Phoenix Marathon 2013 Race Report

Marathon #11 - Phoenix Marathon - March 2, 2013 Details: 3:54:25 132/632 females 392/1301 OA Random Thoughts: This was a great race.  Fabulous course - mostly downhill (two stretches that were significant uphill climb - gradual and sort of long).  Great organization at the starting line.  Fires and heated lamp things to stand around and …

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Thursday Thoughts: 26.2 Miles Here I Come Edition

Random Thursday Thoughts: I am SO pysched to be heading to Phoenix to run 26.2.  Of course I'm hoping for the stars to align and me to have a fabulous race.  But even if they don't align, I'll be running another marathon - and that's something. Searches that led people to my blog this week: …

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Things To Remember

Random things I need to remember when I run Phoenix Marathon in two weeks: I'm ready for this.  I have put in LOTS of hard work this time around (not like I don't every time, but this time I've really listened to what Coach MG has said, I've paid more attention to "the other stuff" …

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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 Training, Week #1 recap

Week #1 of Phoenix Marathon training is in the books! Summary: Miles run: 34.3 Pilates: 1 time (maybe another today??) Details: M: 7.1 miles (8:41) w/ 5 x 1k intervals T: 4 miles (9:14) W: 5.5 miles (8:56) w/ 3 strides Th: 5.6 miles (9:22) w/ 10 x 50m hill sprints and walking downhill backwards …

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Whew!

I officially decided to bail on California International Marathon.  And I feel RELIEVED!  It is December 2nd, which wouldn't be that bad in itself, but I have a crazy work schedule the next 4 weeks that would have made training less than ideal.  Couple that with coming off of Chicago and I would have been …

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