Relax!

Taking a break and relaxing is hard for me.  I would rather be running.  Biking (even falling off of it).  Anything, really.  But I get through taper by reminding myself that taking a break and relaxing is just as integral to success on race day as the hard workouts are.  So today I forced myself …

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Well, the good news is that I have been SO insanely busy that I haven't had time for the Taper Crazies to set in.  i.e. NO checking the weather at all, let alone 7000 times a day; no dwelling on every little ache and pain in my body, imagining that each one is a crippling …

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5 Things NOT To Do During Marathon Taper!

Top 5 things NOT to do during marathon taper: Pig out.  Don't eat like you are still running 70 miles a week!  You scaled back on the mileage, also scale back on the eats, so that you don't pack on the pounds and make it that much harder for yourself on race day. Get drunk. …

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Ready to Roll!

I'm ready to roll. It's been a great training cycle.  The best yet.  The most quality and the most miles.  But, more importantly, the most fun for me.  I can honestly say that out of the 71 runs that I've done in this training cycle, I only felt like skipping maybe one or two.  Virtually …

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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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Taper diet!

It's hard for me to control my diet and drinking during taper.  I feel so FREE since I don't need to get up at 4:xx to squeeze in crazy high mileage workouts before work.  So I feel like I can allow myself beers, which leads to crappy eating.  I still am WAY better than I …

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