Miles and miles and a return to racing

First off, thank you for the responses on my marathon predicament – it was helpful! In the end, though, a lot of it came down to logistics. We don’t know where we’re going to be after September. Not to mention that I’m familiar with this race, and have lots of friends running the half, and […]

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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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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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Off-season highs and lows

(stolen from this post) The thing about the off-season is finding a balance between taking the appropriate time off from running and making sure not to lose all fitness, passion, and routine. It’s something I’m still working on – and something that involves a lot of listening to my body, and my mind. I’m still […]

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Race Report: Just a Short Run 2013 (half-marathon)

This training cycle has been a bit of a whirlwind. Last year at this race, I broke two hours – I was gleeful, finally having cracked the time that for many is the holy grail. But that bar keeps getting raised for each of us. I was ready and eager to break 1:55 at Air […]

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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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Whose legs are these?

Lately, I’ve been pushing. And pushing hard. Now I’m seeing major gains, and waiting for the other shoe to drop. I’m starting to blame my spin class. I started taking it a couple months ago, 5:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. I had tried spin last year and hated it – the instructor was a jerk. But […]

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