier.  Workouts that looked F-bomb worthy on paper, weren't actually too bad.  As I was doing some of my runs, I actually truly believed …

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Phoenix Marathon Week #9 recap

Phoenix Marathon Week #9 Recap I'm feeling good about where my running is at.  Need to spend the next few weeks getting back into pilates and core stuff though.  I've been slacking in that department.  Could blame it on the fact that my DVD player isn't hooked up from the move.  But then my daughter …

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Phoenix Marathon Training, Week #6

Big week of training is in the books.  Six weeks done already! Summary: Mileage: 64.2 miles Pilates: 3 times Details: M: 11.5 miles (w/ 9 x 1k at about HM pace) T: 10 miles (9:31) W: 10.6 hilly miles (8:59) w/ 3 strides; pilates Th: 9.1 miles (8:47) w/ 6 x 200m F: 7 miles …

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Running in a Winter Wonderland (and Phoenix training week #4 recap)

At least the first significant snow of winter happened on a recovery run day.  Although the snow was so deep on the trail, so sloppy on the roads and so pelting in my face that I ended up cutting the planned 8 mile run short at 4.5.  Lesson learned for winter running:  look ahead and …

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Phoenix Marathon Training, Week #3 recap

Phoenix Marathon Training, Week #3 Recap Good news! I did pilates (3 times!) this week.  And limited myself to 9 cookies (and 3 pieces of cake . . .) This was a great week of training for me.  The daily and weekly mileage finally feels like I'm really working out.  But it doesn't feel like …

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Phoenix Marathon Week #2 Recap

Phoenix Marathon Week #2 recap: I liked the increased mileage and the fun workouts.  But I was a TOTAL slug on pilates and cross.  I did, however, excel at eating Christmas cookies.  Uggggggg. Miles run: 39.5 Pilates and cross training:  ZERO!  Cookie eating interfered. Details: M: 7 miles (w/ 4 progressive tempo-ish miles) T: 7 …

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