Tracking and race outfit!

I spent some time this afternoon organizing for the marathon, laying out my race outfit, gu, throw away clothes, etc.  I still haven't checked the weather, but I figure tank and shorts (and maybe armwarmers) no matter what the weather is.  I'll check the weather Friday and modify the outfit then if necessary. As I …

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Bring It! (Twin Cities Marathon 2011 Training Recap)

It's that time of the training cycle again.  Time for my marathon training recap! What's the point of doing a training recap, you ask?  Many marathons ago a running friend suggested that I do it as a way to prove to myself that I'm ready and that I CAN do this thing.  He suggested that …

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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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20 Miles Done, Now Taper Time!

First, some shout outs: Good luck to my running twin Kristy (at Run The Long Road) who is running the Lehigh Valley Marathon tomorrow.  Kristy is hoping to get a BQ tomorrow, which will be 3:45 for her.  She is SO trained for this, having run her last 22 miler 4 seconds BELOW her goal …

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Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #4 recap

Twin Cities Marathon Training Week #4 recap Miles run: 51.2 Strength: 2 times Pilates: 3 times M: 5.7 miles (8:23)  (2 hilly miles at harder effort 8:11; 7:50); weights T: 3.5 miles (9:22); pilates (abs) W: 9.2 miles (8:40); Th: 8 miles (7:34); (3 x 1 mile at 6:51; 6:48; 6:40;   2x800m at 3:23; …

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Quit Your Bitching, Minnesotans!

Everywhere  you turn lately, Minnesotans are bitching about the heat.  YES, it sucks.  YES, it is insanely hot and HUMID (78 when I ran at 5:30 this morning; high later will be 97 with heat index making it feel like 115).  But it is what it is.  It doesn't need to prevent you from getting …

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