MCM Training Week 1: Getting strong

Week one of Marine Corps Marathon training is in the books. There’s something simultaneously thrilling and underwhelming about the very first week – you want to dive into something that hurts, something that counts, something that signals of the weeks to come. But you have a long way to go, a long way to climb, […]

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Fast Friday

I know, I know – I disappeared again. But I’m happy to report that after 2+ months of zero training, some occasional racing (for fun), and even an age group award, I’m back in training? So what have I been up to? Well, the holidays saw a major slump in mileage – surprise. Although I’m […]

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Jumping in with both feet

It’s been close to a month since the Pittsburgh half. So what have I been up to? Well, for the first week, I basically did nothing athletic. I went to spin that Wednesday, which I took easy, and didn’t run at all until the following week. This was dumb, as evidence by a mild feeling […]

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Taper Panic

It’s mid-way through taper week, and I’m apparently in some kind of taper panic. Race day is Sunday, which means a lot of things, including: 1. Checking the 10 day forecast obsessively. I started this when race day first appeared in the forecast. It’s ranged from a high of 67 (perfect) to a high of […]

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What I’ve been up to lately

I know, I’ve been really bad. And even worse, I’m writing this at work. I’ve been having a hellish week, but have a little downtime at the moment. I had a race report written the other week, which WordPress decided look delicious so it ate it. Oh well. I’ll rewrite it, promise! As well as […]

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Weeks Ten, Eleven and Twelve: the final push and taper

I got behind again, I know: forgive me. I really have no excuses. Week 10: Monday: 50 min. easy cycling Tuesday: Plan – 1.25 mile warmup; 4×1600 @ 7:37-7:48 with 800m jog rests; 1.25 mi cooldown (total: 8 miles) Actual: 1.25 mile warmup with Nerdy Boyfriend, then ran easy another 2.75ish, and walked about 2.5-3 […]

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