MCM Training Week 11: Air Force Half-Marathon (race report)

Back when I was talking about figuring out how I wanted to set my goal(s) for MCM, I also mentioned my half-marathon goal for Air Force. In reality, the idea of trying to get 1:45-1:47 (8:00-8:15ish) scared the shit out of me. Lots of doubts crept in over the weeks, especially with a lot of […]

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MCM Training Week 10: The Big 2-0 (part one)

The miles are really piling up now – and as is the rest of my life. In fact, I have a race this week, and a million billion things to do, so let’s make this short and sweet! Last week called for a LOT of shuffling. Here was the original schedule: Monday: cross-train Tuesday: 7 […]

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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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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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Race Report: Just a Short Run

I know this is long overdue, but bear with me. It was a good race – very successful. It was my first race at this distance, a distance we hadn’t come close to running in… several weeks. It was my first race in my Ghost 3s, and they were champs. I can’t wait to race […]

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Week Two: These are my magic shoes

Monday: Arms and abs workout – 10 min. erg warmup; dumbbell press, bicep curls, tricep extensions, bent-over rows, military press; planks, Russian twists, push-ups, bridges Tuesday: morning – 3 miles easy @9:36-9:48 (actual splits: 9:07; 8:48; 9:01) evening – 60 min pilates class Wednesday: 50 minutes stationary bike (low resistance, high rpm) Thursday: Total – […]

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Race Report: Frigid Five Miler

Well, it’s much belated, but here it is – my Frigid Five Miler race report (Allison Park, January 9, 2011) – This was a small local race which meant few crowds to pump us up, but a great, tight-knit feel, and the fact that there were volunteer-operated water stations when it the temps were in […]

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A not-so-easy 10, and how not to be hit by a car

The nerdy boyfriend and I had one plan for today: get up around 8:30 or 9 a.m., run an easy 10, take a steamy shower, drink hot cocoa and make chocolate chip pancakes. Then curl up and have a West Wing-athon, hopefully finishing season 5 (finally) and maybe dabbling in season 6. We have accomplished […]

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