Let the Training Begin!

Tomorrow is the big day.  My Twin Cities Marathon training is kicking off. I LOVE the start of a new marathon training cycle.  I love the discipline involved with training - getting up early and getting my run in.  Eating (somewhat) better.  Drinking (somewhat) less.  Making fitness and health a priority, which in turn makes …

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When will Boston registration close??

Boston (registration) excitement is in the air in blog land and facebook land.  The consensus (based upon my informal viewing of comments, etc.) seems to be that it will close before during the 10 minute under BQ time registration window.    I'm still holding out hope that those of us that are 16 seconds under …

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Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #9 recap

First, update on the iphone:  It works!  Rice fixed it.  Now I'm connected to the world again! Legs feel great today.  No pain or issues.  A little creaky.  I feel like I could run, but I'm going to be a good trainee and listen to coach and take the day off of running. Twin Cities …

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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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Twin Cities Marathon, week #8 recap

Twin Cities Marathon, Week #8 recap. Wow - 8 weeks of this training already??  It's going too fast.  I was really happy with how things were going until about 2 weeks ago when they came to a screeching halt while I tried to deal with whatever was happening with the hamstring.  The good news is …

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Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #7 recap

Twin Cities Marathon week #7 training recap: Miles run: 38.6 M: 2.8 miles (10:18)  major issue with right hamstring forced me to walk/stop T: rest (trying to let hamstring recover) W: 3.8 mile (9:46)  (took it nice & slow; hammy much better but didn't want to push it) Th:  9 miles (9:26) F: 7.3 miles …

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