MCM Training Week 8(+): Hello, Seattle!

Last week was a recovery week, and it was a very good thing it was, since I was hardly at home at all. I did some run-juggling, and got some bonus miles in, and had a solid overall training week! The only thing missing was pretty much any cross-training. At all, whatsoever – womp womp. […]

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MCM Training Week 7: “Hey, Listen!”

Any nerds out there recognize this little pixie? Well, she was the one-time companion of this guy in the N64 game “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.”  And man, was this chick annoying. She’d constantly be peppering the hero with suggestions or little quips, sometimes helpful, but other times obnoxiously obvious (though not as bad as […]

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MCM Training Week 6: Return of the Hunger Beast

Can you hear it? That little rumble? It’s the hunger beast, and it’s growling for food. It doesn’t matter that you fed it five minutes ago. It doesn’t matter if you ran five miles or fifteen miles. It wants food – right now. And if you don’t feed it, there will be consequences. Mileage is still on […]

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MCM Training Week 3: Packing is cross-training, right?

I’m barely squeezing this entry in, and I should really be packing or winding down and going to sleep early or something, but I just need to do a little something for me, so here it is. This week was a big epic fail when it came to structured cross-training, but packing and carting boxes […]

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Weeks Five to Seven: I hate/love/hate/love running

Week Five: Monday: 10 min. erg warmup; arms and core workout Tuesday: 5.73 mi (random, I know), including 5 short, steep hill repeats; evening pilates class Wednesday: 30 min. bike (hard); legs workout Thursday: 4 miles easy Friday: 4 miles easy Saturday: rest (though did a lot of swing dancing at a wedding!) Sunday: rest […]

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A deer, an unleashed dog, and a sprained ankle

Sunday: 5.24 mile trail run Monday: 6 mile easy run Tuesday: slept in, just went to afternoon pilates class Wednesday: 5 mile tempo run – 1 mi warmup,  3 @ tempo, 1 mi cooldown Thursday: 10 min erg warmup, then arms and core workout Friday: 2 miles easy Saturday: off Sunday: 8 mile long run […]

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Week Nine: Carbo under-loading and a cranky IT band

Monday: 10 min. erg warmup; arms/abs workout Tuesday: accidental day off (also skipped pilates because teacher I don’t like was subbing) Wednesday: a.m. 50 min. easy bike; p.m. easy 3 miles in the afternoon – accidentally done at goal half-marathon pace. Oops Thursday: 6 mile tempo run: 1 mile warmup; 4 @ 8:15-8:20; 1 mile […]

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Weeks Five through Seven: playing catch-up

WOW I’m behind – so sorry guys! I promise to be better. Life has gotten pretty crazy. So here’s a recap: Monday, March 21: I have no idea. I truly don’t remember – and forgot to tweet about it. Tuesday, March 22: Tempo run- 1 mi warm; 3 mi at 8:15-8:20; 1 mi cool (actual […]

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Week Three: Running through hell week

Monday: Arms and abs workout – 10 min. erg warmup; dumbbell bench press; bicep curls; tricep extensions; bent0over rows; tricep push ups, regular pushups,  medicine ball pushup; planks; Russian twists; bird dogs Tuesday: 4.07 mile tempo run – 1 mi warm; 2 miles @ tempo; 1.07 mile cool (splits: 8:27; 8:00); accidentally did warm up […]

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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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