Race Report: Air Force Marathon

So I kind of fell off the blogging bandwagon. I could make a bunch of excuses about life being nuts (true), but I’d rather skip to the goods. I went into this training cycle with an aggressive goal. In November 2012, I ran Philadelphia in 4:17, just wanting to finish. In October 2013, I dropped […]

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A marathon-sized decision

The end of the year is fast-approaching, and with it, the one-day, January 1 fire sale the Air Force Marathon always holds. The last two years, NF and I have registered on January 1 to get the lowest price on the half – we figure, we’re GOING to run it, why not just go for […]

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MCM Training Week 15: Biding my time

Week 15. The hay is in the barn. All that remains is patience, and I have to tell you, I don’t have much of it. I haven’t had a full-on taper tantrum, but I can feel myself freaking out a bit more than I normally would. IT band sore after a run?¬†Oh no, an ITBS […]

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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 4: Cutback and get movin’

I had been thinking that I was wishing week 3 was a cutback week: between all of the packing and a grueling work week (including a couple 10+ hour days), my runs clearly suffered. Why did I have to push through a 7-mile tempo and a 14-mile long run during such a rough week? Well, […]

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Staring down the Beast

So training for the Marine Corps Marathon starts on Monday. (and no, we’re still not done writing our training plan. Thank goodness it’s a holiday week?) This will of course be our second full marathon, Philly 2012 being the first, run just-to-finish-standing-upright in 4:17.31. Training went (mostly) great, despite a couple twisted ankles (one for […]

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Race Report: Philadelphia Marathon

I’ve done it. I’ve completed my first full marathon. I can call myself a marathoner! It was ¬†grueling, thrilling, wonderful experience. And here’s how it all went down. Race weekend Like a boss, I forgot to actually request off Friday November 16 from work (though my boss let me have it. I’m a genius). But […]

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